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It is one of the major models of both family and brief psychotherapy. Jay Haley of the Strategic Family Therapy Center says that it is known as Strategic Therapy because “it is a therapy where the therapist initiates what happens during therapy, designs a specific approach for each person’s presenting problem, and where the therapist takes responsibility for directly influencing people.