This assignment focuses on vignette analysis and direct application of course concepts to the persons and situations presented in the vignette for each question. All discussions must take into account legal and ethical considerations, as well as issues of culture and diversity that may pertain to the situations presented below. Legal/Ethical and Cultural information is included throughout the course text. You are encouraged to use other resources for ethics and culture as needed.
Use the reading assignments thoroughly in an integrative discussion. All assignments MUST be typed, double-spaced, in APA style, and written at graduate level English. You must integrate the material presented in the text and cite your work according to APA format. Use of the internet and the University Virtual Library is encouraged, but the majority of your work should be based on the reading assignments.Please keep your responses focused on what is presented in the vignette. Do not add information but use your creativity to support what you see in the vignette as written. Avoid elaborations and assumptions. This assignment should be 5-6 pages totalRobert and Christine, a Hispanic-American couple in their early 30’s, were referred by Robert’s managed care insurance for family therapy. The couple’s 2 children are present for the intake session: their 10 year old son and 8 year old daughter. Christine complains that their son, “ has no respect for me and calls me awful names, just like his father”. Robert smirks while Christine talks. He tells you that Christine is, “just like her mother, lazy and fat”. During the psychosocial assessment, you learn that Robert’s father left him when he was 11 years old and that he was the caretaker of his younger siblings while his mother worked 2 jobs. Christine was raised by both parents, in a very strict, abusive home. Her father was an alcoholic and her mother told her and her sister to not speak to anyone about the abuse in the home. You notice the daughter hiding in the corner with fear in her eyes during the session.
1. Utilizing the information in the reading assignments, in consideration of ethical and cultural factors, discuss how you would formulate therapy for this family?
2. Briefly discuss your treatment of this family with regard to each of the following:- Bowen’s Family Systems Therapy- Strategic Family Therapy- Structural Family Therapy
Nichols, M.P. & Davis, S.D. (2017). Family Therapy: Concepts and Methods . (11th). New Jersey Pearson. ISBN 9780133826821
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