This assignment is designed to help students utilize theories in practice, how t
This assignment is designed to help students utilize theories in practice, how theories may be applied to a specific family, family as client and learning how to conceptualize the problems within a family system and target specific areas of needed change.
Students will choose one of the following movies to watch: (or you may choose your own with instructor approval):
Little Miss Sunshine
Silver Lining Playbooks
Rachel Getting Married
The Royal Tenenbaum’s
The Kids are Alright
The Skeleton Twins
August: Osage County
The Squid and the Whale
Analyze the family interactions and dynamics using one model of family therapy under the assumption that this is a family you are providing therapeutic services to. This paper should include the following and be approximately 5 pages.
Describe the family’s interactive patterns of behavior, issues present and dynamics observed using the models covered in this class to date. Apply terms drawn from your chosen modality to the media family system (ex. triangulations, scapegoating, coalition, boundaries, roles, stage of life cycle, communication patterns). Outline what you believe would be pertinent overarching treatment goals and what strategies and techniques you think would be helpful with this family. Explain why you chose the specific model and why you believe these therapeutic interventions are best.
Finally, explain how you believe your experience within your family of origin would have an impact on how you would work with this family.