From this scenario, I have learned about systems theory as well as other psychological theories such attachment theory. Firstly, based on my research on “Family Systems Theory “(Murray B.) family systems theory suggest that an individual, in this case, Sinead, cannot be understood as an individual alone but instead as part of a family as a family is an emotional unit. Families in every aspect are systems of interdependent and interrelated individuals that cannot be understood if a single person is isolated and examined. Each member in the family, has a specific role to play and a set of rules in which they must follow. Maintaining a certain system in the family may lead to balance in the family but also to huge dysfunction. For example, if …show more content…
siblings position, which is the effect of sibling position in terms of overall growth( mentally and physically) and attitude, family projection process which is the transfer of emotional issues from father or mother to child etc.. In this case, Sinead’s problem should not be looked at as her own issue but instead an issue that may have been projected upon her by her family who seems to have set very high standards. Next I also looked into attachment theory and I have learned that problems with attachment at an early stage, such as disorganised attachment where the child is confused or disorientated about their relationship with their parents, could lead to immense stress upon the child. Hence the child, in this case Sinead, may want to find connection and comfort with other sources. Sinead may develop an unsafe obsession with certain celebrities or models that appeal to her and this could result in an obsession with losing weight, working out and achieving the same beauty as her obsession. Hence this can easily develop into an eating disorder such as anorexia as her body size is easier to control than her …show more content…
One of the most effective treatment would be cognitive behavioural therapy which replaces unrealistic thoughts about anorexia and diets with more positive and healthier thinking. Cognitive behavioural therapy will also help Sinead get to the root of her problem of her anorexic problem and unattainable beliefs and this would be able to give her a better understanding of what is going on with her. Next, from reading an article “Is Bowen Theory Still Relevant in the Family Therapy Field?” Brown, Jenny. (Sept 2008) family systems therapy is one of the best ways to help Sinead and her family. Family systems therapy is basically evaluating the family system functioning as a unit and there are a few types of family therapy that uses this approach such as “structural family therapy, intergenerational family therapy and strategic family therapy” (Family Solutions Institute MFT Study Guide). The approach I think most useful would be structural family therapy which examines the family relationships, styles and common attitude during a therapy session. This allows the therapist to get a better understanding of what is going on in the family and the best way to solve
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The girls have been permanently placed in their home, and have been with them for two years. What makes this family unique is that all four girls have some degree of attachment disorder. The Circumplex Model allows one to integrate systems theory and family developmental theory
Children who grow up in dysfunctional families suffer in their early life and in their adult life. A dysfunctional family is defined as inappropriate behavior, continuous argumentation, and potentially, the direct or indirect abuse or neglect of said children. When life problems become chronic and unsolvable, they affect the ability to maintain a healthy home environment. A memoir by Jeannette Walls, titled The Glass Castle, will be used as an example of a successful outcome, after having overcome living in dysfunction. Jeannette and her siblings are successful in their adult lives, although this is not a typical outcome of child cases that are in distress from a dysfunctional family.
Characters from the novel come from different family backgrounds, but they all struggle with issues related to their families. This theme is still relatable today, as many people around the world are struggling with issues in their family such as divorce, abuse and being neglected. The book shows how important it is to have a supportive family, but also how it’s possible to find support and love from
A lack of self-control can result in poor family relationships. Ingrid decides to leave Astrid with a babysitter for six months: “I dropped you at her house just for the afternoon, to go to the beach with some friends, and one thing lead to another, it feels wonderful, Astrid. To be free!” (427).
A family contains young minds that are at first taught the building of personality or character and controlling the emotions of him or herself, while also being taught how to set goals for life (Ritter) But as new generations came of age, the family became a weakened and fractured unit as husbands and wives gave way to the human nature of adultery in a widespread manor. Here in America, the family has been under constant assault and broken marriages and broken households are now a normal thing to see. Few fathers show the guidance and teaching to their children that is needed often requiring the mother to take on both roles. As children grow up being more spoiled and pampered to, they are never learning to accept and recover from setbacks.
This provides analytical approach to families with problems of low and bad structure in the family relations. Also, Structural Family Therapy is a therapy session that requests the therapist to be involved and active as well in the therapy sessions (www.psychotherapy.net ,video). Therefore, during the video of the family of three which is made up of Adrian, Judy, and Pam. Adrian and Judy are a married couple and the parents of Pam. Adrian and Judy has been through numerous therapists to comprehend their daughter’s Pam anger problem.
Family theories have been used throughout the history of nursing to help guide patient care and provide the best patient outcomes. Certain theories may be more applicable to the specific patient encounter; however, each theory has benefits and drawbacks to their use. The purpose of this paper is to examine two selected theories, comparing their strengths and weaknesses. I will also discuss a theoretical family in relation to one theory, and how that theory can be best integrated into the care provided by an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN). Description of Theories
Family structure talks about family arrangement and composition which includes the roles and interactions (Edelman, 2014). According to Minuchin (2012), the family structural theory emphasis on the important of the family structure and its changes that occurs and how the individuals in the family relate collectively over time to put up and accept each other. Minuchin says further that a well-functioning family will choose how to solve and handle the family experience with a positive outcome. The goal of a structural family is to express the strengths in each other in critical moments, and helping each other through it. Developmental theory is the methods used as the viewpoint of family tasking and development through phases of life (Edelman, 2014).
The theory looks at many aspects of the family such as atmosphere, constellation, and goals, plus, respect is given to both children and adults. In this system interventions are suggested for children and adults. The limitations of the Family Systems Theory are, too much is focused on homeostasis at the expense of change and patterns at the expense of unpredictability. Moreover, on the system at the expense of the individuals.
Family, for most people, is defined as a sort of safe haven for people to go to. For others, families may be fragmented, split, or may have wrong ideals as a whole. Broken families, while they may have a long lasting effect on the spouses, can also have a detrimental, long-lasting effect on the children of these marriages which can lead to certain mental illnesses. For example, in the story of the Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, Deborah faces the emotional effects of her mother’s death. Other stories such as “A Rose for Emily”, show how Emily 's fathers parenting techniques and a lack of a mother figure burdened her future.
Introduction In this case study, it analyse how the concept of family has changed in the past 20 years as it will be depicting modern family forms and past norms. It is important to look at how families have developed throughout the years up until the 21st century as we compare the two and elaborate on the difference and what makes it so significant. In this case study, it contrast and compare the television series Modern family which is a 21st century concept of family and The Simpsons which was adapted 27 years ago and how things have changed with family dynamics and what is the norm now which was not the norm years ago.
Family counseling draws on systems thinking in its perspective of the family as an emotional unit. When systems thinking, which assesses the portions of a system in relation to the whole, is related to families, it proposes behavior is both informed by and indivisible from the performance of a client’s family of origin. Families facing a struggle within the family unit and looking for professional help to address the problems may find family counseling a helpful approach. Within family counseling there are four family system approaches: systems, structural, strategic, and communications. Family System Aprroach Family counseling centers on, and is best defined as, the family and its members’ interactions and relations (Henderson & Thompson,
Bowen family systems theory is used for understanding both family emotional and relationship processes (Knauth, 2003). Kolbert, Crothers, and Field (2013) suggest that although there are few publications on Bowen family systems theory, it provides counsellors with a framework for clients, specifically with helping adolescents understand how their functioning and identity have been influenced by their family. Bowen’s differentiation of the self has been argued to be equivalent to identity, and an individual’s balance both togetherness and individuality within their family, family members are both borrowing and lending aspects of themselves between each other (Kolbert, Crothers, & Field, 2013). Bowen, (1978, p. 188) suggested that individuals
This essay discusses how the family is viewed by two different sociological perspectives- functionalism and conflict theory. Firstly, ‘family’ is defined. Secondly, the main ideas of functionalism will be discussed followed by how this theory perceives the family. The main ideas of Conflict Theory will then be examined and how conflict theorists perceive the family.