Many families have different relationships and feelings towards each other. Depending on the patterns of interactions among each other, or through their roles and relationships that they have helps to form their interactions. Family experiences can be different for each member and they may have different perspectives. Family dynamics can be helpful and healthy, and also can take unhelpful and unhealthy forms.
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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.
There were many theories that we have discussed in class such as person centered theory, cognitive behavior theory, family system/ theory, solution focused theory, and feminist theory. Two theories that stood out to me the most were family theory/system and solution focused theory. I really liked the idea from the family theory/system that states how the individuals cannot be understood in isolation from one another, but rather as a part of their family/system, as the family is an emotional unit. It is difficult to assess the student’s problem without fully understanding the family system; it was helpful to learn how family dynamic can have huge impact on how students understand and perceive things. I also think problem free talk in the solution
It also keeps kinship intact (2002). A child’s identity is based on ethnicity, race, religion and social class and is ascribed at birth through the family. Families permit the transmission of wealth and status from parents to children. According to the American functionalist sociologist Talcott Parsons, the family’s main functions are ‘primary socialisation and personality stabilisation’. Primary socialisation is the processes in which children learn the cultural norms of the society they are born into.
The last theory talked about in this chapter is called symbolic interactionism. Floyd and Morman describe this theory in their book is that it “focuses on the various ways in which humans acquire their individual and relational identities through social interaction” (p. 179, 2014). Although many individuals, if not all, develop meanings of communication through society and culture that surround their environment, but they also develop responses to those meanings by their interaction with others. One of the concepts that develop within stepfamilies in relation to this theory is the idea of role taking.
As indicated earlier, traditional therapy methods focused mostly on the individual. The system’s theory method includes the family. The Geno-grams provides framework that includes the family into the therapy process, and helps in indentifying the relationships between family members and the external environment (Cierpka & Sprenkle, 2005). In the case study, if Gustavo was to be focused on solely without including the family members, it would not be easy solve the problem.
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).
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
In mapping this communication, the eight principles measured by Brown may become apparent not only to the therapist, but for the first time, the family may be able to see just how their functions are impeding the balance of their family and condoning strong exhibitions of universal traits within particular family members. The Bowen family therapy approach is invested in the intergenerational processes that are prevalent between generations (Bohlinger, 2010). By increasing differentiation between family members and between the generations, if possible, giving each triangle meaning rather than repetitive opportunities at increasing anxiety (Bohlinger, 2010). Focusing on this historical perspective, the origin of the family and environmental factors that surround the progress of this family, the genogram focuses itself on growth and self-actualization as the ultimate goal for the intervention (Nichols,
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
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.
Erasmus Mundus Master in Social Work with Families and Children 4th edition - 2016-2018 1st Semester Name: Rojika Maharjan 1. Social work has evolved with different “theories in social work”; either concepts derived from other social sciences such as psychology or sociology or “theories for social work” which are the core philosophy of social work practice specified to give a professional purpose and approach to practice (Healy, 2014). a) Regarding the context of children and families, system theory and strength theory are appropriate. i)
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
In Rasmi and Daly’s article, “Intergenerational Conflicts in Arab Families” (2015), they utilize a mixed-methods approach to identify and investigate intergenerational issues that are salient to Arab adolescents and emerging adults. They develop and validate a scale that captures the identified issues across various studies. Both of them had teach in Middle East University for quite some time. Dr. Sarah Rasmi had published a total of 29 studies on social conflicts and the psychology, and currently the member the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology and the Society for Research in Child Development. Compare to Dr. Rasmi, Dr. Timothy M. Daly appeared less professional in this filed, but his previous published studies on Canadian