City Island is a movie about the Rizzo family from Bronx, New York and the complixities of their individual lives and how they merge together and are chaotically exposed. In this case analysis I will be using structural therapy to analyze the family’s dynamics and they areas they can improve.
The Bowenian Therapy theory is multigenerational systems that is concentrated on the series of concepts and clinical. The creator of the Bowenian Therapy was Murray Bowen. The Bowenian therapy is somewhat like the Structural Family Theory because the both of them have steps that correlate together. The steps that Bowenian therapy takes is presenting the problem, connecting with family members, defining the limitations of the main problem and then more goals are determined by the problem (www.psychotherapy.net, video). During the video is displays a family of three that
In this assignment I will be discussing two forms of therapies, family therapy as well as narrative therapy. The assignment will begin with an overview of both family therapy and narrative therapy. I will discuss the key concepts, techniques, therapeutic goals as well as client-therapist relationship. I will then proceed to discuss whether family therapy and narrative therapy are able to be applied in a multicultural context. The assignment will then conclude with how family therapy and narrative therapy is applied in certain situations to clients and how each one will benefit the client. A brief comparison between narrative therapy and family therapy will also be given.
Even the name of this approach creates a difference between approaches of the past; in the past the people who came to therapy were called patients, but in this approach they are known as clients. This idea created an idea of equal partnership within the therapeutic relationship, rather than an expert treating a patient. Within this approach, it is the job of the client to improve his or her own life, not the job of the therapist. The therapist is there more as a guide to finding one’s true self, rather than the person in the session who is to give all of the answers away. Because of this unique relationship in each situation, there is a lack of techniques to use within the therapeutic session. The relationship itself is the variable in the process, not what the therapist says or
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 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.
Theories of family therapy assist in identifying problems within the family system as well as influence the assessment process including selecting goals and objectives for treatment plans. Bowen approach to family therapy focuses in the area of decreasing the level of anxiety within the family whereas Minuchin family structural therapy analyses the structure of the family system whereas all problems reside.
The assessment therapy helps Hoober gain more insight into the young adult’s mental state, behaviors, emotions, and history. Furthermore, attachment therapy is a therapy that Hoober values the most and is put into play when a counselor wants to understand the adult’s relationship with others (p. 439). On the other hand, Hoober uses person-centered therapy to facilitate the client’s personal growth. Person-centered therapy is when the counselor attempts to bring the client to reality about their experiences. When conducting structural family therapy, Hoober discloses how he barely works with children, although, when he does work with children, he is mostly conversing with the parents. Lastly, he uses milieu therapy to help the client notices how their social environment is controlled to prevent self-harming
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
Others in the group are exposed to these behaviors, and this often inspires and provokes and promote change in others in the group. According to M.U.S.E. (2018) it is mainly an support technique. Three points and goals of family therapy is that it allows each person to have an honest say about the situation. The family unit can discuss what is bothering them; helping them understand the roles of each person in the home and identify how everybody can work through the dysfunction together to have a healthier functioning home. Plus, new behavioral skill is learned to correct negative behaviors in the home (M.U.S.E., 2081). And, the three points and goals for individual rehabilitation is that it can be used if the patient have dual diagnosis issues, for example depression and hallucinations. Clients learn successful tools to take the control over their own life, and learn how to respond to difficult situations with effective coping
In this way social constructionism can be said to helpful in family therapy in that it recognises the different values and perceptions upheld in large cultural or ethnic groups, and how they help define a functional family relative to a specific time in history (Robideau, 2008). It also recognises that the meaning and interpretation of a reality is created and can be altered through conversation (Robideau,
A famous film star, Katherine Hepburn once stated, “Death will be a great relief. No more interviews.” Even though Hepburn was probably interviewed too many times and asked many questions, most social workers must utilize the interview process to make assessments of their clients. An accurate assessment is critical and significant first step in the social work process. Information about problems or situation needs to be gathered, analyzed and interpreted (Zastrow & Kirst-Ashman, 2010). BJ is a 69-year-old male, born in Rhode Island. He met his wife at a Jazz Club in Providence, Rhode Island and they have been married for 33 years. BJ still resides in Providence, Rhode Island with his wife, oldest daughter with her three children
The power struggle does not involve who controls but who defines the relationship. Strategic family therapy blends a strategic approach to discovering a positive form of change for individuals within the individual’s family. The strategic therapists are active problem-solvers and solution-finders directly involved like a coach or referee. They are normally not worried about where or how the issue started, only how to address and solve the problem at the present point in time. Strategic family therapy reproduces family exchanges and communications, encouraging and engaging family members with provoking questions and discussions. During these sessions, issues present themselves, and the therapist coaxes the situation so that family members come to recognize and appreciate the socially impaired interactions taking
The intervention session plans to help the family member to understand that what they have within themselves. The Wong’s family members have their own resources to grow, change, and solve problems. Like what Satir viewed family problems that are symptom of an indication of impaired communication. It will block the freedom of family members to grow and denies them an opportunity to thrive in a family environment that promotes health, well-being, and good self-esteem. The intervention plan aims to help individual family members feel good about themselves. The goal of first two sessions is to enhance the growth potential of the individual, the self-actualization. Therapy was set to integrate the needs of each individual family member for independent growth with the integrity of the family system (Satir & Baldwin, 1983). It also entails the installation of hope, helping the family and its individual members enter therapy to develop a positive feeling. Helping refocus the family off of the presenting problem or symptom and on to the strengths within the family. Like Satir’s growth-oriented approach, the intervention focuses on the transformation of the individual rather than an attempt to eliminate or extinguish
I feel that this class has changed my whole perception of what family work is, the importance of not getting caught up in the content and focussing on the process of identifying strengths that the family has which can be used to perpetuate ongoing homeostasis. This course also highlighted for me how much more I still need to learn about supporting the family system. I have been working with families for about 10 years, mostly with supporting positive parenting and also with families who have children and youth experiencing mental health concerns. I feel that my process orientated interactions have been effective for my gathering of information but not necessarily helpful for the long-term healthy coping of the family. By watching you, listening to your teachings and participating and observing role plays I feel that these experiences have led to not only practical knowledge but a new perspective of the importance of stepping back and trying to walk in the client’s shoes.