System Family Systems Theory: Assessment Of Social Work

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A famous film star, Katherine Hepburn once stated, “Death will be a great relief. No more interview.” 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 into 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, Italian-American 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. His Daughter with her three kids and his youngest son reside there also.
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During the interview, BJ provide an in-depth assessment of his social history during an interview conducted on Facebook Messenger Video Chat. The interview was conducted by Arizona State University student, Nyadak Deng Tut and the neighbor father-in-law. I was introduced to BJ by his daughter-in-law, JD. Nyadak Deng is currently working on a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree. Nonetheless, the macro theory to be used to guide the paper is System Family Theory. The family systems theory is a theory introduced by Dr. Murray Bowen that suggests that individuals cannot be understood in isolation from one another, but rather as a part of their family, as the

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