They must be able to have different opinions and values than their family members, but stay emotionally connected to them. Clients must calmly be able to reflect on a conflicted interaction after therapy and realize their own role in it, including choosing a different response in the future (Bowenian Family Therapy, N.d.). Ana must gather her emotions as she has demonstrated that she may be suffering from a form of depression while tearfulness was displayed during intake and address her anxiety to relieve her symptoms and doubt that are causing her
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.
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. From the Browen approach to providing services to this family identified the problematic issues as family being reluctant to address the emotional part of their system. The clinician also recognized mother resents the father and daughter alignment because of her exclusion from this relationship. The goal of family therapy is reducing the level of anxiety; develop healthy emotional contact between members; and to cognitive restructure emotions so the thinking rather than the emotions determine patterns of behavior.
Learning difficulties The way in which a child’s development is affected will depend wholly on the severity and nature of the learning difficulty they are suffering from. Early intervention is vital for a child who is experiencing any type of learning difficulty and practitioners need to be vigilant when observing children in order that they can be adept at spotting signs of difficulties and know how to confidently deal with them to access professional advice as soon as possible. Loss or bereavement of a close family member Young children lack the understanding of the finality of death and they may struggle to come to terms with bereavement. They will struggle to put things into perspective may well liken the death of a pet to that of a close relative. Children need to be given time to absorb the situation and come to terms with their loss.
The way in which a child’s development is affected will depend wholly on the severity and nature of the learning difficulty they are suffering from. Early intervention is vital for a child who is experiencing any type of learning difficulty and practitioners need to be vigilant when observing children in order that they can be adept at spotting signs of difficulties and know how to confidently deal with them to access professional advice as soon as possible. Loss or bereavement of a close family member Young children lack the understanding of the finality of death and they may struggle to come to terms with bereavement. They will struggle to put things into perspective may well liken the death of a pet to that of a close relative. Children need to be given time to absorb the situation and come to terms with their loss.
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. A positivistic intellectual tradition that puts the researcher outside the system in search of strengths and limitations of the theory of the family (Turner & West, 1998).
This created the idea of pragmatism, where it is believed that reality must be experienced and that we must interact with our environment so we can continue to be able to adapt and learn. An example of this can be seen in observation 4 (Appendix 1), where Emily is experiencing emotional and social changes and is having to learn and adapt through a hands on experience by engaging in new social interactions whilst facing her feelings and learning from them. Erikson (1968) believed that throughout the lifespan, people deal with different ‘crisis’ that need resolving. If the crisis is resolved successfully than a life-stage virtue is achieved, but if not, the person can suffer emotional distress (flood 2014). His nine stages, known as psychosocial stages, show at different ages throughout life which we develop life-stage virtues.
Although parents encourage autonomy of their children and accept more symmetrical relations, they have somewhat different expectations regarding the timing of appropriate autonomy for their adolescents (Deković et al. 1997). These changes into more symmetrical relationships might therefore go hand in hand with some friction between parents and adolescents. In fact, conflicts are exceptionally suited to fostering the renegotiation of parental authority (Collins and Laursen 2004; Sillars et al. 2004; Smetana 1995) and are thus inevitable in this realignment process (Collins et al.
There have been a plethora of studies done on the effects of communication within familial relationships, however, in a study done Menashe proposed, “That restrictive parental communication within the parent–child relationship could affect the child’s ability to share troubled or conflicting emotion, but a more open communication style would allow the child to share his or her emotions and to learn about feelings”(Menashe 518). This proposition supports the idea that children that feel safe, loved, and supported have a greater likelihood of sharing the more intimate parts of their lives with their parents and subsequently furthering their relationship. Being able to have a safe
In some ways, this is par for the course. Working through problems in healthy ways enables people to adapt and gain strength from tribulation and transition rather than being defeated by it. This arena is the proving ground of human psychology. Whether we like to admit so or not, we are relational beings. And, this means that sometimes we need the help of others.
It’s not always easy to identify the problem when treating these victims. Some children present different symptoms than others and some don’t have any at all, which makes things even more complicated. If the children aren’t affected by the abuse treatment can help to prevent re-victimization, promote healthy coping, and educate parents. Group treatment is becoming more popular and studied due to its effectiveness, which is the main treatment discussed in this section. According to Hetzel-Riggin, Brausch, & Montgomery, this group treatment is provided to groups of children with mixed levels and types of symptoms.
SOCIAL WORKER - The intervention of social worker is required when the child 's family do not function properly. It means that environment in which kid develops is not compatible with his needs. This person has to make a control in this kind of family and check if there are no pathological situations. If there is something wrong, the social worker has to notify social services. SPEECH AND LANGUAGE THERAPIST- If our child has a problem with speech and language, parents have to organise a meeting with therapist and examine his speech and language abilities.
Influence of Imitate Partner Violence and Parenting Practices Summary The research explores the link between imitate partner violence, parenting practices, and the trauma symptoms in children. This area of study is important to observe so that psychologists are able to have some indication of factors that relate to children experiencing problems with stress, coping with trauma, perceiving threats, hyperarousal, avoidance, fear, security, interpersonal relationships, and negative self-attributions (Ehrensaft, Knous-Westfall, & Cohen, 2016). Also, this area is significant because psychologists can use the research to find methods to reduce the impacts of imitate partner violence on children psychologically and find which parenting practices