This theory further suggests that an individual’s behavior is informed by and inseparable from the functioning of his or her family of origin (GoodTherapy.org, 2007-2015). The second family systems therapy that I chose to research was Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) is based on the premise that therapists help the client or family focus and understand on the solution(s) to their problem(s) instead of understanding the problem(s) itself. SFBT ultimate goal is to create a solution based on the solution of the problem while empowering clients or members of the families to build their self-esteem and independence. In this type of therapy it is imperative that the therapist disregard their own worldview and adapt to their clients or families worldview. The goals for the family in SFBT should be definitive, small, positive, and important to the client or family (Cepeda & Davenport, 2006).
Family therapy, sometimes called family focus therapy or family systems therapy, is a type of psychological therapy that works to change the relationships within families to help them better deal with a wide range of problems. Family therapy helps family members find constructive ways to help each other. Due to this flexibility, family therapy is useful in a wide range of situations. Family therapy can be useful in childhood and adult conditions including conduct and mood disorders, eating disorders, drug abuse and psychiatric conditions as well as couples experiencing difficulties. Family therapy is useful throughout life and can be especially useful in the treatment of long term illness such as depression.
Skills in how to communicate effectively with both the pediatric patient and their parents are important for a nurse to foster to maintain good therapeutic relationships. Person centred care becomes family centred care when babies and children are the patients. The dependent nature of the patient increases the need for parental responsibility and advocacy for the child. It is important for all members of the family to be taken into account when nursing a pediatric patient, especially the primary caregivers and siblings. Chochinov, 2007 (cited in Cornwell & Goodrich, 2009), states simply that compassion is ‘a deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it.’ Pediatric patients and their families are highly sensitive to the compassionate nature of health care professionals and a successful therapeutic relationship with them depends on the sensitive, compassionate care offered by the nurse.
The degree of family-centeredness also is dependent on the philosophy of the system within which the nurse works. The work environment (what leadership rewards and negatively reinforces) is also a major determinant of behavior. Each of the following five ways of thinking about the family shape family nursing practice, education, research and theory development. FAMILY AS CONTEXT The first way family nursing is conceptualized is as a field where the family is viewed as context to the client or family member (Bozett, 1987; Robinson, 1995) (Figure 2-1). Nursing care is individually focused.
We initially worked on strengthening the spousal subsystem and moved right into parenting issues. Enactment was implemented into the therapeutic sessions “as structural family therapy calls for its practitioners to gain insight into family patterns and intervene technically through relational postures they adopt toward families from both outside and within family enactments” (Aponte, 1992, p. 271). During this enactment, I as the therapist, entered or joined with the family system as a catalyst for positive change. This was done with the family to address parental authority and define the boundaries more clearly as part of the therapeutic task is to help the family define, or change the boundaries within the family. We made the generational hierarchy clear for Trey and Kita to understand.
Cognitive-behavioral family therapy (CBFT) is the extension model of CBT, however, it also focuses on the members of a family, considering them to be parts of a cohesive unit, and looking at such factors as interfamilial relationships, communication patterns, and other familial dynamics (Frey, 1999). CBFT offers the possibility of helping not just to the person with the problem, but also to his or her significant others who are also affected by the addictive behavior. One of the most important thing in CBFT is for the therapist to develop a rapport with the client and the family. Upon the initial appointment the therapist may have the client fill out assessment questionnaires such as the Family Beliefs Inventory (Vicent-Roehling & Robins, 1986). Assessment of cognitions can be done in the interview as the therapist questions family members about "chains of thought" (Dattilio & Padesky, 1990).
In which he offered his hypothesis on attachment and its importance between mother and child. In the following chapters we will explore what exactly he is stating, what is mother love? When he talks about its importance on a ‘child’s mental health’, what assertions is he making and do others agree with him, do they accept his techniques and hypothesis? Bowlby’s report was controversial but it influenced changes within health care, social work and in parenting. His report was influenced by Lorenz’s (1935) ethological studies of imprinting and his subsequent theory that attachment was innate.
Values are what you want and need to achieve the goals you set for yourself and your family. Values can be obtained in many different ways. The most important piece for building values is your family. I am responsible as a mother for teaching my children what is right or wrong before, any other influence reaches them. I can only wish that what I have already instilled in my two children is a reflection of myself as a parent.
They accomplished this by taking the best part of models from therapist they observed and implementing them into an experimental model that they eventually perfected into what is known today as the narrative therapy approach. Goldenberg and Goldenberg (2008) describe narrative therapy as “a postmodern therapeutic approach in which the therapist and family members construct new stories about their lives that encourage the possibility to new experiences” (p.520). The clients who participated in this type of therapy were known for
Reflection as a learning tool allows me to identify the positive and negative aspects of my practice and to draw upon previous experiences and apply them to new situations “Reflective practice has, however, the potential to help practitioners in all fields unlock the tacit knowledge and understanding that they have of their practice and use this to generate knowledge for future practice”. (Schutz, 2007 pg.26) The clinical competency I have chosen in this report is Phlebotomy. As part of my role as a health care support worker within a District Nursing team Phlebotomy is one of my primary duties. The clinical skill I have chosen to reflect upon within this account is venepuncture. Confidentiality has been maintained throughout within this assignment and all names and locations are changed in accordance with the Nursing and Midwifery Council code of conduct (2008, Section: Confidentiality) and for this purpose I have chosen to name the patient as Mrs Jones.