Family therapy is useful throughout life and can be especially useful in the treatment of long term illness such as depression. Family therapy usually works within family groups but often includes work with people on an individual basis or, when appropriate, individual sessions within a series of family meetings. Family therapy may also include the social networks around families. The family systems Perspective A family systems perspective holds that individuals are best understood through assessing the interactions between and among family members. The development and behavior of one family member is inextricably interconnected with others in the family.
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).
(Bitter, Long, Young, 2010) Reframing is when a problem is shown in a different way and from different perspectives. “Through reframing, it becomes possible to grasp the underlying family structure that is contributing to an individual’s problem.” (Bitter, Long, Young, 2010) Reframing seems to be a technique that will work will with the Quest family. The family will be able to look at their problems in different ways as well as different perspective. They will be able to see the underlying problem and one person will not be blamed for the problem because the problem is a family
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).
This paper aims to clarify the strengths of Parsons’ arguments, such as the functionality and effectiveness of certain systems within our culture, while contrasting the outdated viewpoints which he presents that might not be as applicable in today’s modern times considering the amount of social changes and open opportunities that are now available to both sexes. Parsons introduces his ideas on the “kinship system” by discussing the family structure, focusing in on the various life stages that a child goes through to emancipate themselves from the ties they have gained from their parents and other family members. The familiarity and comfort of such ties eventually become a burden and must be cut off in order for an individual to become a fully functional member of our society. The article goes on to state that one of the most difficult stages of growing older would be adolescence, where a “youth culture” is practiced, allowing for a passageway meant to ease “the difficult process of adjustment from childhood emotional dependency to full ‘maturity’” (Parsons 1943: 301). This serves to provide one
To work towards this M-PACT looks to provide a trained supply of practitioners/facilitators to deliver M-PACT. In doing so the YP are able to gain access to support and work towards improving the quality of their lives. M-PACT looks at supporting the family systemically, looking at the issues within the family as a whole, not with one individual e.g. a mum who abuses alcohol daily, the YP have to prepare themselves for school, often being late. Systemic therapy is a form of psychotherapy.
Bowen’s theory explained that instead of one being seen as an individual, they were a part of a larger group; a family system. Within a family system, each member has their own role and the entire system has a set of rules which they follow. Within this family system there are also boundaries and limitations which may cause dysfunction at times. For example, if a mother becomes depressed and the father has to assist in her role, the family’s roles will change and upon adaptation of the role shift, it may cause a sense of dysfunction (Caffery & Erdman, 2003). John Bowlby adopted the family systems approach theory in relation to his attachment theory.
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.
They may have many contributing factors which effect everyday life that require exploration during the counselling process. Different ethnic groups may be driven by ingrained thoughts and beliefs which may be introjected by their parents making some of these abuse issues acceptable within their community. For a therapist to work ethically with abuse and the issues a client may bring to therapy it is important to look into, and be aware of, all these acts of abuse and what effects they can have on a client. There are policies and procedures for cases of abuse and latest policies and procedures regarding safeguarding are intended to be in place to support vulnerable people from abuse. Using my own experiences I hope to explore these issues within this essay and in doing so highlight my awareness of how these issues can affect a client and how therapy may help during the healing process.
CU1683 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Dementia Care Practice. 1.1 – 1.2 – Duty of care contributes to the safeguarding/protection of individuals by preventing abuse, whether this is in a sexual, physical or emotional harmful ways. Help keep respect and dignity preserved. 2.1 – Conflicts and Dilemmas that may arise between the duty of care and individuals rights could be staff having a difference of opinion over an individual for example a staff member believing they have signs of abuse and another staff member thinking they don’t. This could lead to conflict between the individual’s family / carers if staff involved other agencies such as Social Services.