Family practice issues identification and therapy models

This is a paper that focuses on the family practice issues identification and therapy models and also recommendations for these problems. Additionally, the paper discusses the major assumptions made.

Family practice issues identification and therapy models

Family Practice Paper
I. Family description (1-2 pages)

Describe a family with whom you are working

Structure and Composition of the Family

i.    Firstly, you have to describe demographics, characteristics and roles of each family member
ii.    Then, identify strengths and resources of the family as a whole

Presenting Issues of the family

i.   Identify and describe the issues that you and the family are working on.
ii.  Draw a family genogram to illustrate the problem visually (one page attachment or figure embedded in paper.

II.  Secondly, write a literature Review on Presenting Issues (1-2 pages)   .
A.   Identify the prevalence, characteristics, and scope of one or more of the family’s primary presenting issues.
B.   Then, review research on family therapy with one or more selected issue that you are working on (or if necessary would like to or have previously worked on)
C.   Subsequently, describe efficacy or effectiveness of various family therapy approaches at resolving the problem.

III.  Thirdly, write a literature Review on Two Family therapy Models

Select two of the following therapies which you believe have potential for being effective at resolving the family problem.

Attachment Based Family therapy

Cognitive-Behavioral (Multiple strategies and also models can be found in the literature)
Communication (Satir)
Experiential (Whitaker)
Family Systems (Bowen)
Narrative (White & Epston)
Multisystemic Family Therapy
Solution-Focused (Berg)
Strategic (Haley & Madanes)
Functional Family Therapy (Alexander)
Brief Strategic Family Therapy (Szapocznik)
Multidimensional Family Therapy (Liddle)
Structural (Minuchin)
Other family therapies that you have found in the literature |

Describe the key ideas and major assumptions of each approach.
Discuss how each approach would account for the culture and values of the family.
Then, describe the assessment process including the essential information for applying each approach.
Review the evidence base for each therapy approach in relation to the presenting issue
Lastly, select one of the two approaches with a rationale for your choice.

IV. Fourthly, discuss an intervention plan (4 – 5 pages) Specify if you are able to carry out any of this approach with the family.  However, if you can begin to carry this out, describe this process; if you are not able to apply this describe how you would plan to carry this out.

Develop a plan for implementing or applying the information to the  family situation.
Then, identify the goals for treatment
Specify techniques to address the problem.
Additionally, give examples of how you would use the techniques with the family (include sample dialogue if necessary).
Lastly, describe also how you will evaluate the effectiveness of treatment (i.e. how will you know you have successfully resolved the problem the family came in to address?).

V. Lastly, come up with conclusions and Implications

Conclusions about state of the evidence regarding the presenting issue
Additionally, write implications for future practice