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Northcentral University Family Specific Theories Discussion

Northcentral University Family Specific Theories Discussion


Choose ONE of the nine case examples listed below these instructions to serve as the basis for this critical analysis. Provide your responses to the following prompts:

  • Identify the family members you would initially meet with. Based on your theoretical knowledge, how would you make this decision?
  • Determine who your client(s) would be. Again, explain the theoretical basis for your decision.
  • Illustrate how you would assess safety for the family and yourself. Include a minimum of three questions you would ask.
  • Indicate how you would ask about the family’s strengths and resources. (word it the way you would ask the clients)
  • Analyze the cultural/ethnic/religious beliefs that must be considered. Include a minimum of three questions you would ask to help clarify this.
  • Confirm which social work ethical standards must be considered. Include a minimum of three questions you would ask to help clarify this.

Based on the above assessment:

  • Explain which theory(s) of intervention you would use with this family and why
  • Indicate a possible psycho-educational intervention you could include.
  • Outline a rough draft of your proposed treatment plan and provide at least three questions that would help determine this.
  • Discuss how you would build ongoing evaluation of the intervention into your work with this family. Develop an evaluation plan that goes beyond your own observation.

Case Examples

  1. A 35-year-old woman learned she has breast cancer and likely has only 1 year to live. She is married, is a second-grade teacher, and has twin 14-year-old girls and twin 10-year- old boys. She is upset but doesn’t want to show her emotions to her family; so, she is trying to be strong. Within her strong religious faith, God controls everything. It troubles her that God would take her away from her children. This situation challenges her faith, which has been a major source of support and invaluable resources. She hasn’t shared these feelings with anyone because she is ashamed of her lack of faith.
  2. A 50-year-old woman, who has been married 30 years, just learned that her husband has been having an affair for 20 years and fathered two children by this woman. The 50-year-old and her husband have four grown children, all of whom knew of this affair.
  3. A 16-year-old African-American male told his very religious parents that he is gay. They want to convince him that he is not gay and that this new lifestyle is the devil’s work.
  4. A woman who was a support staff member at an office where you previously worked called in a crisis. She asked you to come to her parent’s home to meet with her, her mother, and adult brothers and sisters because their father used a shotgun to commit suicide last night. They had no idea that he was suicidal.
  5. A 30-year-old woman, who migrated to the United States from Africa, wants your help because her American husband is physically and emotionally abusive. She is a current alcoholic, suffers from depression, and has AIDS. Her husband controls her by threatening to keep their three children, who are 7, 6, and 5 years old if she attempts to divorce him.
  6. A 9-year-old girl has come to school crying every day for a week. Her fourth-grade teacher referred her for counseling. Her parents have been divorced for 4 years, both have remarried, both have new babies, and her parents hate each other. They fight every time they interact, whether it is by phone or in person. They communicate through her, but constantly use offensive language and demeaning names when discussing the other parent with her. They have been to court five times over child support and visitation.
  7. You have been assigned to provide family therapy to reintegrate a 6-year-old Hispanic girl and her parents as safety and the treatment process allows. It was determined that she was sexually abused by her father and likely other men in exchange for drugs. Both of her parents reportedly are meth addicts with a reputation for dealing drugs. Her father has been in prison for robbery. Her mother, who has previously been in therapy for PTSD for early childhood sexual abuse, suffers from depression and dissociates frequently. The girl is staying with her maternal grandmother who only speaks Spanish.
  8. Parents of a 9-year-old girl are confused, exhausted, and worried. She has been treated with stimulants for ADHD by a child psychiatrist for a year because of school learning and behavioral problems. She has become increasingly aggressive at home to the point that her 11 -year-old brother and 9-year-old sister are afraid of her. They are also complaining that the parents mostly spend time with her, which is unfortunately true. She won’t sleep. The father worries that he may lose his temper and hurt her. Also, the doctor is now thinking she might be bipolar and has recommended a trial on lithium, which will require weekly blood tests. They don’t like the idea of their child on psychotropic medications.
  9. Parents of a 19-year-old male want a second opinion. Their son was psychiatrically hospitalized while away for college. He was diagnosed with schizophrenia. The parents are devastated because he is their only child and has always been very stable and loving. They question the accuracy of the diagnosis and wonder if the hospital was just taking advantage of the fact that he has good insurance coverage.

Support your assignment with at least three scholarly resources. In addition to these specified resources, other appropriate scholarly resources, including seminal articles, may be included.

Length: 6-8 pages, not including title and reference pages

Your assignment should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the Course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic Integrity Policy. PLEASE DROWN THE PAPER IN EVIDENCE< SUPPORT ANY THOUGHTS WITH EVIDENCE.

I have also attached the student paper template that my college uses. I have also provided the course resources that my professor gave us but please add three additional scholarly resources to the ones I am providing. If you do not have access to these resources that is fine.

Social Work Practice with Individuals and Families: Evidence-Informed Assessments and Interventions by Michael J. Holosko; Catherine N. Dulmus; Karen M. SowersISBN: 9781118176979

Publication Date: 2013-01-22

Holosko, M. J., Dulmus, C. N., & Sowers, K. M. (2013). Social work practice with individuals and families: Evidence-informed assessments and interventions. Wiley.
Read Chapter 5: Intervention with Families.

Empowerment Series: Direct Social Work Practice: Theory and Skills by Glenda Dewberry Rooney; Kim Strom-Gottfried; Ronald Rooney; Jo Ann Larsen; Dean H. HepworthISBN: 9781305633803
Publication Date: 2016-03-07
Hepworth, D. H., Larsen, J. A., Rooney, R. H., Rooney, G. D., & Strom-Gottfried, K. (2016). Empowerment series: Direct social work practice theory and skills (10th ed.). Cengage.

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