Walden Applying Theoretical Interventions for Clients Experiencing Life Transition & Developmental Issues Paper

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For this Discussion, consider a brief case history of a couple or family (this can be one with which you are familiar or a fictional couple). Begin to conceptualize the couple's or family’s problem through your theoretical orientation and identify interventions that you might use. Search the web for social work peer reviewed articles that might be used to justify the interventions you selected.

Post a brief description of the couple or family case. Explain the theories and theory-based interventions to couples and families experiencing life transition and developmental issues you will apply to this case. Then,

  • Develop and justify treatment plans for the fictional couple or family experiencing life transition and developmental issues.
  • Conceptualize the couple’s or family's problem through your chosen theoretical orientation.
  • Design a treatment plan including short- and long-term goals

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the resources.

Gurman, A. S., Lebow, J. L., Snyder, D. K. (2015). Clinical handbook of couple therapy. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.

  • Chapter 17, "Therapy with Couples in Step Families”
  • Chapter 18, “Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues in Couple Therapy”
  • Chapter 19, “Couple Therapy and Intercultural Relationship”

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Brief description of the couple
The couple in my case are experiencing an issue to do with temporary infertility which
can be termed developmental because they have to adjust and accept their reality. They have
been married for 6 years but have not been able to conceive. Their names are Carlos and Cecilia
(not their real names). During their fourth year in marriage, they had a checkup and Cecilia was
diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (a hormone imbalance disorder) and the
gynecologist has advised a number of changes in their lifestyle and medications to enable them
conceive naturally before other options are implored. During all this time, Carlos has been
impatient and has started acting cold towards Cecilia, a factor that has strained their relationship
to a point of lack of communication between them as was the case before. They are both anxious
about what to expect and this has led to a number of other problems like infidelity on Carlos’
part. Cecilia is stressed and her gynecolo...

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