Family Dilemma Analysis


Question Description

Imagine you are presented with one of the following client concerns:

  1. My teenager will not listen to me and stays up all night watching videos.
  2. My husband stays out all night and is not working.
  3. Or a typical family systems dilemma of your choice.

Using Patterson et al.’s 2004 description of five steps of evidence-based practice for family therapists from chapter two, identify a family therapy problem related to one of the statements above and create follow-up screening questions. Address the problem by following the five-step process.

Write a 700-1,050-word paper about your selected family dilemma. Include or address the following in your paper:

  1. The follow-up screening questions you would use with the family and why.
  2. A discussion about the research findings and how applicable they are to the current client family’s situation.
  3. A discussion about the results you would expect to see if your evidence-based practice was implemented. What results would you expect to see and why?
  4. Include two to three scholarly articles related to the problem.

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School: UCLA


Family Dilemma Analysis
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Family Dilemma Analysis
Attending family therapy forms among the processes that enhance healing among
families. During the initial contact with the family, identification of the problem is vital as it
leads to evaluation and formation of solutions to the mentioned problems. Information gathered
during initial contact is purposeful because it guides therapists throughput the counselling
session. Families should be accessed for issues such a commitments, responsibility and
communication strategies. Patterson, Carnes, and Wilson established a five-step procedure used
to guide family therapist to handle a client (Gehart, 2013). In this case study, a woman claims
that her husband spends his entire night time outside the house and he is not working. In this
case, the therapist will use this information to provide purposeful solutions using the five-step
evidence-based process established by Patterson, Carnes, and Wilson (Gehart, 2013, pg.
17)Additionally, screening questions will also be analyzed.
Step One
According to Patterson, Carne...

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