Family Systems Assessment

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8 – 10 PAGES, DOUBLE-SPACED, PLUS THE GENOGRAM

  • SELECT A FAMILY TO ASSESS – THIS CAN BE YOUR OWN FAMILY, A FRIEND’S FAMILY OR A FAMILY FROM YOUR CLINICAL SETTING. YOU MUST BE ABLE TO INTERVIEW AT LEAST TWO PEOPLE FROM THE FAMILY, PREFERABLY THE WHOLE FAMILY.
  • DO A GENOGRAM INTERVIEW AND CREATE A THREE GENERATION GENOGRAM. YOU MUST USE GENO-PRO OR GENOGRAM ANALYTICS FOR YOUR PAPER.
  • IN THE NARRATIVE OF YOUR PAPER, DESCRIBE THIS FAMILY’S CURRENT LIFE CYCLE STAGE, USING THE MCGOLDRICK, GARICA-PRETO, and CARTER FRAMEWORK IN YOUR TEXT. THE FAMILY MAY BE IN MORE THAN ONE STAGE (EG – A REMARRIED FAMILY WITH ADOLESCENT CHILDREN/STEPCHILDREN AND A VERY YOUNG CHILD OF THE NEW MARRIAGE IS EXPERIENCINGTHE FAMILY LIFE CYCLE STAGES OF NEW MARRIAGE; YOUNG CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENT CHILDREN SIMULTANEOUSLY) READ THE SECTIONS IN YOUR TEXT THAT PERTAIN TO THIS FAMILY’S LIFE CYCLE STAGES.
  • DESCRIBE THIS FAMILY’S CURRENT TRANSITIONS AND CHALLENGES IN A LIFE CYCLE FRAMEWORK.
  • DESCRIBE THIS FAMILY’S APPROACHES TO THEIR CHALLENGES – WHAT ARE THEY DOING? DESCRIBE WHAT YOU SEE AS THEIR STRENGTHS AND RESILIENCIES.
  • IMAGINE YOU ARE WORKING WITH THIS FAMILY – WHAT WOULD BE THE ONE AREA YOU WOULD WANT TO ADDRESS? PROVIDE A RATIONALE FOR YOUR CHOICE.
  • CITATIONS AND REFERENCES MUST BE IN APA FORMAT.

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