22 Sep Assignment 1: Structural Versus Strategic Family T
Assignment 1: Structural Versus Strategic Family Therapies Although structural therapy and strategic therapy are both used in family therapy, these therapeutic approaches have many differences in theory and application. As you assess families and develop treatment plans, you must consider these differences and their potential impact on clients. For this Assignment, as you compare structural and strategic family therapy, consider which therapeutic approach you might use with your own client families. Learning Objectives Students will: • Compare structural family therapy to strategic family therapy • Create structural family maps • Justify recommendations for family therapy To prepare: • Review this week’s Learning Resources and reflect on the insights they provide on structural and strategic family therapies. • Refer to Gerlach (2015) in this week’s Learning Resources for guidance on creating a structural family map. The Assignment In a 2- to 3-page paper, address the following: • Summarize the key points of both structural family therapy and strategic family therapy. • Compare structural family therapy to strategic family therapy, noting the strengths and weaknesses of each. • Provide an example of a family in your practicum using a structural family map. Note: Be sure to maintain HIPAA regulations. • Recommend a specific therapy for the family, and justify your choice using the Learning Resources. Note: The School of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction, summary, and references. The sample paper provided by the Walden Writing Center provides examples of those required elements (available at http://writingcenter.waldenu.edu/57.htm). All papers submitted must use this formatting. By Day 7 Rubric Detail Select Grid View or List View to change the rubric’s layout. Name: NURS_6650_Week4_Assignment1_Rubric • Grid View • List View Show Descriptions Quality of Work Submitted: The extent of which work meets the assignned criteria and work reflects graduate level critical and analytic thinking.– Excellent 27 (27%) – 30 (30%) Assignment exceeds expectations. All topics are addressed with a minimum of 75% containing exceptional breadth and depth about each of the assignment topics. Good 24 (24%) – 26 (26%) Assignment meets expectations. All topics are addressed with a minimum of 50% containing good breadth and depth about each of the assignment topics. Fair 21 (21%) – 23 (23%) Assignment meets most of the expectations. One required topic is either not addressed or inadequately addressed. Poor 0 (0%) – 20 (20%) Assignment superficially meets some of the expectations. Two or more required topics are either not addressed or inadequately addressed. Quality of Work Submitted: The purpose of the paper is clear.– Excellent 5 (5%) – 5 (5%) A clear and comprehensive purpose statement is provided which delineates all required criteria. Good 4 (4%) – 4 (4%) Purpose of the assignment is stated, yet is brief and not descriptive. Fair 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%) Purpose of the assignment is vague or off topic. Poor 0 (0%) – 3 (3%) No purpose statement was provided. Assimilation and Synthesis of Ideas: The extent to which the work reflects the student’s ability to: Understand and interpret the assignment’s key concepts.– Excellent 9 (9%) – 10 (10%) Demonstrates the ability to critically appraise and intellectually explore key concepts. Good 8 (8%) – 8 (8%) Demonstrates a clear understanding of key concepts. Fair 7 (7%) – 7 (7%) Shows some degree of understanding of key concepts. Poor 0 (0%) – 6 (6%) Shows a lack of understanding of key concepts, deviates from topics. Assimilation and Synthesis of Ideas: The extent to which the work reflects the student’s ability to: Apply and integrate material in course resources (i.e. video, required readings, and textbook) and credible outside resources.– Excellent 18 (18%) – 20 (20%) Demonstrates and applies exceptional support of major points and integrates 2 or more credible outside sources, in addition to 2-3 course resources to suppport point of view. Good 16 (16%) – 17 (17%) Integrates specific information from 1 credible outside resource and 2-3 course resources to support major points and point of view. Fair 14 (14%) – 15 (15%) Minimally includes and integrates specific information from 2-3 resources to support major points and point of view. Poor 0 (0%) – 13 (13%) Includes and integrates specific information from 0 to 1 resoruce to support major points and point of view. Assimilation and Synthesis of Ideas: The extent to which the work reflects the student’s ability to: Synthesize (combines various components or different ideas into a new whole) material in course resources (i.e. video, required readings, textbook) and outside, credible resources by comparing different points of view and highlighting similarities, differences, and connections.– Excellent 18 (18%) – 20 (20%) Synthesizes and justifies (defends, explains, validates, confirms) information gleaned from sources to support major points presented. Applies meaning to the field of advanced nursing practice. Good 16 (16%) – 17 (17%) Summarizes information gleaned from sources to support major points, but does not synthesize. Fair 14 (14%) – 15 (15%) Identifies but does not interpret or apply concepts, and/or strategies correctly; ideas unclear and/or underdeveloped. Poor 0 (0%) – 13 (13%) Rarely or does not interpret, apply, and synthesize concepts, and/or strategies. Written Expression and Formatting Paragraph and Sentence Structure: Paragraphs make clear points that support well developed ideas, flow logically, and demonstrate continuity of ideas. Sentences are clearly structured and carefully focused–neither long and rambling nor short and lacking substance.– Excellent 5 (5%) – 5 (5%) Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for structure, flow, continuity and clarity Good 4 (4%) – 4 (4%) Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for structure, flow, continuity and clarity 80% of the time. Fair 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%) Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for structure, flow, continuity and clarity 60%- 79% of the time. Poor 0 (0%) – 3 (3%) Paragraphs and sentences follow writing standards for structure, flow, continuity and clarity < 60% of the time. Written Expression and Formatting English writing standards: Correct grammar, mechanics, and proper punctuation– Excellent 5 (5%) – 5 (5%) Uses correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no errors. Good 4 (4%) – 4 (4%) Contains a few (1-2) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. Fair 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%) Contains several (3-4) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors. Poor 0 (0%) – 3 (3%) Contains many (≥ 5) grammar, spelling, and punctuation errors that interfere with the reader’s understanding. Written Expression and Formatting The paper follows correct APA format for title page, headings, font, spacing, margins, indentations, page numbers, running head, parenthetical/in-text citations, and reference list.– Excellent 5 (5%) – 5 (5%) Uses correct APA format with no errors. Good 4 (4%) – 4 (4%) Contains a few (1-2) APA format errors. 4 Fair 3.5 (3.5%) – 3.5 (3.5%) Contains several (3-4) APA format errors. Poor 0 (0%) – 3 (3%) Contains many (≥ 5) APA format errors. Total Points: 100 Name: NURS_6650_Week4_Assignment1_Rubric Week 4: Structural and Strategic Family Therapy Individuals are born into families, grow and develop in families, and live most of their lives in families. Therefore, it makes sense that clients are best understood within the context of the family system. ——Dr. Candice Knight, Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse The family system is a social unit that is based on unique relationships and roles. Structural and strategic therapies are important, because they offer unique insights to the theoretical underpinnings of this system. As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, a strong theoretical foundation will help you better understand the family unit and family therapy; this understanding will, in turn, improve the effectiveness of your work with clients. This week, as you continue exploring family therapy, you examine structural and strategic family therapies and their appropriateness for client families. You also consider your own practicum experiences involving family therapy sessions. Learning Resources Required Readings Nichols, M., & Davis, S. D. (2020). The essentials of family therapy (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson. • Chapter 4, “Bowen Family Systems Therapy” (pp. 56-71) • Chapter 5, “Strategic Family Therapy” (pp. 72-88) • Chapter 6, “Structural Family Therapy” (pp. 89-104 Gerlach, P. K. (2015). Use structural maps to manage your family well: Basic premises and examples. Retrieved from http://sfhelp.org/fam/map.htm McNeil, S. N., Herschberger, J. K., & Nedela, M. N. (2013). Low-income families with potential adolescent gang involvement: A structural community family therapy integration model. American Journal of Family Therapy, 41(2), 110-120. doi:10.1080/01926187.2011.649110 Méndez, N. A., Qureshi, M. E., Carnerio, R., & Hort, F. (2014). The intersection of Facebook and structural family therapy volume 1. American Journal of Family Therapy, 42(2), 167-174. doi:10.1080/01926187.2013.794046 Nichols, M., & Tafuri, S. (2013). Techniques of structural family assessment: A qualitative analysis of how experts promote a systemic perspective. Family Process, 52(2), 207-215. doi:10.1111/famp.12025 Ryan, W. J., Conti, R. P., & Simon, G. M. (2013). Presupposition compatibility facilitates treatment fidelity in therapists learning structural family therapy. American Journal of Family Therapy, 41(5), 403-414. doi:10.1080/01926187.2012.727673 Sheehan, A. H., & Friedlander, M. L. (2015). Therapeutic alliance and retention in brief strategic family therapy: A mixed-methods study. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 41(4), 415-427. doi:10.1111/jmft.12113 Szapocznik, J., Muir, J. A., Duff, J. H., Schwartz, S. J., & Brown, C. H. (2015). Brief strategic family therapy: Implementing evidence-based models in community settings. Psychotherapy Research: Journal of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, 25(1), 121-133. doi:10.1080/10503307.2013.856044 Required Media Psychotherapy.net (Producer). (2010). Bowenian family therapy [Video file]. Mill Valley, CA: Author. The approximate length of this media piece is 118 minutes. Triangle Productions (Producer). (2001). Brief strategic therapy with couples [Video file]. La Jolla, CA: Author. Optional Resources Coatsworth, J. D., Santisteban, D. A., McBride, C. K., & Szapocznik, J. (2001). Brief strategic family therapy versus community control: Engagement, retention, and an exploration of the moderating role of adolescent symptom severity. Family Process, 40(3), 313–332. Retrieved from http://www.familyprocess.org/family-process-journal/ Golden Triad Films (Producer). (1986). The essence of change. [Video file]. Mill Valley, CA: Psychotherapy.net. National Institute on Drug Abuse. (2003). Brief strategic family therapy for adolescent drug abuse. Retrieved from https://archives.drugabuse.gov/TXManuals/BSFT/BSFTIndex.html Navarre, S. (1998). Salvador Minuchin’s structural family therapy and its application to multicultural family systems. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 19(6), 557–570. doi:10.1080/016128498248845 Psychotherapy.net (Producer). (2000b). Satir family therapy [Video file]. Mill Valley, CA: Author. Psychotherapy.net (Producer). (2011b). Salvador Minuchin on family therapy [Video file]. Mill Valley, CA: Author. Radohl, T. (2011). Incorporating family into the formula: Family-directed structural therapy for children with serious emotional disturbance. Child & Family Social Work, 16(2), 127–137. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2206.2010.00720.x Robbins, M. S., Feaster, D. J., Horigian, V. E., Rohrbaugh, M., Shoham, V., Bachrach, K., … Szapocznik, J. (2011). Brief strategic family therapy versus treatment as usual: Results of a multisite randomized trial for substance using adolescents. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 79(6), 713–727. doi:10.1037/a0025477 Santisteban, D. A., Suarez-Morales, L., Robbins, M. S., & Szapocznik, J. (2006). Brief strategic family therapy: Lessons learned in efficacy research and challenges to blending research and practice. Family Process, 45(2), 259–271. doi:10.1111/j.1545-5300.2006.00094.x Szapocznik, J., Schwartz, S. J., Muir, J. A., & Brown, C. H. (2012). Brief strategic family therapy: An intervention to reduce adolescent risk behavior. Couple & Family Psychology, 1(2), 134–145. doi:10.1037/a0029002 Szapocznik, J., Zarate, M., Duff, J., & Muir, J. (2013). Brief strategic family therapy: Engaging drug using/problem behavior adolescents and their families in treatment. Social Work in Public Health, 28(3-4), 206–223. doi:10.1080/19371918.2013.774666 Vetere, A. (2001). Therapy matters: Structural family therapy. Child Psychology & Psychiatry Review, 6(3), 133–139. Retrieved from http://www.iupui.edu/~mswd/D642/multimedia/word_doc/StructuralFamilyTherapy_Vetare.pdf Weaver, A., Greeno, C. G., Marcus, S. C., Fusco, R. A., Zimmerman, T., & Anderson, C. (2013). Effects of structural family therapy on child and maternal mental health symptomatology. Research on Social Work Practice, 23(3), 294–303. doi:10.1177/1049731512470492
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