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Assess the Genogram "Do the Clothes Make the Man?"

Based on the genogram interview, "Do the Clothes Make the Man?" answer the the following:

1. Analyze the pertinent themes, risk factors, and strengths of the couple elicited in the video interview.

2. Critique the strengths and weaknesses of the genogram as an assessment and treatment-planning tool in therapy.

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1. Analyze the pertinent themes, risk factors, and strengths of the couple elicited in the video interview.

As illustrated in this study, this is a time of sexual liberation. Yet sexual preferences and orientation remains as a problem among couples. Research reveals that sexual difficulties are common in marriage (reference). As demonstrated in the current case study a majority of couples are experiencing dissatisfaction related to their marriage based on different sexual encounters. In this case, powerful emotions are attached to the social difficulties. The themes are feelings of shame and anxiety of being judged. For example, Susan expresses shame at Tom's sexual behavior as a cross dresser. In turn he expresses resentment that she finds his behavior inappropriate, and blames him for distress in the relationship. The risk factors include the potential for the son to be harmed in the relationship. For instance, the son could be learning about sexuality under less than optimal conditions (i.e., observing Tom as a cross dresser). Tom is having a problem of ...

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This solution analyzes the themes, risk factors, weaknesses and strengths of using the Genogram as an assessment and treatment intervention for a specific couple. This solution is 633 words with three references.

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