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Clinical Intervention for Families

Integrate what you observed and learned from the script "I Want to Want to," and the attached file(apa resources):

- how factors such as onset, course, outcome, and degree of incapacitation of an illness may create differing stresses relating to the family's stage of life-cycle development?

-What are some clinical interventions a counselor could use to work with the emotional distress of the family system?

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(1) How factors such as onset, course, outcome, and degree of incapacitation of an illness may create differing stresses relating to the family's stage of life-cycle development

Researchers suggest that potential psychosocial problems including functions related to health and illnesses develop across the lifespan (Santrock, 2006). According to Santrock, health-related illness is linked to a decline in physical functioning such as: (a) heart disease, (b) cancer or other ailments (e.g., stroke), (c) chronic lung disease, and (d) other physical ailments (p. 570). According to Berg & Upchurch (2007), the onset of a chronic illness or physical ailment can be a significant period of distress and adjustment. Additionally, as they point out, coping with an illness presents different challenges at various times across the life span that includes: (1) dealing with the illness, and (2) interacting with others.

More specific to the, "I want to want to" case, the patient is dealing with a physical ailment in which he lacks coping skills. He indicates that he wants to be able do things, but is also experiencing stress because of limitations ...

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This solution discussing clinical interventions facing illnesses and loss.

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