Choose a systemic technique, including both Gammer's The Child's Voice in Family Therapy (dramatization, metaphor, systemic art, externalization) and Zeanah's Handbook of Infant Mental Health (circle of security, Lausanne Trilogue Play) and explain how you would apply it with this family.
As a family counselor, discuss the reasons guiding you in the choice of this technique:
•What information or change do you hope to result from the use of this technique?
•How do you believe the family will react to the intervention?
•What challenges do you expect to face, considering the developmental stages of the children and the risk factors?
•Where will you go next with this family in your treatment process?
•Imagine the family as coming from a different cultural, racial, or ethnic background. Which diversity description did you imagine, and how does this change the technique you choose? What must you modify to make the intervention more culturally appropriate?
Note: Please make sure your bids commensurate with the level of work requested. I did not have the two resources in your post; however, I found excerpts from both approaches.
(1) Choose a systemic technique, including both Gammer's The Child's Voice in Family Therapy (dramatization, metaphor, systemic art, externalization) and Zeanah's Handbook of Infant Mental Health (circle of security, Lausanne Trilogue Play) and explain how you would apply it with this family.
*As a family counselor, discuss the reasons guiding you in the choice of this technique:
Research shows that observation is a valuable strategy from which to assess behavior. Ainsworth, Rlehar, Waters, & Wall, 1978 as cited in Oppenheim & Koren-Karle, 2009) referred to maternal sensitivity as assessed from observations of mother-infant interactions and by observing maternal caregiving behavior toward the infant (p. 541). Ainsworth' approach similar to Zeanah recommended "seeing things from the child's point of view" . (Ainsworth, 1969 as cited in Oppenheim, p. 545.).
Systemic Technique--Structural Family therapy:
The assumptions underlying Structural Family Therapy (SFT, Muinchin, 1974 as cited in Archer & McCarthy, 2007) include the belief that humans must be a part of a social group to survive. The family is considered the basic family unit. From the perspective of SFT, the family has two functions: (a) internal (i.e., psychosocial protection of its members, and (b) external-the accommodation of a culture and the transmission of that culture (p. 345). Another assumption, according to Archer and McCarthy, the relationship between the individual and the family should take priority in the counseling process.
Perhaps an integrative project can be beneficial in helping theis family solve their problems. Studies suggest that when children are added to the family dynamics different subsystems are formed in which the family system may become disengaged. Broder (2010) explains Gammer's techniques relative to the importance of a family system process. He asserts that a family approach helps to open up the discussion and focuses on listening to what others have to say. In the same way, when working with children the strategy is to observe, listen and intervene with them regarding what they have to say. In fact, the use of "A Child's Voice" in the family system process is referred to as a Systematic Interaction Model.
Similarly, from the perspective of the Lausanne ...
This solution discusses a family system approach from the perspective of a specific family.
Compare and contrast family systems approaches and other counseling theories that are directed more specifically toward individual client therapy.View Full Posting Details