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    Evaluates, compares and contrasts therapeutic approaches that are used in couples psychotherapy.Evaluates, compares and contrasts, with remarkable thoroughness, the therapeutic approaches that are used in couples psychotherapy.

    I need help in expanding each therapy treatment with the following criteria. I don't need the attachment to be edited I just need more in depth information using the information provided.

    Communicates in written presentations that are exceptionally concise, balanced, and logically organized; successfully implement APA style with no errors.

    Evaluates theory and research in family psychology on dyadic relationships for cultural appropriateness.

    Develops and describes in detail a therapeutic intervention plan for a critical issue facing a couple or family.

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    The integrated approach suggested for this couple includes: Brief Strategic Family therapy (BSFT, Haley, 1991) and the Intergenerational Family System approach (Bowen, 19554). Both are comparatively similar as both therapies are grounded in the family theory where the view is held that what one member of the family does affects another.
    From a dissimilar perspective, BFST is focused on the behavior of family or its members concerning a particular. For instance the objective to get family members to see and find new ways of interacting with one another
    The key in the Intergenerational Family System approach be used to explore the developmental process of the family during various life stages. For example, relative to Robert and Sophia-he has an issue with a drinking problem; and Sophia has a history of sexual abuse. It would be interesting to discover in therapy whether, or not these are patterns that have been handed down to the couple that could impact their relationship. As Capuzzi & Gross (2007), note genograms is a way of charting family development through a life cycle of generations, and can be useful when focused on communication and relationship markers such as marriages. Based on the Intergenerational Family System Model, according to Bowen, 1978 as cited in Archer & McCarthy, 2007), all humans have the need for "differentiation" (finding the independent self). Thus, he suggested the process of triangulation" that 'when a dyadic' relationship becomes too stressful and a third person is involved in a way of diffusing the tension" (Archer & McCarthy, 2007, p. 359). The first treatment plan discussed is based on the Family System Model.
    (1) Intergenerational Family System Treatment Approach

    • Family System is employed for every member (subsystems) within a family unit. Often a family's overall problem present a number of symptoms and adjustment issues; and risk for the larger family.
    • Murray Bowen (1978 in Bartle-Haring, Lal & Probst, 2004) developed a theoretical framework to describe and depict the functioning of people within emotional systems He held that subsystems within the family provide anxiety to a negative family system by ...

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    This solution focuses compares and contrasts Family theory models used in couples' therapy.