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Review the Del Sol family case study and Consider the following caveats: Rosa and Miguel have separated. Miguel has moved out but begs Rosa daily to change her mind and let him come home. Rosa has indicated she will attend family counseling before filing for divorce, to see if Miguel can change.

â?¢ Consider intervention techniques or approaches you might apply in this case study attached, including techniques for mitigating the effects of divorce/final separation or the loss of a parent/spouse.

With these thoughts in mind:

-give a brief description of two intervention techniques or approaches that you might apply to this case study.

-Explain how and why you would apply each technique or approach in this case .

-Be sure to explain how the techniques could mitigate the potential negative effects of divorce/final separation or the loss of a parent/spouse.

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Give a brief description of two intervention techniques or approaches that you might apply to this case study.

In the current case, Rosa Del Sol was referred by Christopher's teacher to the North Beach Neighborhood Outreach Center. The Del Sol presents as a family consisting of five members including: Rosa, aged 35, and Miguel, aged, 37,as well as three children- Christopher, aged 9; Teresa, aged 3; and Tina, aged 18 months. Rosa and Miguel have been married for four years. They present in therapy with a number of difficulties, including adjusting to a blended family. The following two interventions are proposed for this case study: Reality Therapy and Family System Therapy.

(a) Reality Therapy
Reality Therapy is based upon the assumption that a person chooses behaviors in efforts to find happiness. Clients who are unhappy are not able to do this effectively. The theoretical basis underlying Reality Therapy is that all human beings are motivated by five genetic instructions: (a) survival or self-preservation, (b) belonging, (c) power or achievement, (d) freedom or independence, (e) and fun or enjoyment (Wubbolding, Brickell, Imhof, Kim, Lojk, & Al-Rashid (2004). Reality Therapy focuses on finding the unsatisfying relationship. Based on the perspectives of the theory, the person that is unhappy enough to seek therapy do not have a satisfying relationship. Reality therapy is not focused on symptoms, and operates under the assumption that once the person finds a satisfying relationship, the symptoms will disappear. On this basis, clients are led to examine specific actions, cognitions, and feelings, which are viewed in Reality therapy as behaviors chosen to satisfy one's needs.

(b) Family Systems Therapy

The Family System perspective holds that individuals are understood by assessing the interactions and relationships within the ...

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