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Running head: Family Roles and Dynamics 1 Family Roles and Dynamics Sabrina Anderson CPSY-6728 Walden University December 26, 2015
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Family Roles Abstract This paper will describe two or more ways that family roles and dynamics interact with substance abuse and addiction. Additionally, two or more characteristics of and/or complications within families of substance abusers will be provided. Lastly, this paper will identify two potential ethical concerns related to counseling families of substance abusers. Family Roles and Dynamics 2
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Family Roles Family System Consistent with Satir (1983) a standard family system is that of a fostering initial troika of a dad, mom, and kid/kids. According to Satir, this is seen in the nuclear family as a microcosm of societal systems. As stated by Black (2012), “a codependent atmosphere where the whole family is influenced and/or controlled by the individual that is abusing the substances with the stipulation of being contingent on individuals who need them. There are two roles that appear recognizable in this system. Roles The first role is the hero; who is the prosperous, conclusive, controlled, efficient, and impressive one. The issue with the majority of family heroes is there rigid and makes great efforts for faultlessness. They are scared of creating errors, no spur-of-the-moment; they do not pay
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