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Postyour description of the Circumplex Model of Marital and Family Systems and how it serves as a framework to assess family systems. Apply this framework in assessing the Cortez family. Use the three dimensions (cohesion, flexibility, and communication) of this model to assess and analyze. Describe how assessing these dimensions assists the social worker in treatment planning.The Circumplex Model of Marital and Family Systems is a measurement tool that is utilized by clinicians when working with families. It measures a family’s level of functioning across three domains including cohesion, flexibility, and communication (Olson, 2000). The tool can assist with with treatment planning during the clinical assessment and encourages togetherness in the family and marital units (Olson, 2000). The goal of the Circumplex Model is to improve flexibility and balance among family members and increase effective communication strategies.

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