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Walden University NURS 6650: Psychotherapy With Groups and Families Individuals are born into families, grow and develop in families, and live most of their lives in families. Therefore, it makes sense that clients are best understood within the context of the family system. ——Dr. Candice Knight, Psychotherapy for the Advanced Practice Psychiatric Nurse The family system is a social unit that is based on unique relationships and roles. Structural and strategic therapies are important, because they offer unique insights to the theoretical underpinnings of this system. As a psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner, a strong theoretical foundation will help you better understand the family unit and family therapy; this understanding will, in turn, improve the effectiveness of your work with clients. This week, as you continue exploring family therapy, you examine structural and strategic family therapies and their appropriateness for client families. You also consider your own practicum experiences involving family therapy sessions. Photo Credit: [Blend Images/DreamPictures]/[Blend Images]/Getty Images Note: To access this week’s required library resources, please click on the link to the Course Readings List, found in the Course Materials section of your Syllabus. Nichols, M. (2014). The essentials of family therapy (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson. Chapter 5, “Bowen Family Systems Therapy” (pp. 69–88) Chapter 6, “Strategic Family Therapy” (pp. 89–109) Chapter 7, “Structural Family Therapy” (pp. 110–128)
Gerlach, P. K. (2015). Use structural maps to manage your family well: Basic premises and examples. Retrieved from McNeil, S. N., Herschberger, J. K., & Nedela, M. N. (2013). Low-income families with potential adolescent gang involvement: A structural community family therapy integration model. American Journal of Family Therapy, 41(2), 110–120. doi:10.1080/01926187.2011.649110 Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases. Méndez, N. A., Qureshi, M. E., Carnerio, R., & Hort, F. (2014). The intersection of Facebook and structural family therapy volume 1. American Journal of Family Therapy, 42(2), 167–174. doi:10.1080/01926187.2013.794046 Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases. Nichols, M., & Tafuri, S. (2013). Techniques of structural family assessment: A qualitative analysis of how experts promote a systemic perspective. Family Process, 52(2), 207–215. doi:10.1111/famp.12025 Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases. Ryan, W. J., Conti, R. P., & Simon, G. M. (2013). Presupposition compatibility facilitates treatment fidelity in therapists learning structural family therapy. American Journal of Family Therapy, 41(5), 403–414. doi:10.1080/01926187.2012.727673 Note: Retrieved from Walden Library databases. Sheehan, A. H., & Friedlander, M. L. (2015). Therapeutic alliance and retention in brief strategic family therapy: A mixed-methods study. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 41(4), 415–427.

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