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Circumplex Model A description of the Circumplex Model of Marital and Family Systems and how it serves as a framework to assess family systems. Circumplex model of Marital and Family System plays an integral role, more in particular when working with families with diverse challenges (Olson, 2000). The tool is integral because it addresses flexibility, cohesion, and communication. The model is critical for treatment planning and assessment of family system. The primary goal for this model is to promote flexibility and provide balance among individuals with aim of creating ways of communicating effectively (Olson, 2000). Apply this framework in assessing the Cortez family. Use the three dimensions (cohesion, flexibility, and communication) of this model to assess and analyze. Paula Cortez family would significantly benefit from Circumplex model because they appear to lack the sense of togetherness and everyone appears to be in a mode of doing his/her own things. The family would benefit as a result of cohesion; family togetherness would bring

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