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Running head: GEWA 1 The Genogram/EcoMap Writing Assignment (GEWA) Name Institution
GEWA 2 Abstract In every society, people are faced with different problems. Such problems can be financial, pychologicalwhile pothers are just struggling ith the diseases. In this scenaripo, a mother of three younf adults is struggling to take care of her children. 47 year old Bridhet is taking care of her children alone after she had been divorced. Life has been difficult for her because she had been dependngo on her husband. She has to find ways of finding for her family makine life quite difficult in this situatition. It is importanty to identify the problem in this case and then develop a hypothesis and a possible solution to th [problem. The solution can only be developed throuyfh the use of an appropriate approach. I discussed with her the purpose of the interview and the assessment which was purely academic and that all the information would be maintained confidential without any need for diagnosis or any test. The verbal consent was received and therefore I interviewed the mother who gave me the information that I wanted about the family Keywords: therapy, family, assessment, family probnlems, interview The Family Interview and Assessment
GEWA 3 The family that I interviewed was a family being raised by a single mpother. I went into their house to introduce myself and state my intentions. Inm the house I gotTerry, who was the mother of three children who had gone to school and her husband was not around. The family consists of three children of 13, 15 and 18 years of age. The children's names are peter Massey and Alex. The mother was married before but was divorced around three years ago nobody else lives in the family apart from the mother and her children. The family live in a single house with all the three children having their own rooms. However, they have their relatives around the Area ABD THEY CAN Trace their geerations made up of uncles and cosines. The graph below shows their relationship. When it comes to occupation and educational background, the mother is a caregiver who works in various home visiting her her clients. The father used to be a truck driver who rarely stayed at home according to the mother. He is currently in Texas. The mother mostly gets extra income through performing caregivers' duties in various forms so as to provide for the family.s the family has lived in California before moving to Minnesota 3 years ago.The oldest child has problems integrating with the family members because he likes staying out with his friends and he mostly comes home very late. The younger siblings are usually told to do the dishes and their mother encourages them to do well in school so that they can get better jobs.

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