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Post (using two concepts of Bowen’s family theory) a discussion and analysis of the events that occurred after Alec moved in with his grandmother up until Helen went to the hospital. If you used the concepts of structural family therapy, how would your analysis of the situation be different? Which family theory did you find to be most helpful in your analysis? Finally, indicate whether Satir’s or Minuchin’s model is the more strength-based model. Why? Alec moved into the home to provide assistance, however Alec has stolen medications and money from the home (Plummer, Makris, & Brocksen, 2013). Helen expressed concern regarding Alec’s drinking and his involvement with the law and has overall concerns with caring for Magda. Bowen’s family systems theory is used to identify familial patterns that may result in anxiety and offer possible solutions for defusing of this anxiety (Brown,1999). According to Brown, a fused relationship is when a person reacts to the “perceived demands” of other members in the family. This is a fused relationship because Helen

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