Report on Family System Tools

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Family System Tools 1 Report on Family System Tools BSHS 312 – Models of Effective Helping Dr. Adam Chidekel Report on Family System Tools The theory of family systems was introduced by Dr. Murray Bowen. The theory suggests that clients can’t be understood when separated from one another, but rather as a part of their family. Family is a unit of emotion and is systems of individuals that are interconnected and interdependent. The system is made of family that has each member play a role and rules to respect. The system members are expected to respond to each other in a certain way within their role, which is determined by their relationship agreements. Through the boundaries of the
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Family System Tools 2 system, patterns are created as certain family member's behavior cause other family member's behaviors in predictable ways. Keeping the same pattern of behaviors within a system may lead to balance in the family system, but also to dysfunction. The Family Floor Plan This is one of the basic techniques use in the family therapy. The family floor plan can be done in multiples ways. The traditional way will be to ask the parents to draw a family floor plan. Another common way to do it is to ask the parent to draw a family floor plan based on family history. This will help gather information across generation about issues from the past that could still affect the family. The last common use will be to have each member drawn one to see what they all view the family. This will bring out the level of comfort between the families, the rules they have and the space each member feel it have putting on evidence and subsystem the family may have. This should be use early in the therapy and prefer as a diagnose tool (Coppersmith, 1980). Family Cohesion Family cohesion is how the members of a specific family live together, and share feelings and emotions towards one another. Having family cohesion is a important factor in a family system so all members work together for the common good of the family. The balance of a family is determined by many factors. A balanced family is one that has strength and is
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