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Week 7 Reading - FAD 3432 Chapter 8: Family Distress Model:...

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FAD 3432 Chapter 8: Family Distress Model: A Conceptual and Clinical Application of Reiss’ Strong Bonds Finding I. Family Therapy, Family Systems Medicine, and the Social Support Literature a. In the past, no clear distinctions were made between “normal” family activities and activities that were meant to deal with problems that confront the family. i. Since most clinicians dealt with families that were in distress, they assumed that the patterns observed were the consistent style that they family used to relate to one another and to outsiders. II. The Family Distress Model a. The FDM presents the components and their relationship to one another, which families experience when trying to move toward their specific goals and at the same time contend with upsetting events. b. Family’s Stable Patterns i. Families develop stable patters of interacting with one another and with outsiders. 1. Reduces confusion and increases the efficiency of family life. 2. Reflects priorities and goals. 3. Shapes further generations. ii. Includes the 5 R’s which strengthens identity. 1. Linked to family’s self perception. 2. Reflects sense of unity. c. Pattern Disrupted and Family Experiences Distress (Problem) i. Distress occurs anytime there is a disruption in the patterns that the family believes are the normal and preferable way of living. 1.
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Week 7 Reading - FAD 3432 Chapter 8: Family Distress Model:...

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