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Communication with David, the father, is limited, so he could definitely benefit from being included in this model and improving his communications skills. Assessing the three dimensions guides the social worker in planning treatment and creating patient centered goals by assessing gaps in the family dynamics. In the case of the Cortez Family, communication within the family is
very limited. The family also lacks cohesion or togetherness. This model would assist the clinician in identifying these problems and creating a treatment plan that will assist the family in addressing these issues so that they can achieve their treatment goals. Reference Olson, D. H. (2000). Circumplex Model of Marital and Family Systems. Journal of Family Therapy, 22(2), 144–167. Note: You will access this article from the Walden Library databases. Plummer, S.-B., Makris, S., & Brocksen, S. (Eds.). (2013). Sessions case histories. Baltimore, MD: Laureate International Universities Publishing. “The Cortez Family” (pp. 23–25)

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