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important than techniques (Corey, 2009) Assessment of need for treatment planning: Are there unwanted or unhealthy behaviors present in the family system that are a result of the family's inability to function? (Corey, 2009) Are those behaviors indicative of generation patterns? (Corey, 2009) Assessment of counseling progress: Are the trouble behaviors decreasing? (Corey, 2009) Are the tools and techniques that the family has learned being used to promote function within the family system? (Corey, 2009) Multicultural Strengths and Shortcomings: Strengths many cultural groups put a great emphasis on the extended family unit (Corey, 2009) in counseling, the culture of the family as well as the family's individual culture are examined and interventions are customized to meet the specific family's needs (Corey, 2009) Weaknesses balancing the individual within the group with respect to non-Western cultures (Corey, 2009) Research Supporting the Effectiveness: inclusion of all members of the family system gives therapists a fresh way to view pathology as a shared rather than individual problem (Corey, 2009) effective in the treatment of juvenile sex offenders (Erickson, 2008)
Limitations/Criticisms: overemphasis on the family system may result in the unique characteristics of the individual members being overlooked (Corey, 2009) concern with the well-being and function of the system may overshadow the therapist’s view of the needs and functioning of the individuals in the system (Corey, 2009) counselors must be cultural competent, never assuming that Western models of family are universal (Corey, 2009) practitioners with a Westernized concept of the family may overlook the important role of the extended family when working with other cultures (Corey, 2009) References: Corey, G. (2009). Theory and practice of counseling and psychotherapy (8th ed.). Mason, OH: Cengage Learning. Erickson, C. J. (2008). The effectiveness of functional family therapy in the treatment of juvenile sexual offenders (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from (Order number 3330801)