Structural Versus Strategic Family Therapies

Structural Versus Strategic Family Therapies

Structural Versus Strategic Family Therapies: Although structural therapy and strategic therapy are both used in family therapy, these therapeutic approaches have many differences in theory and application. As you assess families and develop treatment plans, you must consider these differences and their potential impact on clients. For this Assignment, as you compare structural and strategic family therapy, consider which therapeutic approach you might use with your own client families.

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Students will:

路 Compare structural family therapy to strategic family therapy

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路 Justify recommendations for family therapy

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In a 2- to 3-page paper, address the following:

路 Summarize the key points of both structural family therapy and strategic family

therapy.

路 Compare structural family therapy to strategic family therapy, noting the

strengths and weaknesses of each.

路 Provide an example of a family in your practicum using a structural family map.

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路 Recommend a specific therapy for the family, and justify your choice using the

Learning Resources for Structural Versus Strategic Family Therapies

Required Readings

Nichols, M. (2014). The essentials of family therapy (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

  • Chapter 5, 鈥淏owen Family Systems Therapy鈥 (pp. 聽聽聽聽聽69鈥88)
  • Chapter 6, 鈥淪trategic Family Therapy鈥 (pp. 聽聽聽聽聽89鈥109)
  • Chapter 7, 鈥淪tructural Family Therapy鈥 (pp. 110鈥128)

Gerlach, P. K. (2015). Use structural maps to manage your family well: Basic premises and examples. Retrieved from http://sfhelp.org/fam/map.htm

McNeil, S. N., Herschberger, J. K., & Nedela, M. N. (2013). Low-income families with potential adolescent gang involvement: A structural community family therapy integration model. American Journal of Family Therapy, 41(2), 110鈥120. doi:10.1080/01926187.2011.649110

M茅ndez, N. A., Qureshi, M. E., Carnerio, R., & Hort, F. (2014). The intersection of Facebook and structural family therapy volume 1. American Journal of Family Therapy, 42(2), 167鈥174. doi:10.1080/01926187.2013.794046

Nichols, M., & Tafuri, S. (2013). Techniques of structural family assessment: A qualitative analysis of how experts promote a systemic perspective. Family Process, 52(2), 207鈥215. doi:10.1111/famp.12025

Ryan, W. J., Conti, R. P., & Simon, G. M. (2013). Presupposition compatibility facilitates treatment fidelity in therapists learning structural family therapy. American Journal of Family Therapy, 41(5), 403鈥414. doi:10.1080/01926187.2012.727673

Sheehan, A. H., & Friedlander, M. L. (2015). Therapeutic alliance and retention in brief strategic family therapy: A mixed-methods study. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 41(4), 415鈥427. doi:10.1111/jmft.12113

Szapocznik, J., Muir, J. A., Duff, J. H., Schwartz, S. J., & Brown, C. H. (2015). Brief strategic family therapy: Implementing evidence-based models in community settings. Psychotherapy Research, 25(1), 121鈥133. doi:10.1080/10503307.2013.856044

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Psychotherapy.net (Producer). (2010). Bowenian family therapy [Video file]. Mill Valley, CA: Author.

Triangle Productions (Producer). (2001). Brief strategic therapy with couples [Video file]. La Jolla, CA: Author.