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    Salvador Minuchin was born in San Salvador, Argentina in 1921. His parents are Russian-Jewish immigrants and he has two younger siblings. When Salvador Minuchin was a child his family was forced into poverty due to the Great Depression (Miller, 2011). Minuchin is known for helping to establish Structural Family Therapy. In 1947, he got his degree in medicine and shortly after opened his own pediatrics practice. When Israel went to war during WWII, Salvador left his practice to join the Israeli army working as a Physician. When he came back from the army Minuchin went to the United States and studied Psychiatry, then he went back to Israel and focused on helping refugee children and being a part of creating programs for them. This made him become…

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    (foundation for the concept of sibling position). The observation dealt with the impact of development and behavior of sibling position. Overall people who grow up together are held in the same sibling predicament with mutual physiognomies. Societal emotional process defines how the emotional system oversees conduct on a social level, indorsing both liberal and reverting phases in a society. Cultural services are significant in how a society functions, but are inadequate for elucidation subside…

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    Structural Family Therapy

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    relationships are responsive and supportive to members of the family. Families with rigid boundaries will become disengaged, while families with diffuse boundaries will become enmeshed. In both these cases, interactions are less effective and can cause harm. Structural family therapists come to understand the interactions, intervene during enactments of situations to help families develop awareness about their interactions, and help them change their patterns. If families can bring about…

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    Every client in therapy is unique with their own story and presenting problem. One size does not fit all when it comes to therapy. This is why there are a variety of theoretical models to choose from when assessing how to best help a client. Structural family therapy is a model of therapy created by Salvador Minuchin which provides “a clear framework for understanding and treating families” by looking at a family’s structure and their patterns of interaction (Nichols, 1999, p. 140). The…

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    Structural therapy may be helpful to Philip if he willingly comes to therapy, commits and actively work with changing the family dysfunction. Assuming Philip is going to come and participate in therapy, I would want him to come in at least once a week initially. I would hesitate to do more than once a week because that would interfere with his life and maybe deter him from continuing to come. I would first want to work with him on his anger toward his father. Potentially having both of them in…

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    Hierarchies are present in all families; all families typically have reciprocal and complementary functions. These again, over time, become ingrained and established as norms beyond consideration of the purpose or effectiveness of such (Nichols, 2013). The way to glean a family’s structure is by observing the family interact with each other. Family subsystems are the result of generational, functional, and gender-related factors. They form invisible barriers that control the amount and type of…

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    A structural family therapist would focus on the family system when working with Hernandez family. Their family subsystem is considered as conflictually enmeshed relationship between parents and children, and having the close relationship between primary couple. AF has enmeshed relationship with her entire family as well. The structural therapist would more focus on how the quality of relationship affects power structure. Hierarchy is one of the most important considerations for working with the…

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    developing a theory of family structure and a set of guidelines to organize family therapy techniques. As he always says, families walk in using a very narrow part of themselves and it is up to us as family therapists to assist them in expanding their options for more adaptive ways of being, by assisting them in changing their structure. Going on to Slide 6. Now we will begin to discuss the structural family therapy theory. As I have said, structural family therapy provides you with a road map…

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    Isabelle Anne Romero, of Filipino decent, standing 5’3 inches was born October 10th, 2001, in Fresno California. Isabelle lives with both her parents and her younger sister Natalie most of the year. However half of the year her grandparents who are from the Philippines come and stay with her family. When they are in town it’s an absolute treat to everyone because of the homemade egg rolls that they generously share with the entire community. Isabelle playing both comp and varsity volleyball,…

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    Mark Danner, an editor for the New York Times magazine, recounts in The Massacre at El Mozote a horrific crime against humanity committed by a branch of the Salvadorian army. He gives multiple points of views and cites numerous eye witnesses to try and piece together something that has been tucked away by the government at the time. In December, of 1981, news reports were leaked to major newspapers in the united states about an atrocity committed and a total massacre of a hamlet in El…

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