Family Therapy Course

Family Therapy Course

Family Therapy Course


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Create a case study of a couple or family presenting for therapy and an application of Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) to the case. This will include a description of the case study and presenting issue, a description of assessment procedures, treatment goals, interventions, and cultural consideration, and ethical considerations. Be sure to show how your assessment and treatment follows the protocol for the EFT model. Your submission will include the following components:

· Offer a presentation of the case study that includes couple demographics, dynamics, and a description of the presenting issue.

· Include a description of how you will apply the nine steps of EFT with this case, including the goals, tasks, and interventions at each step. During the first stage of EFT, be sure to discuss how you are reframing the presenting issue in the attachment context and how you would determine if EFT is an appropriate model for the couple. Also discuss how you will know it is time for termination.


· Include a discussion of how you are ensuring your implementation of the model is sensitive to culture, gender, and any other factors in a couple’s background (e.g., trauma)

· Discuss any self-of-the therapist reactions that you would have to manage if you were treating this couple as well as any other ethical concerns that you will consider.


Length: 8 pages, not including title and reference pages


References: Include a minimum of five scholarly resources.

You must proofread your paper. But do not strictly rely on your computer’s spell-checker and grammar-checker; failure to do so indicates a lack of effort on your part and you can expect your grade to suffer accordingly. Papers with numerous misspelled words and grammatical mistakes will be penalized. Read over your paper – in silence and then aloud – before handing it in and make corrections as necessary. Often it is advantageous to have a friend proofread your paper for obvious errors. Handwritten corrections are preferable to uncorrected mistakes.

Use a standard 10 to 12 point (10 to 12 characters per inch) typeface. Smaller or compressed type and papers with small margins or single-spacing are hard to read. It is better to let your essay run over the recommended number of pages than to try to compress it into fewer pages.

Likewise, large type, large margins, large indentations, triple-spacing, increased leading (space between lines), increased kerning (space between letters), and any other such attempts at “padding” to increase the length of a paper are unacceptable, wasteful of trees, and will not fool your professor.

The paper must be neatly formatted, double-spaced with a one-inch margin on the top, bottom, and sides of each page. When submitting hard copy, be sure to use white paper and print out using dark ink. If it is hard to read your essay, it will also be hard to follow your argument.