GUIDELINES for the Genogram/EcoMap Writing Assignment (GEWA):
Each student is expected to interview an individual/couple/family and compose a family case study. The GEWA should be a minimum of five pages, a maximum of six pages, excluding the title, abstract and reference pages and the genogram and ecomap. The genogram and ecomap should be the six page. Five recent peer-reviewed articles must be referenced starting 2015 to the present. I need accessible articles I can print to hand to the professor. Please write in APA format and reference page (s)number.

The GEWA must follow the following guidelines: Family Interview and Assessment, Clinical Hypothesis, Therapeutic Approach, Summary, Genogram, Ecomap and References.

The Family Interview and Assessment (20%) includes a family interview. If you are unable to meet with a family you may meet with an individual. Follow these guidelines to conduct the interview: Gather all relevant demographic information related to the immediate family: gender, age, ethnicity, education, occupation, socioeconomic position, and, if relevant, migration history. Include pertinent history regarding medical, developmental, psychiatric, and substance use (history and current use) history. Identify significant events and relationships: births, deaths, marriages, divorces, moves, and accidents. Identify the “problem” and the “identified patient” (IP). Recount the history of the “problem.” Be specific. When did the problem begin? Identify corresponding events. How does the “problem” impact the relationships between family members and the overall functioning of the family? As you learn about the “problem,” be sure to identify family members’ perceptions of the problem and what created it and sustains it. Identify why the individual or family is seeking help now and what each member hopes to get from the family therapy experience. Identify strengths and resources that may help this family find relief from the “problem.” Identify interactional patterns between people.

Compose a Clinical Hypothesis (5%). Assess the functioning of this family. The assessment should include the following points: identify ways in which the family relationships are or could be related to the presenting problem in both adaptive and maladaptive ways. Form one tentative clinical hypothesis about what you feel may be the cause of the “problem” within the family. Describe and state your hypothesis clearly.

Determine your Therapeutic Approach (25%). Consider the following family therapy models discussed in class: psychodynamic, systems, structural, strategic, experiential, or solution-focused. Choose one of the models to use as an approach to treatment with the above stated individual or family. Begin by writing a summary statement about the model (include the basic assumptions/concepts of the model). Provide a rationale for choosing this model. Identify the goals of therapy, describe one intervention and specify it to this family. Provide an expected outcome.

Choose one of the models below

Therapeutic Approaches for Genogram/EcoMap Writing Assignment:
Approach: Theorist: Relevant Concepts: Interventions: Goal(s):

Psychodynamic Alfred Adler MODEL
1. Lifestyle Assessment:
a.Parenting Style
b.Family Constellation / Birth Order
c.Early Recollections
d.Basic Mistakes
e.Organ Inferiority
f. “The Question”: Function of the Symptom
2. Establish an Egalitarian Relationship
3. Assess Lifestyle & Private Logic
4. Encourage Insight & Self-Understanding
5. Educate & Reorient Insight
6. Initial crisis symptoms are addressed ;
Symptoms r/t the presenting problems are reduced; Social interest and functioning in life tasks most closely r/t the problem and on other key areas of functioning are increased.