In six or more pages, provide a brief overview of the history of the selected model and its founders. Discuss essential ideas of the model, including assumptions and methods of the approach, as well as how these aspects factor into potentially conceptualizing and working with your case. Expand fully on the initial fit between the case and model that was touched upon in the Unit 3 assignment. Explore how the presenting issues in your case might be understood with your chosen model as well as how the model might be beneficial in working with the case. Cite professional and academic sources (textbooks, peer-reviewed articles, books by original theorists), and be sure to address the following topics and implications for your case.
In your Model Description (four or more pages) and Case Analysis (two or more pages) be sure to discuss:
History, Founders, and Essential Ideas
History, development, and founders of the approach.
Essential ideas of the model.
Model Characteristics
Include analysis of how these requirements are conceptualized in the model.
Role of the therapist.
Theory of change.
The target of intervention. Examine what or who is being targeted to effect change when the model as a whole is being used to intervene in a case.
The model’s ideas of normalcy, health, and pathology.
How the model might work with and be sensitive to the cultural and diversity factors.
How the underlying assumptions and tenets of this model align with it being a modern approach to therapy. Analyze whether this is a strength-based or deficit-based model and provide a rationale for your selection.
Examples of intervention from this approach.
Case Analysis
What are the benefits of the chosen model with this case?
How the case would be conceptualized according to the model.
Analyze how specific interventions from the model might impact the case.
When looking at the model chosen for your case, how do you attend to and account for the diversity and cultural factors?
Note: Incorporate the model characteristics into your case analysis as needed. A successful paper will demonstrate that you understand the main ideas of the approach as well as the underlying assumptions implicit in the model.
Use at least four references to complete this assignment, two of which should be the required textbooks for the course. Please remember to use original sources throughout to support your assertions and conclusions. That means if you are discussing structural family therapy, for example, you will want to cite the work of the founder (in this case, Minuchin). Support your ideas with research, textbook citations, and anecdotes. Examples of primary journals for research and reference include:
Family Process.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.
Journal of Strategic and Systemic Therapies.
Journal of Family Psychology.

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