Salazar Case Report #1 Structural Family Therapy
The purpose of this case report is to explore and analyze the Salazar family from the perspective of Structural Family Therapy. Using the Nichols (2009) text and the Gehart (2017) text as needed, and 2 other required peer-reviewed sources, write a 3 page case report. Discuss their family functioning from a Structural perspective. In this case report, please use the following required headings: Introduction; Subsystems; Boundaries; Enactments; Conclusion. See below for a detailed outline of what should be included in this essay:
Introduction – introduce the topic of the paper and indicate what will be discussed in the body.
Subsystems First, describe this concept according to Structural theory. Then, discuss the specific subsystems that exist within the family and evidence/examples to support your assertions. Also, please discuss the real and potential impact of those healthy or unhealthy subsystems. Please use examples and be specific.
Boundaries First, describe this concept according to Structural theory. Then, discuss the type of boundaries that exist in the family (nuclear and extended family). Please share evidence and examples to support your assertions. Student should specifically discuss to what degree boundaries between the different family members are clear, enmeshed, or rigid. Also, please discuss the negative consequences and/or damage that any unhealthy boundaries may be causing to the Salazar family. Please use examples and be specific.
Enactments First, describe this concept according to Structural theory. Then, examine what enactments are observed within the family while theyre in sessions. Speak about whether these enactments reveal aspects of the family that they might be unaware of in their daily life. From what you see of the Salazar family, how would you map, track, and modify the family structure? Please use examples and be specific.
Conclusion provide a few brief closing sentences to conclude the essay.