Although structural therapy and strategic therapy are both used in family therapy, these therapeutic approaches have many differences in theory and application. As you assess families and develop treatment plans, you must consider these differences and their potential impact on clients. For this Assignment, as you compare structural and strategic family therapy, consider which therapeutic approach you might use with your own client families.

Although structural therapy and strategic therapy are both used in family therapy, these therapeutic approaches have many differences in theory and application. As you assess families and develop treatment plans, you must consider these differences and their potential impact on clients. For this Assignment, as you compare structural and strategic family therapy, consider which therapeutic approach you might use with your own client families.

In a 2- to 3-page paper, address the following:

· Summarize the key points of both structural family therapy and strategic family therapy.

· Compare structural family therapy to strategic family therapy, noting the strengths and weaknesses of each.

· Provide an example of a family in your practicum using a structural family map. Note: Be sure to maintain HIPAA regulations.

· Recommend a specific therapy for the family, and justify your choice using the Learning Resources.

References

Nichols, M., & Davis, S. D. (2020). The essentials of family therapy (7th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Chapter 4, “Bowen Family Systems Therapy” (pp. 56-71)

Chapter 5, “Strategic Family Therapy” (pp. 72-88)

Chapter 6, “Structural Family Therapy” (pp. 89-104

Low-Income Families With Potential Adolescent Gang Involvement: A Structural Community Family Therapy Integration Model

Wheeler, K. (Ed.). (2014). Psychotherapy for the advanced practice psychiatric nurse: A how-to guide for evidence-based practice. New York, NY: Springer.

“Genograms” pp. 137-142

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy With Sue Johnson

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