Family Interview and Genogram About the family interview: Each student will con
Family Interview and Genogram About the family interview: Each student will conduct ONE comprehensive family interview with an actual family (not within your own family system). The interview must be conducted utilizing the one or more of the following parameters: one family with two parents and at least two children one blended family with at least two children one couple that has been married for at least twenty years a single-parent family with at least two children, and include the family dynamics of the separated family member or the extended family support system (grandparents, aunts, uncles who co-parent children and form the family structure The following information should be assessed during the interviews and summarized in written form (approximately 13-15 APA pages of text, plus a genogram image). Suggestion: You can use these assessment points as your headings. 1) Structural Information (must be in narrative form) What are the names (first name only), ages, and birth order of all family members? What are the occupations and education levels of all family members (where appropriate)? What are the roles of each family member? What does the family like to do together? Who does each member spend most of his or her time with? Who makes decisions within the family and how are they made? 2) Developmental Information (must be in narrative form) What is the developmental stage of the family at this time? Are there any recent significant events/losses in the family? Are there any anticipated changes/transitions in the near future? How are these anticipated changes/transitions affecting the family? What are the current goals of the family, including what goals have already been met and how? What is the spiritual life/climate of the family like? 3) General Impressions (must be in narrative form) Who did the most talking and what might account for this? What are the family’s boundaries with the outside world? How affectionate is the family? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the family system? Is there any evidence of cutoffs, triangles, rituals, secrets, or multigenerational effects? Other comments/observations 4) Problem Identification With the couple/adults identify an issue occurring within the marriage or the family that can be addressed within a brief systems intervention format Literature Review. Address the issue identified as the focus of the interview through the research in the professional literature. 5) Theoretical Orientation/Literature Review (must be in narrative form) Based on the problem identified and the Literature Review, choose one Family Systems theory or one Marital Theory and briefly address your action plan of how you will work with the family or couple. 6) Problem/Theory Integration What interventions, if needed, would you recommend for the family? Explain rationale/clinical insight/concerns. Note: Besides your paper and your genogram graphic, do not forget to upload your signed consent form. The assignment is incomplete without it. About the Genogram: The genogram must account for at least four generations of each spouse’s family of origin. One generation must include the spouses themselves as the “identified persons” and the second generation must include his/her children. The third and fourth generations should include the spouses’ parents and the spouses’ grandparents. The inclusion of additional generations such as the couple’s own grandchildren (if appropriate) or great-grandparents, is encouraged but not required. Client consent should be obtained and included with the assignment and all names should be changed to protect privacy and confidentiality. Students should note generational trends and issues or problems (which can be both positive and/or negative). This might include things like divorces/remarriages, medical issues, psychiatric issues, education levels, career paths, cultural factors, etc. It is recommended that a color code system and an explanatory key be utilized for this purpose. Whatever key you use, make sure it is clear to you and thus, clear to the reader. The following websites may be helpful in completing this assignment:;

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