Assignment 2: Family Analysis and Case Conceptualization (5 points)
Students will complete an in-depth analysis of the information gained in the family genogram in Assignment 1.
Review the assigned case study in Week 9. Select a treatment model for your case. Construct a basic genogram of the family in the case, develop a Case conceptualization based on your model of choice, and respond to the questions as indicated below in a scholarly format addressing the following criteria.
1. Introduce the family indicated in the case. Include any pertinent information presented.
2. Show structure of family members
a. Draw the generations identified in the case study.
b. Use only standardized genogram symbols.
c. Use key terms to interpret the family dynamics and communication and how it impacts the family
3. Interpret the familyâ€™s patterns and functioning between and within generations.
a. Provide specific examples to explain the familyâ€™s relationship with each other i.e., relationship dynamics between generations and intergenerational and family member roles
b. Use key terms to interpret life events like marriages, divorces, transitions, traumas, family secrets and critical life changes
4. Develop a Case Conceptualization using the model of your choice
a. Include all identifying client information as indicated in the case.
b. Include all evidence of the core concepts and related information of the family in the case, based on your selected model.
5. In scholarly format, respond to the following:
a. Describe how you would conduct the first session of therapy based on your chosen model of therapy. Include at least three questions you would ask, and how you would establish the initial goals of therapy. Note: A complete response demonstrates congruence between the clinical model and clinical choices in questions and goal setting. Be specific in the actual question and proposed answer.
b. Kathy returns for a follow up session. In this session, she mentions to you that she sometimes wonders if she can â€œgo onâ€ or if sheâ€™s â€œmade a terrible mistakeâ€ in her life. What are your next steps? A complete answer includes specific questions the PMNHP would ask the client with specific steps you would take based on the responses.
6. Paper should be in narrative format, 3 to 5 pages excluding the title and reference page.
7. Include an introductory paragraph, purpose statement, and a conclusion.
8. Include level 1 and 2 headings to organize the paper.
9. Write the paper in third person, not first person (meaning do not use â€˜weâ€™ or â€˜Iâ€™) and in a scholarly manner. To clarify: I, we, you, me, our may not be used.
10. Include three professional peer-reviewed scholarly journal references to support the paper and be less than five (5) years old.
11. APA format required (attention to spelling/grammar, a title page, a reference page, and in-text citations).
12. Submit the assignment to Turnitin prior to the final submission, review the originality report, and make any needed changes.
13. Submit by the posted due date.
Assignment 2: Family Analysis and Case Conceptualization Grading Tool (5 Points)
Family Interpretation and Family Structure
Thoroughly defines the family, including its structure, function, culture and means of communicating. Describes key family members in detail illustrated on the genogram.
Inadequately defines the family, including its structure, function, family culture and means of communicating. Describes some key family members illustrated on the genogram.
Poor explanation of the family, its structure, function, culture, or its means of communicating. Does not describe key family members illustrated on the genogram.
Genogram Symbols and Structures
Detailed genogram that correctly utilizes standardized symbols, lines, and structures to describe family structure and characteristics, pertinent dates, and other demographic information. Provides a legend.
Genogram lacks detail but correctly utilizes standardized symbols, lines, and structures to describe family structure and characteristics, pertinent dates, and other demographic information. Provides a legend.
Missing significant information and/or family members, has significant genogram formatting errors, missing details to describe family structure and characteristics, pertinent dates, and other demographic information. Does not provide a legend.
Family Dynamics and Emotional Relationships
Thoroughly interprets the generational and intergenerational family dynamics and family roles. Thoroughly describes emotional patterns illustrated on the genogram. Consistently uses key terms to describe patterns and emotional bond between family members and /or entities.
Occasionally summarizes insight derived from intergenerational relationships, attachment patterns, and other relationships identified on the genogram. Describes some emotional patterns illustrated on the genogram. Occasionally uses key terms to describe the emotional bond between family members and /or entities.
Little or no insight-derived from family dynamics or does not consistently identify information on the genogram. Undeveloped explanation of the familyâ€™s emotional patterns. No clear association between the genogram and the interpretation provided.
All identifying client information included in the template of the selected model. It includes several supporting details and/or examples.
Limited client information included in the template of the selected model. It includes limited supporting details and/or examples.
Little to no client information included in the template of the selected model. Little to no details and/or examples are given.
Core Concepts and Information Related to Selected Model
Information clearly relates to selected model. Demonstrates strong evidence of understanding of the core concepts and related information of the selected model. Conveys understanding through correctly entered data.
Limited information clearly relates to the selected model. Demonstrates limited evidence of understanding of the core concepts and related information of the selected model. Conveys limited understanding through data entered.
Little to no description of information related to the selected model. Little to no evidence of understanding of the core concepts and related information of the selected model.
All references are from a relevant professional peer-reviewed scholarly journal, within a 5-year timeframe, or a classic/ historical source.
Most references are from a relevant professional peer-reviewed scholarly journal, within a 5-year timeframe or a classic/historical source.
Some references are from non-peer-reviewed scholarly sources or older than 5-years.
Up to 10% of the assigned points (total points of assignment) can be deducted from the earned points for errors in APA style [title page, introduction, purpose statement, level heading, conclusion, references, citations, and format], spelling, and/or grammar.