Research Papers On Key Ethical Issues in Marital and Family Therapy
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Key Ethical Issues in Marital and Family Therapy
8 pages in length. In defining the role that ethics plays in family and marital psychotherapy, one must view the psychoanalysis program as a whole in order to determine what should and should not be expected of a counselor. Maintaining an impeccable ethical standard is of the utmost importance in the family and marital counselor's role. The problem in not maintaining a high standard of ethics lies not only in the fact a counselor might lose one's license, but the fact that unethical treatment could do irreparable damage to the client as well. For this reason this paper will consider what the three key ethical problems might be that are specific to the practice of marital and family therapy. Bibliography lists 6 sources.
A 12 page examination of the history and central features of Marital and Family Therapy as a social movement and an institution. Significant trends and contributions are highlighted including : Structural Family Therapy, Strategic Family Therapy, Transgenerational Family Therapy, and Behavioral Family Therapy. The writer also provides a brief overview of treatment modalities that have developed under the umbrella of marriage and family therapy and formulates a theory of marital and family therapy based upon the "better parts" of that which already exists. Bibliography lists 11 sources.
This is a 7 page tutorial language paper on the moral, legal and ethical issues involved in pre-marital sex. Original church rules regarding pre-marital sex were made in the first century when societies were vastly different. In today’s society people are choosing to have pre-marital sex but still feel that couples should be emotionally mature and committed to each other. Bibliography lists 7 sources.
This 20 page paper provide an overview of the issues related to marital rape, including the legal and social evolution of the problem or concept, the issue of fraud in the legal practice (including the use of determinations of marital rape in marital dissolution) and other pertinent perspectives related to the problem. This paper introduces both legal and social theories related to the reemergence of claims of marital rape and the social implications. Bibliography lists 20 sources.
An 8 page paper that discusses several issues in family therapy. The paper begins with an explanation of the Milan Systemic Therapy approach and how it evolved; The next section compares and contrasts postmodernism and social constructionism in terms of family therapy. Paradoxes, directives and paradoxical directives are defined. The key elements in solution-focused brief therapy and solution-oriented therapy are explained. Narrative therapy is discussed including some of the techniques. Bibliography lists 8 sources.
A 10 page research paper comparing two forms of family therapy: Ericksonian hypno-therapy and brief family therapy. Detailed analysis are presented concerning the use of hypnosis in Ericksonian therapy and the traditionally short time span associated with brief family therapy. Specific techniques and outcomes are detailed when using these therapeutic approaches. Bibliography lists 9 sources.
William Wycherley's The Country Wife and Richard Brinsley Sheridan's School for Scandal both consider the structure and standards for marriage and the marital values that shape family life through the actions of their main characters. This 8 page paper considers the issues of marriage and marital values presented in these two works and relates the specific components of character development to the larger moral position of the society. No additional sources cited.
This is a 9 page paper using a qualitative approach to study cognitive behavioral therapy versus family therapy for treatment of anorexia nervosa. A qualitative study of cognitive behavioral therapy versus family therapy for treatment of anorexia nervosa includes various non-experimental components. Firstly, a statement of the problem introduces the prevalence of anorexia and the need for successful treatment in this disease which claims over 10 percent of those diagnosed. The statement of the problem is then followed by the purpose for the study, if any assumptions can be made and a qualitative review of the current methods of therapies. Several therapies have been used in the treatment of patients with anorexia which includes cognitive behavioral therapy, individual and group therapy, family therapy and pharmacotherapy as well as nutritional counseling. In this study, an assessment of the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy and that of family therapy are examined through a comparative view of current literature. Bibliography lists 23 sources.
This 25 page research paper considers the case scenario of John, a 19-year-old father, who faces multiple challenges, such as the need to find employment and provide support for his young son. This discussion of this case scenario considers this referral to family therapy from multiple perspectives. In Part 1, ethical, social and cultural issues, as well as relevant questions and challenges that should be answered and/or addressed within the context of therapy, are considered. Part 2 considers the theoretical and ethical grounds that are pertinent to the four possible approaches to therapy that are described in Part 1. Bibliography lists 26 sources.
This 16 page paper responds to specific student-provided questions. The essay describes and discusses aspects of family systems theory, structural family therapy, constructive family therapy, narrative therapy, solutions-focused and strengths-based approaches. The writer comments on reflection. The last section discusses working with children and adolescents using a constructive framework. Bibliography lists 11 sources.