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Model Selected: Postmodern Solution Focused

Please pick a movie you have viewed from the list— Please do not write a review of the movie, rather tie events of the movie to concepts of the model

Please use references from annotated bibliography as well as gehart 2014 text

Please read the second chapter in the Gehart’s text Mastering competencies in Family Therapy. These pages include important information that you will need to successfully complete the signature assignment, where you will have to reflect on specific ethical and legal considerations pertaining to your chosen model.

Main Task

Using the outline and annotated bibliography you developed in Week 10, the signature assignment requires you to, at a minimum:

Describe your model

How it is based in systems theory principles
How it is assumed that change occurs in the model
The role of the therapist in facilitating change
Any legal and ethical considerations unique to the model
With what clients or client problems does the model work/not work?
Outline the research support for your model

Articulate the ways in which the selected model is a good fit for you or why you chose the model

Strengths you have that will fit well with this model
Areas of improvement that you have identified that will make this model a better fit for you
Articulate the principles or concepts from the mental health recovery model that fit with your personal model

Apply the model to one of the families in one of the following movies

Assessment strategies related to the model
Treatment plan based on the model
Please choose one model among the following approaches:

Classical Models:

Structural (Minuchin)
Strategic (MRI, Jay Haley & Cloé Madanes, Milan*)
Experiential (Satir*, Symbolic-Experiential (Whitaker), EFT* (Susan Johnson), Internal Family Therapy* (Schwartz))
Contextual (Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy)
Psychoanalytic (Object relational* (Scharff & Scharff))
CBFT (Behavioral (Falloon*); CBFT* (Epstein, Dattilio, Gottman).
Postmodern Models:

Solution-focused (de Shazer & Insoo Kim Berg)
Solution-oriented (Bill O’Hanlon*)
Ericksonian (Milton Erickson*)
All three models are listed as solution-based in Gehart

Narrative (Michael White & David Epston)
Collaborative (Harlene Anderson)
*Please use at least one supplemental resource in the corresponding weeks when addressing this model in the signature assignment case presentation.

You can find these movies on Netflix (or other subscription video streaming website), Redbox (or video store), or at your local public library. Select a video not chosen in MFT5104.

The Man Without a Face
Fools Rush In
Bed of Roses
One Fine Day
The Rookie
Pure Country
Ever After
Runaway Bride
Sweet Home Alabama
Anna and the King
The Prince and Me
Save the Last Dance
While You Were Sleeping
A Walk in the Clouds
Father of the Bride I or II
My Big Fat Greek Wedding
Real Women Have Curves
Love & Basketball
Keeping the Faith
Antoine Fisher
Madea’s Big Happy Family
Madea’s Family Reunion
The Kids Are Alright

Your paper should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts that are presented in the course and provide new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Your response should reflect scholarly writing and current APA standards.

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