Success is not a “by chance” thing; it is intentional. Whether it is in our personal lives, school, or profession/work, success is something fostered through our own initiative. In fact, in the Leader Insights video, Amelia Manning talked about success as knowing what resources to draw upon, regardless of whether you are a student or leader. Resources can take many shapes and forms. Some resources are tangible things like tools and apps, while others may include people and services. Even our own skills, which we continually develop, can be considered a resource to help us achieve our goals.
This week, you are learning more about reading and retention in the textbook, in addition to exploring some of SNHU’s many amenities (resources) for students. Taking these things into consideration, and considering that success is intentional, work to address the following:
1. How does knowing more about yourself enable you to find the “right” resources to draw upon? Now, provide an example of a time when you talked yourself out of using a resource or asking for help. What caused that internal conversation to occur, or what made you hesitate? How might you overcome that hesitation in the future?
2. As you look at your available resources, what is one SNHU resource/amenity that you can draw upon to help you intentionally reach your goals? What is a resource outside of SNHU that will assist you as well? Explain why you chose these resources and how they will help you achieve intentional success.
Select a dysfunctional family from a movie, television show, book, or other common media.
Focus on one of the characters and answer the following questions:
If you were to counsel this person from a systemic perspective, would you be inclined to work with his or her entire family? Why or why not?
What are the themes that interest you the most in this case? Why?
How would you proceed as a family therapist in an initial session if you saw the entire family? What issues would you want to discuss with this family at the first meeting?
If you believed in the value of seeing the family as a unit for one or more sessions, how might you go about getting the entire family to come in? Assume that all agreed to attend one session. What would be your focus, and what would you most want to achieve in this family session?
What are the key dynamics of the family as a system? What does the family atmosphere seem like?
Do you see any aspects of yourself in this case? Can you identify with any of the family members? How do you think this similarity or dissimilarity would help or hinder you in working with this family?
(Optional) If you can find a clip on the internet that provides the rest of the class with a glimpse into the family interactions, it would be extremely helpful.
Please include in your answer some of the following “family systems” terminology: accommodating, family systems theory, boundary, functional family, coaching, fusion, closed family system, genogram, developmental lens, gender lens, detriangulation, identified patient, differentiation of self, joining, disengagement, meta frameworks, dysfunctional family, mistaken goals, emotional cutoff, multicultural lens, emotional divorce, multi-generational transmission process, enactment, multi-lensed family systems approach, enmeshment, nuclear family emotional system, organization lens, experiential therapy, open family system, paradoxical directive, patriarchy, family atmosphere, personal priorities, family constellation, process lens, family dysfunction, family life chronology, reframing, family life cycle, restraining, family myths, sequencing, family of origin, strategic therapy, family projection process, structural therapy, family rules, triangle, family sculpting, triangulation, family structure, teleological lens.