A Counseling Model Applied
The Quest family is at a place where they are receptive to counseling. Paul and Jane are in agreement that they need help with their family. Jane feels that she has two separate families that she is trying to mend into one. Paul spends a lot of his time working and out of the home which leaves Jane to take care of the house. The issues observed circle around the care of the two boys, Jason and Luke. Paul and Jane want to find help for their family. However, they cannot seem to agree on the needs of the boys.
Amy and Ann have their own lives that they are trying to live. It seems as if they resent their mother because of all her attention towards the boys. The girls may even feel that the boys separated their family or took away mother-daughter time. Paul and Jane have their ideas of how to provide extra care and time for the boys. Both parents do not seem to be coming to a common ground of what to do.
There is an obvious division within this family system. There needs to be effective techniques in place to help the Quest family develop positively as one family unit. Each person within this family needs to have a proper role in making the proper changes to move forward.
For the structural model of counseling, I believe that the Quest family has to be taken through the proper techniques such as-“joining, accommodation, working with family interactions, tracking sequences, enactments, intensifying, boundary making, restructuring, reframing, issuing directives, and family mapping” ( Bitter, Long, & Young, 2010).
With each model of therapy, there is a goal to identify the problem and move toward change to lessen the issue. I would use the structural therapy model to help the Quest family change in a more functional manner. “Structural family therapy aims to identify the present...