Therapy with Couples in Step Families

Walden Applying Theoretical Interventions for Clients Experiencing Life Transition & Developmental Issues Paper

Walden University

Question Description



For this Discussion, consider a brief case history of a couple or family (this can be one with which you are familiar or a fictional couple). Begin to conceptualize the couple’s or family’s problem through your theoretical orientation and identify interventions that you might use. Search the web for social work peer reviewed articles that might be used to justify the interventions you selected.

Post a brief description of the couple or family case. Explain the theories and theory-based interventions to couples and families experiencing life transition and developmental issues you will apply to this case. Then,

  • Develop and justify treatment plans for the fictional couple or family experiencing life transition and developmental issues.
  • Conceptualize the couple’s or family’s problem through your chosen theoretical orientation.
  • Design a treatment plan including short- and long-term goals

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the resources.

Gurman, A. S., Lebow, J. L., Snyder, D. K. (2015). Clinical handbook of couple therapy. New York, NY: The Guilford Press.

  • Chapter 17, “Therapy with Couples in Step Families”
  • Chapter 18, “Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues in Couple Therapy”
  • Chapter 19, “Couple Therapy and Intercultural Relationship”