(Answered) NURS 6650 Week 4 Assignment: Structural Versus Strategic Family Therapies

To prepare:
 Review this week’s Learning Resources and reflect on the insights they provide on
structural and strategic family therapies.
 Refer to Gerlach (2015) in this week’s Learning Resources for guidance on creating a
structural family map.
The Assignment
In a 2- to 3-page paper, address the following:
 Summarize the key points of both structural family therapy and strategic family therapy.
 Compare structural family therapy to strategic family therapy, noting the strengths and
weaknesses of each.
 Provide an example of a family in your practicum using a structural family map. Note:
Be sure to maintain HIPAA regulations.
 Recommend a specific therapy for the family, and justify your choice using the Learning


Structural versus Strategic Family Therapies

Families are prone to experiencing various health problems that may demand therapeutic interventions. Family therapy is highly important as it aids in resolving family problems and preparing family members to adopt to major life changes such as marriage, separation, divorce, remarriage, loss of job, death, and so forth. It is through family therapy that the members identify their strengths and weakness and identify strategies to addressing them for improvement of family unit and communication (Nichols & Tafuri, 2013). There are various types of family therapy including structural and strategic therapy. This paper provides a comparison between the two therapies.

Comparison of Structural Family Therapy and Strategic Family Therapy

Structural family therapy (Structural FT) focuses on solving the patterns of interaction that cause family problems. Structural FT has it that psychological problems are key signs of dysfunctional family and treatment should not focus on individual member but on the entire family unit (Nichols& Tafuri, 2013). In Structural FT,…….Please click the icon below to purchase full  solution at $10