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    • STRUCTURAL FAMILY THEORY David Potts
    • Origins and Social Context
      • Salvador Minuchin
      • Pediatric physician from Argentina
      • Israeli Army
      • Psychoanalytic practice
      • New York State Wiltwyck School for Boys
      • Work with delinquent boys
      • Post WWII
      • Theory applied to non-traditional inner city families
      • Suitable for families with single parenthood, illness, acting-out members, drug addiction, crime, and violence
    • Origins and Social Context
      • In common with cognitive and behavioral theories
      • Complimentary to Family emotional systems theory
      • Concrete interventions
      • Structural functionalism
      • Social institution
    • Major Concepts
      • Subsystems
      • Executive Authority
      • Boundaries
      • Rules
      • Roles
      • Triangles
      • Flexibility
      • Alliances
      • Communication
      • Other Concepts
    • The Nature of Problems And Change
      • Power Imbalances
      • Subsystem Boundaries too rigid or too diffuse
      • Disengaged Members
      • Enmeshed Members
      • Pervasive Conflict
      • Failure of the System to Realign
      • Member Resistance
      • Action Precedes Understanding
    • Assessment And Interventions
      • Social Worker / Client Relationship
      • Assessment
      • Intervention
      • Repetition
      • Supporting System Strengths
      • Relabeling
    • Assessment and Interventions (cont.)
      • Problem Tracking
      • Teaching Stress Management Skills
      • Discussion and Mutual Decision Making
      • Manipulating Space
      • Sculpting
      • Communication Skills Training
      • Role Plays
      • Role Reversals
      • Ending Structural Interventions
    • Spirituality In Structural Family Theory
      • Focused on organization rather than family life
      • Theory does not explore belief systems
      • Effects more important than content
    • Attention To Social Justice Issues
      • Focus on change issues related to poverty, unemployment, discrimination, and other forms of social injustice
      • Families not receptive to office based needs, weither for cultural reasons or because they do not have transportation resources
      • Two tier: Primary focus on structure of family intervention and secondary focus family invited to participate in multiple family support group meetings
    • Evidence in Effectiveness
      • 10 year study
      • Results vary
      • Children with health issues
      • Children with ADHD/Hyperactivity Disorder
      • Substance Abuse
      • Adolescents with behavior problems
    • Criticisms Of The Theory
      • De-emphasizes emotional lives
      • Biases on appropriate family structure
      • Cross Cultural considerations
      • Avoiding Assumptions
    • Conclusion
      • Architecture of a given family considered
      • Help families with multiple problems
      • Used in case management
      • Environmental interventions
      • Used for over 40 years and continued today as society is rapidly changing
    • References
      • Walsh, J. (2006). Theories For Direct Social Work Practice. Thomson Brooks/Cole. Belmont, CA.
      • http://www.minuchincenter.org . retrieved March 1, 2009.