Applying Critical Social Theories to Family Therapy Practice by Teresa McDowell

By Teresa McDowell

This quantity applies severe social theories to kin remedy perform, utilizing sociopolitical context for a clearer specialise in the ability dynamics of couple and family members relationships. Its decolonizing method of remedy is proven countering the pervasive cultural issues that supply privilege to precise teams over others, feeding unequal and oppressive relationships that deliver households and to remedy. remedy is proven right here as a layered and nuanced strategy, with practitioners constructing a moral human rights viewpoint towards their paintings as they reduction consumers in negotiating for higher justice and fairness of their relationships. Breaking new floor in kinfolk treatment, utilizing serious Social Theories to kinfolk treatment demanding situations social employees, social paintings researchers, therapists and psychologists to push past present rules of social know-how and cultural competence towards really liberatory client-centered practice.

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Garcia and McDowell (2010) developed a tool for therapists to use with low-status clients when considering constraints and opportunities across multiple systems relative to social capital. Constraints might include limited transportation, language barriers, and lack of available social supports. Opportunities might include wealth of parents, educational degrees, and religious communities. Opportunities and constraints may coexist and be in direct conflict. For example, an adolescent may gain capital in his peer group by committing an illegal act or being the best at holding his liquor.

Black and Chicana feminisms are examples of social movements that challenge race and social class along with gender. ” While these waves have had a significant impact on women’s rights over time, it is important to recognize and acknowledge the everyday, every place resistance of women to male dominance. Resistance is often written out of history in favor of portraying the oppressed as helpless and able to be completely overpowered. Resistance may only be noticed when masses rise against oppressive forces, when in fact resistance is an everyday occurrence found everywhere.

Sam assumed they would always be able to recover financially if a risk did not pay off or their bank account was tapped for a vacation. Patrice struggled to spend time or money on what was not necessary and wanted to downplay their ability to do so. Social class might be missed among the many factors contributing to this couple’s struggles. Furthermore, therapeutic conversations regarding sexual orientation might have been limited to experiences of discrimination and homophobia as daily stressors.

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