By Teresa McDowell
This quantity applies serious social theories to relatives remedy perform, utilizing sociopolitical context for a clearer concentrate on the ability dynamics of couple and relations relationships. Its decolonizing method of treatment is proven countering the pervasive cultural topics that provide privilege to precise teams over others, feeding unequal and oppressive relationships that convey households and to therapy. remedy is proven right here as a layered and nuanced technique, with practitioners constructing a moral human rights point of view towards their paintings as they relief consumers in negotiating for larger justice and fairness of their relationships. Breaking new flooring in kin remedy, using serious Social Theories to relations treatment demanding situations social staff, social paintings researchers, therapists and psychologists to push past present principles of social wisdom and cultural competence towards really liberatory client-centered practice.
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I am reminded of two supervisees with whom I worked. One was a white South African and the other was Indian. ” Interdisciplinary Approaches Analysis of multiple systems is necessary to analyze the impact of the social location on individuals and families. This type of knowledge requires us to go beyond the field of family therapy and bring back knowledge from other disciplines such as anthropology, women’s studies, law, political science, sociology, economics, education, and ethnic studies. , systems theory, postmodern philosophies).
References 23 1. Where and what did each of you learn about the meaning of money? Social class? 2. , degrees, work experience, social status) affected your attitudes toward work? Spending? Leisure time? Social groups? Saving? Taking risks? Moving if you chose to do so? 3. What are your family legacies around social class? How did that affect your family of origin? Current family? Relationships between family members? 4. What worries or fears do you have about money? In what ways does your partner contribute to alleviating or aggravating those fears?
By the time I was 8 years old, I understood it to be the way things are and felt the smack of unfairness it delivers. My father loved us fiercely. He demanded compliance and used coercive means to control my mother, all of the children, our extended family, and his employees. He acted out a one-up posture with most other men in the community. In many ways he was bigger than life. My brothers were granted male privilege in the family but also suffered brutal attempts by my father to usher them into patriarchy.
Applying Critical Social Theories to Family Therapy Practice by Teresa McDowell