Rodney Family Case Study
Read the following case study and imagine that you are going to conduct a first interview with this family.
Case Study: The Rodney family came to therapy because their son is a rebellious adolescent that is failing the 10th grade. The father has recently been laid off from his job as a distribution manager and the mother has had to return to work for a temporary agency as a receptionist, barely making minimum wage. Two other siblings are in the family, a 12-year-old daughter that is a model child, and a 10-year-old brother.
Write a 250-500 word paper that addresses the following:
- Discuss how you would build alliance with this family.
- Develop some hypothesis about the family patterns that you believe are maintaining the problem.
- Conclude by outlining your expectations for each phase of treatment.
While APA format is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected and in-text citations and references should be presented using APA documentation guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.