Read “Topic 3: Vargas Family Case Study.” Based on the information gathered in the first three sessions, create a genogram for the Vargas family.
The genogram can be handwritten and scanned, completed as a PDF, or completed using Word tools to ensure it can uploaded to LoudCloud. Include the following in your genogram:
- All family members referenced in the full case study
- Include ages (if known), marriages, divorces, and deaths
- Substance use identified
- Mental illness identified
- All relationship dynamics
Conduct an interview with one or both of your parents about your family history. If family is not available to interview, please see your instructor for suggestions. If this is not possible, consider interviewing your spouse’s parents or another older family member such as grandparents, uncles, aunts, etc.
Note key family dynamics, relationship triangles, and relationship processes (instances of emotional fusion or reactive distancing, general level of differentiation in the family, etc.). Be sure to ask couples how they met and about their courtship.
Present your findings in an informal paper of 500-750 words.
Conclude by reflecting on your experience. Did the Bowen structure shed light on any family structures previously unknown?
APA style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
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