•Assess client families presenting for psychotherapy

•Evaluate the effectiveness of therapeutic approaches for client families receiving psychotherapy

•Apply narrative family therapy concepts to client families with impaired family functioning

To prepare:

•Review this week’s media and consider the insights provided on family therapy.

•Reflect on the client families you are currently counseling at your practicum site.


1-Describe a client family you are counseling that you do not think is adequately progressing according to Expected Clinical Outcomes. Note: Do not use the client family members’ actual names.

2-Explain your Therapeutic Approach with the client family, including the perceived effectiveness of your approach.

3-Identify any Additional Information about this client family that may potentially Impact Expected Outcomes.