is as essential to family therapy as it is to individual therapy. Although
families often present with one person identified as the “problem,” the
assessment process will help you better understand family roles and determine
whether the identified problem client is in fact the root of the family’s
issues. As you examine the Hernandez Family: Sessions 1-6 videos in this week’s
Learning Resources, consider how you might assess and treat the client family.
client families presenting for psychotherapy
week’s Learning Resources and reflect on the insights they provide on family
Hernandez Family: Sessions 1-6 videos, and consider how you might assess the
family in the case study.
guidance on writing a comprehensive client assessment, refer to pages 137–142
of Wheeler (2014) in this week’s Learning Resources.
a comprehensive client assessment of the Hernandez family the following:
abuse and/or trauma
item you are unable to address from the video should be marked “needs to be
added to” as you would in an actual comprehensive client assessment