The Signature Assignment for this course will be an application of concepts explored throughout the course, and Module 6 in particular. To the best of your ability, briefly explain how an MFT would conceptualize Three Phases of Systemic Formulation in the context of your own family or a family you know well. Details can be fabricated if necessary. Use initials to identify members. This is a clinical, objective, observational analysis of the family system, explained in a third-person narrative. The genogram can be created in Word or drawn by hand and scanned in, but it must be included in the paper. Be sure to define and explore the following:
Explain the following examples of Systemic Formulation and how they are used: Genograms (construct one for your own family—a genogram is three generations deep)
The referral Deconstructing the problems
Beliefs and explanations Problem-maintaining patterns and feedback loops Emotions and attachments
Attached is a chapter of systemic formulation. PLEASE USE IT TO UNDERSTAND THE ASSIGNMENT
Writing Guidelines Must be double-spaced with 1-inch margins and typed in 12-point Times New Roman. Proofread for spelling and grammar. You must cite all sources used, including page numbers to avoid plagiarism.