Select one of the following MFT models, and discuss its application to adolescents and their families.

Complete the following:

· From a Multidimensional Family Therapy framework, describe how neurological integration can be associated with adolescent depression, anxiety, or other presenting problems for adolescents. Consider what you read in Week One about trauma and its influence on brain functioning and development.

· Select one of the following MFT models, and discuss its application to adolescents and their families. Include the incorporation of creative expressive methods.

o Structural

o Narrative

o Solution-focused

o Bowenian

o Cognitive-behavioral family therapy

o Emotionally focused family therapy (EFFT)

 Review the MDFT website (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. Attached is the (MFT Models Application Paper Guideline- PLEASE READ)

Submit your assignment as a 5 page Microsoft Word document.

MFT Models Application Paper:

1. First: Visit mdft.orgLinks to an external site. to review objectives, treatment principles, etc. of multidimensional family therapy (MDFT) and view videos that describe approach for adolescents.

1. This paper is in two primary sections: (1) MDFT and neurological integration and (2) Applying one of the listed MFT models to work with adolescents and their families.

1. MDFT and Neurological Integration Section:

2. Consider the MDFT information and videos you’ve read/watched from the MDFT website, the Siegel videos you’ve watched, as well as the readings and resources from Week 1 on trauma and brain development.

2. Remember that problems arise more so when there is lack of neurological integration, which is also known as “disintegration.”

1. MFT Model Application Section:

3. Part 1: Select one of the models listed in the assignment page and discuss how you can apply it to a family with an adolescent. Use PRIMARY SOURCES ONLY here!! If you need help finding primary sources to use, reach out to me and I’ll see how I can help.

0. NOTE: If you want to discuss Cognitive Behavioral Family Therapy, make sure you discuss  CBFT  specifically, and do not merely talk about CBT (which is not systemic or relational and approaches therapy from an individualistic perspective). Likewise, if you are drawn to the Emotionally Focused perspective, you must discuss EFFT (which is for families), not EFT (which is for couples).

3. Part 2: Discuss how the model you’ve chosen can be integrated with one of the expressive therapies presented in this week’s readings and resources. Consider these questions: How do they work together, and how can the expressive therapy you’ve chosen (e.g. music therapy, art therapy, drama therapy, etc.) strengthen and complement your model?

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