Socw 6121 week 2 – discussion 2: circumplex model | SOCW 6121 – Advanced Clinical Social Work Practice II | Walden University


Discussion 2: Circumplex Model

Understanding the level of cohesion of a family system is important in order to determine an effective treatment plan. Olson (2000) developed the Circumplex Model, which has been used in the areas of marital therapy and with families dealing with terminal illness.

For this Discussion, you again draw on the “Cortez Family” case history.

Provide a 250-word discussion Post covering the following content topics, and headings:

–  A description of the Circumplex Model of Marital and Family Systems and how it serves as a framework to assess family systems. 

– Apply this framework in assessing the Cortez family. Use the three dimensions (cohesion, flexibility, and communication) of this model to assess and analyze. 

– Describe how assessing these dimensions assists the social worker in treatment planning.

Must contain at least 3 references and citations from the Learning Resources defined above being sure to reference all 3 resources.