Modern Medical Intervention Model and Its Goodness of Fit

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HaibingXiao, YongquanZhou


In this study, challenges facing Joaquín’s family include the presence of a perceivably “nagging” wife (Jane), the presence of a husband who has been laid off recently (and currently works long days), and the husband’s persistent drinking. Notably, these problems threaten to destabilize the family in such a way that Joaquín’s loss of the job is likely to compromise the ability to provide for the family. Having found himself in a position where he feels to have let down the rest of the family, Joaquín is evidently guilty and these feelings are compounded by the case in which he insists that he deserves to relax (by drinking during weekends). Therefore, the Symbolic-Experiential Therapy is deemed as an appropriate model that might address the client family’s problems by focusing on some of the past trends of interaction, upon which emerging flaws might be unearthed. In relation to the use of solution-focused brief therapy, it is predicted that the postmodern model is worth applying to this client family case because its nature as a solution-focused approach implies that it promises to restore stability and positive interaction to the near and far future of Joaquín’s family.

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