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The signature assignment for this course is an eight page
paper in APA format with cited research. This is a working paper,
which means you build on a portion of it each module.
Writing expectations include competency in the following:
Verb Tense and Agreement
Focus and Organization
Thesis Statement & Conclusion
You should use a minimum of 6-8 academic sources in support of
your Signature Assignment. The Signature Assignment:
Must be double-spaced with 1-inch margins and typed in
12-point Times New Roman
Your Essay should have a Cover Page and a Reference Page
Essays should be proofread for spelling and grammar mistakes
Essays should be in APA style
You must cite all texts used, including page numbers to avoid
Your essay must have a thesis statement and conclusion that
are both supported by research and analysis.
Watch a video:
Assessment and Treatment of Psychological Disorders: 8-Video
Series | The Legacy of Unresolved Loss: A Family Systems Approach
by Monica McGoldrick. (Video File) Retrieved from Psychotherapy.net
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in the Touro Library. (Watch session one).
Please answer the following questions:
1. Please describe the process of communication (module 1) you
see that this family uses. Explain it by using the terminologywe
learned during the first module, such as decoding,encoding,
transactional analysis, Maslow’s
hierarchy, to name only a few.
2. explain how their process of communication is causing the
3. Discuss/speculate about how each family member may have
developed their particular communication style (based on
4. Comment on the emotional communication styles of each
Family member (module 4).
5. Based on module 5 discussion of listening, what would you say
about each family member in their ability to listen? Why do
they haveproblems listening to each other?
6. On a scale of 1-10, 10 being a high level of trust, what level is
this family at? What would you do to promote more trust in the
7. Comment on the nonverbal communication styles of each
family member – include tone of voice, posture, eye contact
and other gestures as well. How did these gestures compliment
or take away from the communication.
8. Would Michelle be likely to share any problems with peers with
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9. Make some concluding remarks about the therapeutic process
for this family as it relates to communication.
Some of the references from this course:
Buckley, B., & Buckley, B. (2003). Children’s Communication Skills : From Birth to Five Years. Florence, US: Routledge. Retrieved from Ebook Central in the Touro library. (From Chapter 1
Beebe, B., & Steele, M. (2013). How does microanalysis of mother-infant communication inform maternal sensitivity and infant attachment? Attachment and Human Development, 15(5/6), 583-602. doi:10.1080/14616734.2013.841050.
Seikkula, J., Laitila, A., & Rober, P. (2012). Making sense of multi-actor dialogues in family therapy and network meetings. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 38(4), 667-87. Retrieved from ProQuest Central in the Touro library
Paz, I. Playing Language Games with the Bovarys: The Shift from Monologue to Dialogue in Couples-Therapy Through the Lens of Literary Lovers.It can be found either by “googling” the title or the direct link is: https://ifpe.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/irit-paz.pdf
Olson, M. E., Laitila, A., Rober, P., & Seikkula, J. (2012). The shift from monologue to dialogue in a couple therapy session: Dialogical investigation of change from the therapists point of view. Family Process, 51(3), 420-35.
Bloch, A. (2011). Communication and Congruence Video – Virginia Satir. Thinking Allowed Productions. Retrieved from Counseling and Therapy in video, volumes I-III in the Touro Library.
Chapter 1 in Barish, K. (2009). Emotions in child psychotherapy : An integrative framework Oxford. Oxford: Oxford University Press. EBSCO eBook collection in the Touro Library
Knapp, M. L., & Hall, J. A. (2013). Nonverbal Communication. Boston: De Gruyter Mouton. Retrieved from EBSCO books in the Touro library. (Read Chapter 15)
Knapp, M. L., & Hall, J. A. (2013). Nonverbal Communication. Boston: De Gruyter Mouton. Retrieved from EBSCO books in the Touro library (Read Chapter 17)