MFT 615 ASPP Psychoanalytic & Cognitive Behaviors Discussion
1)Discuss how family system’s dynamics impact the development of adolescent sexuality. Present 4 aspects of family structure and adolescent development that are important to remember and discuss how you would address these aspects in family therapy. Use the Family Therapy Model’s chart to assist in guiding your thinking.
2)After reading the four readings about gender and referencing the MFT Models chart, what are four key areas about gender that you feel are important for you to remember and what models of MFT would you find as valuable in integrating areas of gender in therapy practice?
Reading to Assist with questions if needed
Reading For Threaded Discussion 1:
Read Part XI – Katzman, D. K. (2016). Neinstein’s adolescent and young adult health care : a practical guide. Philadelphia, PA: Wolters Kluwer Health.
Chapters 4 & 5 Milevsky, A. (2014). Understanding Adolescents for Helping Professionals. New York, US: Springer Publishing Company. Retrieved from ebrary eBook in the Touro library
Greydanus, D. E., & Pratt, H. D. (2016). Human sexuality.International Journal of Child and Adolescent Health, 9(3), 291. Retrieve from ProQuest Central database.
Erin, C. D., & Friel, L. V. (2001). Adolescent sexuality: Disentangling the effects of family structure and family context. Journal of Marriage and Family, 63(3), 669-681. Retrieved from Proquest Database in the Touro Library
Reading For Threaded Discussion 2:
de Mendonça, J. S., Bussab, V. S. R., & Kärtner, J. (2019). Interactional synchrony and child gender differences in dyadic and triadic family interactions. Journal of Family Issues, 40(8), 959–981.
Fidalgo, A. M., Tenenbaum, H. R., & Aznar, A. (2018). Are there gender differences in emotion comprehension? analysis of the test of emotion comprehension.Journal of Child and Family Studies, 27(4), 1065-1074.
Pollitt, A. M., Muraco, J. A., Grossman, A. H., & Russell, S. T. (2017). Disclosure stress, social support, and depressive symptoms among cisgender bisexual youth.Journal of Marriage and Family, 79(5), 1278-1294.
Chapter 16 in Ratts, M. J., & Pedersen, P. B. (2014). Counseling for Multiculturalism and Social Justice : Integration, Theory, and Application (4). Alexandria, US: American Counseling Association. Retrieved from