Family Case Study

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Background Literature Rosaline is a 32 year old secretary. She has one son Earl from a previous marriage. Earl is 10 years old and in the 5th grade. Rosaline’s current husband Carl is 35 years old. He works in the OR Room as a attendent Carl is currently incarcerated serving a two year prison sentence due to numerous traffic violations. Carl’s son Carl Jr in which they call “dude” is 12 years old and in the 7th grade. Earl has no contact with his biological father, which can have a grave impact on his behavior given his age. Earl does not understand and/or know why he does not have contact with his father. He looks at his mother for the answers and starts to laugh. Earl depicted some form of resistance when consultant ask who or what he was…show more content…
Separation, loss, and divorces is also noted within this family. I believe that Earl’s acting out is a result of his separation from his father. Carl Jr’s dad Carl which is Earl’s step-father is currently incarcerated. Rosaline’s stress level has probably intensified since Carl’s incarceration. Structural…show more content…
The communication style of the Taylor Family is flawed. The Taylor Family possess a masked and indirect form of communication. Within the “Parental Subsystem” Rosaline and Carl do not discuss in ways to effectively discipline Earl. Carl noted that Rosaline would spank Earl most of the time, in which Carl would talk with Earl. Carl suggested that he believes he should become friends with Earl before he could become step-dad. Rosaline informed consultant that the children do not listen to her right away, therefore she has to resort to other effective resources. During the session the family depicted verbal and non-verbal communication. The family would laugh at time where nothing seemed funny, the laughter appeared to be in a form of nervousness. During certain questions Rosaline depicted a tone of defense, as if, she needed to defend herself towards the consultant. The parents are not able to effectively talk about their differences as noted by the consultant. The parents have different views on discipline and religion in regards to the
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