Effective counselors will recognize the value of analyzing a family life cycle in order to gain context and insight into familial relationships and interactions. Understanding the impact of the family system upon individual family members will help you select appropriate interventions and techniques.
Respond to the following in a minimum of 175 words:
- How will understanding the phases of the family life cycle benefit you as a family counselor?
- What is one phase of the family life cycle you believe would be a potential struggle for you when working with clients? Why? Note: In your response, be sure to avoid divulging sensitive and deeply personal details.
- How would you overcome these obstacles in order to provide effective counseling services?