The Jones family willingly sought family therapy to help them through a crisis with the Jones family's young son. As counseling was not imposed, from the outside, this should make the therapeutic process easier and more constructive. However, there might be a great deal of initial resistance upon the rest of the Joneses to talking about the other underlying family issues and coping mechanism in need of being addressed to find a long-term, holistic solution to the family's conflicts, and economic and psychological needs.
Because therapy but was solicited by the family to address a specific family member and issue, the strategic model of family intervention might seem most appropriate to the family -- get the boy back in school and off the streets, get the boy a job so he doesn't end up in violation of his parole and back in the juvenile detention center, they might...
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