Marital & Family Therapist

Marital & Family Therapist(4-18-18)

When it comes to relationships and marital problems, couples will often collaborate with an individual therapist as well as a marital and family therapist. In a 3- to 4-page paper (1,050 – 1400 words, not including title page and reference page), discuss the major differences between individual therapy for one patient with a psychologist and couples therapy for both people with a marital and family therapist. How are the goals for treatment decided and addressed for both types of treatment? What are the ethical implications involved with a marital and family therapist and a clinical psychologist collaborating to work with the couple? Who is the patient/client for a marital and family therapist? Use relevant required readings from the course to guide your answers, and be sure to use at least one additional peer-reviewed resource not more than 5 years old to support your position. These articles may come from required readings or can be searched out using the University of the Rockies online library resources. You should also use the Code of Ethics to review ethical considerations.

Point Value: 8 Points

Assignment Rubric

Description: Marital & Family Therapist When it comes to relationships and marital problems, couples will often collaborate with an individual therapist as well as a marital and family therapist. In a 3- to 4-page paper (1,050 – 1400 words, not including title page and reference page), discuss the major differences between individual therapy for one patient with a psychologist and couples therapy for both people with a marital and family therapist. How are the goals for treatment decided and addressed for both types of treatment? What are the ethical implications involved with a marital and family therapist and a clinical psychologist collaborating to work with the couple? Who is the patient/client for a marital and family therapist? Use relevant required readings from the course to guide your answers, and be sure to use at least one additional peer-reviewed resource not more than 5 years old to support your position. These articles may come from required readings or can be searched out using the University of the Rockies online library resources. You should also use the Code of Ethics to review ethical considerations.

Total Possible Score: 8.00

Analyzes the major differences between individual therapy and couples therapy.

Total: 1.20

5 – Insightfully analyzes all of the major differences between individual and couples therapy, tying them back to a difference in perspective between the two subfields; supports this analysis with examples and proper sources.

4 – Thoroughly analyzes the major differences between individual and couples therapy and supports analysis with examples and proper sources.

3 – Adequately analyzes the major differences between individual and couples therapy and supports analysis with examples and proper sources.

2 – Analyzes only one of the major differences between individual therapy and couples therapy, but does not support with examples or proper sources.

1 – Lacks an analysis of any of the major differences between individual therapy and couples therapy, and does not support with examples or proper sources.

Discusses how treatment goals are decided and addressed for both individual therapy and couples therapy.

Total: 1.20

5 – Thoroughly discusses how treatment goals are decided and addressed for both individual and couples therapy based on the different perspectives of each;  uses appropriately cited sources and examples to support conclusions.

4 – Thoroughly discusses how treatment goals are decided and addressed for both individual and couples therapy and uses appropriately cited sources and examples to support conclusions.

3 – Adequately discusses how treatment goals are decided and addressed for both individual therapy and couples therapy and uses proper sources and examples to support conclusions.

2 – Minimally discusses how treatment goals are decided and addressed for both individual therapy and couples therapy or only discusses one form of therapy and does not use proper sources or use examples to support conclusions.

1 – Lacks a discussion of how treatment goals are decided and addressed for both individual therapy and couples therapy and does not use any proper examples to support conclusions.

Describes the ethical implications of individual therapists and couples therapists collaborating together to work with a couple.

Total: 1.20

5 – Insightfully describes the ethical implications of individual therapists and couples therapists collaborating together to work with a couple, including real-world examples where these implications might be evident; uses the code of ethics to support with examples.

4 – Fully describes the ethical implications of individual therapists and couples therapists collaborating together to work with a couple and uses the code of ethics to support with examples.

3 – Adequately describes the ethical implications of individual therapists and couples therapists collaborating together to work with a couple and uses the code of ethics to support with examples.

2 – Minimally describes the ethical implications of individual therapists and couples therapists collaborating together to work with a couple but does not use the code of ethics.

1 – Lacks a description of the ethical implications of individual therapists and couples therapists collaborating together to work with a couple and does not use the code of ethics.

Identifies who the patient/client is for a marital and family counselor (e.g., the family or couple as a unit, or the individual members of the family).

Total: 1.20

5 – Comprehensively details who the patient/client is for a marital and family counselor, supports with examples, and uses proper sources.

4 – Thoroughly identifies who the patient/client is for a marital and family counselor, supports with examples, and uses proper sources.

3 – Adequately identifies who the patient/client is for a marital and family counselor, supports with examples, and uses proper sources.

2 – Describes who the patient/client is for a marital and family counselor with errors or omissions and does not support with examples or use proper sources.

1 – Fails to identify who the patient/client is for a marital and family counselor and does not include a description.

Writing and Organization

Total: 1.60

5 – Demonstrates exemplary clarity and organization. The paper contains a well-articulated thesis statement, flawless mechanics, and precise APA formatting.

 

 

4 – Demonstrates effective clarity and organization. The paper contains a well-articulated thesis statement, proper mechanics, and correct APA formatting.

3 – Demonstrates adequate clarity and organization. The paper contains a clear thesis statement, adequate mechanics, and mostly correct APA formatting.

2 – Demonstrates some clarity and organization. The paper contains an unclear thesis statement, poor mechanics, and improper APA formatting.

1 – Lacking clarity and organization. The paper lacks a thesis statement, effective mechanics, and proper APA formatting.

Research

Total: 1.60

5 – Demonstrates exemplary critical analysis of the research materials.  The student comprehensively uses varied, scholarly, relevant, and current resources to inform analysis, evaluation, problem-solving, and decision-making.

4 – Demonstrates effective critical analysis of the research materials. The student fully uses varied, scholarly, relevant, and current resources to inform analysis, evaluation, problem-solving, and decision-making.

 

3 – Demonstrates adequate critical analysis of the research materials.  The student adequately uses varied, scholarly, relevant, and current resources to inform analysis, evaluation, problem-solving, and decision-making.

2 – Demonstrates some critical analysis of the research materials.  The student partially uses varied, scholarly, relevant, and current resources to inform analysis, evaluation, problem-solving, and decision-making.

1 – Lacking critical analysis of the research materials. The student fails to use varied, scholarly, relevant, and current resources to inform analysis, evaluation, problem-solving, and decision-making.

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