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 Assessment Description

You will need to obtain a copy of the film, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape to complete this assignment. Be sure to access and view the film What’s Eating Gilbert Grape early on in Topic 1.

As a mental health worker, it is essential to understand the family systems: Individuals and their roles and boundaries. This assignments will help you understand how to analyze a family system.

Access and complete the “Family Dynamics and Systems Worksheet 1.”

While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

This assignment uses a scoring guide. Please review the scoring guide prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.

Submit the completed assignment by the end of Topic 1.

Attachments:

MHW-512.T1.FamilySystemsWorksheet1.docx 

MHW-512.R.T1Worksheet1ScoringGuide.do 


MHW-512 Family Dynamics and Systems Worksheet 1

As a mental health worker, it is essential to understand the family systems: Individuals and their roles and boundaries. This assignments will help you understand how to analyze a family system.

Cite two to four sources (in addition to the textbook) to support your answers.

Be sure to view the film at the beginning of Topic 1. After viewing the What’s Eating Gilbert Grape film and reading the “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape Case Study,” answer the following prompts:

Explain the family systems theory (75-100 words)

Explain the following individuals within the context of their family system (50-75 words each):

Gilbert

Amy

Arnie

Bonnie

Ellen

Explain the family system’s function within the greater social context (75-100 words):

· Culture and subculture of the family

· Social influences on the family

After viewing the film, explain if Gilbert’s family is an open or closed system? Provide examples to support your claims. (75-100 words)

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MHW-512: Family Dynamics and Systems Worksheet 1

Scoring Guide

Grading Category

Points

Comments

The worksheet fully explains the family systems theory of Gilbert’s family in the film What’s Eating Gilbert Grape.

0/20

The worksheet fully explains each individual (Gilbert, Amy, Arnie, Bonnie, and Ellen) in the film What’s Eating Gilbert Grape within the context of their family system.

0/20

The worksheet fully explains the family system’s function within the greater social context of the Gilbert’s family in the film What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, which includes the following:

· Culture and subculture of the family

· Social influences on the family

0/30

The worksheet fully explains whether Gilbert’s family in the film What’s Eating Gilbert Grape is an open or closed system.

0/20

Total

0/90

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