You will develop an in-depth theoretical analysis using a systemic perspective and concepts covered in class by selecting one of the couples in either The Family Stone, The Breakup or Crazy, Stupid, Love as the focus throughout your paper.
In the case analysis, you will explain the essential features of the couple’s life using family systems theory. You will need to conceptualize the couple using the following concepts: wholeness, interdependence, boundaries, roles and hierarchy. In writing the analysis, provide enough background on your theory to ensure that readers understand the theoretical foundation of your case study.
It is necessary to describe the theory in detail and connect it to the couple’s life; APA citations are required. Your report should include a basic description of the couple’s life circumstances. Then, you must explore your chosen couple’s relationship status (cohabiting, married, divorced, etc.), communication style, stressors and strengths. It is necessary to describe these concepts, in detail, based on your text, and connect it to the couple’s life. ALL of the above concepts must be addressed; APA citations are needed.
The analysis should include the following six subtitles: Background, Theoretical Foundation, Relationship Status, Communication Style, Stressors and Strengths. An APA reference page is required; this section does NOT count toward the 4-pages total; 4 pages is both the minimum and the maximum length. The paper should be double-spaced, 12 point font, in Times New Roman. The analysis should also be written in essay format, not listed sentences; it should flow as a paper. A rubric will be provided. This assignment will be submitted through Canvas using Turn It In.