Choose two clients you observed or counseled during a family therapy session this week. Please keep in mind that the two clients you choose must have attended the same family session. Choose a different family than the one you chose for Week 2.

Then, in your Practicum Journal, address the following:


Document the family session using the Group Therapy Progress Note from this week’s Learning Resources.

Describe each client (while adhering to HIPAA guidelines) and identify any relevant history or medical information, including prescribed medications.

Explain and justify your diagnosis for each client using the DSM-5.

Explain whether solution-focused therapy or cognitive behavioral therapy would be more effective for this family. Include anticipated outcomes from these therapeutic approaches.

Describe any legal and/or ethical implications of counseling each client.

Evidence-based literature should be used to back up your approach.