The prospect of a family play vital role in every individual’s life. It is the necessary feature which strongly connects people with each other. It is notable to mention that people are interlinked with each other in the form of family and the overall society. This particular aspect of togetherness also causes different sort of emotional and psychological issues. It is crucial to consider the psychological consideration of all the individuals so they become able to effectively align themselves with the broader paradigm which can appear in the form of family units. Undoubtedly, family plays a crucial role in the overall development of the individual. It provides the necessary foundations to become able to face the challenges of life ultimately. Unfortunately, it is also a reality that people are immensely going through with different psychological problem which needs to be resolved to make the family units more strong and productive.
There is the existence of plenty of research work in the field of psychology which successfully highlight the particular issues associated with the concept of family. Credible research work also proposes the different psychological interventions which can be helpful to overcome the problems specifically concerning to the mental state of the individuals. Psychologists believe that it is crucial to understand the different life situations of the individuals to propose better psychological assistance to them. Here the particular focus is to explore the two different intervention models concerning the paradigm of family. Further, the necessary comparison of these models ultimately helps to propose effective solutions for the psychological issues specifically related to an aspect of family.
In the present world of mind baffling advances, life has turned to be a robotic one, which only can calculate what you got. The basic values are only limited to what you have? (Diener et al., 2010), Where do you stand in the society? And what you are further capable of doing so. No one is interested to know “How are you”? And since everyone around is only there to either judge you or to count on you.
A human mind is the most fantastic part of all the human body. It functions most strangely. It’s the strongest, yet the weakest portion of human body. It figures out solutions for most of the problematic things, yet it gets disturbed by a mere harsh word. It works, even during night sleep, busy in dreams and visions, the whole body requires rest after a certain period.
But after all this hard work, shocks and stress human mind has to suffer, it is not allowed to have any respite for some therapy (Lyubomirsky, King & Diener, 2005). Infect declaring that one has any mental health issues is a social stigma to many, though this human mind, unlike other body parts, has to work 24/7/365 consecutively.
As the subject of this research would be the magnificent story of one of movie presenting the real-life situation of an alone and desperate single mother Dolly, who she is suffering through massive depression both, because of her financial conditions, and moreover because of her emotional depravity and loneliness. On the other hand her little daughter Mindy, who is suffering mentally due to the worsening condition of her mother. The ultimate aim of the little girl, Mindy is to provide ease in her mother’s life. She continuously makes different efforts to decrease the depressing lifestyle of her mother, Dolly. It is notable to mention that Mindy ultimately goes for alternative and supernatural measures to make their life easy and contented.
It is crucial to mention that the particular characters of Dolly and Mindy from the movie, “Long Life, Happiness and Prosperity” are selected to explore the feature of psychological treatment which can apply to real-life individuals as well. The family of the Dolly and Mindy helps to understand the psychological paradigm and propose necessary intervention models to deal with the issues of anxiety, depression, and other forms of mental illness.
The main focus of this research work is to explore the different psychological issues and effectively apprehends the idea of effective intervention models which can be used. The particular movie, “Long Life, Happiness, and Prosperity” is considered to evaluate the concept of the family unit. It is also helpful to explore different psychological features which might affect the daily routine of people. The exploration of the psychological condition of both the characters, Dolly and Mindy ultimately helps to understand the psychological features and propose particular intervention models. This particular exploration and assessment of the intervention models can be helpful to overcome the psychological issues with the consideration of family system.
The prime feature of consideration is to identify particular means or interventions which assist the individuals in overcoming their psychological issues. It is evident that people are going through with different forms of mental stress which ultimately impacts their facet of the family unit. Another dimension of this particular feature is that family play a crucial role in the individual’s life to overcome different forms of mental stress. The prospect of the family can align different individuals with each other to provide them the sense of security and happiness.
The absence of the family support can be immensely dangerous for the individual as it can cause different forms of psychological issues. It is crucial to understand the severity of this paradigm as ultimately it can be a major threat to the life. According to the official statistics of 2017 by one of United States dedicated and specialized organization “American Foundation for Suicide Prevention,” a lot more than 44,965 people died this year by committing suicide, more than half of which were aging between 21 to 40. Undoubtedly, the quality of life become worse day by day. It is crucial to understand the seriousness of this particular issue and address psychological concerns of the individuals, so they become able to deal with different facets of life. Very sad to realize that young people had so depressed and disappointed by the society at large that they decided to end up the most precious and most beautiful thing, which of course is none other than life (White,1992).
“The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention” added further, that though the numbers they are giving are the most accurate, in reality, the numbers of death caused by the suicide must be a lot higher than the given ones because a lot of suicide cases are considered to be a stigma to report by the families. Further, they have added that although no complete data can be approachable due to different reasons, the suicide attempt rates are also astonishingly high. According to their stats, around 1 million people attempted to end their lives by committing suicide. It is the right time for the society to consider the need of addressing these issue and propose effective solutions.
As per these trusted statistics, by one of the highly authentic humanitarian organization, the contentment level of the society seem to be in a chaotic situation (Welsch, 2006). Whatever the reason is, there has to be some way out to deal with these mental disorders effectively. Researchers of psychology believe that family can play a strong role in the individual’s life to effectively address different forms of mental disorders. If members of the family support each other than it becomes easy for the people to survive in the life and contribute to the overall development of the society. An effective aspect of different interventions can be considered as a good idea to deal with the psychological concerns. This is the particular focus of this particular research work. The effectiveness of the different interventions models will be explored through the help of the particular characters of the selected movie. This specific exploration ultimately guides deal with the psychological concerns of the individuals.
Comparison of Two Intervention Models
Different intervention models play a crucial role in case of the family system. These models provide the necessary directions to address the psychological issues. Proposed techniques can be used to strengthen the facet of the family unit. Interventions models in case of family system are closely concerned with the overall paradigm of the family therapy. It is crucial to understand the concept of family therapy to apprehend the effective intervention models (Nichols, 2013). It is crucial to mention that particular family intervention models are used by the psychologists to provide necessary help to the different members of the families, so they become able to deal with their psychological concerns. It is vital to understand the concept of family therapy to effectively approach two different intervention models in case of psychological issues.
Family therapy is known as the one crucial kind of the psychotherapy which provides necessary assistance to the all the members of the family. It considers the paradigm of the family as the one unit which can play an effective role in dealing with the different psychological issues of each member of the nuclear family or the stepfamily. The feature of family therapy provides an opportunity to all the members of the family to strongly connect with each other and find out the necessary solutions to deal with different psychological concerns. It provides necessary indications about the overall functioning of the family unit. The particular aspect of the family therapy can be vital to understanding the family unit of the Dolly and the Mindy who are the main characters of the selected movie, “Long Life, Happiness, and Prosperity.” There is the existence of many interventions in the specific case of family therapy. These psychological interventions or techniques play a crucial role to understand the actual psychological scenario of the considered family. Two intervention models of narrative therapy and structural family therapy are selected to explore and compare these interventions. This comparison ultimately helps to deal with the psychological concerns of the family.
Narrative therapy is known as the one crucial form of the aspect of the family therapy. It is the crucial feature of the psychopathy which provides necessary information concerning o the particular values, skills, and knowledge in case of different members of the family. It is the particular approach which assesses the practicing values of the family and proposes possible solutions related to their psychological concerns. The idea of narrative therapy apprehends the particular feature of the adopting values and knowledge of the family and propose effective solutions to their psychological problems. This particular form of intervention can be characterized as the non-blaming approach to provide counseling to the different members of the family with the consideration of their specific values.
The particular intervention model of narrative therapy is going through with the different historical facets. Different researchers explore and effectively apprehends the idea of the narrative therapy which provides necessary help to address the different family concerns. Initially, the idea of narrative therapy model was developed by David Epston and Micheal White. The main facet of this-this particular therapy is that people have the particular approach closely concerning to the feature of the interacting narratives. This particular feature helps individual to understand that who they are and from whom they belong to a family. The interesting feature related to the narrative therapy model is that very simple and straightforward techniques are used by the psychologists to address the psychological concern of someone particularly referring to the approach of narrative therapy. It adopts the effective techniques of empowerment and collaboration in case of members of the family, so they become able to convey their particular perspective easily. This particular model aims to utilize the natural aspects and skills of the individuals to deal with their psychological issues.
Structural Family Therapy
Structural family therapy is another crucial intervention model in case of family therapy. It is extensively used by the different psychologists to effectively understand the different psychological features of the individuals and propose better ideas to deal with their mental health concerns. This particular model addresses the psychological issue with the necessary consideration of the functioning of the family. It can be characterized as the treatment to approach the different forms of interaction in case of members of the family. This particular model of intervention assess the patterns of interaction and use this particular information to assess the possible reasons for the prevailing psychological issues in case of individuals. Undoubtedly, it can be said that the particular approach of structural family therapy formulates the necessary connection between the psychological aspect of the individual and the overall functioning pattern of the family.
Salvador Minuchin is known as the developer of the particular intervention model of structural family therapy. His main concern is to utilize the feature of functioning in case of aligning the psychological patterns of the individuals with the functioning of their families. It can be considered as the joining force to formulate a necessary connection between the individual and the overall paradigm of the family. He apprehends the specific idea that the dysfunctional relationship between the paradigm of the individual and the particular pattern of the family can be the reason for the different psychological concerns. It is crucial to mention that the intervention model of structural family therapy never considers the wide range of adaptability of different techniques. The focus is to assess the prevailing association between the individual and the overall functioning of the family. The proper assessment of prevailing pattern of the structuring of the family can be helpful to identify psychological concern of the individual and propose different solutions accordingly.
Compare and contrast of Narrative Therapy and Structural Family Therapy
Both the intervention models of narrative therapy and the structural family therapy are considered as crucial and effective means to understand the different psychological concerns and propose different solutions to overcome these issues (Clark & Oswald, 2002). These particular patterns also help to enhance the effectiveness and the value of the overall feature of the family unit. The major difference can be identified in case of both these intervention models is that the feature of narrative therapy is closely concern to the paradigm of adopting values of the individual. On the other hand, the feature of structural family therapy concerning to the behavioral patterns of functioning in case of all the members of the family.
The comparison of both these intervention models can be effectively identified in case of the selected characters of Dolly and Mindy from the movie. Both the models can be effectively applied to identify the psychological issues of both the mother and daughter. The narrative therapy helps to understand the particular values adopted by the mother, Dolly. It can be a vital approach to apprehend the key features which are the reason for the Dolly’s anxiety and depression in the movies.
The particular intervention model of structural family therapy is effective to understand the overall functioning pattern of the family. This intervention model can be effectively used in case of the family of the Dolly and Mindy. This particular intervention model can be helpful to understand the association between Dolly and Mindy. Identification of their relationship ultimately helps to propose necessary solutions for them, so they become able to deal with their psychological problems.
Both the conditions of cognitive and adoptive have got many things similar to them, first and foremost one to mention is that its “Advance presences” in the mainstream society. The ideas which we learn from either schools or community or friends are in some way the cognitive imagination of someone (Helliwell, 2003).
Similarly, the one with cognitive and imaginative faculty had been through the same process where the first learning was from social interactions, and by the observation of happenings around in the environment, one is living.
As far as the major characters of the movie “Long Life, Happiness, and Prosperity” the mother “Dolly” and her daughter “Mindy Ho” are concerned, the entire thesis has been a perfect comparison to both the led characters of the movie.
The mother Dolly, who is under the burden of loneliness, and responsibility of daughter without her father is pushing her to the edge of mental depression (Schyns, 1998), while monetary issues are also a great worry for Dolly. So a lead character can be applied and hopefully would be cured by the adaptive way of learning and handling the situation of her life. While her daughter Mindy too had to be infused by the same idea of adaptive education, it would have helped her in understanding the condition of her mother in a better way and would have made her even more compromising then she was.
Though we have just compared the situation of both the lead character of the movie with our adaptive and cognitive theories of integration, yet practically, the situation of the lady in the question, the lead of the movie, Dolly, is so painfully helpless and precarious and sometimes no other application other than prayers and physical activities can help one out of such all-around agony (Veenhoven, R., 2005).
Though the model of adaptive learning might have worked on the little Mindy, provided that her mother had the time to look after her little daughter, and infiltrate these helpful ideas and perception in her mind. But each that case, the little girl had to leave the house and her mother and had to mingle in the society from where she would have ideas of deprivation and solitude.
There are many reliable and empirical experiences that, such people who had lost hope from all the modern day technological medications, and even went to use other temporary relaxants like alcohol and other toxicants, found relieve in the monasteries and seminaries (Freindman and Martin, 2011). According to their own words, they found relieve through spiritual counseling therapy, but relieve was not found to be in any other worldly science and its treatment tools.
Though one cannot out rightly deny the effectiveness of the medical and other psychological treatments, since it has been conducive for years, yet there is a vast opinion in the society that there should be some integrated psychotherapy Models, based on combined and integrated studies of both modern and spiritual theories.
Long Life, Happiness, and Prosperity
The case study of this entire thesis has been the movie “Long Life, Happiness, and Prosperity,” and the two significant leading roles of the film, and the physical and mental agonies. As per the solutions for the family in desperate need of some psychic therapy for emotional frustrations, specific religious practices, learned through counseling therapy model would help in filling the burses scars left due to a variety of reasons.
As far as the little Mindy is concerned, her misery too is because of her weak spiritual bases, and the secular belief that the humans are in charge of their destinations, and alternative ideas of magic can put redesign and change what is divinely ordained from the heavens.
Mandy too may have spiritual therapy session to understand the norms of fate, and how to remain contented and patient on the face of the ongoing trials and tribulations.
As we have discussed in detail about the mental health issues, and the major causes and effects on individuals in particular, and on the society at large. Simultaneously, we have applied almost all of the psychological stress alleviating models on both of the case studies we had in the assignment.
Though we almost had all the authentic theories and reason, based on empirical experimentations, to prove that certain mental issue would need to be applied by the particular integrating model, to cure the patient out of the situation, yet according to my personal believe, no theory or model, may it be secular or religious, based on counselling or is physical drug treatment, can work effectively, if the person in question is not fully willing, and focused on getting out of it.
It has been an often note that the one who is suffering such agonizing situation further leaves his/her self at the mercy of the circumstances, which adds more to his misery, no matter what drug treatments, and other integrated counseling treatments you are using.
As are the cases of most famous personalities, who even after having everything, one can work, dream or yearn for, ends up committing suicides and ending their lives. The only reason which can be extricated out of their cases is the lack of “Will,” the will to move ahead. So I believe that the all the combined efforts should is concentrated on strengthening the will of people, the will to move forward, that is why it’s rightly said:When there’s a Will, there`s way
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