Social Constructionism Paper

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Social Constructionism Social constructionism includes information mutually constructed by your own and others views, understandings, meanings and significance. Social constructionism involves the interaction and relationships you form with others and notions developed through mutual assumptions (You & Lori, 2011). Based on cultural context parenting a child with autism can happen within restrictions. Parents may down play or may not be aware of the influences social context can play a role in their lives. A social cultural system can be impacted in many ways; societal views can have an impact on how families interact and how parents choose to parent their children. A social constructionism framework is crucial when treating families with…show more content…
Externalizing the problem is one of the first steps in therapy which involves defining the problem and separating them from their identities (Carr, 1998). Therapist help clients to identify the problem by using questioning techniques to assist clients in separating themselves from the problem. The questions involve asking the client how the problem has effected their relationships. This technique allows the client to think for themselves and not as the problem, thus the client is able to see how the problem influences them to act in certain ways (White & Epston, 1990). Once the client has externalized the problem then they can begin to internalize personal agencies. As stated by White and Epston (1990) unique outcomes is a term in which the client identifies a time when the problem was not a part of their life. Then the client can redescribe their relationships by using how they see themselves without the…show more content…
(2013) narrative family therapy has eminence as an intervention used to address young individuals with autism. Narrative therapy will allow autistic individuals to not only focus on the problem saturated situation, but on isolating the problematic behavior through externalization. Another concept of narrative therapy that works well with autistic individuals is the focus on the here and now. White and Epston (1990) an autistic individual is supported through the editing and co-construction of the story; this can become a learning process to help with problem-solving and lower distress. Working in a problem solving manner and focusing on one thing is more beneficial than of using generalization (Cashin et al.,

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