Family Life Cycle
Plotting a Family Through the Life Cycle
The levels of adaptability and cohesion within a family change as the individuals and the family as a whole develops through time (Olson, 1993). Note the changing levels of family cohesion and flexibility that occur to meet the changing demands of various experiences associated with relationship formation and member entry into the family.
Journal- Revisit you client family by considering the Circumplex Model. Consider the family’s current levels of cohesion and flexibility. (How might these levels have changed since the family faced the current crisis?)