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watch the video in Mindtap under solution-focused therapy and complete the activ
watch the video in Mindtap under solution-focused therapy and complete the activities. Write a reflection paper (1 page) on your reaction to the video on solution-focused therapies. You should address how you would implement these approaches with families struggling with addiction. No more than 1/4 should be based on your personal perspective. You should specifically address the content in the chapter and the videos. This will be due by 11:59pm on 3/28/2021. ideo Transcript: [ Music ] >> So, Jackie and Jonathan, thank you for coming back again. And I kind of wanted to pick up where we left off last week because I think some of the concerns where you were feeling like Jonathan was becoming increasingly distant and you were trying to engage him and that wasn't working as well as you would have hoped. And so I'm wondering in terms of that issue that you described in our first session. On a scale from one to 10 with zero being the day that you decided I -- we need to call and get help, with 10 being where you would desire things to be at the end, where would you say you were over the past week and what kind of number would you give last week? >> Be like four. >> And I would probably give it like a five. >> Wow, OK. So that -- I mean there's a lot of progress from picking the phone and call me two weeks ago. And already, you're at a four or five. What do you think has helped you guys and already get that far? >> Well for me, it's just kind of the fact that, you know, I do care about you, knowing how it is that, you know, how I make you feel really helps me kind of look at things -- I mean I'm a pretty logical person that I try and I do care for you, so just knowing what you're going through has helped me. >> I don't know, just that insight that he does care about me and, you know, him avoiding his kind of his way caring like that. >> Mm-hmm. Yeah. >> Yeah, just knowing that I think it helps me a lot. >> OK. >> Yeah. >> So that insight for you and also for you. Some of that kind of -- so that's got you really -- I mean that's more less half way there for you or half way there, four or five. So what I'm wondering what I like to spend the rest of the session today talking about. So, if you're at a four, you're at a five, what would it take over the next week to get you to a five and you closer to a six? What would need to be different? >> I think we'll just have a lot more communicating, maybe he could give me a kiss when he comes back from work or I don't know, just maybe call each other while he's at work. You know, just kind of go back to when we were, you know, beginning kind of-- >> When you first began? >> Yeah. >> Now, that almost sounds like we're getting closer to a nine or a 10 or is there more that happens at a nine or a 10? >> Right, it's a perfect scenario. >> And a perfect scenario would be -- >> Yeah. >> So closer to the nine or the 10 is he's calling you during the day or to check in. >> Yeah. >> When you come home, he'd greet you with a kiss and that you guys talk more. Is that kind of -- >> Yeah. >> So that's more your nine, 10 scenario. >> Mm-hmm. >> And what would have be more -- what would a five look like for you though? Just going from a four, this week was a four to a five, what would that look like for you? >> Maybe having dinner together without the TV on. >> OK. >> Yeah. >> OK. And for you, how would that bring connection? I'm just curious, what is that? >> Well, it'll give us time to communicate with each other and, you know, we just don't have time together. >> Mm-hmm. >> Yeah, yeah. I think for me, you know, in order for this to look like a six. It would just be me coming home and us not having to talk about work, because there's so many other things that we could talk about, so maybe not immediately jumping into talking about that. >> Yeah. >> That's what a six would look like for me. >> So, OK. So for you, a six is there is talking but it's just not about work? >> Yeah. I mean I get enough with that. So it's -- yeah. >> OK. So for you, it's being able to engage in some other type of conversation with her -- >> Yes. >> -- when she comes home. And so it sounds like for both of you, the time period where we want to see some shift happening over the next week is when you come home. >> Mm-hmm. >> And that's the big kind of point where the disconnection had been happening. Is that -- >> Yeah. >> Yeah, sounds about right. >> Mm-hmm. >> OK. And so for you, your thought is to have the TV off during dinner. >> Yeah. >> Now, where do you guys normally have dinner and where is the TV and how does all that work? >> Well, it's in the living room. I mean the -- where we usually eat is right in front of the TV. We do have a dining room, so I mean I guess we could eat in the dining room as opposed to in front of the TV. >> So you're more like sitting on a couch -- >> Yes. >> -- eating dinner in front of the TV. >> Mm-hmm. >> And that's typically how you've been doing it recently. >> Yes. >> And what you're saying is you want the TV off but do you want to be in the dining room or the kitchen or wherever the other table -- you said that dining room? >> Yes. >> I think that dining room would be more comfortable if the TV wasn't on. Yeah. >> Like the two of you would be sitting here looking at the TV together. >> Right. >> Yeah, it'll be a little awkward. So for you, that's something you think that might be helpful and doable? >> Mm-hmm. >> Well, how's that sound for you? >> It seems pretty doable. I don't have to watch TV. I usually -- I mean I enjoy, you know, watching like the playoffs or anything, any sports that's on but I think that's doable, I can do that for you. >> And I wouldn't ask him to, you know, do that during like playoff season or something. >> OK. >> Yeah. >> So we -- are we in playoffs, so we need to worry about in the next week here -- >> No, we're good, we're good. >> OK. So the one thing that both of you are thinking might move you up the scale a bit is to be able to just have dinner, the two of you in the dining room with no television. OK. So now, let's imagine the two of you sitting at the dining table together, communication has been a little bit -- let's say distant the last while here. And so, how do you think that conversation is going to go and what might be some of the difficulties that might come up when you find you two staring in each other at the -- across the dining room table? >> I think one of the -- the most difficult things for me is trying to shut off, you know, work mode. I try so hard but, you know, I'm constantly thinking about work. I really am. >> So when you sit down at the dining table, you're looking at your beautiful wife, you're still got the -- all the little naggings like to-do list or do you rehash problems at work or? >> Like problems that follow me, you know, home or I know I have to do this thing first, you know, first thing tomorrow morning. Or, you know, sometimes, I even get calls, you know, from clients. So it's -- it can be stressful even then. So just trying to shut that off is hard for me. >> So, it's very hard for you to make that transition. So when is it during the day or the week that you are able to shut off work the best? >> Probably the weekends. >> On the weekends? >> Yeah. >> OK. >> Because where I feel things aren't as bad that like we can enjoy each other's company. >> OK. So, when you have longer stretches, it's easier to be engaged with her. >> Yeah. >> And so what's different on the weekends than during -- what's going on? What are you doing differently on the weekends that when you're about to de-stress? >> Well, honestly, I think just getting out of the rhythm of having to get up early for instance, and being with my wife and it -- that just helps me. [ Music ]

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