A Case Study on the Family Therapy to Remarried Wife with Alcoholic Problem

알코올 중독문제를 가진 재혼한 부인에 대한 가족치료사례 연구

  • 박태영 (숭실대학교 사회복지학과) ;
  • 김태한 (숭실대학교 사회복지학과) ;
  • 김혜선 (숭실대학교 사회복지학과)
  • Received : 2008.12.14
  • Accepted : 2009.01.31
  • Published : 2009.02.28

Abstract

This study investigated the problems of remarried wife with alcoholic problem. Specifically, this study regarded the wife's alcoholic problem as the problems of dysfunctional interaction among family members rather than an individual problem. The study had three purposes as follows. First, what were the interactions sustaining the conflict of remarried family? Second, what were the characteristics of remarried family relating to family conflict? Third, what were the interventions of family therapy to resolve the conflicts of remarried family? The total family counseling was 9 sessions, which included individual, couple, and family counseling. The study used constant comparative analysis by using open coding method to find the factors relating interactions sustaining the conflict of remarried family, the characteristics of remarried family relating to family conflict, and the interventions of family therapy to resolve the conflicts of remarried family. Also, the study used Miles and Huberman's matrix and graphical network display to show the interaction of family members. The study found intriguing factors, counteracting factors, relationship level, and relational elements to wife's alcoholic problems among family members. The study revealed husband's rigid family rules, husband's execution of patriarchal authority, husband's pursuit of family identity, and husband's emphasis of union among family members as the characteristics of remarried family. On the other hand, the study found the reinforcement of spousal subsystem, the pursuit of change in communication pattern between husband and wife, the amelioration of rigid family rules, and the acceptance of differences among family members as the intervention of family therapy to resolve the conflicts of remarried family.

Keywords

alcoholic problem;dysfunctional interaction;family conflict;family therapy;stepfamily

Acknowledgement

Supported by : 숭실대학교