Essay Examination #1 for Family Dynamics
Instructor: D. D. Witt, Ph.D.
Your final draft of each essay should be typed and double spaced. Each
question should be answered concisely and thoroughly.
Read the questions carefully
beginning a thorough outline of each part (include your outline with
Finally, flesh out your answers in a critical, reflective
Keep in mind that you have only four essays for the entire course.
As graduate students, you should be able to draw in concepts from your
previous classes and training.
You should be able to answer each question satisfactorily in about 1000
If you get stuck ask
questions of the instructor
Due dates for each question are listed in the course
1. Describe your own position on the
usefulness of theory.
Briefly compare the purpose of theory in social science with its
purpose in the helping professions.
b. Describe how theory-based
research might serve applications, such
as family therapy, social work, education, and/or service work?
examples from your own work or theory based research that you feel
should be undertaken?
Prepare your answer in MSWord format and submit through the Dropbox
function on the Springboard system.