Prepare a Systems Theory Cheat Sheet

Clients come to MFTs because they want to change, whether the change is in cognitions, structure, insight, or something else. Therefore, it is important for you to understanding why, when, and how people change. This week, you will continue the exploration of core concepts related to systems theory and its application to MFT field concepts. You will review several concepts associated with change including homeostasis, first-order change, second-order change, continuous change, and discontinuous change.Complete the provided worksheet template located in this week’s resources. Note: You will use the worksheet you complete this week as part of your work in Week 4.For each item, be sure to address the following:Record a direct quotation that defines the concept or describes the assumption. Note: You will learn about proper APA formatting in Week 6, so keep a record of where you obtained this information so you can go back to cite, or give credit, where needed!Paraphrase the definition or description by explaining the information in your own words. As you are paraphrasing, keep in mind that concepts often involve several interrelated ideas. When you are paraphrasing, be sure to not oversimplify the concept. Note: When citing, paraphrasing requires a different formatting method than directly quoting. You will receive more information about this in Week 5.Provide an original example (not one you read about in the course resources) of the concept or assumption.Explain how your example reflects the definition. Refer to your paraphrased definition in order to compare the example to the concept.Should you have questions or need clarification on any items, please contact your professor to discuss it. Length: 1-2 pages (completed template). Additional resources/reference page is not required.Your cheat sheet should demonstrate thoughtful consideration of the ideas and concepts presented in the course by providing new thoughts and insights relating directly to this topic. Be sure to adhere to Northcentral University’s Academic


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