1. identify the problematic behaviors and the sequencing of the cycle;2. identify what has been done up to now unsuccessfully to remedy the negative behaviors;3. identify what are the desired new behaviors;4. design a plan to interrupt the sequence and hierarchy of negative behaviors, using straight and paradoxical interventions. Paradoxical interventions are needed for extremely "stuck" behaviors that are particularly resistant to direct interventions- paradoxical interventions are often needed to create second order change;5. design an evaluation plan to monitor the efficiency of the directives and to make adjustments to the plan.
What are the negative behaviors that are problematic among and between the individual and others or between couple or among family members?What's been done before to remedy these problems?What do we want to happen instead?What can be remedied with straightforward directives? What would these directives be?What are the consequences of the directives being followed? of the directives being ignored or subverted?Will these consequences be sufficiently rewarding or punitive to effect change?What are the particularly resistant behaviors between and among the individual and others or the couple or family that require paradoxical interventions?What are the values, rules, and parameters that are preventing the individual, couple, or family from considering different approaches or remedies (second order change)? What paradoxical interventions would these be?How (and who) will monitor the effectiveness of the interventions, i.e. has the behavior changed for the better? What are the next steps?