What is a functional assessment and how does it influence case conceptualization?

Questions:What is a functional assessment and how does it influence case conceptualization?How do systems of oppression and domination influence the structure, content, and process of completing a functional assessment?How does the process of completing a functional assessment influence the therapeutic alliance and intervention?Skills lab: Change talk, sustain talk, and systems of oppressionPractice exemplar: Substance abuse treatmentRead:OCTOBER 6, 2021, SKIP THIS READING. Denning, P. and Little, J. (2012). Practicing harm reduction psychotherapy: An alternative approach to addictions (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford Press. (Browse chapter titles. Read Chapter 3, pp. 49-73, then any other sections of interest). Full text available on-line via Columbia University libraries.Kuyken, W., Padesky, C. A., and Dudley, R. (2008). Collaborative case conceptualization: Working effectively with clients in cognitive-behavioral therapy. New York: Guilford. Chapter 6 (pp. 171-216); Chapter 7 (pp. 217-247). Full text available on-line via Columbia University libraries.Malott, K. M., and Schaefle, S. (2015). Addressing clients’ experiences of racism: A model for clinical practice. Journal of Counseling and Development, 93, 361-369. Full text available on-line via Columbia University libraries.Watch:Working alliance (Links to an external site.)Weekly homework:Identify a stressor that you are willing to share in class as an example in role plays. Note, please select rather mundane stressors rather than stressors that are highly emotionally activating. Drawing on Kuyken (2008) chapter 2, perhaps utilizing figure 2.7 on page 43, create a simple cognitive conceptualization . Then, integrate strengths (see Kuyken et al., chapter 4) and the liberation triangle into your conceptualization. Maximum 2 pages, single spaced, due: [night before session 5].