In the view of the authors, entrance into a family can occur:
through birth, adoption, or other committed relationships
As the result of differing socialization experiences, men and women typically:
all families have resources to call upon
An ecosystemic approach to family assessment and tretment focuses on:
the larger systems in which the family is embedded
Adpopting a family psychology framework permits one to:
focus on the context in which individual behavior is but one part
According to the text, the major credit for applying cybernetic principles to human communication belongs to:
When family therpists refer to first-order cybernetics, they are attending to:
patterns of structure and feedback control that govern systems
If content is the language of linear causality, then _____________is the language of circular causality.
Minuchin, a structuralist, views symptomatic behavior in a family member as arising from:
dysfunctional family transactions
The family therpaist who joins a family and engages in a dialogue rather than observing from the outside is probably an advocate of:
The observer is an integral part of the family system rather than an outside observer, according to:
From a family life cycle perspective, psychiatric symptoms in a family member represent:
a signal that the family is having problems mastering the tasks at that state in the cycle
Combrinck-Graham suggests that family development frequently alternates between
centripetal and centrifugal periods
A young adult's primary developmental task is:
separating from one's parents without cutting off from them
What Carter and McGoldrick refer to as "launching children and moving on" is called what by Gerson?
Feminist-informed therapists are especially critical of:
the view that feeling is less mature than thinking
Feminists are critical of the cybernetic concept of circular causality in male-female relationships because of the implication of:
equal power and control
One goal of gender-sensitive family therapy is to:
enable clients to move beyond prescribed sex roles
Understanding the male/female interactive patterns among Turkish American families:
Which of the following statements is true?
family therapists are likely to be middle class in viewpoint
Homeostasis refers to:
the inclination of a system to maintain a dynamic equilibrium around a central tendency
In families labeled as pathogenic, demands by an adolescent for a rule change would likely be met with:
increased rigidity regarding the retention of rules
Which of the following statements is true?
negative feedback is corrective, adjusting the input and returning the system to a steady state
Anthropologist Bateson has defined _____________as "a difference that makes a difference."
Families that live in relative isolation, communicating primarily among themselves, are apt to become:
relatively closed systems
The consultant who takes the interaction of two systems into account is using which approach?
Most authorities consider the family therapy movement to have gotten underway:
shortly after World War II
The study of paradoxes of communication in animals as well as humans is associated with the name of:
Bowen studied families with schizophrenic members, especially their:
symbiotic mother/child interactions
Family therapy gained its initial legitimacy during the 1950's by:
emphasizing research over treatment
The authors consider all but one of the following to be the major founders of family therapy:
The first journal devoted exclusively to family therapy, and edited by Jay Haley, appeared in 1962, which was named:
When Beels and Ferber classified the leading family therapist in 1969, they distinguished two types, conductors and _____________.
The largest organization of family therapists is the:
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
The underlying patterns of family life was said by the new epistemologists to be best captured by the:
When organisms are said to be structure determined, it means:
they are limited by the repertoire of their structure
The Philadelphia Child Guidance Clinic is especially known for their work with:
Which of the following is a true statement?
Practitioners are expected to be informed and act in good faith
Clients need to be told of the possible risks before commencing treatment. This is an example of:
Defrauding insurance carriers is likely to be met with a/an ____________ level sanction by the APA.
"Family therapy may be hazardous to your health." This statement points to the fact that
what most benefits the family as a whole may not be best for each member
In the case of detected child abuse, the therapist should:
report it immediately to the police or child welfare agency
A legal exception to confidentiality maintenance occurs in the case of:
divulging information to third party payors
Ethical questions in regard to strategic therapies have focused on the use of:
Which integrative theory has emerged as dominant in the field of family therapy?
Sullivan emphasized all but one of the following as emerging from early mother-child relationships. Which one does not belong?
Which one of the following models of family interaction is based largely on the psychoanalytic model?
Ackerman used the term __________ to describe several disabilities within a family which depend on each other for expression or control.
By "tickling the defenses" Ackerman meant:
catching members off guard and exposing their self-justifying rationalization
When a child internalizes the image of his mother into a good object and a bad object, he is engaging in:
Troubled marriages are said by object relations theorists to be contaminated by pathogenic introjects. These refer to:
Framo utilizes all but one of the following in this family therapy:
individual sessions with each spouse separately
The family therapy approach that comes closest to classical psychoanalytic theory is that offered by:
Common terms used by experiential therapists include all but one of the following. Which term does not fit with the others?
All but one of the following can be considered to adhere to an experiential model. Which one does not belong?
In Whitaker's therapeutic approach, it is essential that the therapist win the battle for:
The therapist's role in Gestalt Family therapy is to help clients:
become aware of what they do to block achieving what they want
In Satir's classification of communication stances, blamers are considered to be struggling with feelings of:
The Family Life Chronology is essentially:
a review of key events throughout the family's life cycle to date