5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Restructuring the family
- Open system
- Closed system
- a Family that accepts information from systems outside itself.
- b Changing the family structure via enactment, spontaneous behavior sequences and reframing.
- c Technique whereby the therapist helps the family along each step of the way so they know exactly what they are to do.
- d Family that does not accept information from systems outside itself.
- e Process in which the therapist avoids taking sides with partners and encourages each of them to take responsibility for their part in family problems.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- Gregory Bateson, Don Jackson, Virginia Satir, and Jay Haley. Saw the primary purpose of symptoms as being the maintenance of homeostasis in the family. Primary goal of therapy is to alter the interactional patterns that maintain the presenting symptoms.
- Has reference to a family in which members' identities fused.
- Fairbarin, Kohut, Gilligan. Believes that marriage becomes a closed system that inhibits growth through mutual unconscious interactions between the partners. The mothering figure is the central motivation for selection and attachment of a mate. A partner finds "lost parts" of the self in the other partner.
- Unhealthy way of dealing with intergenerational undifferentiation (young adult may sever ties with parents)
- Involve engaging family members in repetitious behavior designed to counter dysfunctional family rules to reinforce the positive connotation of behaviors.
5 True/False Questions
Structural Strategic Marital Therapy → Haley & Madanes. Views difficulties as an inability to cope with either environmental or personal life changes. Goal is to facilitate a solution in the most efficient and ethical way possible. Focusing on strengths rather than weaknesses is key to success. Key concepts: moving from who is to blame to what can be done, relationship maintenance, encouraging conversations outside of therapy that are not happening.
Problem Solving Model → Circular, flexible, and contains the following phases: Contact phase, contract phase, and action phase.
Circular questions → Associated with the development of specific personality characteristics.
Interpersonal boundaries → Family member maintains an outward appearance of calm and coolness and is emotionally detached.
Out-positioning → Prior to the session the therapy team formulates its initial hypothesis relative to the presenting problem.