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5 Matching questions

  1. Spontaneous behavior sequences
  2. Enmeshment
  3. Paradoxical directives
  4. Disengagement
  5. Evaluating family structure
  1. a Tasks assigned by the therapist that he or she wants family members to resist. The resistance will result in the desired change.
  2. b Occurs when family members and subsystems of the family are overly concerned and overly involved with each other resulting in minimal autonomy of functioning.
  3. c Occurs when family members and subsystems of the family are isolated from each other emotionally in terms of their interaction.
  4. d Occur when the therapist highlights an interaction that is naturally occurring in the moment and assists the family in modifying problem sequences.
  5. e Mapping of underlying structures of the family

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Redefining the family's perspective on problems as problems within the family structure.
  2. Therapist has the family or a subsystem of the family act out, in session, how they typically deal with a specific type of problem.
  3. Different beginning points may lead to the same result.
  4. Has reference to a family in which members' identities fused.
  5. Rigid structures that do not lend themselves to being changed in the face of changing family circumstances.

5 True/False questions

  1. OrdealsInvolve engaging family members in repetitious behavior designed to counter dysfunctional family rules to reinforce the positive connotation of behaviors.


  2. Questioninguses process questions to explore the dynamics of family relationships. Purpose is to shift the focus of family members from how others are causing them grief to what they are doing to contribute to family difficulties


  3. Out-positioningForm of paradox that involves having a family member act in an exaggerated way, consistent with another person's apparent perception of them.


  4. Family Projection ProcessDenotes that the emotional system governs behavior on a societal level, similiar to that found in a family, promoting both progressive and regressive periods in society.


  5. Ego analytic Couples TherapyGreenberg & Johnson. View emotions and cognition as interdependent and that emotion drive interpersonal expression. Origins are emotion theory and attachment theory. Short term.


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