GCU PCN-107 Final Exam
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Most family therapist believe in a number of assumptions about families & about family systems that are integrated into their theoretical orientations.
The interactional forces in family are ____________ and ___________ and be explained in a simple, casual fashion
cannot should not
Families have _____________ and ______________ rules that govern their functioning.
Understanding the _____________________ in the family (e.g., the person who's "in charge;" who makes rules), who can help one understanding the make-up and communication of the place.
Understanding the ________________ of the family system and the subsystem (e.g., spousal, siblings) can help one understand the makeup of and communicate
Understanding whether _____________________ are _______________________ or ___________________________________ (e.g. how information gets
boundaries, permeable, semi-permeable
Understand how family members ________________________ can give insight into how a family maintains its way of function.
Each family has its own unique _______________ that describes how the family typically interacts.
Communication within families is _______________ and the language families use is a message about who they are.
Change occurs by ___________________ or by the usual patterns in the family.
changing the homeostasis
Issues passed down by families, in culture, and in society affects how families come to ________________.
____________ from the expected developmental milestones through which most families pass can wreck havoc on the family, and family therapists should be aware of the particular issues involved in the developmental milestones.
In addition to being able to deal with the stress from _______________________________, family therapists should have the tools to help families deal with the expected stresses of life.
General systems theory
developed to explain the complex interaction of all types of systems, including living systems, family systems, community systems and solar systems.
Cybernetics (controlled mechanisms in the world)
has been used to explain the regulatory process of a system.
the distinct manner that each system has to maintain its stability
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