Social Work License (MSW Exam)

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Psychodynamic - Unresolved conflicts form past continue to attach themselves to situation. Past; early internalized family conflicts lead to interpersonal conflicts family. (Psychoanalytic).

Experiential - Egalitarian; active facilitator providing family with new experiences through the therapeutic encounter. free choice; self-determination; growth of the self; maturity achieved by overcoming impasses in process of gaining personal fulfillment.

Transgenerational - coach; direct by non-confrontational; detriagulated from family fusion. Aids family in developing relational fairness. emotional attachments to ones family of origin need to be resolved.

Structural - symptoms in an individual are rooted in the context of family transactions, and family structuring must occur before symptoms are relieved. Active; stage director manipulates family structure to change dysfunctional sets.

Strategic - active; manipulative problem-focused; prescriptive; paradoxical. reluctant communication patterns offer clues to family rules and possible dysfunction; a symptom represents a stratgy for controlling an relationship while claiming it to be involuntary.

Milan - dysfunctional families are caught up in destructive "games" and are guided by belief systems that do not fit the realities of their lives.

Cognitive-Behavioral - personal functioning is determined by the reciprocal interaction of behavior and its controlling social conditions.

Social Constructionist - people use language to subjectively construct their views of reality and provide the basis for how they create "stories" about themselves.
Psychoanalytic therapy - the analyst remains anonymous, and clients develop projections toward him or her. Focus is on reducing the resistances that develop in working with transference and on establishing more rational control. long-term analysis, engaged in free association to uncover conflicts and gain insights by talking.

Alderian therapy - emphasis is on join responsibility, on mutually determining goals, on mutual trust and respect, and on equality.

Existential therapy - therapist's main takss are to accurately grasp clients' being in the wold and to establish a personal and authentic encounter with them. RELATIONSHIP is critically important.

person-centered therapy - relationship is of primary importance. the qualities of the therapist including genuineness, warmth, accurate empathy, respect and non-judgmentalness-and communication of these attitudes to client-are stressed.

gestalt therapy - therapist's main function is to create a good relationship with the client. Therapists are then able to engage clients in an evaluation of all their relationship with respect to what they want and how effective they are in getting this. therapists find out what clients want, ask what they are choosing to do, invite them to evaluate present behavior, help them to make plans for change, get them to make a commitment.

Behavior therapy - the therapist is active and directive and functions as a teacher or trainer in helping client learn more effective behavior. Clients must be active in the process and experiment with new behaviors.

cognitive-behavior therapy -