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What is SUDS?
A scale used by behavioral therapists on which the client's rate their level of anxiety to a stimulus or situation
When therapists use subjected stories what are they trying to accomplish?
teaching the client to construct a new, more helpful story, which includes unstoried competencies
What is a subsystem?
an organized component of a system which has a specific role in the functioning of the larger system and is somewheat autonomous from it
What is suicidal ideation?
Images, thoughts, and feelings about committing suicide, often including ways to accomplish it and how it might affect others
What is a suprasystem?
A higher-level system, such as a community, in which other systems are components
What are survival skills workshops?
A psychoeducational program for families coping with mental illness in a family member
What are people taught in survival skills workshops?
groups of families learn about the etiology, prognosis, psychobiology, and treatment of the illness and learn ways the family can deal with its special demands
What is the role of the therapist when using symbolic-experiential family therapy?
using their own experiences and craziness to influence family members' internal meanings, thereby changing dysfunctional patterns
What is a symmetrical relationship?
a relationship in which there is relatively equal distribution of control and power, often resulting in rapid escalation of conflict.
What is symptom prescription?
a treatment technique in which the therapist asks the family to continue to perform or even expand a symptom
What does the therapist want if they perform a complaince based symptom prescription?
they want the family to do as suggested
What does the therapist want if they perform a defiance based symptom prescription?
when the therapist wants the family to defy the directive
What is the difference between a open and closed system?
an open system exchanges information and resources with their enviroment.
A closed system restricts such exchanges
What is systematic desensitization?
a behavioral therapy technique for reducing the capacity of conditioned stimuli or activities to evoke anxiety
What steps does the therapist have the client go thru with systematic desensitization?
The therapist firsts instructs the client to arrange various anxiety-provoking stimuli or activies according to SUDS
2. The therapist teaches the client to induce a state of relaxation, then pairs the relaxation response with the anxiety-provoking stimuli, working up the hierarchy
What does Tarasoff vs. Regents of University of California state therapists must do?
when a therapist determines, or should determine that their client presents a serious harm to a specifically identified person they have an obligation to use reasonable care to protect the indended victim against such danger (duty to warn)
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