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5 Matching questions

  1. Circular questions
  2. Evaluating family structure
  3. Structural Strategic Marital Therapy
  4. Positive Connotation
  5. Alignments
  1. a Coalitions btwn subsystems in the family that serve a specific purpose.
  2. b Involves promoting family solidarity and decreasing resistance to therapy via interpreting symptoms as family preserving efforts.
  3. c 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.
  4. d Family members are asked questions that help them to think in relational terms. "What does your brother think of..."
  5. e Mapping of underlying structures of the family

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Form of paradox that involves having a family member act in an exaggerated way, consistent with another person's apparent perception of them.
  2. Equal acceptance of all family members by the therapist. The therapist avoids allying with individual family members.
  3. 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.
  4. Therapist has the family or a subsystem of the family act out, in session, how they typically deal with a specific type of problem.
  5. Family that does not accept information from systems outside itself.

5 True/False questions

  1. CoachingTechnique whereby the therapist helps the family along each step of the way so they know exactly what they are to do.


  2. HypothesizingPrior to the session the therapy team formulates its initial hypothesis relative to the presenting problem.


  3. Emotional CutoffUnhealthy way of dealing with intergenerational undifferentiation (young adult may sever ties with parents)


  4. Paradoxical prescription/directiveTechinique which involves prescribing the problem behavior.


  5. EnmeshmentOccurs when family members and subsystems of the family are overly concerned and overly involved with each other resulting in minimal autonomy of functioning.