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5 Matching questions

  1. Hypothesizing
  2. Nuclear Family Emotional System (Undifferentiated Family Ego Mass)
  3. Open system
  4. Subsystems
  5. Circularity
  1. a Prior to the session the therapy team formulates its initial hypothesis relative to the presenting problem.
  2. b Behavior in systems like the family cannot be adequately explained using a simple, bi-directional, linear model, behavior can only be understood in the context of the complex interaction patterns of the family.
  3. c Some part of the family - females, parents, kids etc.
  4. d Family that accepts information from systems outside itself.
  5. e Has reference to a family in which members' identities fused.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Symptomatic family member or the individual the family identifies as having a problem.
  2. Tendency of a system to maintain internal stability.
  3. Occurs when family members and subsystems of the family are overly concerned and overly involved with each other resulting in minimal autonomy of functioning.
  4. The same beginning point may lead to different results.
  5. Process in which the therapist avoids taking sides with partners and encourages each of them to take responsibility for their part in family problems.

5 True/False questions

  1. Behaivoral Marital TherapyStuart. Seeks to improve relationships btwn a couple by increasing the frequency of positive exchanges and decreasing the frequency of negative and punishing interactions. Therapist assesses the strengths and weakness of the relationship. Skills that are taught include expressing themselves in clear behavioral terms, improved communication skills, establishing a means to share power and decision making, and improved problem solving skills.

          

  2. Milan Systemic TherapyMara Selvini Palazzoli. Form of strategic family therapy influenced by three theoretical models 1 systems 2. cybernetics and 3. communication theory. Focuses on 2 aspects of family interaction the struggle for power and the protective role of symptoms.

          

  3. TrianglesDenotes that relationships have periods of closeness and periods of distance. Triangulation occurs during periods of distance - an outsider takes sides with one person in the relationship.

          

  4. Circular Model of CausalityBehavior in systems like the family cannot be adequately explained using a simple, bi-directional, linear model, behavior can only be understood in the context of the complex interaction patterns of the family.

          

  5. Societal Emotional ProcessProcess through which parents transmit their lack of differentiation to their offspring.