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  1. Closed system
  2. Societal Emotional Process
  3. Inflexible family structures
  4. The Blamer
  5. Circularity
  1. a Family that does not accept information from systems outside itself.
  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 Denotes that the emotional system governs behavior on a societal level, similiar to that found in a family, promoting both progressive and regressive periods in society.
  4. d Rigid structures that do not lend themselves to being changed in the face of changing family circumstances.
  5. e Accuses, criticizes, and dominates.

5 Multiple choice questions

  1. Murray Bowen. Goal is achievement of a higher level of differentiation of self on the part of each family member. Often involves working with one family member with the premise being that when one member changes, the others will follow. Each member is assisted in taking responsibility for his own role in problems. Comments are directed to the therapist. 8 interlocking concepts.
  2. Therapist has the family or a subsystem of the family act out, in session, how they typically deal with a specific type of problem.
  3. Process in which the therapist avoids taking sides with partners and encourages each of them to take responsibility for their part in family problems.
  4. Family members are asked questions that help them to think in relational terms. "What does your brother think of..."
  5. Mapping of underlying structures of the family

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. Therapeutic TriangleDenotes 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.


  3. Family Projection ProcessProcess through which parents transmit their lack of differentiation to their offspring.


  4. Paradoxical prescription/directiveEgalitarian relationships, which roles are mirror images.


  5. The PlacaterAccuses, criticizes, and dominates.