5 Written questions
5 Matching questions
- Multifinality (Equipotentiality)
- Virginia Satir
- Circular questions
- a Meeting the family's resistance to change with warnings of the dangers implicit in change and the need to change slowly.
- b The same beginning point may lead to different results.
- c Identified 5 styles of communication in families. Utilized a communications approach that emphasized feelings and self-esteem of individual family members. Family was seen as a system seeking balance.
- d Family members are asked questions that help them to think in relational terms. "What does your brother think of..."
- e Occurs when family members and subsystems of the family are isolated from each other emotionally in terms of their interaction.
5 Multiple choice questions
- Process in which the therapist avoids taking sides with partners and encourages each of them to take responsibility for their part in family problems.
- Denotes 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.
- Focus is to understand that the couple's emotional and behavioral dysfunction has been related to inappropriate information processing. Seeks to discover negative types of thinking that drive the negative behavior causing relationship difficulties.
- 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.
- Same results can be obtained via different means.
5 True/False questions
Complementary Relationships → Relationships that involve a fit between different roles
The Irrelevant → Family member seeks to distract others and seemingly has difficulty relating to what is going on in the moment.
Ordeals → Involve engaging family members in repetitious behavior designed to counter dysfunctional family rules to reinforce the positive connotation of behaviors.
Subsystems → Family that accepts information from systems outside itself.
Identified patient → Process in which the therapist avoids taking sides with partners and encourages each of them to take responsibility for their part in family problems.