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developed an object relational approach to intergenerational and family-of-origin therapy
Family Paradigm is
that people can, and do, construct their view of the world and way of knowing differently (families have different ways of knowing
Social constructivism is
a theory of knowledge (epistemology) that argues that humans generate knowledge and meaning from an interaction between their experiences and their ideas
that learning can happen most effectively when people are also active in making tangible objects in the real world.
Circumplex Model of Family Therapy focuses on
the three central dimensions of
marital and family systems: cohesion, flexibility and communication
Major theory of the Circumplex Model is
Balanced couple and family systems tended to be more functional compared to Unbalanced systems.
undifferentiated ego mass is
a term used to describe a family unit whose members possess low differentiation and therefore are emotionally fused
Social Exchange Theory
all human relationships are formed by the use of a subjective cost-benefit analysis and the comparison of alternatives. The theory has roots in economics, psychology and sociology.
quid pro quo is
one spouse performs some behavior the other spouse wants contingent upon the other spouse performing some behavior they want
Projective identification is
a process whereby parts of the ego are thought of as forced into another person who is then expected to become identified with whatever has been projected'
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