Marriage & Fam Cnslg Exam 1

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1. Systems oriented clinicians are most interested in:
More interested in the process. WHAT is occurring, HOW it occurs, and WHEN...
2. Dyads and triads refer to:
the relationship that is the problem, not the individual itself.
3. From a family systems perspective, the appearance of symptoms in a family member represents...
?? Monad ?? Identified patient ??
4. The "identified patient" is the person in the family who:
has the problem. Who initially seeks treatment or for whom treatment is sought.
5. Metarules are:
the rules about the rules. Unstated family directives which interpret, enforce, and change...
6. Most family rules are:
covert and unstated (unspoken rules).
7. A family's metarules refers to:
unwritten rules.
8. Homeostatis refers to:
Rules that maintain stability and revise change.
9. The elements of a system are delineated by its
boundaries and whether or not they are permeable.
10. A schizophrenogeic mother is one who:
is domineering, cold, rejecting, possessive, guilt-producing in combination with a passive,...
11. The double-bind concept was first introduced to account for the development of:
a series of contradictory messages of what is communicated and how it is qualified by messages...
12. A double-bind situation calls for:
3 injunctions: 1. Concrete= primarily negative (don't, you'll be punished). 2. Gesture= frown,...
13. Which of the following models of family interaction is based largely on the psychoanalytic...
Psychodynamic Theory
14. Object relations therapy is a:
More relationship focused. The patients project their fantasies. Participate in a "holding...
15. Object relations theory evolved from the study of:
?? Classical psychoanalysis. Id, ego, and superego. ??
16. Object relations theorists believe the infant's need for what influences the development...
17. Object Relations Family Therapy emphasizes the basic human need for:
18. Common terms used by experiential family therapists include all but one of the following....
Common terms: experience, encounter, confrontation, intuition, process, growth, existence,...
19. Generally speaking, experiential therapists
establish the conditions for personal growth and unblocks family interaction, rather than merely...
20. Experiential therapists are especially critical of:
emotional experience over rational thought and intellectualization.
21. For symbolic-experiential therapists, the focus of therapy is:
personal growth and family connectedness
22. Transgenerational approaches are:
psychoanalytically influenced, historical perspective to curent family living problems by attending...
23. The "undifferentiated family ego mass" refers to:
a family emotionally "stuck together," one where "a conglomerate emotional oneness . . . exists...
24. In Bowen's Differentiation of Self Scale, people at the low end are apt to lead lives:
dysfunctional even under low levels of anxiety. Dominated by others' feelings whoever they're...
25. The higher the degree of family fusion, the more likely:
clear values and beliefs, goal directed, flexible, secure, autonomous, can tolerate conflict...
26. Bowen believed that, generally speaking, people choose mates with
27. Emotional cutoff, according to Bowen, is:
a flight of extreme emotioanl distancing in order to break emotional ties, and not true emancipation.
28. A major technique utilized by Bowenian therapists involves:
?? Multigenerational Transmission Process ??  
29. Bowen's work with families tended to be:
?? 2 adults and himself ??
30. Which of the following statements would likely be made by a stfuctural family therapy?
?? therapeutic goals, joining and accommodating, assessing family interactions, monitoring...
31. Structural therapists emphasize:
a contextual rather than individual focus on problems and solutions.
32. A primary therapeutic goal for structuralists is:
?? action preceding understanding ??
33. Which of the following is not characteristic of "psychosomatic families"?
What is common: rigid, inflexible, diffuse, clear boundaries, enmeshment.
34. One objective of structural interventions is for the psychosomatic family to achieve:
35. Some feminists are critical of Minuchin's emphasis on family hierarchies because they believe:
they run the risk of reinforcing sex role stereotypes.
36. In disengaged families, boundaries are:
37. In an enmeshed family:
boundaries are diffused
38. Members of enmeshed families run the risk of over-emphasizing:
The self-development of the individual may be stalled.
39. Diffused boundaries are:
excessively blurred and indistinct, easily intruded upon by other family members.
40. Members of disengaged families run the risk of over-emphasizing:
members may run separately and autonomously but with little sense of family loyalty.
41. Structural Family Therapy is:
recognizes the influence of social factors in family functioning and in working within the...
42. Labeling an anorectic's refusal to eat as "stubborn" rather than "sick" is an example of:
43. One tactic employed by Minuchin in treating anorectics is to:
set up a situation, create a scenario for enactment, assign roles and tasts to the family,...
44. Structuralists believes the anorectic symptom is embedded in:
faulty family organization
45. Structuralts view anorexis nervosa as:
a response to family dysfunction, not simply the adolescent's defiant behavior.
46. Which of the following would not be considered a communication theorist?
a circular interaction continues between people because each participant imposes her own punctuation,...
47. Quarreling couples who feel justified in responding to what each perceives as an attack...
48. One of the following is not a concept used by the communication theorists. Which one?
All these are communication theorists: 1. All behavior is commnication at some level. 2....
Relationships are defined by _______ messages.
50. The person who receives a double-bind message:
Is confused because there are usually two levels of messages/demands in the message.
51. Therapeutic double-binds:
describes a variety of paradoxical techniques used to change entrenched family patterns.
52. "Prescribing the symptom" is a form of:
strategists try to produce a runaway system by urging or even coaching the client to engage...
53. Relabeling is a form of:
therapeutic double bind. changing the label attached to a person or problem from negative to...
54. Haley believes every relationship contains within it an implicit struggle for:
control of the definition of the relationship.
55. Strategic therapists tend to be:
?? designing a unique strategy for each specific presenting problem. Not exploring its roots....

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