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Couples Therapies

Covers couples therapy terms as it relates to the LMSW Exam.

TermDefinition
Cybersex Involves an emotional dependency on the Internet and Internet-related sexually oriented chat rooms, message boards, and pornography.
Assessment In couples therapy, this is stage 1 of the integrative approach model.
Goals In couples therapy, this is stage 2 of the integrative approach model.
Intervention In couples therapy, this is stage 3 of the integrative approach model.
Maintenance In couples therapy, this is stage 4 of the integrative approach model.
Validation In couples therapy, this is stage 5 of the integrative approach model.
AIDS This disease is one of the top ten leading causes of death among people between the ages of 25 and 44.
ELISA Blood Test This is the HIV screening test. What is it called?
6 Months HIV antibodies may take as long as ___________ after exposure to develop.
10 Years HIV infected clients may go up to how long with no symptoms?
AIDS Swollen lymph nodes, Lack of energy, Continuous skin rashes, Short-term memory loss, Frequent fevers: These symptoms are an indication of what disease?
Pre Marital Education A counseling session in which a couple sees a counselor prior to marriage is called.............
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy This therapy is deemed best for couples who are struggling with substance abuse disorders and sexual disorders.
Emotionally Focused Therapy This therapy believes emotion is the music of the dance between partners and that learning to change the music will change the dance
Experience and interactions In working with couples, Emotionally Focused Therapy seeks to expand these two things.
De-Escalation The following 4 steps in Emotionally Focused Therapy collectively make up stage 1 of the therapy process. 1. Assessment 2. Identify negative cycle / Attachment issues 3. Access underlying attachment emotions 4. Frame problem cycle attachment needs
Restructuring the Bond The following 3 steps in Emotionally Focused Therapy collectively make up stage 2 of the therapy process. 5. Access implicit needs, fears, models of self 6. Promote acceptance by other - expand dance 7. Structure emotional engagement - express
Consolidation The following 2 steps in Emotionally Focused Therapy collectively make up stage 3 of the therapy process. 8. New positions / cycles - enact new stories of problems and repair 9. New Solutions to pragmatic issues
Blamer Softening In Emotionally Focused Therapy, this is a second order change in which the previously hostile and more active spouse risks expressing their own attachment needs.
Anxious Attachment An attachment style that describes adults who demand closeness, are less trusting, and are more emotional, jealous, and possessive.
Secure Attachment Attachments rooted in trust and marked by intimacy.
Avoidant Fearful Attachment rooted in distrust of others and corresponding desire to limit any dependency on them based on fear.
Avoidant Dismissing Attachment rooted in distrust of others and corresponding desire to limit any dependency on them based on inadequacy.
Emotionally Focused Therapy This therapy is not useful for couples who are in abusive relationships in which vulnerability may be unsafe or they are couples who are clearly separating and are no longer committed to the relationship.
Experiential Couples Therapy This therapy focuses on a couples core beliefs.
Gottman's Theory This therapy is characterized by "7 principles that make marriage work".
Enhance Love maps This is the first of Gottman's 7 principles that make marriage work.
Nurture Fondness and Admiration This is the second of Gottman's 7 principles that make marriage work. _______ ________ ________ _______
Turn toward each other This is the third of Gottman's 7 principles that make marriage work. _____ _________ _______ _______
Let your partner influence you This is the fourth of Gottman's 7 principles that make marriage work. ____ ____ _______ _________ ___
Solve the solvable This is the fifth of Gottman's 7 principles that make marriage work. _______ ____ ________________
Overcome gridlock This is the sixth of Gottman's 7 principles that make marriage work.
Create shared meaning This is the seventh of Gottman's 7 principles that make marriage work. ______ ______ _____________
Stonewalling Criticism Contempt Defensiveness In Gottman's Theory on marriage these are called the four horsemen that couples should watch out for. What are they?
Imago Relationship Therapy Created by Harville Hendrix, this relationship therapy seeks to align the conscious and unconscious minds.
Power Struggle Shock, Denial, Anger, Bargaining, Despair, Acceptance: Collectively, these are stages of...................
Imago Relationship Therapy This therapy believed that romantic love was nature's anesthesia.
Imago Relationship Therapy This therapy founded the saying that in mate selection, opposites attract.
heal childhood wounds According to Imago Relationship Therapy, a person seeks out a spouse to _______ ____________ __________.
Avoider In Imago Relationship Therapy, someone who did not successfully complete Erikson's attachment stage will likely marry a person with this type of disposition.
Isolator In Imago Relationship Therapy, someone who did not successfully complete Erikson's exploration stage will likely marry a person with this type of disposition.
Diffused In Imago Relationship Therapy, someone who did not successfully complete Erikson's identity stage will likely marry a person with this type of disposition.
Passive Aggressive In Imago Relationship Therapy, someone who did not successfully complete Erikson's competency stage will likely marry a person with this type of disposition.
Caretaker In Imago Relationship Therapy, someone who did not successfully complete Erikson's concern stage will likely marry a person with this type of disposition.
Conformist In Imago Relationship Therapy, someone who did not successfully complete Erikson's intimacy stage will likely marry a person with this type of disposition.
Catastrophic In couples therapy, an affair, attempted suicide, or addiction is considered to be what type of coping mechanism?
Non catastrophic In couples therapy, watching TV or having fantasies about someone else is considered to be what type of coping mechanism?
Imago Relationship Therapy This therapy focuses on the following 5 tasks: 1. Re-imagining your spouse as a wounded child 2. Re-romanticizing the relationship 3. Restructuring frustrations 4. Resolving rage 5. Re-visioning the relationship
Eclecticism The pragmatic and integrated use of techniques from different psychotherapies.
Circular Model of Causation The notion that everything in a therapy or relationship flows in a circular pattern rather than a linear one.
Polarization In Integrative Couples Therapy, problems are seen as the result of......
Intimacy Based Therapy This therapy believed that marriage is a people growing machine.
Sexual Crucible Collectively, the following are called what? --Leaving our comfort zone --Confronting our anxiety --Confronting our discomfort with change --Confronting our differences
Sexuality In Intimacy Based Therapy, the therapist looks at __________ as a window to examine current adjustments, life concerns, and unresolved emotional development.
Differentiation This term encompasses all of the following things: Clear sense of self Increased tolerance for discomfort Control reactivity Regulate anxiety
Wanting to be Wanted In Power Hierarchies, this is when an individual searches for a reflected sense of self.
Total sexual stimulation Physical stimuli + Psychological processes=
Intimacy Continuum Need + Tolerance=
Primary Infertility This term describes couples who have never been able to become pregnant after at least 1 year of unprotected sex
Secondary Infertility This term is applied to couples who have been unable to conceive after one or more successful pregnancies or who cannot sustain a pregnancy
Affair has entirely ended When working with couples who have had infidelity in the marriage the therapist should ALWAYS ensure that this has occurred before beginning therapy. ________ ___ ________ _______
Grieving When working with couples who have sustained grief or loss, the therapist should make a point to help the couples realize their differences in.............
Cultural Gender Roles When working with coupled that are going through the grieving process, a therapist should take this into consideration.
Created by: searcysm