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Family Therapies

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

TermDefinition
Undifferentiated Family Ego Mass Murray Bowen created this term (4 words long) to explain how when troubled families were brought together, they had difficulty maintaining their identities.
Schism In Family Therapies, this word is used to describe the division of family into 2 antagonistic and competing groups.
Skew In family therapies, this term is used to show how one partner in a marriage dominates the family as a result of a serious personality disorder in the other member.
Multiculturalism In family therapy, this is of great importance and is the practice of valuing and respecting differences in culture.
Ask When utilizing multiculturalism, if a therapist is unsure of the client's culture or level of assimilation, they should.......
Strengths In family therapy, therapists draw on.......
Family Life Cycle Stages What are the following stages called? Stage 1-Married Couples without children Stage 2-Child bearing families Stage 3-Families with pre-school children Stage 4-Families with school children Stage 5-Families with teenagers Stage 6-Families launching
Vertical Stressors According to family therapies, these stressors are handed down from previous generations and are called........
Horizontal Stressors According to family therapies, these stressors refer to the demands placed upon the family system as it moves through time and are called.........
Emotional unit In family therapies, the family is seen as an......
Family Atmosphere This term was coined by Adlerian Family Therapy and is used to describe the climate of relationships that exist between family members.
Attention Getting In Adlerian Family Therapy, this dysfunctional behavior is characterized by stop and go interaction plus annoyance and irritation.
Power Struggle In Adlerian Family Therapy, this dysfunctional behavior is characterized by persistent and intensified interactions plus anger, defeat or challenge.
Revenge In Adlerian Family Therapy, this dysfunctional behavior is characterized by manifested and intensified interactions plus hurt.
Demonstration of Inadequacy In Adlerian Family Therapy, this dysfunctional behavior is characterized by lack of interaction plus despair.
Reorientation In Adlerian Family Therapy, the main goal is.........
Adlerian Family Therapy This family therapy utilizes parent interviewing.
Adlerian Family Therapy This family therapy is based on Humanistic and Gestalt Therapies as well as Psychodrama technique.
Family Myths and Mystification In Experiential Family Therapy, these are two controls that families use that generate problems in the family structure.
Psychotherapy Experiential Family Therapy viewed this therapy as absurd.
Family Secrets In Experiential Family Therapy, the main goal is to unmask and tap into......
Engagement In Experiential Family Therapy, this is the most powerful phase.
Involvement In Experiential Family Therapy, this is the phase characterized by a more dominant parent figure.
Disentanglement In Experiential Family Therapy, this is characterized by being more personal and less involved.
One Size Fits All The main problem with Experiential Family Therapy is that it has this view.
Placater In Conjoint Family Therapy, this is a dysfunctional role that results from fearing rejection, wanting to please, and becoming dependent.
Blamer In Conjoint Family Therapy, this is a dysfunctional role that results from trying to cover personal inadequacies and mistakes.
Super Reasonable In Conjoint Family Therapy, this is a dysfunctional role that results from keeping others at a distance and depending on detachment to protect oneself.
Distractor In Conjoint Family Therapy, this is a dysfunctional role that results from pretending a problem doesn't exist in the hopes that it will go away.
Physical In Conjoint Family Therapy, this is the first core of a healthy self.
Intellectual In Conjoint Family Therapy, this is the second core of a healthy self.
Emotional In Conjoint Family Therapy, this is the third core of a healthy self.
Sensual In Conjoint Family Therapy, this is the fourth core of a healthy self.
Interactional In Conjoint Family Therapy, this is the fifth core of a healthy self.
Contextual In Conjoint Family Therapy, this is the sixth core of a healthy self.
Nutritional In Conjoint Family Therapy, this is the seventh core of a healthy self.
Spiritual In Conjoint Family Therapy, this is the final core of a healthy self.
Family Mapping In Conjoint Family Therapy, this is the process for drawing the structural/emotional relationships in a family. It is similar to a genogram.
Family Sculpting In Conjoint Family Therapy, this is an experiential/expressive technique in which a family member places other family members and themselves in positions that symbolize their relationships with other members of the family.
Rescue Game In Conjoint Family Therapy, this is when one family member agrees, one blames, and one is irrelevant.
Coalition Game In Conjoint Family Therapy, this is when 2 people always agree and a third disagrees or 2 disagree and one agrees.
Lethal Game In Conjoint Family Therapy, this is when all agree with everyone at the expense of their own needs.
Growth Game In Conjoint Family Therapy, this is when people agree or disagree based on their own experiential reality while remaining part of the system.
Improving Communication In Conjoint Family Therapy, the main goal is to reduce conflict by..........
Biopsychosocial Family Systems Theory utilizes what kind of framework?
Anxiety According to Family Systems Theory, this is the cause of behavior disorders.
Differentiation According to Family Systems Therapy, this is the first of Eight Interlocking Concepts.
Triangulation According to Family Systems Therapy, this is the second of Eight Interlocking Concepts.
Emotional System According to Family Systems Therapy, this is the third of Eight Interlocking Concepts.
Projection According to Family Systems Therapy, this is the fourth of Eight Interlocking Concepts.
Emotional Cutoff According to Family Systems Therapy, this is the fifth of Eight Interlocking Concepts.
Transmission According to Family Systems Therapy, this is the sixth of Eight Interlocking Concepts.
Sibling Position According to Family Systems Therapy, this is the seventh of Eight Interlocking Concepts.
Society According to Family Systems Therapy, this is the last of Eight Interlocking Concepts.
Emotional Fusion According to Family Systems Therapy, disorders are the result of this.
Genogram In family therapies, this is a schematic diagram of the family system, using squares to represent males, circles to indicate females, horizontal lines for marriages, and vertical lines to indicate children.
Engagement and Motivation In Functional Family Therapy, this is phase 1 of therapy. Answer: ___________ and ____________
Behavior Change In Functional Family Therapy, this is phase 2 of therapy.
Generalization In Functional Family Therapy, this is phase 3 of therapy.
Functional Family Therapy This family therapy focuses on behavior and the impact that family members have on it.
Self Defeating Mechanisms Narrative Family Therapy focuses on.....
Narrative Family Therapy This therapy encourages clients to consider alternative ways of looking at themselves.
Narrative Family Therapy Michael White created this therapy because he was interested in the way people constructed meaning in their lives and not just the ways they behaved.
Tell Their Story Narrative Family Therapy begins by asking clients to do what?
Reauthor Their Story Narrative Family Therapy seeks to do what with a client?
Problem narrative In Narrative Family Therapy, strategies fall into three stages, this is the first.
Find Exceptions In Narrative Family Therapy, strategies fall into three stages, this is the second.
Recruit Support In Narrative Family Therapy, strategies fall into three stages, this is the last.
Process Strategic Family Therapy focuses on......
Strategic Family Therapy This family therapy is considered to be manipulative.
Circular causality This Strategic Family Therapy principle does not seek to find underlying motives for behavior.
Feedback loops This Strategic Family Therapy principle is based on chains of stimulus and response.
Meta Communication According to Strategic Family Therapy this term is used to describe communicating about the communication (He said she said) that results in family dysfunction.
Paradoxical injunctions According to Strategic Family Therapy this term is used to describe a dysfunctional message that demands behavior that can only be given spontaneously and is also a technique in which a therapist tells a client to continue their symptomatic behaviors (ex:
Double Binds According to Strategic Family Therapy this term is used to describe a result of 2 contradictory messages being given at the same level of importance.
Pre Session The first step in the Milan Model when the therapist team would create an initial hypothesis.
Session The second step in the Milan Model when the therapist team would validate or modify the initial hypothesis.
Intersession The third step in the Milan Model when the therapist team would meet alone to further discuss the hypothesis and determine interventions.
Intervention The fourth step in the Milan Model when the therapist team would reunite with the family and present the intervention.
Post Session The final step in the Milan Model when the therapist team would meet alone to process the family's reaction to the intervention and prepare for the next session.
Positive Connotation In the Milan Model this means to frame problematic behavior in positive light to promote cohesion and avoid resistance.
Family Ritual In the Milan Model, this technique prescribes specific acts for family members to perform that is designed to change the family system's rules.
Circular Questioning A method of interviewing developed by the Milan Model in which questions are asked that highlight differences among family members.
Hypothesizing In the Milan Model, this is when a theory is generated about the problem behavior.
Identified Patient In the Milan Model, this is the family member whose symptoms or behaviors are stated by the family as the reason for coming to therapy.
Invariant Prescription A technique developed for the Milan Model in which parents are directed to mysteriously sneak away together.
Neutrality In the Milan Model, this is the ability to define oneself without taking sides.
Paradoxical Prescription In the Milan Model, this is when the therapist prescribes to the family to "do more of the same" - this is intended to produce a paradoxical effect.
Patterned Dysfunction In the MRI Model, the first goal is to change......
Remove Distress In the MRI Model, the second goal is to........
Family Rules In the MRI Model, the third goal is to change......
Actively Engage In Structural Family Therapy, in order to begin structural change in the family unit the therapist must do this.
Enactment Structural Family Therapy intervention: family members are asked to act out the problem situation to bring insight into the family dynamic. This is called........
Family Structure In Structural Family Therapy, this is the functional organization of families that determines how family members interact. This is called.........
Subsystems In Structural family Therapy, these are smaller units of families, determined by generations, sex or functions. These are called.........
Boundaries In Structural Family Therapy, these are emotional barriers that protect individuals, subsystems and families; the overall structure can become unstable if one intrudes on another subsystem. These barriers are called........
Joining and Accommodation In Structural Family Therapy, this is the process in which the therapist enters the family system in a hierarchal stance as the leader. Answer ________ and _______
Mood and Stability When working with clients who are going through a divorce, the therapist's long term goal is to improve each member's___________ and _____________.
Divorce Writing, Play/Art Therapy, and Verbal Therapy are all useful techniques for families experiencing__________.
Alliance building When working with clients going through child custody disputes, the most important thing a therapist should remember is to avoid...............
Therapy Contract When clients are going through a child custody battle, it may be helpful for the therapist to consider one of these.
Child Custody When dealing with ____________ disputes, it may be helpful to hold separate meetings with each parent and children.
Reduce Damage What is the main goal in child custody family therapies?
Behavioral Issues When working with families that are impacted by disorders, it is important to work with the family on.......
Coping Skills When working with families that are impacted by disorders, it is important to teach the parents _______ to help them better deal with the child's out of ordinary behaviors.
Disorders Educating and teaching people to deal with separation moments are key aspects to helping families who are struggling with what?
Insight and Reality Therapy When working with families that are impacted by disorders, what therapy is useful in helping clients see how their behavior impacts the family unit?
Consistent When working with families that are impacted by disorders, the family must be ___________ in dealing with inappropriate behaviors.
Modeling When working with families that are impacted by disorders, one helpful key with parents whose child has the disorder is to teach the parents ______________.
Engagement and Retention Therapy This therapy has an increased focus on strategies for engaging difficult youth and their families in treatment.
Functional Family Therapy This therapy is useful for families with childhood and adolescent disorders and is based on the assumption that the child's behavior problem serves a function in the family system.
Multisystemic Therapy This therapy is useful for families with childhood and adolescent disorders and promote positive outcomes such as pro-social peer relationships and family functioning, as well as reducing conduct problems.
Parental Control When conducting therapy with families who have an eating disorder, it is important to emphasize............
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy This therapy is considered the best treatment for families who are suffering with anxiety and depression.
2 Months When working with clients who have lost a loved one, it is important to remember that Major Depressive Disorder cannot be diagnosed unless the client has had the symptoms for longer than ___________ after the loss.
Stages of Grief Denial Anger Bargaining Depression Acceptance These are called....................
Child's Stages of Grief Disbelief Complaints Anger Guilt Anxiety/Fear Regression Sadness These are called................
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