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What is family therapy?

It represents a form of intervetion in which members of a family are assisted in identifying and changing problematic, maladaptive, repetitive relationship patters as well as self-defeating or limiting belief systems

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What is Reciprocal causality?

observe repetitive ways in which family members interact and to use such data to initiate therapy

3

What is family structure?

how the family arranges, organizes, and maintains itself at a particular cross section in time

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What is family process?

The way it evolves, adapts or changes of time

5

cybernetic epistemology

Circular causality

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family homeostatisis

activates family learned mechanisms to return to homeostasis

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3 key subsystems

The spousal, parental, and sibling

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Boundaries are either...

rigid or flexible

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second order cybernetics

where the therapist is introduced into the family system