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1

The concept of balance of fairness is synonymous with which theory?

A) transgenerational
B) Strategic
C) Contextual
D) constructivist

C) Contextual

2

Who is generally considered the “father of general systems theory”?

A) Carl Sagan
B) Noam Chomsky
C) Milton Erickson
D) Ludwig Von Bertalanffy

D) Ludwig Von Bertalanffy

3

In Bowen’s model, performing an assessment by interviewing one partner at a time is:

A) a good method of bringing out family secrets
B) a way to reduce conflict between partners
C) a method for preventing martial conflict from interfering with the assessment process
D) standard procedure

C) a method for preventing martial conflict from interfering with the assessment process

4

A family enters therapy because the five year old is uncontrollable and has been diagnosed as autisitc. The recommended approach for treating the family is:

A) Milan systemic
B) Structural
C) Psychoeducational
D) Solution-Focused

C) Psychoeducational

5

When first starting out with a family in therapy, it is important to:

A) speak with mostly to the person who made the initial call as he/she is the member who can get the family to each session and is the most helpful
B) allow family members to interrupt one another, as you want to be careful not to offend anyone
C) plan a specific strategy in which you decide where each member should sit so that you ca avoid the family escalating into a fight
D) adjust your style to the family’s, paying close attention to both verbal and nonverbal cues as you attempt to engage with each member of the family

D) adjust your style to the family’s, paying close attention to both verbal and nonverbal cues as you attempt to engage with each member of the family

6

The theory that sees the therapist’s “use of self” as central to the assessment process is :

A) Structural
B) Transgenerational
C) Experiential
D) Milan systemic

C) Experiential

7

The effort to create anxiety in the large system is the goal of:

A) Bowen
B) Minuchin
C) Whitaker
D) Framo

C) Whitaker

8

Which of the following best defines homeostasis

A) a concept that posits that in the end all things are the same
B) a term that addresses the tendency for all system to gravitate towards remaining the same over time
C) a concept identifying the particular distinctions between homosapiens and other biological systems
D) a concept that speaks to the “ripple affect” in systems

B) a term that addresses the tendency for all system to gravitate towards remaining the same over time

9

Compare to MRI - brief therapy, experiential is:

A) more reliant upon the therapist’s personal feelings
B) the preferred approach when working with idiosyncratic clients
C) more easily described as a set of procedures
D) a foundation upon which the Milan school created their approach

A) more reliant upon the therapist’s personal feelings

10

Symptom relief is a lesser goal of which school?

A) Object relations
B) Strategic
C) MRI
D) Structural

A) Object relations

11

The term “invisible loyalties” was coined by:

A)Bowen
B) Framo
C) Nagy
D) Satir

C) Nagy

12

A possible advantage to using Solution-Focus therapy with alcoholics is:

A) the focus on solutions avoids the need to confront denial head on in the early stage of therapy
B) alcoholics generally feel very optimistic about solving problems anyways
C) the focus on exceptions is a perfect match for the alcoholic’s need for novelty
D) in a recent study by Liddle, 200 alcoholics in treatment, named solution-focused therapy to be one they felt most comfortable with for an extended period of time.

A) the focus on solutions avoids the need to confront denial head on in the early stage of therapy

13

A therapy that relies on the the therapists’ own affect and intuition is:

A) Contextual
B) Experiential
C) Transgenerational
D) Solution-Focused

B) Experiential

The experiential models propose that the therapist’s stance be authentic, that he/she discloses authentic affect, use his/her intuition and makes use of such primary process experiences ( craziness)

14

The subjective distortion of a relationship, as if one’s partner, or even one’s child, were the parent is called:

A) Enmeshment
B) Parentification
C) Role reversal
D) Projective identification

B) Parentification

This concept comes from Nagy’s Contextual Family Therapy and describes one effect of invisible loyalties

15

Practitioners of what model do not believe that the family must change its belief system in order to achieve second order change?

A) Behavioral
B) Milan
C) Constructivist
D) MRI

A) Behavioral



The question asked which model DOES NOT attend to belief system change in the pursuit of second order change
The behavioral family therapy may or may not focus on second order change but never attends to belief or any other internal experiences. The model proposes that change occurs as a result of creating the right contingencies or incentives, called “reinforcers” for desired behaviors

16

In which model is insight considered a
necessary condition for change and working through necessary to master the gains form change?

A) constructivist
B) Object relations
C) Symbolic- Experiential
D) Contextual

B) Object relations

This perspective on change is a psychodynamic view, which is consistent with the object relations school. In these models, insight about negative introjects and the consequent split-off projections is the goal

17

From the solution-focused therapy perspective:

A) Problems can be solved without knowing their cause
B) The problem is the way the family attempts to solve the problem
C) The Family must work as an organic system to develop solutions
D) Solutions are created by amplifying the metaphoric meaning of the problem

A) Problems can be solved without knowing their cause

18

As a feminist therapist you are least likely to agree with the following statement:

A) it is important to identify the sociopolitical and interpersonal forces that underlie a woman’s pathology
B) The therapeutic relationship should be demystified
C) The therapeutic relationship should be egalitarian
D) Structural Therapy is a widely used model in feminist-based therapies since it addresses boundaries and coalitions

D) Structural Therapy is a widely used model in feminist-based therapies since it addresses boundaries and coalitions

19

Bowen's concept of triangulation is used to explain all but the following:

A) How chronic anixety is modulated in the family system
B) What happened to at least well differentiated member of the family when stress occurs
C) ABCX Crisis model, in which person A and B are triangulating person C by using X
D) The process of parental projection

C) ABCX Crisis model, in which person A and B are triangulating person C by using X

20

Milan systemic therapy differs from Haley's strategic in that:

A) Strategic therapists take charger, while systemic therapist "follow the family"
B) Strategic therapy intervenes at subsystem levels; whereas, systemic therapy looks at the family as an organic whole
C) Systemic therapy helps families to understand the meaning of the symptom, while strategic just changes the pattern
D) Milan systemic is the only true systems theory

B) Strategic therapy intervenes at subsystem levels; whereas, systemic therapy looks at the family as an organic whole

21

A symptom carrier for family dysfunction or pathology is often referred to as the:

A) Well child
B) Scapegoat
C) Parentified child
D) Identified patient

D) Identified patient

22

In the MRI version of brief therapy, it is essential to:

A) assess the hierarchical disorder
B) Identify the disabling sequence of which the symptom is a vital part
C) Intervene paradoxically to use the system's resistance against itself
D) Acknowledge the therapist's own role in maintaining the symptom

B) Identify the disabling sequence of which the symptom is a vital part

23

In structure family therapy, interference with a subsystem's functioning:

A) Is an example of a system in "runaway"
B) Prevents homeostasis from forming properly
C) Occurs naturally at developmental nodal points
D) Can result in symptomatic behaviors

D) Can result in symptomatic behaviors