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1

The primary goal of Bowen family therapy is to

A) heighten emotional experiencing in the family members
B) Increase the family’s repertoire of problem-solving skills
C) Improve communication between family members
D) Increase the level of differentiation of self in family members

D) Increase the level of differentiation of self in family members

2

In Bowen theory, the ability to behave flexibly in the face of anxiety and to respond with autonomy is known as

A) Differentiation of self
B) Triangulation of self
C) indifferentiation of self
D) Displacement of others

A) Differentiation of self

3

In structural family therapy, an alliance between specific family members against a third member is called

A) Coalition
B) Accommodation
C) Association
D) Federation

A) Coalition

4

Scapegoat provides anxiety relief for the family and the family can not tolerate interpersonal natural stress. Role rigidity and lack of tolerance for difference can lead to symptoms that are non-verbal messages in reaction to the dysfunctional communication working in the family system. What model therapy of dysfunction are he ideas from?

A) Psychoanalytic
B) Experiential
C) Strategic
D) Bowen

B) Experiential

5

“Unbalancing” in Structural therapy involves

A) Realigning relationships between subsystems
B) Therapeutic neutrality
C) Re-Storting the family’s structure
D) Taking notes

D) Taking notes

6

Unlike Bowenian therapist’s, Experiential therapist’s will ____ then behave in alternatively provocative and supportive ways in order to help families learn to express honest emotion.

A) Encourage development of transference
B) Discourage development of transference
C) Raise the level of anxiety in the family
D) Lower the level of anxiety in the family

C) Raise the level of anxiety in the family

7

The goals of Experiential family therapy would NOT include:

A) Restructuring family system
B) Increased personal integrity
C) Greater freedom of choice
D) Increased sensitivity to ones needs and feelings

A) Restructuring family system

8

Among Experiential therapist’s, families are typically treated as

A) Systems
B) Groups of individual
C) Parent and child subsystems
D) none of the above

A) Systems

9

Who is NOT associated with the Transgenerational model?

A) Ackerman
B) Bowen
C) Goldenberg
D) Ivan Nagy

C) Goldenberg

10

According to object relations theory, children are more likely to develop a secure and cohesive of self when parents provide sufficient opportunities for

A) Idealization
B) Ego split
C) Projective identification
D) False self

A) Idealization

11

_____ is an interactive process in which a subject perceives an object as containing elements of the subject’s personality and evokes behaviors and feelings from the object that conforms to these perceptions.

A) Separation-Individuation
B) Transference -counter transference
C) Reciprocal interjection
D) Projective identification

D) Projective identification

12

Boundaries around the executive subsystem in the family are of particular importance because the family ____ is seen by Structural therapist’s as crucial to the family’s well-being.

A) Network
B) Hierarchy
C) life cycle
D) Quid pro quo

B) Hierarchy

13

The greatest conceptual influence in the early development of family therapy was

A) The Family life cycle
B) Social constructionism
C) Existentialism
D) Systems theory

D) Systems theory

14

The study of content and process in systems, particularly the analysis of the flow of information in closed systems, is known as

A) Functional analysis of behavior
B) Cybernetics of cybernetics
C) Existentialism
D) General systems theory

B) Cybernetics of cybernetics

15

A balanced steady state of equilibrium is known as

A) Metacommunication
B) Homeostasis
C) Morphogenesis
D) Equifinality

B) Homeostasis

16

Sue Johnson has found that emotionally-focused couples therapy is more successful when the therapist first ___ and then ____, in that order

A) soften the attacking spouse’s stance; engage the withdrawn spouse
B) engage the withdrawn spouse; family sculpting the spouse’s stance
C) facilitate an enactment ; encourage expression of secondary emotions
D) encourage expression of secondary emotions; facilitate an enactment

A) soften the attacking spouse’s stance; engage the withdrawn spouse

17

Your colleague presented a case by using symbols of family structure from structural therapy maps. What is your understanding of the case symbols?

Mother. Father
.............................................
Child

A) mother father and child have clear boundaries
B) mother father and child have rigid boundaries
C) mother father and child have diffuse boundaries
D) mother father and child have clear boundaries

C) mother father and child have diffuse boundaries

18

What should a therapist do first and when they see clients or when they enter the room?

A) develop goals for the therapy
B) Understand The Family
C) Develop a plan for treatment
D) develop a case conceptualization

D) develop a case conceptualization

19

How many dimensions are in Contextual model?

A) 5
B) 4
C) 6
D) 3

A) 5

20

Who is NOT associated with the Experiential Model?

A) Schwartz
B) Whittaker
C) Framo
D) Satir

C) Framo

21

As opposed to other family therapy approaches that work within a systemic framework, the Experiential approach emphasized work on:

A) Structure of family
B) Subsystems and their role
C) Individuals and their feelings
D) Interactional patterns within family members

C) Individuals and their feelings

22

When a couple establishes a clear boundary that separates their subsystem from others they are:

A) Establishing a hierarchical structure
B) Becoming enmeshed
C) Joining
D) Being too rigid

A) Establishing a hierarchical structure

23

Who is NOT associated with the Experiential model?

A. Framo
B. Whittaker
C. Schwartz
D. Satir

A. Framo

24

Scapegoat provides anxiety relief for the family and the family cannot tolerate interpersonal natural stress. Role rigidity and lack of tolerance for difference can lead to symptoms that are non-verbal messages in reaction to the dysfunctional communication working in the family system. What model therapy of dysfunction are the ideas from?

A. Bowen
B. Experiential
C. Contextual
D. Object Relation

B. Experiential

25

What idea is NOT of the contextual model fourth dimension?

A. Fairness
B. Emotions
C. Merit
D. Ledger

B. Emotions

26

What are the two main concept/drives of Bowen that describes human relationships?

A. Differentiation and self
B. Family and structure
C. Anxiety and emotions
D. Individuality and togetherness

D. Individuality and togetherness

27

Which is NOT one of Bowen’s family interlocking concepts:

A. Sibling position
B. Family structure
C. Family projection
D. Unclear family emotions

B. Family structure

28

Minuchin uses the following terms to refer to the loss of autonomy due to a blurring of psychological boundaries

A. Codependence
B. Diffusion
C. Undifferentiation
D. Enmeshment

D. Enmeshment

29

Who is NOT associated with the Transgenerational model?

A. Ackerman
B. Bowen
C. Goldenberg
D. Ivan Nagy

C. Goldenberg

30

Who is NOT associated with the Humanistic Approach?

A. Johnson
B. Greenberg
C. Schwartz
D. Scharff

D. Scharff