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Which of the following statements is true?
a.     Families that show dysfunctional behavior lack those interactive processes that strengthen hardiness
b.     All families have resources to cal upon.
c.      Members of functional families never engage in damaging behavior with one another
d.     Families that show dysfunctional behavior lacks strengths and resources;
b.     All families have resources to call upon.
Systems-oriented clinicians are most interested in:
a.     why problematic behavior has arisen
b.     family history
c.      the process that is taking place within a family
d.     the content of the family’s problems,
c. the process that is taking place within a family
When family therapists refer to first order cybernetics, they are attending to:
a.     family paradigms
b.     birth order of family members
c.      patterns of structure and feedback control that govern systems
d.     early therapeutic interventions,
When family therapists refer to first order cybernetics, they are attending to:
a.     family paradigms
b.     birth order of family members
c.      patterns of structure and feedback control that govern systems
d.     early therapeutic interventions,
In the view of family therapists with a functional outlook ,the appearance of symptoms in a family member serve as a:
a.     sign of illness in the family
b.     manifestation of genetic predispositions
c.      family stabilizing device
d.     none of the above
c.      family stabilizing device
The family therapist who joins a family and engages in a dialogue rather than observing from outside is probably an advocate of:
a. neither of these
b. first order cybernetics
c. both of these
d. second-order cybernetics
d. second order cybernetics
Which of the following is not an example of a discontinuous life style change event in a family’s history?
a. birth of a child to a teenage girl
b. birth of a child to midlife parents
c. birth of a handicapped child
d. father’s retirement
d. father’s retirement
Which of the following constitutes a horizontal stressor?
a. family secrets
b. ethic loyalties
c. birth of a handicapped child
d. family expectations
c. birth of a handicapped stressor
According to the authors, the most significant milestone in a family’s life cycle is usually?:
a. deciding to marry
b. choosing a career
c. the arrival of children
d. deciding on a life style
c. the arrival of children
About how many divorces occur annually in the US today?
a. 1 million
b. over 5 million
c. between ½ and ¾ of a million
d. 2 million
a. 1 million
Which of the following is NOT TRUE?
a. There are 12 to 15 million children living with gay or lesbian parents in the US.
b. Lesbian women do not differ from heterosexual women in their child rearing practices
c. Gay and lesbian families are as diverse as heterosexual families.
d. Gay adults are less fit parents than straight adults
d. gay adults are less fit parents than straight adults
The Women’s Project in Family Therapy:
a. helped introduce a feminist perspective to the field of family therapy
b. addressed conditions that help shape women’s experiences
c. all of these choices
d. stressed the influence of gender on relationship patterns throughout a woman’s life
c. all of these choices
Women are especially vulnerable if divorced later in life because of:
a. their orientation toward independence
b. their embeddedness in relationships
c. all of these choices
d. their lifelong subordination of achievement to caring for others
. all of these choices
Cultural specificity refers to:
a. appreciation of the immigrant experience
b. therapist self-awareness of cultural influences
c. detailed knowledge regarding unfamiliar groups
d. knowledge about who makes up a society
c. Detailed knowledge regarding unfamiliar groups
Family loyalty, unity, honor, and obligation are especially important in:
a. economically impoverished families
b. interracial families
c. all families
d. Latin American families
d. Latin American Families
Which of the following statements is true?
a. structural poverty is usually of recent origin
b. Family therapists are likely to be middle-class in viewpoint
c. Family therapists are likely to be middle class in background
d. Most members of the underclass make their living legally
b. family therapists are likely to be middle class in viewpoint
Family rules directing what may or may not occur between members can be considered to be:
a. metaphoric
b. descriptive
c. prescriptive
d. intrapsychic
a. metaphoric
n families labeled as pathogenic, demands by an adolescent for a rule change would likely be met with:
a. increased flexibility because all members south changes
b. encouragement since it showed independence
c. increased rigidity regarding the retention of rules
d. a reexamination of all family rules
c. increased rigidity regarding the retention of rules
Negative and positive feedback loops are:
a. bad and good respectively
b. neither intrinsically good or bad
c. good and bad respectively
d. invariably destabilizing
b. neither intrinsically good or bad
Closed systems tend to become disorganized and go into disorder. This is known as:
a. negentropy
b. homeostasis
c. cybernetics
d. entropy
d. entropy
In the example offered in the text by Imber-Black, a family interacted with five larger systems. One negative consequence of such an arrangement is:
a. differences in beliefs among the helpers might surface
b. competing definitions of the problem might occur
c. differences in approaches might surface
d. all of these choices
d. all of these choices
In the example offered in the text by Imber-Black, a family interacted with five larger systems. One negative consequence of such an arrangement is:
a. differences in beliefs among the helpers might surface
b. competing definitions of the problem might occur
c. differences in approaches might surface
d. all of these choices
d. all of these choices
A double-bind situation calls for:
a. contradictory injunctions
b. none of these choices
c. an inability to escape the situation
d. all of these choices
e. an ongoing relationship involving at least two people
d. all of these choices
Wynne’s concept of a rubber fence refers to:
a. locked hospital wards
b. easy access to a psychiatric hospital
c. shifting boundaries around a family
d. closed family systems
c. shifting boundaries around a family
The authors consider all but one of the following to be the major founders of family therapy:
a. Jackson
b. Miller
c. Whitaker
d. Ackerman
b. Miller
Feminists have faulted existing practices as:
a. all of these choices
b. favoring masculine values
c. devaluing nurturance
d. based on male development
a. all of these choices
When organisms are said to be structure determined, it means:
a. none of these choices
b. b. subsystems and boundaries are the key to their understanding
c. they are limited by the repertoire of their structure
d. their gender takes precedence over all other considerations
c. they are limited by the repertoire of their structure
Two leading family therapists, Don Jackson and Murray Bowen, trained under American psychiatrist:
a. Gregory Bateson
b. Harry Stack Sullivan
c. Alfred Adler
d. Nathan Ackerman
b. Harry Stack Sullivan
By “tickling the defense” Ackerman meant:
a. none of these choices
b. stripping members of all their defenses against anxiety
c. catching members off guard and exposing their self-justifying rationalizations
d. forcing members to expose their defenses
c. catching members of guard and exposing their self-justifying rationalizations
Defending against anxiety by externalizing unwanted parts of oneself onto others is called:
a. projection
b. rationalization
c. projective identification
d. introjection
c. projective identification
The family therapy approach that comes closest to classical psychoanalytic theory is that offered by:
a. Kohut
b. Framo
c. Scharff
d. Ackerman
c. Scharff
Kohut viewed narcissism as:
a. a normal stage of development
b. a pathological condition of self-absorption
c. disappearing after adolescence
d. concern for the welfare of others
a. a normal stage of development
The opposite of self-differentiation, in Bowen’s view, is:
a. role complementarity
b. enmeshment
c. fusion
d. family triangles
c. fusion
Bowen referred to a family’s way of coping with stress and maintaining stability as its:
a. system of family obligations and entitlements
b. undifferentiated family ego mass
c. nuclear family emotional system
d. none of these choices
c. nuclear family emotional system
Bowen’s concept of societal regression extends his view to:
a. none of these choices
b. individual fixations in society
c. society’s emotional functioning
d. a family’s ability to regress during family therapy
c. society’s emotional functioning
In his therapeutic approach, Bowen:
a. may choose to work only with the better differentiated partner
b. may choose to work only with the less well-differentiated partner
c. insists on the entire family being present
d. refuses to see children under 4 years of age
a. may choose to work only with the better differentiated partner
One of the unique aspects of Boszormenyi-Nagy’s outlook is his concern with:
a. insight and action
b. structure and process
c. dyads and triads
d. values and ethics
d. values and ethics
Behavior analysis refer to:
a. operant but not classical conditioning
b. classical but not operant conditioning
c. an assessment procedure used by behavior therapists
d. a self-management program
c. an assessment procedure used by behavior therapists
Operant interpersonal therapy represents a blend of operant learning principles and:
a. experiential psychology
b. Gestalt psychology
c. Social exchange theory
d. Classical conditioning principles
c. social exchange theory
Markman’s research on marital distress prevention found:
a. remarriage is usually successful
b. earlier marriages are more successful
c. positive communication patterns make for higher functioning levels
d. volatile couples make for poor marriages
c. positive communication patterns make for higher functioning levels
Contingency contracting is a behavioral procedure that is probably most useful with:
a. young children
b. college students
c. the elderly
d. adolescents
d. adolescents
Meichenbaum’s work with distressed clients:
a. all of these choices
b. involves collaborative sessions
c. none of these choices
d. incorporates a constructivist perspective
e. emphasizes narrative repair
a. all of these choices
Postmodern therapists are apt to be:
a. detached observers
b. none of these choices
c. interpretive of family behavior
d. manipulative
b. none of these choices
The family therapist most closely identified with solution-focused brief therapy is:
a. de Shazer
b. White
c. Erickson
d. Segal
a. de Shazer
The Milwaukee Brief Therapy Center makes use of:
a. co-therapy
b. multiple impact therapy
c. one-way mirrors and intercom systems
d. all of tehse choices
c. one way mirrors and intercom systems
The Houston Galveston Institute is known for:
a. its narrative therapy
b. its language systems approach
c. its solution-focused therapy
d. its reflecting team emphasis
b. its language systems approach
Narrative therapists use reflecting teams to:
a. support the family’s development of new narratives about themselves
b. solve family problems
c. develop scaling questions
d. eavesdrop on family conversations
a. support the family’s development of new narratives about themselves
In working with families, narrative therapists consider themselves:
a. experts in family relationships
b. all of these choices
c. cybernetic explorers
d. collaborating partners
d. collaborating partners
Externalizing a restraining problem is meant to:
a. help search for past traumatic events
b. help separate the person’s identity from his or her problem
c. help explore family dynamics
d. understand family transaction patterns
b. help separate the person’s identity from his or her problem
“Whe never know from day to say what mood our daughter will be in” This statement is an example of a(n):
a. empowering story
b. internalizing story
c. externalizing story
d. problem-saturated story
d. problem-saturated story
Outside witness group:
a. have no place in brief therapy
b. are usually made up of extended family members
c. are often used in solution-focused therapy
d. help reinforce alternative narratives
d. help reinforce alternative narratives
Madigan’s league in Vancouver:
a. emphasizes that the problems addressed are rooted in one of society’s dominant discourses
b. insists the person is not the problem
c. is a politically active group
d. all of these choices
d. all of these choices
Working with schizophrenics, psychoeducators focus on the impact of:
a. the family’s impact on the life of the patient
b. insight therapy on family functioning
c. the symptomatic member on family life
d. none of these choices
c. the symptomatic member on family life
Medical family therapy addresses the relationship between family health and:
a. family relationships
b. disease-proneness
c. genetic family illness
d. hospitalization
a. family relationships
Treating AIDS, family therapists can:
a. hospitalize advanced cases
b. prescribe new medications
c. all of these choices
d. help patients deal with loss of independence
d. help patients deal with loss of independence
RE programs typically include:
a. all of these choices
b. behavioral instruction
c. skills building
d. cognitive instruction
a. all of these choices
One in four remarriages today involves:
a. a previously married woman, but not a man
b. childless couples
c. both partners previously married
d. previously married man, but not woman
c. both partners previously married
Which of the following statements is true?
a. proponents of formal family assessments content accurate measurement is essential for a scientific discipline
b. few family therapists engage in clinical assessment
c. all are true
d. quantitative research in family therapy is by and large unfounded
a. proponents of formal family assessments content accurate measurement is essential for a scientific discipline
Observational methods typically rely on:
a. observable behavior patterns
b. rating scales
c. interactive coding schemes
d. all of these choices
d. all of these choices
Severely disturbed families with centrifugal interactive styles often produce __________ children.
a. borderline
b. neurotic
c. schizophrenic
d. sociopathic
d. sociopathic
Process research refers to the study of interaction between:
a. adults and their families of origin
b. parents and children subsystems
c. grandparents, parents, and children
d. patient and therapist systems
d. patient and therapist systems
Evidence-based questions in outcome research refer to:
a. how best to code family interaction
b. how best to rate family interaction
c. whether all forms of family therapy work
d. what technique works best with what presenting problem
d. what technique works best with what presenting problems
Which therapists try to help the family detach from a dominating story line?
a. experiential therapists
b. strategists
c. narrative therapist
d. psychoanalysts
c. narrative therapist
A family therapist who stresses infant attachment is probably:
a. a solution focused therapist
b. a Gestalt therapist
c. an object relations therapist
d. an experiential therapist
c. an object-relations therapist
Bowenian therapists tend to be:
a. all of these choices
b. careful not to get triangulated into family turmoil
c. coaches
d. calm and low key
a. all of these choices
Boscolo and Cecchin:
a. invite families to examine their meaning system
b. all of these choices
c. bypass insight vs. action dichotomies
d. are followers of the Milan model
b. all of these choices
Building supportive partnerships within the family is a goal of:
a. symbolic experiential therapy
b. psycheducational therapy
c. Gestalt therapy
d. Transgenerational therapy
b. psychoeducational therapy