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1. Systems oriented clinicians are most interested in:
a. the process that is taking place within a family
b. the content of the family’s problems
c. why problematic behavior has arisen
d. family history
a. the process that is taking place within a family
2. “A bad mother produces sick children.” This statement is an example of:
a. epistemology
b. linear causality
c. circular causality
d. a paradigmatic shift now accepted by most family therapist
b. linear causality
3. The development approach to family life focuses upon the family’s:
a. organization and structure
b. pathology patterns
c. life cycle
d. operations as a social system
c. life cycle
4. A young adult’s primary developmental task is:
a. separating from one’s parents without cutting off from them
b. finding a suitable mate
c. realigning relationships with extended family
a. separating from one’s parents without cutting off from them
5. One goal of gender-sensitive family therapy is to:
a. enables clients to move beyond prescribed sex roles
b. empower women but not men
c. realigning relationships with extended families
d. becoming a parent
a. enables clients to move beyond prescribed sex roles
6. By marital quid pro quo, Jackson is referring to:
a. an exchange of benefits between marital partners
b. role overload
c. discontinuous changes in the family life cycle
d. all of the above
a. an exchange of benefits between marital partners
7. Each family system:
a. contains a number of co-existing subsystems
b. carries out its functions through subsystems
c. may include subsystems formed by sex, by generation, ect.
d. all of the above
d. all of the above
8. Object Relations Family Therapy emphasize the basic human need for:
a. sexual gratification
b. the release of aggression
c. experiences
d. attachment
d. attachment
9. Generally speaking, experiential therapists:
a. attempt to uncover past traumatic events
b. offer interpretations
c. provide insights into family behavior patterns
d. provide a nonrational therapeutic experiences
c. provide insights into family behavior patterns
10. Transgenerational approaches are:
a. ahistorical
b. cross-sectional
c. here and now
d. historical
d. historical
11. The higher the degree of family fusion, the more likely:
a. that triangulating will occur
b. that poorly differentiated members will be drawn into tense situations
c. the family insistence on togetherness
d. all of the above
d. all of the above
12. Emotional cutoff, according to Bowen, is:
a. separation from one’s family
b. emancipation from one’s family
c. differentiation from one’s family
d. a fight from unresolved emotional ties to one’s family
d. a fight from unresolved emotional ties to one’s family
13. One goal in Family Systems Therapy is for each family member to:
a. minimize future contact with each other
b. maximize attachments to the family
c. maximize fusion
d. maximize self-differentiation
d. maximize self-differentiation
14. A primary therapeutic goal for structuralists is
a. organization change
b. insight
c. self-differentiation
d. none of the above
a. organization change
15. In disengaged families, boundaries are:
a. inappropriately rigid
b. easily crossed
c. poorly differentiated
d. clear between people
a. inappropriately rigid
16. In an enmeshed family:
a. members separate easily
b. members are intertwined in each other’s lives
c. clear boundaries exist between persons and between subsystems
d. none of the above
b. members are intertwined in each other’s lives
17. Labeling an anorexic’s refusal to eat as “stubborn” rather than “sick” is an example of:
a. reframing
b. scapegoating
c. regression
d. shaping
a. reframing
18. The person who receives a double-bind message:
a. is in “no win” situation whatever response he or she makes
b. may disobey both commands
c. may respond positively to both commands
d. none of the above
a. is in “no win” situation whatever response he or she makes
19. Tom Sawyer’s effort to convience his friends that the drudgery of whitewashing a fence was a privilege is an example of:
a. framework bending
b. entropy
c. punctuation
d. relabeling
d. relabeling
20. All but one of the following were introduced by the Milan systematic therapists:
a. positive connotation
b. rituals
c. fusion
d. longer length of time between sessions
c. fusion
21. Circular questioning is likely to:
a. probe differences in how family members perceive problems
b. helps families “fight fair”
c. rely heavily on directives
d. rely heavily on prescriptions
a. probe differences in how family members perceive problems
22. By neutrality, the Milan therapist attempts to:
a. hide his or her impressions from the family
b. be a blank screen
c. remain connected to the family while avoiding getting caught in coalitions
d. change family interactive patterns
c. remain connected to the family while avoiding getting caught in coalitions
23. Cognitive therapists view depressed persons as:
a. psychotic
b. immature
c. overwrought with feeling
d. making errors in thinking
c. overwrought with feeling
24. Postmodernists agree that what we call reality:
a. can be measured
b. can be objectified
c. reflects what is out there
d. is subjective
d. is subjective
25. According to the text, the postmodern outlook permits:
a. the therapist to be in charge
b. the therapist to not be an expert
c. the family to be programmed for success
d. none of the above
b. the therapist to not be an expert
26. The “miracle question” allow clients to:
a. speculate on their future once the problem is gone
b. put their faith in the therapeutic process
c. seek a religious experiences
d. none of the above
a. speculate on their future once the problem is gone
27. Exception-finding questions:
a. are efforts to manipulate clients
b. are rarely used by solution-focused therapists
c. build on past successes in dealing with problem
d. are part of reflecting team strategies
c. build on past successes in dealing with problem
28. Narrative therapists believe we attempt to make sense of our lives through
a. group membership
b. self-narratives
c. spirituality
d. dormant stories
b. self-narratives
29. Psychoeducational programs are intended to help which of the following:
a. troubled marriages
b. schizophrenics
c. substance abusers
d. dormant stories
d. dormant stories
30. An example of a psychoeducational effort is:
a. parent skills training
b. externalization
c. the miracle question
d. all of the above
a. parent skills training
31. Quantitative research emphasizes:
a. case studies
b. audio and video tapes
c. large samples
d. dormant stories
a. case studies
32. Family therapists have sought licensing because:
a. they want legal recognition
b. the public equates licensing with professionalism
c. reimbursements from health plans require licensing
d. all of the above
d. all of the above
33. Peer review refers to:
a. class discussion of cases
b. review courses for state licensing exams
c. independent evaluation by a colleague of one’s procedures
d. none of the above
c. independent evaluation by a colleague of one’s procedures
34. Clients need to be told of the possible risks before commencing treatment. This is an example of:
a. peer review
b. malpractice
c. privileged communication
d. informed consent
d. informed consent
35. Protecting a client from unauthorized disclosures by the therapist without prior consent is called:
a. information disclosure
b. right to silence
c. right to informed consent
d. confidentiality
d. confidentiality