epidemiological: Pertaining to the study of incidence, frequency, and distribution of mental
disorders.equifinality: Arriving at the same end result by means of different pathways. equipotenrialiry: Different individuals in a system are equally involved in performing specific
functions and have the capacity to take over functions from other individuals who are no
longer performing their function; having equal potential.etiology: The study of the origins and causes of diseases.information processing: Analyzing tasks and breaking them down into a series of steps
between the stimulus and the appropriate response to the stimulus. The information acquired
at earlier stages is analyzed and made applicable for later use.morphogenesis: The process by which a system adapts and changes its basic structure in order
to survive; movement toward randomness is desirable as it increases survival potential.morphostasis: The means by which a system maintains constancy in the face of environmental
variety; a system's homeostatic mechanism.negative feedback: An increase in output causes a decrease in input; a means of correcting
deviations to maintain a steady state, a homeostatic mechanism.positive feedback: An increase in output causes an increase in input, promoting change in the
system.prevalence: the total number of existing cases of a disorder as a proportion of a population at
a specific time.
|1. ||Compare and contrast Brofenbrenner's ecosystemic model to the F-Bias model.|
|a. ||Explain why early multifaceted models, like Brofenbrenner's, are not adequately integrative.|
|b. ||What is the role of an ecosystemic context within the F-Bias model?|
|c. ||What are the primary domains of therapeutic focus within the F-Bias model?|
|2. ||Discuss differences and similarities in the pattern of presenting problems among externalizing
disorders in children and adolescents.|
|a. ||Explain how the family, peer, and school relational systems support or contribute to
|3. ||Discuss the evolution of family therapy models.|
|4. ||There are two “level 1” family-based approaches that effectively treat juvenile violence.
Discuss the following:|
|a. ||theoretical principles upon which each is based|
|b. ||primary goals of each|
|c. ||strategies or techniques used to accomplish these goals|
|d. ||how relational systems are targeted|
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Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Book title: Family Therapy Review: Preparing for Comprehensive and Licensing Examinations.
Contributors: Robert H. Coombs - Editor.
Publisher: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Place of publication: Mahwah, NJ.
Publication year: 2005.
Page number: 366.
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