Theories of Family Therapy (Part I)
Northern Illinois University
Hugh C. Crethar
Governors State University
TRUTH OR FICTION?
1. Adlerian family therapists believe that all human beings have feelings of inferiority stemming from early childhood. 2. Adlerian family therapy sees the past as having little influence on how people interact in their families today, 3. Adlerians believe that it is important to have social interest or community feeling in order to be emotionally healthy. 4. — 4, Genograms are messages that the family sends to the transgenerational therapist. 5. Differentiation and triangulation are critical concepts in Bowenian or transgenerational family therapy. 6. In transgenerational family therapy, the “[-position” is a model of communication in which a statement of opinion or belief is delivered clearly and fervently. 7. Boszormenyi-Nagy s contextual family therapy addresses (he ethical dimensions of family development. 8. Fairness, decency, reciprocity, and accountability determine the healthy functioning of a family within contextual family therapy. 9. In contextual family therapy, personal growth and symptomatic relief come as a result of facing emotional conflicts. 10. Object relations family therapy views individuals as being more attached to objects than to people. 11. Transference, interpretation, and insight play a vital role in object relations family therapy.