Family Therapy Review: Preparing for Comprehensive and Licensing Examinations

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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.
DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
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 such problems
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

REFERENCES

Alexander, J. E, & Barton, C. (1995). Family therapy research. In R. H. Mikesell et al. (Eds.), Integrating/amity therapy: Handbook of family psychology and systems theory (pp. 199–215). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Alexander, J. F., Holtzworth-Munroe, A., & Jameson, P. (1994). The process and outcome of marital and family therapy: Research review and evaluation. In A. E. Bergin & S. L. Garfield (Eds.), Handbook of psychotherapy and behavior change (4th ed., pp. 595–630). New York: Wiley.

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • Preface xi
  • References xxiv
  • Acknowledgments xxvii
  • Family Therapy Review - Preparing for Comprehensive and Licensing Examinations xxix
  • Part I - Individuals and the Family 1
  • Chapter 1 - Family Health and Dysfunction 3
  • Chapter 2 - Human Lifespan Development 21
  • References 39
  • Chapter 3 - Human Diversity 41
  • Chapter 4 - Psychopathology 67
  • Chapter 5 - Psychopharmacology 87
  • References 112
  • Part II - Therapeutic Skills and Tools 115
  • Chapter 6 - Theories of Family Therapy (Part I) 117
  • Chapter 7 - Theories of Family Therapy (Part Ii) 143
  • Chaptrr 8 - Assessment, Diagnoses, and Treatment Planning 169
  • References 189
  • Chapter 9 - Family Therapy Institute of Suffolk 191
  • References 211
  • Chapter 10 - Va Boston Healthcare System 213
  • References 229
  • Part III - Distressed Couples 233
  • Chapter 11 - University of Minnesota 235
  • References 255
  • Chapter 12 - Separation, Divorce, and Remarriage 257
  • References 274
  • Chapter 13 - Sexual Problems 277
  • References 298
  • Chapter 14 - Intimate Partner Violence 301
  • References 319
  • Part IV - Child and Adolescent Issues 323
  • Chapter 15 - Developmental Disabilities 325
  • Chapter 16 - Behavioral and Relationship Problems 349
  • References 366
  • Chapter 17 - Substance Abuse 371
  • References 390
  • Chapter 18 - Child Abuse and Neglect 393
  • References 410
  • Part V - Diminished Health and Well-Being 413
  • Chapter 19 - Care Giving and Grief 415
  • References 433
  • Chapter 20 - Alcohol and Other Drug Dependencies 435
  • References 455
  • Chapter 21 - Nonpharmacological Addictions 459
  • Chapter 22 - Depression and Anxiety 483
  • References 505
  • Chapter 23 - Hiv/Aids 509
  • References 526
  • Part VI - Professional Development 529
  • Chapter 24 - Ethical and Legal Issues in Family Therapy 531
  • References 546
  • Chapter 25 - Preparing for Licensing Examinations 549
  • Chapter 26 - Continuing Professional Development 569
  • About the Authors 589
  • Appendix: Answer Key 601
  • Author Index 619
  • Subject Index 633
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