Sandra Warne, M.A., MFT

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1. Structural Family Therapy is most often used:  

A.  To trace family of origin patterns and increase insight

                        B.  To improve communication and reduce shame

C.  With difficult families, often of a low socioeconomic level, with behavior problems

D.  With sociopathic families


2. The components of a whole family system that keep it functioning are:  

A. Boundaries

B. Subsystems

C. Coalitions

D. Alliances


3. Family negotiation and accommodation is referred to in Structural Theory as:  

A. Tracking

B. Mimesis

C. Reciprocity

D. Complementarity


4. "Detouring" in Structural Theory refers to:  

A. The way coalitions mask tensions by focusing on a third party

B. Mapping the family structure

C. Pretending there are no problems

D. Moving out of the family system into the community


5. The major assessment tool in Structural Therapy is the:  

A. Family chronology

B. Family Map

C. Evaluation interview

D. Mental status exam


6. The family's sensitivity to one another in Structural Therapy is called:  

A. Flexibility

B. Transactional patterns

C. Roles and rules

D. Resonance


7. Once a Structural Family Therapist joins a family, what techniques are used to accommodate to its style?  

A. Reframing

B. Unbalancing the system

C. Mimesis and tracking

D. Detouring family feelings


8. Structural Family Therapy is most concerned with:  

A. Improving family members' insight

B. Rigid boundaries

C. Identifying and changing the underlying organization of the family

D. Permanent, long-term change


9. Rigid is to diffuse as:  

A. Hard is to soft

B. Black is to white

C. Alignments are to coalitions

D. Disengagement is to enmeshment

10. The role of the Structural Therapist is:  

A. Involved, active, directive

B. Passive, neutral, objective

C. To reframe and relabel

D. To offer fresh perspectives

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