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Differentiation of self:

Differentiation between thinking and feeling.

Family members must learn to own and recognize their own feelings.

It is assumed that many family problems are based on family members’ emotional reactivity to each other.

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Genogram

Graphic picture of family history

3

Non-normative stressors

Potentially catastrophic events (not planned)

(ie: natural disasters)

4

Cultural variant approach

Different does not mean deviant or deficient.

We are inevitably guided by what we consider healthy.

5

Family systems perspective

This approach requires a focus on relationships within the family rather than on individual family members.

6

Family life cycle perspective

Expands family system to look at families over time.

7

Triangulation

Two family members inappropriately involve another family member to reduce the anxiety in the didactic relationship.

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Multilevel family practice model

Widens framework to include the larger systems in which the family system is embedded.

(ie: neighborhood, nation)

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Normative stressors

Typical family life-cycle transitions.

(ie birth of a child)

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Family of origin

The family into which we were born and raised.

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ABCX model:

Maladaptation

Permanent deterioration in the family’s functioning.

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ABCX model:

Bonadaptation

Improvement in the family’s functioning over and above previous levels.

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Stress pile up

Over time a series of crisis may deplete the family resources and expose the family to increasing risk of negative outcomes.

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Differentiation of self:

Differentiation between the self and other members of the family

Individuals should follow their own beliefs rather than make decisions based on reacting to the cues of others or approval.

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Family time line

Chronology depicting key dates and events in the family’s life, which can be used to locate both stressors and strengths.

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Developmental social construction view

Current social institutions along with their policies and programs have evolved over time and can therefore be changed.

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Strengths perspective

Help family members identify how they have coped creatively with adversity in the past may help them find hope for making changes to present.

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Ecomap

Using circles and mines and arrows to show family relationships.

Help social works identify external sources of stress, conflict, social support.

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ABCX model:

Recovery

Get back to family’s previous level of functioning.

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ABCX model of family stress and coping

To understand whether an event in family system becomes a crisis we also need to understand both family resources and family’s definition of the event.