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How is Cognitive Behavioral Family Therapy Defined

Pathology is defined as irrational cognations and maladaptive learned behavior.


Who were a principal developers of family behavior therapy?

Gerald Patterson, Robert Weiss, Robert Liberman, Richard Stuart, Michael Crowe, Gayola Margolin, and Ina Falloon,
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What is one type of associative learn that Pavlov discovered while working with dogs?

Classical Conditioning.
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What did Pavlov discover related to an "Unconditional Stimulus" (UCS) associated with Classical Conditioning.

Prior learning need not take place to elicit a response.
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What is the result of an Unconditional Stimulus?

An Unconditional Response (UCR).
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How are stimuli discribed that do not elicit an Unconditional Response?

Neutral with respect to UCS/UCR
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What occurs when a UCS is repeatedly paired with a neutral stimuli?

It begins to elicit a response similar to the UCS.
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What is the result called of the pairing an UCS with a neutral stimulus?

A condition/learned response (CR)
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What theorist is identified with Operant Conditioning?

B.F. Skinner
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What does Operant Conditioning involve?

Strengthening a behavior in a particular situation and rewarding or punishing that behavior so it will occur more frequently. Reinforcing consequences after the fact.
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What is reinforcement?

The use of certain consequences immediately following a behavior in an effort to increase a desired behavior.
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What are the two kinds of reinforcement?

Positive and Negative
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What is the function of a positive reenforcement?

To Increase a particular type of behavior b following it with a favorable, pleasurable event - reward.
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What is the function of a negative reenforcement?

to increase the frequency of a desired response by removing or terminating an ongoing aversive stimulus or event immediately after the desired response is obtained.
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Define Shaping?

Breaking up a complex target behavior into small steps through the use of reinforcement until the target behavior is achieved.
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Describe a Contingency Contract.

A process of negotiating desired behavior change between two people that contains specific defined rules and expectations for interaction.
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Name key figure associated with the Social Learning Theory?

Albert Bandura
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Social Learning theorist emphasized the reciprocal interaction between thoughts, behavior and environment. What did Bandura also maintain?

Along with our environment, cognitions and feelings also influence behavior.
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What does the Social Exchange Theory posit?

People seek to maximize rewards and minimize cost in relationships.
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The technique of Modeling based on what fact?

We learn from observing others.
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What is seen in Normal Family Development?

A relationship where there is a balance between giving and getting as a result of acquiring effect skills i.e. communication and problem solving.
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Name two couples therapy techniques.

Speaker Listening and Problem Solving
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What do Cognitive Behaviorist concentrate on and look for?

They concentrate on symptoms. They look for response that reinforce behavior and schemas/core beliefs that function to reinforce behavior.
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In Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy, who defines the rules?

The client.
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Name two primary goals in Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy.

- Modifying current behavioral patterns/problem behavior
- Substitute desirable behaviors in place of undesirable behaviors.
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What is the first step in Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy?

Define the problem.
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What is the purpose of a Functional Analysis?

To develop a baseline of the frequency of the targeted behavior while documenting what precedes (antecedents) and follows the behavior (consequences).
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What is the focus on in Cognitive-Behavioral Family Therapy?

The overt behavior rather than the target behavior itself.
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In Parent/Child training in what 3 ways can information be obtain to obtain a baseline and to develop a functional analysis for treatment?

1. Conduct a careful interview with the parents
2. Observe the parent/child interaction through a one-way mirror.
3. Observe the parent/child during a home visit.
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