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Who are the two major founders of Experiential Family Therapy

Carl Whitaker
Virginia Satir
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What are the 4 key assumptions undergirding Satir's model?

1. People naturally tend toward positive growth
2. All people possess the resources for positive growth (humanistic)
3. Every person and everything or situation impacts and is impacted by everyone and everything else (systemic)
4. Therapy is a process that involves interaction between the therapist and client - each responsible for themselves.
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How does Satir's 4 assumptions help the therapy and therapist?

-They clarify the therapist role - responsible for self
-The therapist guides and activates but is not responsible for change.
- If therapy is done correctly clients and families will gravitate to change.
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What are the key characteristics of Satir's model?

- Focus on the emotional layers associated with behavioral interactions an sequences while attending to behavioral interactions and cognitions.
- Deep respect, warmth, empathy and hope for clients
- Conveyance of an understanding of clients' subjective inner world.
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From Satir's perspective, empathy did not mean that the therapist should what?

- take the client's side
- avoid confronting inconsistencies
- ignore holding the client responsible and accountable
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What two objectives did Satir hope to achieve in using empathy?

1. Convey a deep respect for her clients' experiences and realities.
2. That her clients would emulate her example and treat one another with a similar respect.
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What did Satir what to install in her clients?

Faith at change was possible and needed before therapy could move forward.
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What did Satir use and reframed from?

She coached and used education while reframing from being directive and controlling.
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What was Satir's primary goal?

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What did Satir believed was the effect a person self-actualizing?

A person's self-esteem and self-worth are positively affected.
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What elements are included in Satir's Six State Model?

Status quo (homeostasis)
Introduction of foreign elements (intervention)
Chaos (instability- shake things up to change
Integration of new possibilities
Practice (reinforcement in session, no home workK
New status quo (2nd order change)
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How would Satir begin the therapeutic process?

By making contact with all members of the room on all channels (mind, body, spirit)
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After making contact with the family, what was Satir's next step?

Help the family make contact with each other.
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What role do symptoms have in the family?

An emotional role
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What are 4 problematic family dynamics that Satir sought to identify?

1. Power struggles
2. Parental conflicts
3. Lack of validation
4. Lack of intimacy
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What is Satir use to identify a person's role in the family? Give 3 examples.

Discriptors - the martyr, the victim, the rescuer, the good child/parent, the bad child/parent.
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What did Satir use to asses the quality of the mother, father, child relationship.

The Survival Triad.
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What did Satir say was the function of the Survival Triad/

It is in the primary family triad that a child learned how to become human.Class 12 Notes P. 7


What are the 6 levels of experience related to feelings that Satir use to help clients transform their feelings about their feelings. She described the as the iceberg?

Level 1 Behavior
Level 2 Coping
Level 3 Feelings
Level 4 Perceptions
Level 5 Expectations
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What are Satir's 5 Communication Stances?

Congruent - the health form of communication
Super reasonable
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What does knowledge of the 5 Communication Stance allow the therapist to do?

Inter-relate towpath a wide range of clients.
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Which communication style is most health and what does it do?

Congruent - its a balanced communication stance balancing self, other, and context.
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How did Satir suggest that the family approach family rule?

Soften them by renaming as guidelines instead of rules.
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What was the hallmark of Satir's approach?

Coach clients to have authentic, congruent communications IN SESSION.
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Why did Satir use touch?

To connect, reassure and encourage clients when practicing ways of improving ways of communicating.
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What is family sculpting?

Asking clients to put family members physical positions that represent how the "sculptor" sees each person's role in the family.
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