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Theories that explain human behavior by describing how humans interact with each other or react to certain stimuli.

Social work theories are general explanations that are supported by evidenced base

Developmental Theories

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Views human behavior through larger contexts, such as members of families, communities, and broader society

1 thing changes within a system, the whole system is affected

Micro Meso Macro levels

Systems Theory

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uses up its energy and dies

Closed System

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becoming specialized in structure and function

Differentiation

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closed, disorganized, stagnant, using up available energy

Entropy

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multiple paths, same results
Families are seen as being goal oriented

Equifinality

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Steady State
Family strive for a sense of balance

Homeostasis

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Obtaining resources from the environment that are necessary to attain the goals of the system

Input

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Exchange of energy and resources between systems that promote growth and transformation

Negative Entropy

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a system with ross boundary exchange

Open System

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A product of the system that exports to the environment

Output

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A major component of a system made up of 2 or more interdependent components that interact in order to attain their own purpose and the purposes of the system in which thy are embedded

The concept of hierarchies describes how families organize themselves into various ...

Subsystem

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An entity that is served by a number of component systems organized in interacting relationships

Suprasystem

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Energy that is integrated into the system so it can be used by the system to accomplish its goals

Throughput

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This theory searches for the causes of behavior not in the individual alone, but in the interactions among the members of the group. What type of theory approach is this?

Family Systems Theory Approach

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This theory argues that in order to understand a family system a social worker must look.
A) each individual and their problems
B) family as a whole
C) parents and children seperatley

B) Family as a whole

ex: ppl do not exist in a vacuum they live, play, go to school, and work with other people.

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Diagrams of family relationships beyond a family tree allowing a social worker and client to visualize heredity patterns and major personality traits can be determined by using?

Genograms

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Social roles and interpersonal interactions are the focus of treatment. Such key clinical issues include:
establishing a contract with the family
examining alliances within the family
identifying where power resides
determining the relationship of each family member to the problems

IS A TYPE OF THERAPY APPROACH>

family therapy approach

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Encourage family members to "pretend" and encourage voluntary control of behavior

IS CALLED A ______ TECHNIQUE WITHIN _______ :

Pretend Technique


Strategic Family Therapy:

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Superficial behavioral changes within a system that do not change the structure of the system


IS CALLED A ______ TECHNIQUE WITHIN _______ :

First-Order-Changes


Strategic Family Therapy:

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Changes to the systematic interaction pattern so the system is reorganized and functions more effectively


IS CALLED A ______ TECHNIQUE WITHIN _______ :


Second-order Changes


Strategic Family Therapy:

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Families tend to preserve familiar organization and communication patterns; resistant to change


IS CALLED A ______ TECHNIQUE WITHIN _______ :


Family Homeostasis

Strategic Family Therapy:

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Changing the label attached to a person or problem from negative to positive so the situation can be perceived differently; it is hoped that new responses will evolve


IS CALLED A ______ TECHNIQUE WITHIN _______ :


Relabeling



Strategic Family Therapy:

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Prescribe the symptomatic behavior so a client realizes he or she can control it; uses the strength of resistance to change in order to move a client towards goals



IS CALLED A ______ TECHNIQUE WITHIN _______ :


Paradoxical Directive or Instruction



Strategic Family Therapy:

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The invisible set of functional demands organizing interaction among family members. This approach stresses the importance of family organization for the functioning of the group and the well-being of its members.

Structural Family Therapy

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Dysfunctional families tend to be characterized by either a pattern of rigid enmeshment or disengagement is what type of boundary?

A) Boundaries with outside world
B) Hierarchical Organization
C) Interpersonal Boundaries

C) Interpersonal Boundaries

because individual family members and promote their differentiation and autonomous, yet interdependent functioning

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This Boundary defines the family unit, but boundaries must be permeable enough to maintain a well-functioning open system

A )Interpersonal Boundaries
B )Boundaries
C) Hierarchical Organization

B) Boundaries

allows contact and reciprocal exchanges with the social world

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This boundary is maintained by generational boundaries

A) Hierarchical Organization
B) Interpersonal Boundaries
C) Boundaries

A) Hierarchical Organization

because the rules differentiating parent and child roles, rights, and obligations

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The Bowenian Family Therapy approach focuses on intergenerational approach, with 8 major theoretical constructs. What are the 8?

Differentiation
Emotional Fusion
Multigenerational Transmission
Emotional Triangle
Nuclear Family
Societal Regression

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This allows a client to think through a situation without being drawn to act by either internal or external emotional pressures is

A) Multigeneration transmission
B) Nuclear Family
C) Emotional Fusion
D) Differentiation
E) Societal Regression
F) Emotional Triangle

D) Differentiation

the more differentiated, the more a client can be an individual while in emotional contact with the family