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What is the Theoretical One Liner for Contextual Family Therapy?

Pathology is defined as relational injustice or mistrust due to unbalance ledgers or pathological legacy/loyalty issues.


Who is ther founder of Contextual Therapy?

Ivan Boszormenyi-Nagy


What sets the stage for symptom development in Contextual Therapy?

When a breakdown of fairness and trustworthiness occurs through disengagement from multilateral caring and accountablity.
Class #3 Notes p.15


What is the key goal of Contextual Therapy?

Help family members reconnect and repair present or past unfair, unjust, interactions and transactions.Class #3 Notes p. 15


In Contextual Theory the I/Thou concept is characterized by:

Openness reciprocity, and a deep sense of personal involvement in "thou".

Class 3 Notes p. 2


In Contextual theory how do loyalties connect is to our family of origin and previous generations.

They create a bondwith our family-of-origin and previous generations. .
Class 3 Notes p.4


How does Nagy's concept of fairness in Contextual Therapy differ from universal principles?

Families in dialog determine what is fair and they have a right to expect to be treated fairly in all familial relational interactions and transactions.
Class 3 Notes p. 5-6


In Nagy's concept of Contextual Therapy what is a ledger like?

An interpersonal relational account book of what has been given, to what degree and to whom.
Class 3 Notes p. 6


What is the result when persons have experience a high degree of "fairness" in their family of origin.

Their respective ledgers will be balanced.

Class 3 Notes p.5


In Contextual Therapy what comprises a Family Legacy for Nagy?

It is comprised of the family expectations that children grow up with which are transmitted to then by their family of origin (your smart, your dump). Part of their destiny.
Class 3 Notes p. 7


What is the result when persons have "Balanced Ledgers"?

They are able to build new relationships on principles that value each person's welfare, interest, and, needs.

Class 3 Notes p.6


Define "Merit" in Contextual terms.

Those actions that one does in consideration of the welfare, interest and needs of others.
Class 3 Notes p. 8


Contextually, what is compromised when only one person's interest are considered?

Fairness and loyalty.

Class 3 Notes p. 9


Define Entitlement in Contextual terms.

What I am owed by others.
Class #3 Notes p.10


Define Indebtedness in Contextual terms.

What I owe to others.
Class #3 Notes p.10


Contextually, when is trustworthiness established?

When people take their own and the other person's interest into consideration.

Class #3 Notes p.10


How does Contextual therapy view Mutuality and Trustworthiness?

As a fundamental building block of family and social relationships.
Class #3 Notes p.11


Define Destructive Entitlement in Contextual terms.

The experience of not being cared for by one's parents (mistreated, neglected, or exploited - emotionally or physically).
Class #3 Notes p.12


What is the consequence of Destructive Entitlement?

Future relationships are potentially compromised. Individuals try to collect uncollected debt from the wrong people.
Class #3 Notes p.12-13


Define a Revolving Slate in Contextual terms.

How patterns are repeated from on generation to the next. Unconscious binging legacies that prevent avoiding the patterns.
Class #3 Notes p. 13


Contextually, what is Rejunctive action mean?

To reconnect and repair present or past unfair, unjust interactions and transactions.
Class #3 Notes p. 15


Define Object Relations Theory

Pathology is defined as unresolved family of origin pain from the past that foster unhealthy projections and reactivity in the present.
Class #4 Study notes P. 1


What are the 3 key names associated with Object Relations Theory?

Sigmund Freud, Melanie Klein and Ronald Fairbain.
Class #4 Study notes P. 2


What does Object Relation Family Therapy seek to do?

Make the unconscious, conscious.
Class #4 Study notes P. 2


There are no single MF Theorist associated with Object Relations FT - who are the significant contributors?

James Framo
Nathan Ackerman
David and Jill Scharff
Sameul Slipp
Class #4 Study notes P. 3


In ORFT past influences provide the answers about what?

Problems being experienced in the present.
Class #4 Study notes P. 4


What does Object Relations therapist emphasize?

The basic human need for relationship and attachment to others.
Class #4 Study notes P. 5


An Ideal object is associated with ORFT, what is it ?

An internal mental representation that has a positive impact on our perspective of self and our interaction with others.
Class #4 Study notes P. 6


What is a Rejecting Object associated with ORFT?

An internal mental representation of the caregiver interrelated with instances when needs for attachement were rejected resulting in anger or negative emotions.
Class #4 Study notes P. 6


Define ORFT concept of an Exciting Object.

An internal mental representation of a caretaker formed when need's for attachment were overstimulated and leads to longings for unattainable/tempting objects.
Class #4 Study notes P. 6