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Family Systems Therapy for Substance Use

1.  The person in the family with the presenting substance abuse problem is referred to as the (IP) or Identified Patient.
A) True
B) False
2.  The focus of family therapy treatment is to intervene in complex relational patterns and to alter them in ways that bring about productive change for the entire family.
A) True
B) False
3.  Substance abuse counseling alone neglects to highlight the impact changes have on other people in the family system.
A) True
B) False
4.  The term 'extended family' includes aunts, uncles and cousins.
A) True
B) False
5.  Families possess nonsummativity, means that the family as a whole is greater than, and different from, the sum of its individual members.
A) True
B) False
6.  Family therapy approaches human behavior in terms of interactions within and among the subsets of a system.
A) True
B) False
7.  When the person abusing substances becomes abstinent, someone else in the family rarely develops complaints and/or symptoms.
A) True
B) False
8.  Family therapy is a collection of therapeutic approaches that share a belief in family-level assessment and intervention.
A) True
B) False
9.  In family therapy, the unit of treatment is the family, and/or the individual within the context of the family system.
A) True
B) False
10.  Sal Minuchin developed structural family therapy.
A) True
B) False
11.  The family disease model looks at substance abuse as a disease that affects the entire family.
A) True
B) False
12.  Cognitive behavioral approaches are based on the idea that maladaptive behaviors, including substance use and abuse, are reinforced through family interactions.
A) True
B) False
13.  One reason that family therapy is effective in substance abuse treatment is that it provides a neutral forum in which family members meet to solve problems.
A) True
B) False
14.  Family therapy is highly applicable across many cultures and religions, and is compatible with their bases of connection and identification, belonging and acceptance.
A) True
B) False
15.  Family therapy takes special training and skills beyond those typically required in many substance abuse treatment programs.
A) True
B) False
16.  Sometimes family therapy is ruled out due to safety issues or legal constraints.
A) True
B) False
17.  A pictorial chart of the people involved in a three generational relationship is called a genogram.
A) True
B) False
18.  Boundaries regulate the flow of information in the family and between systems outside the family.
A) True
B) False
19.  When boundaries are too strong, family members can become psychologically and emotionally enmeshed and lose their ability to act as individuals.
A) True
B) False
20.  Within a family system, subsystems are separated by clearly defined boundaries that fulfill particular functions.
A) True
B) False
21.  Family therapy can be conducted with individual clients.
A) True
B) False
22.  Homeostasis is a state of equilibrium that balances strong, competing forces in families as they tend to resist change so as to maintain the family's balance.
A) True
B) False
23.  Triangulation occurs when two family members dealing with a problem involve a third person.
A) True
B) False
24.  The third party in a triangle must be a family member.
A) True
B) False
25.  Roles, boundaries, and power establish the order of a family and determine whether the family system works.
A) True
B) False
26.  Bowen family systems therapists believe that all family dysfunctions, including substance abuse, come from ineffective management of the anxiety in a family system.
A) True
B) False
27.  Bowen attempts to reduce anxiety throughout the family by encouraging people to become more differentiated.
A) True
B) False

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