Bowenian/Family Systems Theory

Katie Leonard
Quiz by Katie Leonard, updated more than 1 year ago
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Marriage & Family Therapy Quiz on Bowenian/Family Systems Theory, created by Katie Leonard on 11/29/2019.

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Question 1

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Family Systems Theory: info on Murray Bowen (select 5) -
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  • a pharmacist
  • a psychiatrist
  • Mental Research Institute
  • 1940s Menninger Clinic
  • 1950s NIMH (National Institute of Mental Health)
  • 1959 Georgetown University
  • Family Systems Theory
  • Contextual Theory

Question 2

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Family Systems Theory: humans and human families are guided by the family's [blank_start]emotional[blank_end] system.
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  • emotional
  • structural
  • hierarchical

Question 3

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Family Systems Theory: [blank_start]TOGETHERNESS[blank_end] vs. [blank_start]INDIVIDUALITY[blank_end]
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  • TOGETHERNESS
  • LEDGERS
  • REDACTION
  • INDIVIDUALITY
  • ALTRUITION

Question 4

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Family Systems Theory: Unresolved family issues are repeated.
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  • True
  • False

Question 5

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Family Systems Theory: this is the concept of repeating unresolved issues from your family of origin with your own nuclear family.
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  • Repetition
  • Cycling
  • Intergenerational Transmission

Question 6

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Family Systems Theory GOALS:
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  • balance the ledger
  • decrease anxiety
  • increase differentiation

Question 7

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Family Systems Theory/Bowenian: TRIANGLES
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  • smallest, most stable relationship
  • 3 people
  • 2 people
  • can be beneficial
  • can be used to divert attention from one person onto another

Question 8

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Family Systems/Bowenian: ___________ tension in triangles - the uncomfortable person seeks comfort/closeness with an outsider.
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  • MILD
  • MODERATE
  • HIGH

Question 9

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Family Systems/Bowenian: ___________ tension in triangles - 1 side is in conflict; 2 sides in harmony.
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  • MILD
  • MODERATE
  • HIGH

Question 10

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Family Systems/Bowenian: ___________ tension in triangles - outside position is desirable; most uncomfortable insider gets the outsider to fight with the other insider.
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  • MILD
  • MODERATE
  • HIGH

Question 11

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Family Systems/Bowen: the less developed the self, the less influence others have.
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  • True
  • False

Question 12

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Family Systems/Bowen: a person with a low developed sense of self tries to control others.
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  • True
  • False

Question 13

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Family Systems/Bowen: [blank_start]Families[blank_end] determine how much the self gets to develop.
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  • Families
  • Individuals

Question 14

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Family Systems/Bowen: poorly differentiated individuals...
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  • need approval
  • are people pleasers
  • are dogmatic
  • pressure others to conform
  • have chronic anxiety

Question 15

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Family Systems/Bowen: highly differentiated individuals...
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  • have a good balance of I and We
  • realistic dependence on others
  • separate emotion from rational thinking
  • can be selfless (by choice)
  • confident/supportive of others

Question 16

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Family Systems/Bowen: the Nuclear Family Emotional System has 5 relationship patterns.
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  • True
  • False

Question 17

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Family Systems/Bowen: NFES pattern #1 - as tension increases, spouses externalize their anxiety onto the relationship (what's wrong with YOU!)
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  • marital conflict
  • dysfunction in 1 spouse
  • impairment in 1 or more children
  • emotional distance

Question 18

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Family Systems/Bowen: NFES pattern #2 - pressure from 1 spouse, other yields but has high anxiety which leads to dysfunction ("I lost myself in the relationship)
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  • marital conflict
  • dysfunction in 1 spouse
  • impairment of 1 or more children
  • emotional distance

Question 19

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Family Systems/Bowen: NFES pattern #3 - with anxiety in the marriage, the focus shifts to a child (can be with a positive or negative view of the child). Child is reactive to parents' expectations, and can't differentiate. Internalizes family tension, acts out, is anxious.
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  • marital conflict
  • dysfunction in one spouse
  • impairment of 1 or more children
  • emotional distance

Question 20

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Family Systems/Bowen: NFES pattern #4 - (associated w/ other 3 patterns) more distance = less tension & anxiety, but the risk is isolation and depression
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  • marital conflict
  • dysfunction in one spouse
  • impairment of 1 or more children
  • emotional distance

Question 21

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Family Systems/Bowen: FAMILY [blank_start]PROJECTION[blank_end] PROCESS - children (usually 1 child) inherit relational sensitivities that lead to [blank_start]impaired[blank_end] functioning. [Treatment: 1) focus 2) interpret 3) treat]
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  • PROJECTION
  • INITIATION
  • INTUITION
  • impaired
  • heightened

Question 22

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Family Systems/Bowen: 3 STEPS OF FAMILY PROJECTION PROCESS 1) Parent [blank_start]focuses[blank_end] on child (fear of something wrong) 2) Parent [blank_start]interprets[blank_end] behaviors as confirming their fears 3) Parent [blank_start]treats[blank_end] child as if something is really wrong
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  • focuses
  • provides
  • relies
  • rejects
  • interrupts
  • interprets
  • treats
  • ignores

Question 23

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Family Systems/Bowen: The process of an unresolved issue perpetuating through upcoming generations is called ____________________. (We choose mates w/ the same level of differentiation as us.)
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  • Undifferentiation Process
  • Multigenerational Transmission Process
  • Self-Perpetuating Transmission Process

Question 24

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Family Systems/Bowen: Emotional Cutoff, the attempt to manage family issues by cutting the family off, can be accomplished by which of the following?
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  • Family Meetings
  • Moving away physically
  • Avoiding deep conversations
  • Sweeping things under the rug/dormant problems

Question 25

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Family Systems/Bowen: Birth order/sibling position is an important element of this theory.
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  • True
  • False

Question 26

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Family Systems/Bowen: Societal Emotional Process is when the culture is healthier than the typical family units.
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  • True
  • False

Question 27

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Family Systems/Bowen: THERAPIST JOBS
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  • Control the emotional tone of the session
  • Maintain a de-triangulated stance
  • Have the family take "I" positions to promote differentiation
  • Discourage digging up old issues
  • Teach how emotional systems operate; help to differentiate from family of origin

Question 28

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Family Systems/Bowen: When a family is emotionally "stuck" together, they are [blank_start]fused[blank_end].
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  • fused
  • frozen
  • flippant

Question 29

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These two dudes were Bowen's students, who joined to form the Center for Family Learning.
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  • Thomas Payne
  • Philip Guerin
  • Thomas Fogarty
  • Virginia Satir

Question 30

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Family Systems/Bowen: These women were responsible for the exposition of the FAMILY LIFE CYCLE and championed FEMINISM in family therapy.
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  • Betty Carter
  • Emily Coinack
  • Monica McGoldrick
  • Joyce Encklestat

Question 31

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Family Systems/Bowen: Frank Sulloway wrote this book in 1996 on the importance of birth order.
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  • Born to Rebel
  • Who Were You Born to Be?
  • Life Down the Middle
  • Top Down Birth Order

Question 32

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Family Systems/Bowen: the development of behavior disorders comes from being highly differentiated and not caring if other's feelings are hurt.
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  • True
  • False

Question 33

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Family Systems/Bowen: GOALS of therapy
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  • Change
  • Insight
  • taking responsibility for their own problems

Question 34

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Family Systems/Bowen: Patterns of emotional reactivity are called __________________.
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  • Structure
  • Process
  • Differentiation Patterns

Question 35

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Family Systems/Bowen: Interlocking networks of triangles are called _________________ in this theory.
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  • Structure
  • Process
  • Form

Question 36

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Family Systems/Bowen: Bowen thought it was better to address individuals, and not the group as a whole.
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  • True
  • False

Question 37

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Family Systems/Bowen: GENOGRAMS are an important technique in this theory.
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  • True
  • False

Question 38

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Family Systems/Bowen: Getting someone to try something new within their family ("What would it look like if you...") is called
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  • Open Door Possibilities
  • Structural Shifts
  • Relationship Experiment

Question 39

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Family Systems/Bowen: These are the 6 techniques of this theory -
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  • "I" position
  • Enacting
  • Genograms
  • Process questions
  • Neutralizing triangles
  • Balancing ledgers
  • Examining hierarchies
  • Relationship experiments
  • Coaching

Question 40

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Family Systems/Bowen: He used displacement stories (like Samuel w/ the story of the rich man and the sheep).
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  • Philip Guerin
  • Ivan Bozormenyi-Nagy
  • Geraldine Spark

Question 41

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Family Systems/Bowen: He founded EPPI to study schizophrenia. His theory was on INVISIBLE LOYALTY within the family.
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  • Philip Guerin
  • Ivan Bozormenyi-Nagy
  • Geraldine Spark

Question 42

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Family Systems/Bowen: This psychologist/social worker with psycho-analytic background and experience in child guidance centers formed a theory on INVISIBLE LOYALTY within the family.
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  • Philip Guerin
  • Ivan Bozormenyi-Nagy
  • Geraldine Spark

Question 43

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Family Systems/Bowen: The theory of [blank_start]INVISIBLE LOYALTY[blank_end] within the family (formed by Spark and Bozormenyi-Nagy) defines these terms - 1) [blank_start]LEGACY[blank_end] - an expectation from a previous generation 2) [blank_start]FAMILY LOYALTY[blank_end] - allegiances in kids based on parental fairness 3) [blank_start]FAMILY LEDGER[blank_end] - who owes what, to whom
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  • INVISIBLE LOYALTY
  • GENERATIONAL LOYALTY
  • LEGACY
  • TRUST
  • FAMILY LOYALTY
  • GENERATIONAL EXPECTATIONS
  • FAMILY LEDGER
  • FAMILY BANK ACCOUNT
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