What is a working definition of ‘intimacy’ that a therapist might use in conjoint therapy?
What are three common types of marriages in which togetherness has been chosen over intimacy, causing conflict?
If the therapist must “risk” straining the therapeutic relationship with one partner, failure to have a strong relationship with which partner runs a greater risk of negatively affecting the outcome of conjoint therapy?
What are four common ways couples undermine communication during infidelity issues?
What are five common types of filters?
What are the three ground rules for both the speaker and listener in the speaker-listener technique?
What are five kinds of hidden issues between spouses?
What are three key assumptions that can help couples approach learning steps to solve problems together?
What are the five steps in the “Address with Respect” problem solving technique?
According to Scheinkman and Fishbane, what are five important elements in the vulnerability cycle diagram?
What are five roadblocks to friendship in marriage?
What are three barriers to fun that couples may experience?
What are two of the biggest roadblocks to sexuality between married couples?
What are three key topics concerning the process of forgiveness?
A. Failure to have a strong therapeutic alliance with the male partner may have a more negative impact on the outcome of conjoint therapy.
B. Escalation, invalidation, negative interpretations, and withdrawal and avoidance
C. discussion, agenda setting, brainstorming, agreement and compromise, and follow-up.
D. issues of control and power, issues of caring, issues of recognition, issues of commitment, and issues of integrity.
E. There’s no time, “we’re not friends, we’re married”, “we don’t talk like friends anymore”, the ravages of conflict, and reckless words
F. The parent-child marriage, the stormy marriage, and the “perfect” marriage.
G. Premises and beliefs, vulnerabilities, survival positions, influences from personal history, and contextual factors
H. Intimacy is when two partners, secure in themselves, are able to take care of their own moods and wishes. Each acts as a separate individual, autonomous but emotionally connected to the other.
I. The speaker has the floor, share the floor, and don’t problem solve.
J. All couples have problems, couples who approach problems as a team are more effective at problem solving, and rushing to find answers does not produce lasting solutions.
K. Distractions, emotional states, beliefs and expectations, differences in style, and self-protection
L. Being too busy, the opinion that fun is for kids, and conflict gets in the way.
M. Defining forgiveness, taking responsibility, and regaining trust.
N. Performance anxiety and mishandled conflicts.