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ERIC Number: ED051531
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-May
Pages: 18
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Therapy for Family Systems.
Rosmann, Michael R.
A family therapy model, based on a conceptualization of the family as a behavioral system whose members interact adaptively so that an optimal level of functioning is maintained within the system, is described. The divergent roots of this conceptualization are discussed briefly, as are the treatment approaches based on it. The author's model, Behavior Therapy for Family Systems (BTFS), combines the methodology of behavior therapy with a systems understanding of family interaction. Specifically, it is the organization of a family's problematic interpersonal response patterns into a hierarchy, followed by systematic relearning of appropriate response interchanges. BTFS involves five sets of operations: (1) specifying problem areas of the family system; (2) ranking the problems; (3) outlining the plan of therapy; (4) analyzing problematic response patterns and modeling appropriate alternatives; and (5) rehearsing appropriate response interchanges. All five are discussed in detail. (TL)
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Authoring Institution: Utah Univ., Salt Lake City.
Note: Paper presented at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association Convention in Denver, Colorado, May 12-15, 1971