CME CREDIT MATERIAL
The following articles and tests are designed to provide continuing medical education for psychiatrists on family psychiatry. Category 1 credits can be earned by reading the material and successfully answering the quiz at the end of the issue. Complete instructions are given on page 59.
The Pre-Test below has been prepared to help you challenge your present knowledge of the material presented on the following pages. Answers to the Pre-Test questions can be found in the articles that follow:
1. The term "family psychiatry" means
A. A method of conjoint therapy allowing effective intervention in marital problems.
B. A clinical approach in which a child, adolescent, or adult, referred from a family because of emotional disorder, is regarded as an indication of family psychopathology.
C. A new way of thinking about the family in the light of concepts gleaned from cybernetics.
D. A psychiatric practice in which both husband and wife serve as cotherapists.
2. Family psychiatry regards the primary affective dyad as that of
3. Children with frequent psychosomatic illnesses are most likely to come from families in which there is
A. Too hasty a permanent resolution of conflicts.
D. Little emotional responsiveness.
4. Study of the folie à deux marriage pattern is useful
A. Because family psychiatrists encounter it frequently.
B. Because such patterns can promote harmony in discordant marriages.
C. Because it promotes understanding of healthy marriages.
D. Because it facilitates treatment of the marital friction in such marriages.
The educational objective of this continuing medical education offering is to acquaint the practicing psychiatrist with the theory and application of the techniques of family psychiatry in treating Psychopathologie problems in children, adolescents, and adults. When it is completed, the physician should be able to use some of the techniques developed in family psychiatry in treating psychopathology in individuals, couples, and families.