Components of Family Behavior Therapy: Adults

  1. Client/Family Members Role-play Positive Request (client and adolescent and adult significant others)

    ___a.  Solicit who would like to attempt positive request first 
    ___b.  Solicit example of something desired by the person who volunteered to do PR.

  2. If request is too emotionally laden, therapist may instruct client to use a hypothetical request.

  3. Client may role-play PR w/ therapist first, rather than a family member

  4. ___c.  Tell recipient not to respond until all steps are finished.
    ___d.  Tell requestor to initiate PR for solicited example using each of the following steps in handout: 
    ___1.  Request specific action using “please” and saying when action is desired.
    ___2.  State how it would be difficult for other person do action. 
    ___3.  State how it would be good for other person if request was performed. 
    ___4.  State how it would be good for you if the request was performed.
    ___5.  Offer to help the other person get the action done. 
    ___6.  Offer to do something for other person if request is performed.
    ___7.  Tell other person you would appreciate the action being done.
    ___8.  Suggest something that would be acceptable as an alternative action.
    ___9.  Ask other person to suggest an alternative action in case the request can’t be fully done.
    ___e.  Tell recipient to indicate what was liked about PR to requestor.
    ___f.  Tell recipient to either accept request, or attempt compromise using PRH as guide.
    ___g.  Repeat preceding steps w/ client and/or family members until the steps are performed well.

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