Family Expectations worksheet

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What is the theory behind the worksheet?

The present worksheet is based on the Satisfaction/Dissatisfaction paradigm, which explains how individuals form positive or negative beliefs about a perceived stimulus and these expectations will influence ulterior judgments (Berger, 1991). 

How will the worksheet help?

This worksheet is intended to help practitioners understand the familial expectations a client has and the motives for dissatisfaction.

How to use the worksheet? 

Expectations are beliefs that certain events or things will happen, based on individual perceptions about the world. They are a mandatory part of life that influences the choices we make every day. Familial expectations represent a delicate subject as they target dear ones. 

The present worksheet depicts how you see your familial relationship and which expectations get in the way of having the best time together. Complete the following exercises.

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Berger, J. (1991). Expectations, Theory, And Group Processes. 100(2), 1-31.