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A family enters therapy because a 5 year old is uncontrollable and has been dx as autistic. The recommended approach for treating the family is:

psychoeducational

2

Compared to MRI-brief therapy, experiential is:

more reliant on the therapist's personal feelings

3

A possible advantage to using SFT with alcoholics is:

the focus on solutions avoids the need to confront denial head on in the early stage of therapy

4

The subjective distortion of a relationship, as if one's partner, or even one's child, were the parent is called:

parentification

5

Practitioners of what model do not believe that the family must change its belief system in order to achieve second order change?

behavioral

6

As a feminist therapist, you are least likely to agree with the following statement:

structural therapy is widely used model in feminist based therapist since it addresses boundaries and coalitions

7

Researchers report that one year following divorce tends to mark the peak of negative behaviors for children. Such behaviors were most likely sustained in:

boys rather than girls

8

Following the death of her husband, a middle aged mother is most likely to exhibit:

Shock

9

Research on the impact of divorce on children has generally show that:

the severity of the impact depends on the relationship between the parents

10

A mother of a 15 year old boy brings her son in for counseling. During the interview you discover that the parents are divorced and the father is the custodial parent. You should:

refuse to see the boy without permission of the custodial parent.

11

The essential feature of anorexia nervosa is:

refusal to maintain body weight

12

Sensate focus, a frequently used task in sexual therapy is used:

to reduce performance anxiety

13

A couple comes to see you for therapy. During the first interview, you learn that the husband is unable to sustain an erection. According to the research, the most likely cause is:

psychological problems

14

The following author has written extensively on families and larger systems as well as the use of rituals in families and family therapy:

Evan Imber-Black

15

As assessment tool used by the Circumplex model is:

FACES-III

16

A feminist therapist is least likely to:

advocate valueless neutrality

17

A married man complains that he is unable to satisfy his wife sexually. A more complete history indicates the man is impotent. Which of the following would indicate if the problem is psychological or physiological?

observing the man while he sleeps

18

Privilege refers to:

a legal requirement designed to protect confidential information from being disclosed in a legal proceeding

19

marital "quid pro quo" refers to:

a contract in which behaviors are defined as dependent on what another person does

20

A double bind must have what following features or characteristics?

2 or more people involved in an ONGOING relationship; one person in the relationship has more power over the other; the person without power cannot escape the relationship; 2 or more contradicting or conflicting injunctions are given to the person with less power

21

What is a "classic symptom" of major depressive disorder?

sleep disturbances

22

Gottman encourages what important aspects of couples therapy?

encourages the use of soft start ups, helping couples develop fondness and admiration for one another, and helps teach couples self soothing methods

23

term: is the emotional release of repressed, unconscious material and affords a client insight into the relationship between his/her behavior and unconscious processes

catharsis

24

In systems theory, the external environment can?

have a positive effect on the family

25

What types of approaches should a client expect from an Existential therapist?

focus on taking responsibility for choices and making meaning of the experience

26

term: a blurring of psychological boundaries between self and others; resulting contamination of emotional and psychological functioning
-Bowen term

Fusion

27

term: type of communication that is characterized by equality between the partners; can lead to conflict and competition; each partner tries to "one up" the other

Symmetrical

28

What does a behavioral treatment plan measure when wanting to know client progress?

measurable objectives that refer back to baseline behaviors

29

a behavioral therapist views symptoms as a result of what?

Learning; view as earlier learning and can be unlearned

30

Albert Ellis viewed emotions as?

a product of thoughts and beliefs