In the practice of Narrative Therapy which of the following is true?


1. In the practice of Narrative Therapy which of the following is true?

A. Problems are seen as being a “part of” the person
B. Problems are seen as being “apart from” the person
C. Problems are caused by a conflict arising between the inner child and the “real self”
D. Problem resolution can only come about through the use of the Scaling technique

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1. In the practice of Solution Focused Therapy, the counselor focuses most of his/her attention on which of the following?

A. Deficits and challenges
B. Strengths and weaknesses
C. Strengths and resources
D. Weaknesses and the past

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1. When writing goals in Solution Focused Therapy,

A. The goals should be focused on specific preferred behaviors and interactions
B. The goals should include general ideas about what needs to change in the family, to allow maximum flexibility in the process of counseling
C. The goals should be built around solving “family of origin” problems
D. The goals, should be established by the counselor, without input from the family

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1. In asking the question, “When was the problem not a problem?”, the Solution Focused counselor is looking for:

A. Antecedents
B. Consequences
C. Exceptions
D. Resolution

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1. In the practice of Narrative Therapy, the counselors role can be described as:

A. Omnipotent
B. Carnivorous
C. Co-editor
D. Being “in charge” of the counseling process

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1. The basic principle in Social Exchange Theory is stated as:

A. In interpersonal interactions, people try to perform behaviors that result in the worst punishment
B. All currencies are exchanged at the same rate in the global market place
C. In interpersonal interactions, people attempt to maximize rewards, while at the same time, minimizing costs
D. A process in which behaviors are diminished by not reinforcing those behaviors

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1. The “time orientation” in Solution Focused Therapy is:

A. In the future
B. In the past
C. In the subconscious, primal mind of the infant
D. At the moment the couple entered a committed relationship

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1. Which of the following techniques are most closely associated with the practice of Solution Focused Therapy?

A. Miracle Question, Scaling
B. Empty Chair Technique, Circular Questioning
C. Free Association, Acupuncture
D. Scaling, Ear Piercing

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1. Reinforcement is best defined as:

A. An event or behavior designed to increase or decrease a specific response
B. Shaping a desired behavior by selectively rewarding that behavior
C. The process of reinforcing connections between family members through the exclusive use of communication skills
D. When an unconditioned response is triggered by an unconditioned stimulus

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1. “In the ___________  __________ (two words), there are many possibilities; In the experts mind, there are few.”  Which of the following best completes this sentence?

A. Beginner’s Mind
B. Principal’s Office
C. Work Environment
D. Steam Engine

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1. A baseline assessment in Cognitive Behavioral Couple Therapy involves:

A. Only the use of standardized instruments
B. Only the use of the clinical interview
C. Gaining and understanding of the frequency, intensity, and duration of any given behavior before counseling begins
D. Gaining and understanding of the frequency and intensity ONLY of any given behavior before counseling begins

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1. When working with a “Customer”, the counselor should utilize ___________ tasks

A. Behavioral
B. Observational
C. Insightful
D. Strenuous

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1. Which of the following is most like something a Solution Focused Counselor might say?

A. Tell me about your troubled childhood
B. I can tell by the way that you are acting, you are an only child
C. You are making poor choices and you need to change
D. What might you do differently the next time the problem occurs?

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1. Which of the following is NOT a general goal of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

A. Increase desired behaviors and cognitions
B. Bring the subconscious thoughts into the client’s awareness
C. Decrease undesirable behaviors and cognitions
D. Improve problem solving skills

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1. Extinction is best defined as:

A. The process through which animals and other living beings drastically diminish in number
B. Rewarding negative behaviors with a positive consequence
C. The process in which a behavior is diminished by not reinforcing it
D. The process of balancing risks and rewards

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1. A “family schema” is best defined as:

A. The way that a family counselor helps clients come up with a “scheme” in order to bring about change in the family system
B. A set of similarly held beliefs about family and life, thus providing a template that organizes the way a family interacts or behaves
C. A genogram, constructed using Bowenian Principles of Interaction
D. All of the above define the family schema

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1. Narrative therapists maintain that reality is constructed and given meaning through ________.

A. Language
B. Ritual
C. School
D. Cars

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1. Behavioral Marital Therapy rests on the assumption that:

A. The behavior of each individual is the antecedent and the consequence of another’s actions, meaning that family interaction is “circular” in nature
B. Behavior is “linear” in nature, meaning that all behavior occur without any connection to the behavior of other family members
C. Changes in the marital dyad can only be caused by a practitioner using Behavioral Marital Therapy
D. None of the above describes the assumption upon which Behavioral Marital Therapy rests

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1. In Narrative Therapy, letters and certificates can be used to:

A. Remind clients that their bill is due at the end of the month
B. Celebrate a new story
C. Highlight accomplishments
D. B and C are correct

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1. Which of the following theories influenced the development of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy?

A. Classical Conditioning
B. Operant Conditioning
C. Psychodynamic Therapy
D. A and B Only

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1. In regard to client types in Solution Focused Therapy, the “Customer”,

A. Is usually there because someone forced him/her to be there
B. Is usually there to obtain a diagnosis for purposes of going on disability
C. Is usually resistant or non-compliant
D. Is highly cooperative and willing to make changes

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1. Which of the following is true during the baseline assessment phase of Cognitive Behavioral Couple Therapy?

A. Assessment only focuses on the individual
B. Assessment only focuses on the family system
C. The Family Assessment Scale is administered to the family as a whole
D. Both individual and family functioning is assessed

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1. In Narrative Therapy, “deconstructive questions” are used to:

A. Tear down the client, so they can rebuild themselves into a new person
B. Help people unpack their stories so that they may gain additional perspectives on the presenting problem
C. Plot the story in the landscape of consciousness
D. Critically analyze the treatment plan

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1. The client who has been identified as a “Visitor”:

A. May be resistant and noncompliant
B. Is ready to make changes in their behavior
C. Is often asked to complete behavioral tasks
D. Has a clear understanding of the problem

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