The purpose(s) of psychotherapy is/are A) to explore thoughts, feelings and behaviors B) to give the

The purpose(s) of psychotherapy is/are

A)

to explore thoughts, feelings and behaviors

B)

to give the client advice

C)

to solve problems

D)

all of the above

E)

a and c only

Which is NOT an expectation of the scientist practitioner model of counseling psychologist training?

A)

There is an expectation that all counseling psychologists will engage in research

B)

There is an expectation that all counseling psychologists will know how to interpret research

C)

There is an expectation that counseling psychologists will think critically and scientifically about their work

D)

There is an expectation that counseling psychologists will integrate multiculturalism and diversity into their practice

Which of the following contributed to the growth of counseling psychology as a profession?

A)

the vocational guidance movement of the early 1900s

B)

the study of psychometrics and individual differences

C)

the mental hygiene movement of the 20th century

D)

the movement of therapy from a strictly medical/psychoanalytic approach

E)

the impact of WWII and veterans returning from war

F)

all of the above

G)

none of the above

The therapeutic approach that focuses on questions of the meaning of life, death and anxiety is

person centered therapy

cognitive therapy

existential therapy

psychodynamic therapy

Humanistic therapy approaches tend to focus on

A)

unconscious motivations

B)

maladaptive behaviors

C)

a concern for positive growth rather than pathology

D)

dysfunctional family dynamics

The therapeutic approach which emphasizes the importance of the relationship between the counselor and the client as the agent for change is the

A)

existential therapy

B)

cognitive behavioral therapy

C)

Rational-Emotive Behavior therapy

D)

Person-Centered therapy

Which of the following is/are NOT a(n) element(s) of the philosophy of counseling psychology?

A)

An emphasis on working across the lifespan

B)

Only working with normal individuals

C)

Working with assets and strengths of the individual

D)

The use of long term interventions

E)

Both A and C

F)

Both B and D

Which of the following is NOT a moral principal on which the psychologist’s code of ethics is founded?

A)

Beneficence

B)

Nonmaleficence

C)

Self Discipline

D)

Autonomy

E)

Justice

Which is NOT a characteristic of psychodynamic therapy?

A)

a focus on unconscious motivations

B)

a focus on irrational beliefs

C)

a focus on early childhood experiences

D)

a focus on problem solving and higher functioning

In Adlerian psychotherapy the technique in which the client reports early recollections is called

A)

free association

B)

dream analysis

C)

catharsis

D)

lifestyle assessment

In Adlerian therapy, Fictional finalism refers to

A)

a client’s striving for superiority

B)

a client’s style of life

C)

partial truths the client tells him/herself

D)

the client’s fear of death

According to Erickson, when one manages a developmental stage well, he/she

A)

develops a malignancy

B)

develops a maladaptation

C)

develops a strength

D)

none of the above

According to Freud, the part of the human psyche that contains primitive urges is the

A)

id

B)

ego

C)

superego

D)

libido

The psychosocial stage that corresponds to Freud’s anal stage is

trust vs mistrust

generativity vs stagnation

industry vs inferiority

autonomy vs doubt

The purpose of a defense mechanism is to

A)

manage undesirable thoughts and feelings

B)

protect us from anxiety and guilt

C)

resolve conflicts between the id and superego

D)

all of the above

E)

c only

Fred is frustrated by his co-workers on the job When he gets home he kicks his dog out of frustration This is an example of the defense mechanism of

A)

projection

B)

repression

C)

denial

D)

displacement

he goal of humanistic therapy is to

A)

reduce maladaptive behaviors

B)

change the client’s thought processes

C)

help the client live up to their potential

D)

become aware of their unconscious processes

Which of the following is/are characteristic(s) of a fully functioning person?

They are open to experience

They live in the here and now

They trust themselves

All of the above

None of the above

The core conditions described by Rogers are:

A)

empathy, unconscious awareness and respect

B)

empathy, unconditional positive regard and genuineness

C)

unconditional positive regard, empathy and self actualization

D)

unconditional positive regard, empathy and conditions of worth

Which of the following is NOT a characteristic of a self-actualized person?

A)

They have a healthy sense of self

B)

They trust themselves and others

C)

They worry about job security

D)

They live authentically and true to purpose

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