Systematic desensitization

Multiple Choice Questions (Enter your answers on the enclosed answer sheet)

1. Julie believes that she absolutely MUST be the best mother possible. According to REST, she should instead:

a. sacradize.

b. forget about it.

c. importantize.

d. practice UAO.

2. When an individual experiences an Activating event and processes it with a rational belief, she/he is likely to:

a. not feel any emotion.

b. experience discomfort disturbance.

c. experience ego disturbance.

d. none of the above

3. The REBT counselor would be LEAST likely to use the following technique:

a. bi bl iotherapy

b. reframing

c. extensive problem exploration

d. band c

4. Which of the following is most important in REBT?










5. The role of the client in REST is:

a. patient.

b. collaborator.

c. expert on the self.

d. none of the above

6. The role of the counselor in REBT is:

a. doctor.

b. teacher.

c. co-facilitator.

d. submissive.



7. The best client outcome in REBT involves:

a. changi ng irrational bel iefs.

b. symptom remission.

c. better interpersonal relationships.

d. adopting a new life philosophy.

8. Which of the following is NOT a level of cognitive processing?









metacogn itive

9. The initial roles of the therapist and client in Cognitive Therapy are MOST like:

a. co-therapists.

b. fellow travelers.

c. doctor-patient.

d. parent-child.

10. Collaborative Empiricism refers to the:

a. client and therapist working together to investigate the client’s presenting problem.

b. warmth and genuineness that the therapist and client demonstrate to each other.

c. therapist’s position as a blank slate in the second phase of treatment.

d. client’s role of a student in the first phase of treatment.

11. In CT, client resistance is seen as stemming from:

a. activated depressogenic schemata.

b. irrational beliefs toward the therapist.

c. therapist beliefs.

d. problems in collaboration.

12. Arlene, the Cognitive Therapist, asks her client Sue to take some baby steps towards re-establishing her relationship with her family. Arlene is using:

a. a graded task assignment. b activity scheduling.

c. Socratic questioning.

d. none of the above



13. Cognitive restructuring occurs via:

a. behavioral techniques used in Cognitive Therapy.

b. cognitive techniques used in Cognitive Therapy.

c. investigation into irrational core beliefs that developed during childhood.

d. both a and b

14. Stephen is in therapy with Bob, and they decide that Stephen should, over the next week, meet one new person every day. When Stephen comes to his next session, he has met only three new people. Bob asks what Stephen will do over the next week to meet seven new people. Bob is MOST likely to be atn).

a. Gestalt therapist.

b. Interpersonal therapist.

c. Family systems therapist.

d. Reality therapist.

15. According to Reality Therapy, the reason we get depressed is that:

a. we are unhappy.

b. we are unhappy with ourselves.

c. we have unsatisfied needs for fun.

d. we are unhappy with our job.

16. Researchers who have investigated the efficacy of Reality Therapy have generally reported that Reality Therapy is:

a. as effective as a placebo.

b. generally effective.

c. more effective than Cognitive Therapy.

d. more effective than treatment with medication.

17. Which of the following is an example of a question that a Reality Therapist is likely to ask a client?

a. “If tonight while you are sleeping, something happened that made everything better, how

would you know?”

b. “What is your earliest recollection of your mother and father?”

c. “What will happen if you continue doing what you have been doing up until now?”

d. “What has worked for you in the past to solve the problem that you are having right now?”



18. A common criticism of the findings of Reality Therapy outcome research is that:

a. the findings are not generalizable due to the strict analog research designs that are used.

b. the treatment time is too long.

c. samples are not drawn from diverse populations.

d. it is too simplistic.

19. According to Reality Therapy theory, personality is:

a. the relative strengths of a person’s basic needs.

b. not fully fixed until adulthood.

c. heavily influenced by parental reactions.

d. easily changed.

20. Feminist Therapists believe that sex is determined and gender is determined.

a. socially; biologically

b. biologically; socially

c. environmentally; genetically

d. systematically; randomly

21. Feminist Therapists see dysfunction as resulting primarily from:

a. biological factors.

b. psychological factors.

c. oppressive environmental and social factors.

d. past traumatic experiences.

22. Upon which of the following areas do Feminist Therapists tend to focus on in the counseling process?

a. building a sense of empowerment within the client

b. assertiveness training

c. relational therapy

d. all of the above are true

23. Shanelle is seeing Betty, the feminist therapist, because she is having panic attacks. In one session, Shane lie talks about her anger because Betty has so much power over her. Betty is likely to:

a. acknowledge the power differential between them.

b. respond empathically to Shanelle’s anger.

c. see Shanelle’s reaction as transference.

d. assure Shanelle that their relationship is egalitarian.



24. Based on question #23 above, which of the following techniques is Betty LEAST likely to use with Shanelle?

a. Gender role analysis

b. Systematic desensitization

c. Self disclosure

d. Assertiveness training

25. Based on question #23, Shanelle’s treatment plan for therapy will MOST likely include which of the following goals?

a. Appreciate and accept the fundamental differences between people from different ethnic


b. Appreciate and accept the fundamental differences between men and women.

c. Develop a personal sense of power.

d. Develop rational thoughts about her perceptions of the majority culture.


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