LCAS Study Cards

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LCAS Study Cards


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When a counselor recognizes issues that are beyond their base of knowledge and consequently seeks assistance from appropriate resources to ensure the provision of effective treatment services, they are meeting the professional competency criteria of which Core Function?
a. Assessment b. Crisis Intervention c. Consultation d. Referral e. Case Management
What concurrent disorder may be present if a client displays lossening of associations, poverty of content, loss of ego boundaries, and a blunted affect?
a. depression b. borderline disorder c. post-traumatic stress disorder d. schizophrenia e. attention deficit disorder
Initial euphoria, drowsiness, psychomotor agitation or retardation, slurred speech, nausea, and constricted pupils are most often associated with which classification of drugs?
a. opioids b. phencyclidine c. hallucinogens d. stimulants e. amphetamines
When explaining the results of a comprehensive assessment to a client, you should:
a. proceed at an individualized pace and use understandable language b. ensure that a significant other is involved c. use dsm-iv terms d. proceed w/o letting client ask questions e. involve clinical supervisor in assessment
Upon completion of assessment, before client signs tx plan, counselor should address all of the following EXCEPT:
a. why certain tx goals were selected b. why certain problem statements will b focus of tx c. need for an extensive assessment process d. need for client input on final tx plan e. purpose of prevention tactics
All are appropriate for dealing with alcoholic families during tx EXCEPT:
a teach them to validate perceptions b. guide them thru problem-solving techniques c. stress acceptance of each person's right to their own feelings d. establish a new family hierarchy e. encourage them to learn and practice healthy communication skills
A 25-yo married client w/2 children has learned he is about to lose his job  He contacts you in distress.  All these crisis interventions are appropriate EXCEPT:
a. give the client a plan to carry out b. involve significant others to support coping effort c. apply problem-solving techniques to help him work through situation d. follow up his behaviors and reinforce even small successes e. determine if he is suicidal