LICSW Exam Prep

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LICSW Exam Prep

Preparation for LICSW exam in MA (ASWB Clinical)


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    What are the 5 axes for multiaxial diagnosis in DSM-IV-TR?
  • 2. 
    When conducting diagnostic assessments for Axis I disorders, which of the following should you consider?
    • A. 

      What are major psychiatric symptoms a client is displaying?

    • B. 

      Frequency, intensity, and duration of problem behavior

    • C. 

      Have environmental factors such as social and cultural considerations been considered as an explanation?

    • D. 

      Have organic (medical) problems been ruled out?

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 3. 
    Which IQ level corresponds to borderline intellectual functioning?
    • A. 

      71-84

    • B. 

      51-70

    • C. 

      35-50

    • D. 

      25 to 35

    • E. 

      Below 25

  • 4. 
    Which IQ range corresponds to mild MR?
    • A. 

      71-84

    • B. 

      51-70

    • C. 

      35-50

    • D. 

      25 to 35

    • E. 

      Below 25

  • 5. 
    Which IQ range corresponds to moderate MR?
    • A. 

      71-84

    • B. 

      51-70

    • C. 

      35-50

    • D. 

      25-35

    • E. 

      25 or below

  • 6. 
    Which IQ range corresponds to severe MR?
    • A. 

      71-84

    • B. 

      51-70

    • C. 

      35-50

    • D. 

      25-35

    • E. 

      25 and below

  • 7. 
    Which IQ Range corresponds to profound MR?
    • A. 

      71-84

    • B. 

      51-70

    • C. 

      35-50

    • D. 

      25-35

    • E. 

      25 and below

  • 8. 
    • A. 

      Avoidant personality disorder, dependent personality disorder, obsessive personality disorder, personality disorder NOS

    • B. 

      Paranoid personality disorder, schizoid personality disorder, schizotypal personality

    • C. 

      Antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder

  • 9. 
    Which group of personality disorders is characterized by anxious and fearful behaviors?
    • A. 

      Avoidant personality disorder, dependent personality disorder, obsessive personality disorder, personality disorder NOS

    • B. 

      Antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder

    • C. 

      Paranoid personality disorder, schizoid personality disorder, schizotypal personality

  • 10. 
    Which group of personality disorders is characterized by dramatic, emotional, and erratic behaviors?
    • A. 

      Paranoid personality disorder, schizoid personality disorder, schizotypal personality

    • B. 

      Avoidant personality disorder, dependent personality disorder, obsessive personality disorder, personality disorder NOS

    • C. 

      Antisocial personality disorder, borderline personality disorder, histrionic personality disorder, narcissistic personality disorder

  • 11. 
    Which of the following should you determine during assessment for personality disorders?
    • A. 

      Is the client 18 or older?

    • B. 

      Is there a pattern of behavior that developed in early adolescence or young adulthood?

    • C. 

      Is there a recurring pattern of inner experience and bhx that deviates markedly from expectations/norms of indiv's culture?

    • D. 

      Are sxs pervasive and inflexible and do they impair functioning in major life domains?

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 12. 
    Defense mechanism where the individual manages emotional conflict/stressors by turning to others for help or support.  Does not involve avoiding responsibility for problems.
  • 13. 
    Defense mechanism where individual manages stress by dedication to meeting the needs of others. NOT characterized by self-sacrifice.
  • 14. 
    Defense mechanism where individual manages stress by experiencing emotional reactions before events occur or by anticipating future events/consequences and  considers realistic, alternative responses/solutions.
  • 15. 
    Defense mechanism where individual manages stress by emphasizing ironic/amusing aspects of stressor.
  • 16. 
    Defense mechanism where individual responds to stress by reflecting on her/his thoughts/feelings/motivation/bhx, and responding appropriately.
  • 17. 
    Individual deals with stress by channeling potentially maladative feelings or impulses into socially acceptable bhxs (i.e.-contact sports to channel angry impulses)
  • 18. 
    Defense mechanism where individual deals with stress by voluntarily setting aside or avoiding thinking about unpleasant thoughts, feelings, etc.  These experiences can also be voluntarily recalled.
  • 19. 
    Defense mechanism where individual manages stress by transferring a feeling about, or a response to, one object onto another (less threatening) substitute object.
  • 20. 
    Defense mechanism where individual manages stress through a breakdown in the usually integrated functions of memory, consciousness, perception of self or environment.  Common in trauma survivors.
  • 21. 
    Defense mechanism characterized by excessive use of abstract thinking, generalizations to avoid, control, or minimize disturbing feelings
  • 22. 
    Defense mechanism where individual separates feelings about an event from the idea/experience of the event.  Maintains conscious of facts of event but not feelings associated with the event.
  • 23. 
    Defense mechanism where the individual manages emotional conflict or distress by substituting bhxs, thoughts, or feelings  that are diametrically opposed to their own (actual) thoughts, feelings, etc. that they perceive as unacceptable.
  • 24. 
    Defense mechanism in which unacceptable or disturbing thoughts, wishes, or experiences are expelled from consciousness
  • 25. 
    Defense mechanism in which an individual engages in words or behaviors designed to negate or to symbolically make amends for actions, thoughts, feelings perceived as unacceptable (examples frequently in play therapy)