Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder

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Personality Disorder Quizzes & Trivia

Based off of chapter 14 of the following book: Beck, A. T. , Freeman, A. , Davis, D. D. , & associates. (2004). Cognitive therapy of personality disorders, Second edition. New York: The Guilford Press.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    OCPD is most common in _______________ .
  • 2. 
    The most common disorders to co-occur with OCPD are substance use disorders.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is not an indicator of OCPD?
    • A. 

      Procrastination

    • B. 

      Somatic complaints

    • C. 

      Rigid thinking

    • D. 

      Developmental delays

  • 4. 
    Sullivan believed that those with OCPD:
    • A. 

      Came from angry, hostile childhood homes that only seemed nice from the outside looking in

    • B. 

      Had strict parents who only showed concern in matters such as the child's performance in school

    • C. 

      Were especially good at maintaining positive interpersonal relationships because of their understanding of social rules

  • 5. 
    Millon and others have had much difficulty conceptualizing the development of OCPD. In fact, no one has been able to find a better explination Frued's proposal of anal fixation.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 6. 
    Shapiro and Guidano & Liotti had the following belief in common about people with OCPD:
    • A. 

      OCPD clients misperceive their role in relationships and tend to feel very guilty

    • B. 

      They can only keep it together for so long. They are prone to spells resembling hypo-mania in which they finally let go, but they feel very guilty afterwards and constrain themselves even further.

    • C. 

      They harbor a belief about what is perfect and live by self enforced rules to achieve this perfection

  • 7. 
    OCPD can co-occur with OCD
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 8. 
    OCPD has been very clearly linked to parenting styles. While little research has been done on this disorder, none of it has yet to find any genetic link.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 9. 
    To be diagnosed with OCPD one must show ____________ of the _____________ criteria.
  • 10. 
    Which of the follwoing are criteria for OCPD?
    • A. 

      Unable to discard worthless, worn-out objects

    • B. 

      Miserly spending habits both when spending on themselves and on others

    • C. 

      Rigid & stubborn

    • D. 

      Procrastinates frequently, so tries to allocate work to others to ensure completion

    • E. 

      Shows pre-occupation with rules to ensure that the purpose of the task is maintained

  • 11. 
    OCPD clients may not be involved with leisure activities. If they are, it is likely that they pursue these in a goal directed manner, missing the pleasurable aspects of the activities themselves.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 12. 
    One should avoid stating OCPD criteria straight from the DSM when diagnosing a client as they're likely to recognize that the traits you're asking about are negative and give you more acceptable (albeit less honest) answers.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 13. 
    While formal assessment is available for personality disoders
    • A. 

      OCPD can still be difficult to diagnose

    • B. 

      OCPD is generally easy to diagnose making costly assessments unnecessary

    • C. 

      They're best used to help tease apart two diagnoses that seem equally applicable

  • 14. 
    Should statements, magical thinking, and dichotomous thinking are common thinking errors among OCPD clients
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 15. 
    Which of the following is not a reason to establish therapeutic goals early in cognititve treatment?
    • A. 

      Rapid success in accomplishing a small goal can get the client on board

    • B. 

      Stating goals can help the client to break large/vague problems down into smaller, workable areas

    • C. 

      Ocpd clients are naturally goal directed, and we should stick with their style

  • 16. 
    One tool used by a cognitive therapist in treating OCPD clients is the ___________   ______________ record which monitors _______________ ________________ .
  • 17. 
    Developing rapport with OCPD clients can be difficult because:
    • A. 

      They tend to be clingy and dependent, always wanting to hear they've done things correctly

    • B. 

      They tend to be non-compliant

    • C. 

      They may see themselves as "right," which translates into the therapist being "wrong"

    • D. 

      Their need for approval creates very emotional sessions

  • 18. 
     OCPD clients may focus so much on complaince with the homework that they miss the point of it.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 19. 
    Pre-planned worry periods, behavioral experiments, and relaxation techniques are all poor homework choices for the OCPD client as they create opportunities for the client to ruminate.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False

  • 20. 
    In order to sustain progress and maintain gains clients may need:
    • A. 

      To constantly monitor themselves for signs of relapse

    • B. 

      Occasional booster sessions

    • C. 

      Indefinite, ongoing therapy with regular appointments