Pa530-3 Spring 2 2011 Final Exam Part I

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  • 1. 
    Given that the standard for competency to stand trial is factual and rational understanding and ability to assist the attorney, which of the following type of assessment would be most helpful when conducting a competency to stand trial evaluation?
    • A. 

      A. Wisconsin Card Sort Test

    • B. 

      B. WAIS-IV / WISC-IV

    • C. 

      C. Rorschach Ink Blot

    • D. 

      D. Boston Naming Test

  • 2. 
    • A. 

      A. Obtain information about the individual’s current functioning

    • B. 

      B. Obtain information about the individual’s cognitive and emotional functioning when he/she was a child

    • C. 

      C. Find out if he has ever had a psychological evaluation in the past

    • D. 

      D. Determine whether his/her family needs therapeutic services

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is NOT a purpose of psychological assessment?
    • A. 

      A. Answer a legal question for which a forensic evaluator is asked to conduct an examination

    • B. 

      B. Help a counselor better understand the issues with which a client is presenting

    • C. 

      C. Aid the client in better understanding him/herself

    • D. 

      D. Guide treatment planning

  • 4. 
    You receive a psychological assessment report for your client that indicates that your client’s score on one of the measures is 79. What other information might you want to know in order to understand the meaning of that score?
    • A. 

      A. The means and standard deviations for the comparison groups

    • B. 

      B. The construct that the test was supposed to measure and information about the test’s reliability and validity

    • C. 

      C. The client’s behaviors during the assessment

    • D. 

      D. All of the above

  • 5. 
    • A. 

      A. Psychological assessment is requested.

    • B. 

      B. Please evaluate for intellectual deficits.

    • C. 

      C. Psychological assessment is requested as part of an ongoing assessment to determine Sammy’s risk for future violent acts and involvement in criminal activity.

    • D. 

      D. Psychological assessment of Sammy’s personality structure is requested.

  • 6. 
    • A. 

      A. T-score

    • B. 

      B. Standard score

    • C. 

      C. Z-score

    • D. 

      D. Percentile rank

  • 7. 
    If we are interested in knowing the strength of the relationship between the items that make up a psychological test, we would want to look at the test’s 
    • A. 

      A. Internal consistency

    • B. 

      B. Inter-item reliability

    • C. 

      C. Construct validity

    • D. 

      D. Content validity

  • 8. 
    Which of the following is NOT a core part of the mental status examination?
    • A. 

      A. Orientation

    • B. 

      B. Family dynamics

    • C. 

      C. History of suicidal ideation

    • D. 

      D. Thought process

  • 9. 
    You are meeting with a client for the first time. He tells you that he was just released from prison and is attending counseling as part of his parole requirements. He describes feeling overwhelmed by re-integrating back into society, but you are not sure about the severity of his anxiety because he seems somewhat guarded in his responses. All of the following would be appropriate measures to administer to gain a better sense of his symptoms EXCEPT which of the following? 
    • A. 

      A. The Beck Anxiety Inventory

    • B. 

      B. SCL-90-R

    • C. 

      C. CAGE Questionnaire

    • D. 

      D. SCID

  • 10. 
    All of the following are assumptions of intellectual testing EXCEPT?
    • A. 

      A. It is susceptible to cultural influence

    • B. 

      B. It is a measure of a person’s current level of functioning

    • C. 

      C. Intellectual abilities are static and should not change over time

    • D. 

      D. Results should be considered in the context of other information about the person

  • 11. 
    • A. 

      A. IQ scores have increased across the general population over generations

    • B. 

      B. IQ have decreased across the general population over generation

    • C. 

      C. The notion of intelligence has expanded to include creative and practical intelligence

    • D. 

      D. IQ scores differ by geographical area across the world

  • 12. 
    You have a client who has a documented non-verbal learning disability. On which index of the WAIS-IV would you expect your client to do poorest?
    • A. 

      A. Verbal Comprehension Index

    • B. 

      B. Processing Speed Index

    • C. 

      C. Perceptual Reasoning Index

    • D. 

      D. Working Memory Index

  • 13. 
     Your client has had a psychological evaluation done every three years for the past six years as part of an educational assessment to determine the need for special education services. All of the evaluations included testing using the WISC-IV. You notice that your client’s scores on the indices were similar during the first and second administrations, but his scores were significantly lower across all indices during the third (and most recent) evaluation. Which of the following may explain this difference? 
    • A. 

      A. The client’s intellectual abilities have declined

    • B. 

      B. The client was experiencing symptoms of mental illness (e.g., depression and anxiety) that is impacting his performance

    • C. 

      C. The client’s motivation to put forth effort was impaired

    • D. 

      D. All of the above are possible explanations

  • 14. 
    If a person’s scores on the WJ III-COG generally fall in the average range, but her scores on the WJ III-ACH fall in the below average range, this suggests which of the following?
    • A. 

      A. The individual should be performing at an average level relative to her same-grade peers in school

    • B. 

      B. The individual may have a learning disability

    • C. 

      C. The individual does not take tests well

    • D. 

      D. The individual should be retested immediately

  • 15. 
    Practice effects should be a major concern if the same intellectual assessment is administered a second time 
    • A. 

      A. Within a month of the first testing

    • B. 

      B. Within two years of the first testing

    • C. 

      C. General intelligence

    • D. 

      D. None of the above

  • 16. 
    If a person has a non-verbal learning disability, they would likely have more difficulty engaging in tasks that employ
    • A. 

      A. Crystallized intelligence

    • B. 

      B. Fluid intelligence

    • C. 

      C. General intelligence

    • D. 

      D. None of the above

  • 17. 
    Neuropsychological assessment differs from psychological assessment in which of the following ways:
    • A. 

      A. Neuropsychological assessment includes tests of achievement

    • B. 

      B. Neuropsychological assessment includes tests of personality

    • C. 

      C. Neuropsychological assessment is more interested in performance in different aspects of cognitive functioning

    • D. 

      D. Neuropsychological assessment and psychological assessment differ in name only

  • 18. 
    As demonstrated by the exercises that you completed during the WIR with the WAIS-IV subtests, all of the following would likely have an impact on one’s performance on psychological tests EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      A. Being timed

    • B. 

      B. Being in a classroom

    • C. 

      C. Distraction from extraneous noise

    • D. 

      D. Being scored on tasks you have never seen before

  • 19. 
    Your client recently participated in a psychological evaluation to assess his intellectual abilities for a determination of special education. His scores on the WISC-IV suggest that his overall IQ score falls in the Borderline range. This is inconsistent with the highly intelligent conversations that he has had with you in counseling sessions, and you suspect that he may not have put forth sufficient effort during the testing. Which of the following measures could have been employed to determine whether he was putting forth effort?
    • A. 

      A. The TOMM

    • B. 

      B. The WASI

    • C. 

      C. The KBIT

    • D. 

      D. The TAT

  • 20. 
    You are working with a 26-year-old client who presents as cognitively limited. You would like to refer him for an evaluation to better understand his cognitive strengths and weaknesses for treatment planning. Which of the following tests would you most likely expect for his assessment to contain:
    • A. 

      A. WISC-IV

    • B. 

      B. SB5

    • C. 

      C. PAI

    • D. 

      D. KTEA-II

  • 21. 
    Generally, how long after a test is revised can you continue to use the earlier version?
    • A. 

      A. You should use the revised version immediately

    • B. 

      B. Six months

    • C. 

      C. One year

    • D. 

      D. Three years

  • 22. 
    We draw our ethical guidance from which governing bodies?
    • A. 

      A. American Psychological Association and American Counseling Association

    • B. 

      B. American Counseling Association and American Counseling Society

    • C. 

      C. American Psychological Society and American Psychological Association

    • D. 

      D. American Psychological Society and American Counseling Society

  • 23. 
    According to the ethical principles, one must be competent to administering psychological assessments. Competency is developed by which of the following:
    • A. 

      A. Graduate (MA and PsyD/PhD) level courses in assessment

    • B. 

      B. Doctoral level courses in assessment

    • C. 

      C. Graduate level courses (MA and PsyD/PhD) and supervised training and experience

    • D. 

      D. Training and experience with administering the assessments

  • 24. 
      Which of the following are the most basic elements necessary to include when obtaining informed consent for participation in psychological assessment?
    • A. 

      A. Role of the assessor, purpose of the assessment, and specific uses for the results

    • B. 

      B. Purpose of the assessment and what the results mean

    • C. 

      C. Role of the assessor and what the results mean

    • D. 

      D. All of the above are basis elements of informed consent

  • 25. 
    You are the counselor for a court-involved client. You referred the client for a psychological evaluation, and the results (report and raw data) of the evaluation were sent to you after it was completed. Your client’s attorney calls you and tells you that he wants you to release the results of the testing (raw data, not only the report). Which of the following is NOT an ethical issue that you should consider before making a decision about whether or not to release this information?
    • A. 

      A. Whether your client has signed a release to give the data to his lawyer

    • B. 

      B. Whether there is a court order to release this information

    • C. 

      C. Whether the psychologist who did the testing agrees to release the information

    • D. 

      D. All of the above are ethical issues that you should consider