Pa530-3 Spring 2 2011 Final Exam Part II

25 Questions | Total Attempts: 43

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  • 1. 
    The response style of “faking good” refers to:
    • A. 

      A. A conscious attempt by the individual to present him/herself in a more favorable light

    • B. 

      B. A conscious attempt by the individual to present him/herself in a sick role

    • C. 

      C. An unconscious attempt by the individual to present him/herself as severely mentally ill

    • D. 

      D. An unconscious attempt by the individual to present him/herself without even minor flaws

  • 2. 
    In a child custody case, a mother’s response style on the MMPI-2 is most likely to reflect that she is
    • A. 

      A. Faking good

    • B. 

      B. Faking bad

    • C. 

      C. Is inconsistent in her response style

    • D. 

      D. Is evidencing Munchausen’s syndrome

  • 3. 
    Which of the following personality inventories is considered a structured, standardized measure:
    • A. 

      A. TAT

    • B. 

      B. Stroop Test

    • C. 

      C. PAI

    • D. 

      D. Bender Gestalt

    • E. 

      Medical malpractice

    • F. 

      Depersonalization

    • G. 

      The Hippocratic oath

    • H. 

      Reverse psychology

    • I. 

      A vicious circle

  • 4. 
    Standardized personality measures provide all of the following EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      A. Completely idiographic data

    • B. 

      B. Comparisons with group norms

    • C. 

      C. Reliability and validity data

    • D. 

      D. Cut off scores that warrant caution in interpretation

  • 5. 
    Projective personality measures have found support for which of the following reasons:
    • A. 

      A. They provide information that is more idiographic than standardized measures

    • B. 

      B. They provide information about a person’s cognitive functioning

    • C. 

      C. Acceptable validity across measures

    • D. 

      D. All of the above

  • 6. 
    You have a 30-year-old client with a well-documented history of depressive and anxious symptoms for which he has been in outpatient treatment. He also has a short attention span. You would like to learn more about his personality structure using a standardized measure. Which of the following personality assessments would you be most likely to consider giving based on the facts in this hypothetical scenario?
    • A. 

      A. MMPI-2

    • B. 

      B. MCMI-III

    • C. 

      C. PAI

    • D. 

      D. TAT

  • 7. 
    Folstein’s Mini-Mental Status Examination contains all of the following elements EXCEPT:
    • A. 

      A. Orientation

    • B. 

      B. Attention

    • C. 

      C. Language

    • D. 

      D. Mood

  • 8. 
    A client shows up to your office a counseling session in August. She is wearing a winter coat and two layers of pants. On which part of the mental status exam would you spend the most amount of time?
    • A. 

      A. Mood and Affect

    • B. 

      B. Appearance/Relatedness

    • C. 

      C. Speech and Thought Process/Content

    • D. 

      D. Sensorium and Cognition

  • 9. 
    You are working in a psychiatric hospital when an 18-year-old is admitted. He reports that seeing “visions” on the first day. After three days, and with no medication, he no longer reports seeing these visions and tells you that he was taking large quantities of Coricidan (cold medicine) before he was admitted to the hospital. You become concerned and want to thoroughly assess his history of substance use. Which of the following measures would aid in this assessment?
    • A. 

      A. CAGE Questionnaire

    • B. 

      B. Addiction Severity Index

    • C. 

      C. Rapid Alcohol Problems Screen

    • D. 

      D. Massachusetts Youth Screening Inventory – 2

  • 10. 
    A client presents for counseling for the first session. He tells you that he has been feeling depressed and wants help to better manage his depression. Which of the following measures would be best to use to both assess his current level of depression as well as monitor his progress in therapy?
    • A. 

      A. Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R)

    • B. 

      B. Beck Depression Inventory-II (BDI-II)

    • C. 

      C. Structured Clinical Interview for DSM Disorders (SCID)

    • D. 

      D. MMPI-2

  • 11. 
    If a client presents with thoughts of harm to herself, which of the following are the basic, critical inquiries to make:
    • A. 

      A. Ask the person if they feel suicidal or homicidal now or in the past

    • B. 

      B. Look to see if the person has any marks on their arms that is suggestive of cutting

    • C. 

      C. Whether she has intent, a plan, and the means to carry out that plan

    • D. 

      D. Whether she has intent, a plan, a prior history of hospitalization, and no social support

  • 12. 
    You have an adolescent client who presents with a history of sexual offenses. You are attempting to determine the level of his risk for recidivism. Which of the following measures would be the best to use:
    • A. 

      A. The Estimate of Risk of Adolescent Sexual Offense Recidivism (ERASOR)

    • B. 

      B. The Structured Assessment of Violence Risk in Youth (SAVRY)

    • C. 

      C. Historical, Clinical, Risk Management – 20 (HCR-20)

    • D. 

      D. Psychopathy Checklist: Youth Version (PCL-YV)

  • 13. 
    When assessing risk for harm to self or others, which of the following is the best approach:
    • A. 

      A. Ask the person if they feel suicidal or homicidal now or in the past

    • B. 

      B. Look to see if the person has any marks on their arms that is suggestive of cutting

    • C. 

      C. Ask the person if he/she feels depressed now or in the past

    • D. 

      D. Ask the person if they feel like hurting themselves or someone one else now or in the past

    • E. 

      Cruelty

    • F. 

      Assiduity

    • G. 

      Determination

    • H. 

      Delusions of grandeur

    • I. 

      Work ethic

  • 14. 
    The WAIS-IV is more commonly used than the SB5 for intellectual assessment. Which of the following is a reason that this is true?
    • A. 

      A. The WAIS-IV is an intellectual assessment instrument, and the SB5 is a personality assessment

    • B. 

      B. The WAIS-IV has norms for special groups, including those with brain injuries that the SB5 does not.

    • C. 

      C. The WAIS-IV is shorter than the SB5

    • D. 

      D. The WAIS-IV has a more extensive age range than the SB5

  • 15. 
    If an individual’s scores on the WAIS-IV indicate that he is functioning in the Extremely Low range on all indices, that means:
    • A. 

      A. He should be diagnosed with Mental Retardation

    • B. 

      B. He should be referred for further assessment of adaptive functioning to determine if he meets criteria for Mental Retardation

    • C. 

      C. He should be placed in a special school

    • D. 

      D. The test is not valid

  • 16. 
    Which of the following is true about frontal lobe development in adolescents:
    • A. 

      A. It is fully developed by age 18

    • B. 

      B. It does not exist in adolescence

    • C. 

      C. It is partially developed

    • D. 

      D. The development is exactly the same in all adolescents

  • 17. 
    You are meeting with a 15-year-old boy for counseling. He presents as impulsive, hyperactive, and inattentive during your 50-minute session of therapy. You refer him for psychological testing to clarify whether he meets diagnostic criteria for ADHD. Which of the following measures would you expect that the evaluator would use to determine an ADHD diagnosis:
    • A. 

      A. WISC-IV

    • B. 

      B. Conner’s Rating Scale

    • C. 

      C. Rorschach Inkblot test

    • D. 

      D. Stroop Test

  • 18. 
    You have a client who is court-ordered to attend counseling. You will only be reporting to the court whether the client attended the sessions. The client presents as guarded with you and does not disclose any information about herself. Which assessment might be helpful to learn more about the thoughts and personality structure of your client?
    • A. 

      A. Stanford-Binet 5

    • B. 

      B. Wechsler Individual Achievement Test – II

    • C. 

      C. Rey –Osterrieth Complex Figure Test

    • D. 

      D. Rorschach Inkblot Test

    • E. 

      A spiritual awakening

    • F. 

      Crippling remorse

    • G. 

      Mixed emotions

    • H. 

      False dilemm

    • I. 

      Homesickness

  • 19. 
    You decide to administer the Rorschach Inkblot Test with an individual as part of a forensic evaluation of aid in sentencing to better understand his personality. You are called to testify about your evaluation and opinion. Which of the following issues, if asked about, will likely be difficult to respond to during testimony?
    • A. 

      A. Why you chose a projective measure over a standardized measure

    • B. 

      B. Why you specifically chose the Rorschach

    • C. 

      C. The reliability and validity of the Rorschach

    • D. 

      D. The administration of the Rorschach

  • 20. 
    In a private practice setting, you conduct a psychological evaluation with a client that includes intellectual, achievement, and personality assessments. Your client then asks you for a copy of the report. Which of the following is the best method of handling this?
    • A. 

      A. You give the client a copy of the report. After all, it is his/her information

    • B. 

      B. You carefully review the results of the testing with the client and then give him/her a copy of the report

    • C. 

      C. You tell them that they cannot have a copy of the report because of ethical reasons

    • D. 

      D. You give a copy of the report to your supervisor and let him/her address the request

  • 21. 
    A client presents to your private practice office with significant memory problems. He reports that he has a hard time paying attention at work and has to write everything down to remember it. Which of the following actions might you take:
    • A. 

      A. Refer him for a psychological evaluation

    • B. 

      B. Refer him for a neuropsychological evaluation

    • C. 

      C. Give him the MMPI-2

    • D. 

      D. Give him the SIRS

  • 22. 
    In which part of a neuropsychological evaluation would you find information about whether the results should be considered indicative of the individual’s current functioning:
    • A. 

      A. Referral question

    • B. 

      B. History

    • C. 

      C. Behavioral Observations

    • D. 

      D. Test Results

  • 23. 
    One difference between the PAI and the MMPI-2 is:
    • A. 

      A. The MMPI-2 is shorter

    • B. 

      B. The MMPI-2 has fewer validity scales

    • C. 

      C. The PAI has fewer items

    • D. 

      D. The PAI requires a higher reading level

  • 24. 
    Which of the following specialized forensic tools to assess competency to stand trial is the only highly standardized measure?
    • A. 

      A. Competency Screening Test

    • B. 

      B. Georgia Court Competency Test

    • C. 

      C. Juvenile Adjudicative Competence Interview

    • D. 

      D. MacArthur Competence Assessment Tool – Criminal Adjudication

  • 25. 
    You are meeting with a 30-year-old client who presents with a number of different symptoms. You need to clarify the diagnosis for billing. Which of the following measures would best aid in diagnostic clarification?
    • A. 

      A. Structured Clinical Interview for DSM Disorders

    • B. 

      B. Stanford-Binet 5

    • C. 

      C. Beck Depression Inventory II

    • D. 

      D. Woodcock Johnson III