Professional Ethics For Counsellors And Therapists Test

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Professional Ethics For Counsellors And Therapists Test

Professional ethics are codes developed by mental health associations to set standards that define professional expectations, appropriate behavior, and preventing harm to people receiving therapy. So, what do you know about these ethics? Let's test your knowledge with this questionnaire.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Behavior that projects an image of competency through one’s attitude and code of conduct in the public eye is called what?
    • A. 

      Professionalism

    • B. 

      Transference 

    • C. 

      Therapeutic relationship

    • D. 

      Power Differential 

  • 2. 
    How is professional ethics defined?
    • A. 

      A set of standards of right conduct and rules of practice that govern the members of a profession

    • B. 

      Concerned with the principles or rules of right conduct, or the distinction between right and wrong

    • C. 

      A set of rules that regulate what is legal and illegal in the eyes of the law

    • D. 

      Behavior that projects an image of competency through one’s atti- tude and code of conduct in the public eye

  • 3. 
    The disparity in the level of influence or control between people holding different roles and positions within a relationship is called what?
    • A. 

      Power differential

    • B. 

      Transference

    • C. 

      Professionalism

    • D. 

      Professional boundaries

  • 4. 
    What is a ‘relationship in which there are two or more kinds of interactions or partnerships that exist with the same person at the same time’?
    • A. 

      Dual relationship

    • B. 

      Boundary crossing

    • C. 

      Power differential

    • D. 

      Sexual misconduct

  • 5. 
    What is a sequential relationship?
    • A. 

      The result of ending one relationship in order to begin another

    • B. 

      Relationships in which there are two or more kinds of interactions or partnerships that exist with the same person at the same time

    • C. 

      A psychological process involving the unconscious redirection of feelings, thoughts, and behaviors from one person to another

    • D. 

      When a boundary crossing occurs within a dual relationship

  • 6. 
    If a client begins to shift emotions and psychological needs from a past experience towards the current interaction with the therapist, this would be referred to as what?
    • A. 

      Transference

    • B. 

      Countertransference

    • C. 

      Power differential

    • D. 

      Boundary violation

  • 7. 
    If a therapist begins to redirect their feeling onto the client, this is called what?
    • A. 

      Countertransference

    • B. 

      Transference

    • C. 

      Power differential

    • D. 

      Therapeutic relationship

  • 8. 
    The best way to handle transference and countertransference in therapeutic relationships is to do what?
    • A. 

      Avoid them in the first place

    • B. 

      Read about psychotherapy

    • C. 

      Start giving your client more personal advice

    • D. 

      Use them to help your client improve their life

  • 9. 
    Which of the following is NOT one of the four main goals of professionalism for bodyworkers?
    • A. 

      Give the appearance that we would never do anything unethical

    • B. 

      Safeguard and protect clients and practitioners

    • C. 

      To build public trust and confidence and enhance the reputation of the profession

    • D. 

      To build public trust and confidence and enhance the reputation of the profession

  • 10. 
    What provides specific guidelines that define principles, values, standards, and rules of behavior?
    • A. 

      Standards of practice

    • B. 

      Physical boundaries

    • C. 

      Personal ethics

    • D. 

      Boundary guidelines

  • 11. 
    What are professional boundaries?
    • A. 

      Limits established within professional relationships that provide a framework or structure for the relationship

    • B. 

      Limits that establish the amount of space around and between individuals both literally and figuratively

    • C. 

      Legal guidelines that define what the therapist and client can do

    • D. 

      The partnership that exists between a therapist and a client

  • 12. 
    The partnership that exists between a therapist and a client that is intentionally structured to provide a safe environment where the client can thrive and heal is called what?
    • A. 

      Therapeutic relationship

    • B. 

      Professional boundaries

    • C. 

      Dual relationship

    • D. 

      Transference

  • 13. 
    What is a transgression that is considered benign because the ultimate effect results in no harm either to the client or the therapist?
    • A. 

      Boundary crossing

    • B. 

      Boundary violation

    • C. 

      Transference

    • D. 

      Countertransference

  • 14. 
    How is boundary violation defined?
    • A. 

      A boundary crossing that causes harm to or exploitation of the client

    • B. 

      Boundary transgression that is considered benign because the ultimate effect results in no harm either to the client or the therapist.

    • C. 

      An illegal act related to clients boundaries

    • D. 

      When a boundary crossing becomes sexual

  • 15. 
    Define power differential?
    • A. 

      The disparity in the level of influence or control between people holding different roles and positions within a relationship

    • B. 

      The shift of emotions of the therapist onto the client to gain power over a situation

    • C. 

      Employing appropriate power to best help the client

    • D. 

      When a therapist takes advantage of their position to exploit the client

  • 16. 
    Understanding what another person is feeling is called what?
    • A. 

      Sympathy

    • B. 

      Compassion

    • C. 

      Empathy

    • D. 

      Relating

  • 17. 
    The ability to sense other people’s emotions, to viscerally feel what other people are thinking or feeling is called what?
    • A. 

      Empathy

    • B. 

      Sympathy

    • C. 

      Clairvoyant

    • D. 

      Compassion

  • 18. 
    When is it acceptable for a therapist to engage in sexual activity with a client?
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      When the client initiates it

    • C. 

      When it is consensual 

    • D. 

      If it only happens once

  • 19. 
    What are special populations?
    • A. 

      People who have distinctive needs that require additional knowledge and skill sets in order to treat them safely and appropriately

    • B. 

      People outside the therapists scope of practice

    • C. 

      Target groups that a therapist wishes to work with

    • D. 

      People who have additional needs and therefore require a special waiver in order to accept them as a client

  • 20. 
    What is it called when the body creates a protective coat in order to avoid processing the negative emotions in a healthy manner?
    • A. 

      Body armoring

    • B. 

      Fascial memory

    • C. 

      Disassociation

    • D. 

      Transference

  • 21. 
    If a client has an emotional release it is best for the therapist to do what?
    • A. 

      Remain calm and communicate with the client

    • B. 

      Immediately leave the room to give the client space

    • C. 

      Encourage the client to release as much as they can

    • D. 

      Continue with the massage and pretend nothing is happening

  • 22. 
    What do the ethical codes of conduct say about dual relationships?
    • A. 

      Avoid them if they might impair professional judgement

    • B. 

      They are completely forbidden

    • C. 

      Aside from sexual relationships, they are encouraged

    • D. 

      They should only exist with clients that you don’t mind losing

  • 23. 
    Which of the following are signs of dissociation?
    • A. 

      Client won’t remember appointment or recognize surroundings

    • B. 

      Child-like behaviors, baby talk

    • C. 

      Crying, Physical aggression

    • D. 

      Client begins to experience past events from something you say

  • 24. 
    What are some signs of Regression?
    • A. 

      Whining, physical aggression, rocking

    • B. 

      Dancing, laughing

    • C. 

      Sexual advances, innuendos

    • D. 

      Telling jokes, trying to be punny

  • 25. 
    Detailed rules and standards of operation for a business are referred to as what?
    • A. 

      Office policies and procedures

    • B. 

      Code of ethics

    • C. 

      Informed consent

    • D. 

      Professional boundaries