What Do You Know About Cbt?

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Cbt Quizzes & Trivia

CBT – or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – is a psychosocial intervention used primarily to treat mental disorders, focusing on the development of personal coping strategies for problems, unhelpful patterns, behaviours and emotional regulation. What do you know about it?

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    • A. 

      Cognitive therapy is long-term

    • B. 

      cognitive therapy centers on unconscious conflicts rooted in early childhood

    • C. 

      Cognitive therapy is designed to alter maladaptive thought processes and beliefs

    • D. 

      Cognitive therapy focuses on concrete behaviors that can be changed through conditioning principles

  • 2. 
    You are very upset, because your 3-year relationship is breaking up. At one point, you tell your rational-emotive therapist, Albert Ellis, that you cannot live without your romantic partner. Ellis is most likely to reply
    • A. 

      And he probably cannot live without you, either

    • B. 

      So why don't you go into counseling with your partner?

    • C. 

      Who says that you will die if your relationship breaks up?

    • D. 

      Life is so unfair!

  • 3. 
    Compared with Ellis's Rational-Emotive therapy, Beck's cognitive therapy is
    • A. 

      Less successful

    • B. 

      Gentler and more collaborative

    • C. 

      More behaviorally-oriented

    • D. 

      Less focused on changing cognitions

  • 4. 
     Which of the following therapist would play the least directive role in the therapeutic process?
    • A. 

      Lisa, a Beckian cognitive therapist

    • B. 

      Dave, a rational-emotive therapist

    • C. 

      Lana, a person-centered therapist

    • D. 

      Luke, a psychoanalyst

  • 5. 
    A task force assembled by APA reviewed evidence on repressed memories of childhood abuse. What conclusions did they draw?
    • A. 

      Most people who were abused as children remember all or part of what happened

    • B. 

      It is possible to recall old memories that have been forgotten over time

    • C. 

      It is possible to construct false memories of events that did not occur

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
     Cognitive therapies appear to be most effective for treating?
    • A. 

      Phobic disorders

    • B. 

      Depression

    • C. 

      Low self-esteem

    • D. 

      Obsessive-compulsive disorder

  • 7. 
    Behavioral therapies are most effective at treating
    • A. 

      Mood disorders

    • B. 

      Anxiety disorders

    • C. 

      Low self-esteem

    • D. 

      Repressed hostility

  • 8. 
    Grace has been feeling depressed. Her therapist is helping her to stop magnifying failures and overgeneralizing them. She is learning to replace irrational beliefs with rational beliefs. Her therapist is a:
    • A. 

      Cognitive therapist

    • B. 

      Behavior therapist

    • C. 

      Psychoanalyst

    • D. 

      Functional analyst

  • 9. 
    The person who wrote that many people are depressed, because they are pessimistic and tend to minimize their own accomplishments is a:
    • A. 

      Cognitive therapist

    • B. 

      Psychoanalyst

    • C. 

      Behavior therapist

    • D. 

      Humanistic-existential therapist