Question 1 of 20
An advantage of the structured interview over the unstructured interview is that:
A. structured interviews generally require a great deal of skill and expertise to administer.
B. structured interviews can be objectively scored.
C. the administration of structured interviews requires extensive training.
D. administration of structured interviews varies significantly from clinician to clinician.
Question 2 of 20
__________ is not one of the areas of functioning assessed by the mental status examination.
B. Content of thought
C. Socioeconomic status
Question 3 of 20
Delusions of thought broadcasting usually involve the idea that:
A. thoughts are being removed from one’s head.
B. one is to blame for terrible things happening in the world.
C. one’s lover is being unfaithful.
D. thoughts are being transmitted to others.
Question 4 of 20
Which one of the following areas assessed during a mental status exam is primarily relevant in terms of understanding a client’s receptivity to treatment?
A. Sense of self/motivation
D. Thinking style/language
Question 5 of 20
Intelligent quotient was originally interpreted as:
A. mental age compared to chronological age.
B. socioeconomic status compared to educational level.
C. emotional maturity compared to chronological age.
D. mental age compared to cognitive development.
Question 6 of 20
A high __________ may interfere with a person’s ability to answers and perform the tasks on the WAIS-III.
A. need for achievement
B. attention span
C. level of self esteem
D. level of anxiety
Question 7 of 20
Projective tests are most commonly associated with approaches that focus on:
A. overt behavior.
B. faulty cognitions.
C. unconscious determinants of behavior.
D. humanistic issues.
Question 8 of 20
The person taking the TAT is asked to:
A. keep a running log of behaviors for a week.
B. draw a picture of his or her family engaging in some everyday activity.
C. answer several fill-in-the-blank questions.
D. tell a story about the scene shown on the card.
Question 9 of 20
Since some natural settings do not lend themselves to unobtrusive observation, many clinicians utilize the technique of __________ observation(s).
D. in vivo