Chapter 16


When compared with psychoanalysts from the past, contemporary psychoanalysts place less emphasis on

thought stopping

Kendall's therapist has asked her to imagine a large "X" when she begins to think about things that make her anxious. According to this information, which of the following cognitive therapy techniques has been used by Kendall's therapist?


Elizabeth visited a psychiatrist who, after interviewing her, recommended either Paxil or Prozac. From this scenario, it can be inferred that Elizabeth is most likely suffering from

Linda, who states that she can never be happy alone after her divorce

Which of the following individuals is most likely to benefit from the "question the evidence" technique in cognitive therapy?


In the context of psychoanalysis, a client interacting with an analyst as if the analyst were a parent or lover exemplifies the concept of

deep relaxation

Which of the following is a part of the process of systematic desensitization?


Dialectical behavior therapy is an example of integrative therapy used to treat clients with borderline personality disorder.

increased appetite

Riley is suffering from depression and has been administered Avanza, a tetracyclic drug. According to this information, which of the following side effects is she likely to experience as a result of the intake of this drug?

He administers psychotherapy to his patients

Roberto is a clinical psychologist residing in California. Which of the following is most likely true of Roberto?

Contemporary therapists put less emphasis on a patient's history and childhood than classic psychoanalysts

How does contemporary psychodynamic therapy differ from classic psychoanalysis?


Electroconvulsive therapy was originally developed to treat schizophrenia.


Which of the following is a characteristic of group therapy?

Systematic desensitization is based on the principles of classical conditioning

In the context of behavioral therapies, which of the following statements is true of systematic desensitization?

conscious thoughts

Which of the following do humanistic therapies emphasize?

anxiety disorders and eating disorders

In addition to treating depression, antidepressant drugs may also be used to treat

cognitive therapy

Mindy's therapist uses the technique of distraction to help her deal with anxiety and asks her to count to 200 by 13s when she feels anxious. From this scenario, it can be inferred that Mindy's therapist practices

Freud believed that a person's current problems could be traced to childhood experiences

In the context of psychodynamic therapies, which of the following is true of psychoanalytic techniques?

cognitive therapy

Cindy's therapist uses guided association and scaling techniques to help her deal with anxiety. As a result, it can be inferred that Cindy's therapist practices

a self-help support group

Jemima is shattered after surviving a rape attack. She has lost confidence and does not want to connect with her family and friends. Which of the following types of therapy groups is most likely to help her regain her confidence?

using techniques such as free association and dream analysis

You are searching for a therapist who specializes in psychoanalysis. This therapist can help you identify unconscious conflicts that are affecting your life by

They provide members with a sympathetic audience for social sharing and emotional release.

Which of the following is true of self-help support groups?


Traditionally, the goal of psychotherapy has been relatedness and connection with others.


Which of the following is a cognitive therapy technique in which clients rate their emotions in order to gain a perspective on their situation?

cognitive therapy

Hugo, a therapist, helps his clients recognize the connections between their thoughts and their feelings and helps them use thinking to change their feelings. He emphasizes that thoughts are the main source of psychological problems. In this scenario, Hug

Psychiatrists prescribe medications that alter aspects of bodily functioning

Which of the following statements is true of biological therapies?

to help clients resolve unconscious conflicts and gain insight

Which of the following is a primary goal of psychodynamic therapists?

Julia, who tells her client that he is overestimating the impact of failing a paper in the midterm exam

Who among the following is most likely using the cognitive therapy technique of decatastrophizing?


Tranquilizers are ________ drugs.

the client functioning below the optimal level of development

According to a humanistic therapist, psychological problems occur as a result of

Rudy, who has a phobia of closed spaces

Which of the following individuals would benefit from systematic desensitization?


Bethany is a famous clinical psychologist in the United States. Her drug therapies are known to be effective in treating patients. Based on this information, it can be inferred that Bethany has set up her practice in


Which of the following types of treatment is typically used in biological therapies?


Tricyclics are used to treat symptoms related to anxiety.

Sam, who helps his patient recount a difficult interaction the patient had with her son

Who among the following therapists is most likely following Freud's psychoanalytic methods in treatment?