Interview Test

1) Which of the following multicultural communication standards and sensitivities could be integrated into non-FtF clinical interviewing?



b.Familial Piety c.Spirituality


e.All of these



2) Which of the following will determine whether family or individual therapy is the treatment of choice?


a.Theoretical orientation

b.Research evidence

c.Always follow the client’s lead on this

d. Both A and B

e.Both B and C


3) The main goal in a family opening is to get everyone in the family to ?


a. Complete a genogram

b. Make direct eye contact with you

c. Answer basic questions about family functioning, expectations, and hopes

d. Smile or laugh

e. Provide each other constructive criticism


4) Using the wishes and goals technique, clinicians can obtain goals from young clients in which of the following areas?

a. Family change

b. School change

c. Self-change

d. All of these

e. B and C


5) Madelyn is in an intake interview with a parent and child. The parent begins listing the child’s problems. What should Madelyn do?

a. Gently limit the parent to listing a maximum of one goal

b. Gently limit the parent to listing a maximum of three goals

c. Gently limit the parent to listing a maximum of five goals

d. Place no limits on the problem list or goal setting

e. Ask the parent, “How would you like it if your child decided to list all your problems?


6)  Which of the following is at the heart of ethical and effective clinical interviewing?

a. A good Internet connection

b. A professional relationship built on interpersonal communication

c. A psychoanalytic theory

d. The payment fee for services


7) Which of the following is considered a family for the purposes of family therapy?

a. Children and their kinship system

b. Gay and Lesbian couples with children

c. A biologically-related family of procreation

d. Children in co-parenting situations

e. All of these


8) What sort of countertransference reactions are clinicians likely to have toward children?

a. Withdrawal

b. Over-identification

c. Regressive

d. Both A and B

e. Both B and C


9) A mother and daughter receiving therapy together to improve their relationship would be most aptly referred to as

a. Family Therapy

b. Couple Therapy

c. Relationship enhancement therapy

d. Mediation.

e. None of these


10)  Undershooting involves:

a. Intentionally overstating the client’s main message

b. Intentionally emphasizing or amplifying the healthy side of the client’s ambivalence

c. Strengthening the healthy side of the client’s ambivalence

d. Using microphones and recordings in an interview for playback and review

e. None of these



Which of the following is most consistent with Carl Rogers’s view on what therapist qualities help clients make changes in therapy?

a. Therapist listening skills

b. Therapist empathy skills

c. Therapist attitudes

d. Therapist listening behavior

e. None of these


12) Which of the following is considered the general solution to many online interviewing and counseling problems?

a. A challenge question

b. An adequate informed consent process

c. Secure sockets

d. Having a Facebook accounts

e. Moving toward virtual communities, like Second Life.


13) Reflective techniques help clients see to:

a. Their own ambivalence

b. Client resistance to paying for psychotherapy

c. None of these

d. Help clients establish goals

e. Support client’s own resistance


14)  Which of the following is/are a key issue for most couples?

a. Money

b. Sex

c. Commitment

d. All of these

e. Only A and C


15)  Traditionally, signs of client resistance included:

a. Talking too much

b. Talking too little

c. Being unprepared for psychotherapy

d. All of the these

e. Only A and B


16)  Which of the following is true regarding confidentiality with child or adolescent clients?

a. Parents should hear everything their child has to say

b. Confidentiality should be discussed separately with young clients and with their caretakers

c. Confidentiality should be discussed at the beginning of the first session with parents/caretakers and children

d. Confidentiality need not be discussed with very young children

e. None of these


17)  The purpose of Adler’s “The Question” is:

a. To help clients understand their lives

b. To identify what forces make it easier for clients to give up their maladaptive behavior

c. To uncover the purpose of specific motive for sustaining specific unhealthy behaviors

d. All of these

e. A and C


18)   When is the best time to use a challenge question?

a. At the beginning of each session

b. Halfway through each session

c. At the end of each session

d. You should use a challenge question multiple times throughout the session

e. None of these


19)  When working with clients who may be lying, it’s important for therapists to use which of the following principles?

a. Ignore the possibility of deceit and proceed as usual

b. Tell the client, “I believe you.”

c. Let your client know that you’re keeping an open mind about his or her truthfulnes, but avoid becoming a judge who must determine whether the client is telling the truth

d. Directly tell the client, “I don’t believe what you’re saying.”

e. Any of these would be appropriate


20) When minority people insert themselves into the online or internet culture, it’s safe to conclude

a. They’ve given up their cultural identity

b. They’re hoping to move into the universal internet culture

c. They probably still retain cultural practices that online counselors should be sensitive to

d. They’re trying to escape from cultural oppression

e. Both B and D


21)  In the text it is emphasized that resistance can emanate from:

a.The client

b. The therapist

c. The situation

d. All of these

e. Only A and B


22)  What are the most important closing tasks with young clients?

a. Summarizing your understanding of the problem areas

b. Making connections between the problems and possible counseling interventions

c. Confronting young clients about taking responsibility for their behaviors

d. All of the above

e. Only A and B

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