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Choice Theory/Reality Therapy
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__________ is the theoretical basis for reality therapy.
Cognitive behavioral therapy
Choice theory emphasizes thinking and acting, which makes this a general form of:
non directive therapy.
cognitive behavior therapy.
cognitive behavior therapy
Reality therapy is popular in all of the following areas, except:
state mental health hospitals.
The client's quality world consists of all of the following except:
specific activities that fulfill our needs.
images of people who enrich our lives.
WDEP stands for:
wants, decision, self-evaluation, perception.
wishes, direction, engagement, purpose.
wants, doing, self-evaluation, planning.
wants, direction, efficacy, planning.
wants, doing, self-evaluation, planning
Which of the following is not a component of total behavior?
Wubbolding believes all of the following encourage the client's involvement in therapy except for:
appropriate use of humor.
allowing the client to focus on symptoms.
allowing the client to focus on symptoms
In reality therapy, the counseling environment is:
the time to explore past trauma.
characterized by a therapeutic climate that establishes the foundation for implementing procedures.
highly structured with the aim of changing cognitions.
conducive to restructuring one's personality.
characterized by a therapeutic climate that establishes the foundation for implementing procedures
__________ posits that we are not born blank slates waiting to be externally motivated by forces in the world around us.
Which of the following procedures would a reality therapist be least likely to employ?
Encouraging clients to look at what they are doing
Making action plans
Reliving an early childhood event
reliving an early childhood event
If choice theory is the highway, reality therapy is the:
vehicle delivering the product.
moving truck taking the product with it.
exit to leave the highway.
vehicle delivering the product
In our quality world we develop an inner:
What do reality therapists believe about the use of questions?
They should rarely be used.
Relevant questions help clients gain insights and arrive at plans and solutions.
There is no such thing as excessive questioning; the more the better!
Closed questions are more helpful than open-ended questions.
relevant questions help clients gain insights and arrive at plans and solutions
__________ teaches that all behavior is made up of four inseparable but distinct components - acting, thinking, feeling, and physiology.
Birth and death
A reality therapist will primarily focus on:
When reality therapists explore a client's past, they tend to focus on:
relationships within the family.
early traumatic events.
problems in school performance.
In reality therapy, the purpose of developing an action plan is to:
encourage clients to stretch beyond their limits.
teach clients to "think big."
arrange for successful experience.
arrive at the ultimate solution to a client's problem.
arrange for successful experience
The role of meaningful relationships in fostering emotional health is receiving increased attention in:
contemporary reality therapy.
contemporary reality therapy
Reality therapy rests on the central idea that:
thinking largely determines how we feel and behave.
we choose our behavior and are responsible for what we do, think, and feel.
environmental factors largely control what we are doing.
the way to change dysfunctional behavior is to reexperience a situation in which we originally became psychologically stuck.
we choose our behavior and are responsible for what we do, think, and feel
Glasser challenges the traditionally accepted views of mental illness and treatment by the use of medication, especially:
the widespread use of psychiatric drugs that often results in negative side effects both physically and psychologically.
the lack of use of psychiatric drugs.
the use of any psychiatric drugs whether or not they result in negative side effects.
because medications are never needed.
the widespread use of psychiatric drugs that often results in negative side effects both physicaly and psychologically
The core of choice theory/reality therapy consists of:
teaching clients how to acquire rational beliefs instead of irrational beliefs.
helping clients to understand their unconscious dynamics.
giving clients opportunities to express unresolved feelings.
the client's self-evaluation, plan of action, and commitment to follow through.
the clients self-evaluation, plan of action, and commitment to follow through
All of the following are procedures that are commonly used in reality therapy except:
exploring wants, needs, and perceptions.
exploring early recollections.
focusing on the present.
planning and commitment.
exploring early recollections
Choice theory changes the focus of responsibility to:
the use of humor.
choice and choosing.
choice and choosing
In a reality therapy group, the leader:
is responsible for evaluating the clients' behaviors.
performs an assessment to determine if the client is truly getting what he or she wants in life.
withholds feedback when members are designing their plans.
may encounter resistance if they make poorly timed suggestions and plans for how the members should best live.
may encounter resistance if they make poorly timed suggestions and plans for how the members should best live
All of the following are key characteristics of contemporary reality therapy except for:
there is a focus on talking about symptoms that bring a client into therapy.
emphasis is on choice and responsibility.
there is a rejection of the notion of transference.
keep the therapy in the present.
there is a focus on talking about symptoms that bring a client into therapy
In working with Japanese clients, a reality therapist might do which of the following when asking clients to make plans and commit to them?
The therapist might be likely to accept "I'll try" as a firm commitment.
The therapist would push clients for an explicit pledge to follow through.
The therapist would view a noncommittal response as a sign of weakness.
The therapist would refer their clients if they refused to commit to a plan.
the therapist might be likely to accept "I'll try" as a firm commitment
According to Glasser, many of the problems of clients are caused by:
unfinished business with parents.
early childhood trauma.
their inability to connect or to have a satisfying relationship with at least one of the significant people in their lives.
their inability to connect or to have a satisfying relationship with at least one of the significant people in their lives
Glasser contends that __________ is a way that both therapist and client avoid being who they are and owning what they are doing right now.
Focusing on the __________ "protects" clients from facing the reality of unsatisfying present relationships, and focusing on symptoms does the same thing.
A primary goal of contemporary reality therapy is to:
help clients become more voluntarily acceptable.
supply the basic human needs.
help clients get connected or reconnected with the people they have chosen to put in their quality world.
help clients get connected or reconnected with the people that have chosen to put in their quality world
The practice of reality therapy can best be conceptualized as the:
history of therapy.
past processing theory.
roadmap to theory.
cycle of counseling.
cycle of counseling
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