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CO 502- Chapter 12 - Feminist Therapy

1. From the perspective of feminist therapy, the socialization of women inevitably affects their:
e. all of the above identity development. self-concept. goals and aspirations. emotional well-being.
2. The four feminist philosophies of liberal, cultural, radical, and socialist have in common:
c. the same goal of activism.
3. Feminist therapists, regardless of their philosophical orientation, believe all of the following except that: (p. 341)
b. human development and interaction are similar across races, cultures, and nations.
4. All of the following are charactelistic of gender-biased theories except for the concept or practice of: (p. 345)
d. interactionist orientation.
5. Which of the feminist principles views the therapist as simply another source of information, rather than as the expert in the therapy process? (p. 348)
b. The counseling relationship is egalitarian.
6. Which of the following feminist principles recognizes the importance of working against oppression and discrimination on the basis of race, class, culture, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, age, and disability? (p. 348)
e. All types of oppression are recognized.
7. Which of the following feminist principles implies that what has been typically viewed as individual clients' personal problems are really socially and politically caused? (p. 347)
a. The person is political.
8. All of the following are goals of feminist therapy except for: (p. 349)
c. resolving intrapsychic conflicts from early childhood.
9. Although feminist therapy shares many of the premises of person-centered therapy, feminist therapy does not agree with the notion that: (p. 350)
a. the therapeutic relationship is, in an of itself, sufficient to produce change.
10. Which of the following themes would clients in feminist therapy be least likely to explore?
d. transference reactions toward their therapist
11. In therapy, the role of the feminist therapist is that of: (p. 350)
c. relational expert.
12. Of the following, which intervention would a feminist therapist probably consider most essential? (p. 356)
d. social action
13. All of the following are reasons many feminist therapists do not use diagnostic labels, or use them reluctantly, except: (p.352)
c. Diagnostic labels focus on the social factors that cause dysfunctional behavior.
14. The preferred alternative to traditional diagnosis and assessment of feminist therapists is:
b. gender role analysis.
15. Which of the following interventions involves a shift from "blaming the victim" to consideration of social factors in the environment that contribute to a client's problem?
b. reframing
16. All of the following strategies are unique to feminist therapy except for: (p.363)
a. cognitive restructuring.
17. Of the following, which is not one an assumption shared by the cognitive behavioral and feminist therapy approaches? (p. 365)
b. assuming that the therapeutic relationship alone is necessary and sufficient to bring about change
18. A defining theme in the practice of feminist therapy is: (p. 352)
e. both (a) and (b) - the inclusion of the client in the assessment process. the inclusion of the client in the treatment process.
19. A feminist therapist is likely to become an advocate for change in the social structure by arguing for: (p. 359)
e. all of the above. the right to self-determination. the freedom to pursue a career outside the home. the right to an education. equality in power in relationships.
20. Of the following, which is one of the major contributions that feminists have made to the field of counseling? (p. 364)
c. paving the way for gender-sensitive practice
21. Feminist therapists take issue with the diagnosis of borderline personality disorder due to its:
e. both C & D - tendency to be given to female victims of domestic abuse. tendency to blame the victim for his or her illness.
22. The constructs of feminist theory, in contrast to traditional theories, include all of the following except for which characteristic? (p. 346)
a. intrapsychic orientation
23. The relational-cultural theory emphasizes the vital role: (p. 346)
a. that relationships and connectedness with others play in the lives of women.
24. The feminist perspectives on the development of personality: (p. 346)
e. all of the above - encompass the diversity and complexity of women's lives. attend to the ways in which diversity influences self-structures. recognize the inextricable connection between internal and external worlds. acknowledge the political and social oppression of women.
25. Which ofthe following principles of feminist psychology is most aimed at advancing a transformation in society? (p. 347)
b. Commitment to social change.
26. The feminist approach to group counseling involves: (p. 342)
e. all of the above - support for the experience of being a woman. political involvement. providing members a place to reflect on their role in society. empowerment.
27. Feminist psychotherapy is particularly relevant for men working on issues of: (p.358)
e. all but (d)- emotional expression. domestic violence. creating collaborative relationships with others.
28. A limit of the feminist approach from a diversity perspective is: (p. 359)
a. the tendency to impose personal values upon a client that may not be consistent with the
29. Which of the following is not considered one of the six core principles of feminist therapy?
a. an intrapsychic orientation
30. Feminist therapists reject: (p. 345)
b. the androcentric view.