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TF - Borderline Personality Disorder: Treating Frustration & Anger Post Test

Psychologist, Ohio MFT and Counselor Post Test:
Only Psychologists, Ohio MFT's and Ohio Counselors taking this course for credit need to complete these additional questions below to be in compliance with their Boards. requirements. If you are not a psychologist, Ohio MFT or Ohio Counselor please return to the original Answer Booklet. You do not need to complete the additional questions below.

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1.1 What is one conclusion about rage and violence distinguished by behavioral scientists?
1.2 According to Dr. Jack Hokanson, when do males and females achieve catharsis?
2.1 What four questions are asked to the client in the Switcheroo technique?
2.2 What might account for the seemingly impulsive and unpredictable nature of BPD client’s anger?
2.3 What hormones are released when anger is resulted by stress?
3.1 What technique involves a client to list fifteen characteristics that he/she feels positive about, to regain his/her self-esteem?
3.2 What are the four-step thought processes?
4.1 What four questions are used in the Anger Journal technique?
4.2 What three points should the client take note of in the Anger Journal basic entry technique?
5.1 What is the Empathic Dialogue technique for?
6.1 What are the two components in the Mind Reading trigger thoughts?
6.2 What is ‘tunnel vision’?
6.3 What three techniques may help clients combat various types of blaming trigger thoughts?
7.1 What are two effects of stress on BPD clients other than anger?
8.1 Why do BPD clients frequently have a difficult time establishing stable relationships with other people?
9.1 What is trigger escalation?
9.2 What are some gestures that may cause ‘trigger escalation’?
10.1 What are three warning signs of a client who is superimposing past experiences to present circumstances?
11.1 What is a purpose of the slogan, \'This may upset me, but I know how to deal with it\'?
12.1 What are three tips in the Tips for Surviving Criticism technique?
12.2 To a BPD client, what feelings may any manner of disapproval incite?
14.1 What are some questions that may help a BPD client engage the other person in the resolution of the conflict?

A. Males generally only achieve catharsis when directing anger towards peers. females, on the other hand, only feel catharsis after a friendly confrontation
B. It is scientifically incorrect to say that we have inherited a tendency to make war from our animal ancestors. Warfare is a particularly human phenomenon and does not occur in other animals. War is biologically possible, but it is not inevitable.
C. The amygdala is much faster than the neocortex
D. What needs influence him or her to act this way? What beliefs or values influence him or her to act this way? What aspect of his or her history influences this behavior? What limitations influence this behavior?
E. The List of Attributes technique
F. Cortisol, testosterone, and adrenalin
G. What stresses preexisted my anger? What trigger thoughts did you use? Were you angry or were you feeling some other kind of stress before the trigger statements? Was some of your preexisting stress blocked or discharged by the anger?
H. 1. Client tells him/herself, I’m in pain, something is wrong or lacking. 2. Client tells him/herself, Others should fix or provide it. 3. Client expresses his/her anger with aggression. 4. Client’s anger is met with resistance and withdrawal.
I. To help BPD clients counteract their trigger rules
J. 1. The number of times the client got angry in the last 24 hours. 2. How aroused the client felt when he or she was his or her angriest during the last 24 hours. 3. How aggressively the client acted when he or she was at his or her angriest during the last 24 hours. 3. How aggressively the client acted when he or she was at his or her angriest during the last 24 hours
K. Clients are unable to see the kind and generous acts done by people they have labeled as uncaring
L. First, the client convinces his or her self that he or she is in pain as a result of another person’s actions. Secondly, the client then comes to the conclusion that the other person is intentionally causing the client’s pain
M. Increased susceptibility to impulses, and paranoia
N. Awareness technique, No Assumptions technique, and Specific Actions technique
O. The exchange between two people in which certain words, sounds, or gestures are used that causes each person to rise to a higher level of aggression
P. Because the fear of abandonment conflicts with the client’s unintentional instability
Q. Responses with a fast reaction time, black and white thinking, and a familiar physical feeling
R. Facial expressions such as eye rolling and sneering; and body movements such as holding hands on the hips or pushing
S. Limit the damage, probe, deflect
T. To reassure the client that he or she is able to control his or her anger during the argument or discussion
U. What do you need in this situation? What concerns/worries you in this situation? What’s hurting/bothering you in this situation?
V. Feelings of hurt, fear, and self-consciousness

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15.1 What is an important landmark in treating BPD clients?
16.1 According to Dr. Cauwels, how many Americans fit the profile of the borderline personality disorder (BPD)?
17.1 According to Kramer, the BPD patient’s speech, associations or even behavioral flow, are best understood as what?
18.1 How is an aggressive person often characterized?
19.1 According to Dr. Buss, what are four temperamental characteristics?
20.1 When does the first step in anger production conclude?
21.1 What can best explain how the couple fluctuates between crisis, even leading to suicidality for some, to feeling secure and comfortable in the relationship?
22.1 According to Dr. James House, how did he define support?
23.1 According to Veta et al., what are six clinical features in the BPD child?
24.1 What might be the single most useful tool for dealing with anger imagery?
25.1 What are some negative effects of anger?
26.1 What does Plakun recommend once the therapist and patient have explored the ramifications of the recent suicidal/self-destructive act as aggressive?
27.1 What are nine differences between alcohol-dependent patients with personality disorder and those without personality disorder?

A. Five million Americans
B. The development of empathy
C. As a vengeful person
D. As compromise formations, essentially ambiguous and metaphorical
E. When your awareness of stress leads to a coping decision
F. Impulsivity, high activity, behavioral and physiological hyper reactivity, and independence
G. As a flow of one or more of four things between people: (a) emotional concern, (b) instrumental aid, (c) infor­mation, and/or (d) appraisal.
H. Attachment mechanisms
I. Variation of thought
J. (l) Disturbances in interpersonal relationships; (2) disturbances in the sense of reality; (3) excessive anxiety; (4) severe impulse problems; (5) neurotic-like symptoms; and (6) uneven or distorted development
K. That both parties search for the perceived narcissistic injury that precipitated the self-destructive behavior
L. 1. Anger stops you from thinking, feeling, and acting clearly. 2. A person becomes angry more often than they have to. 3. Anger and aggression have a lot to do with each other. 4. When a person becomes angry, other people think of him/her differently
M. increased general psychopathological burden; earlier onset; more severe dependence symptoms; lower level of social functioning; more frequent use of other drugs; increased suicidal behavior; shorter periods of abstinence and more frequent relapse; more frequent patient- and center-initiated treatment dropout; long-term prognosis of dependence disorder is poorer

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