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CS - Compulsive Spending: 7 Therapeutic Strategies for the Shop-aholic 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 kind of technique/quiz is used in this section to help clients come to terms with their problem?
2.1 What are the five phases in compulsive spending?
2.2 What is the only way to treat a compulsive gambler?
3.1 What are four false myths that a shopaholic’s partner may use to justify a passive role in their partner’s compulsive spending?
4.1 What technique may be used to help your shopaholic client come to terms with their compulsive spending?
4.2 How are between male and female clients different when confronted about being compulsive spenders?
5.1 What do cheating clients do in order to feed their compulsive spending?
6.1 What three questions could be considered in the “Conversation with Money” technique?
7.1 What is important to work out in order to stop yourself from acting out your urges?

A. Trigger, consent, action, reckoning, and letdown
B. if he or she willingly asks for help and is remorseful for his or her mistakes.
C. Compulsive Spending Quiz
D. Acceptance statement technique
E. “True love can conquer all,” “I can sacrifice myself to make my partner stop hurting,” “It’s useless to try to help,” and “If I get too close, we’ll just end up fighting.”
F. Steal from his/her partner
G. Female clients tend to be immediately overwhelmed by feelings of shame, guilt, and rejection which they may either turn on themselves or invert into an explosive backlash against the partner they feel is persecuting them. Male clients become increasingly defensive.
H. Nondestructive alternatives
I. What kind of personality does money have? What does money think of the way you’ve treated him/her/it? What’s your justification for treating Money this way?

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8.1 At what age does Compulsive Buying Disorder start?
9.1 What did Christenson et al. developed which is used to asses the presence of compulsive buying, , kleptomania, trichotillomania, intermittent explosive disorder, pathological gambling, compulsive sexual behavior and compulsive exercise?
10.1 other criteria do clients with compulsive buying disorders frequently meet?
11.1 According to McElroy et al.’s cases, what kind of therapy may benefit individuals with compulsive shopping problems?
12.1 What are the 12 steps to Retail Recovery?
13.1 According to Levine, what are three practical steps to help you cut back on your finances?
14.1 According to Stanley, what are three important elements of safety in relationships?
15.1 According to Ryken, what did Puritans regard money as (rather than a mere private possession)?
16.1 According to Bower, what percent of adults find themselves unable to resist frequent shopping binges?
17.1 According to Mick, what is materialism?

A. Minnesota Impulsive Disorder Interview (MIDI)
B. Antidepressant therapy
C. Late teens or early twenties
D. Other Axis I and Axis II disorders
E. Be more scholarly about stuff, get outside of yourself, embrace your inner beatnik
F. Create a "shopping diary”, look for patterns, set a goal for saving, with an amount and a target date, create a monthly spending plan detailing your needs) and wants, save automatically with payroll deductions, cancel all but two credit cards, remove temptation, scout out cheap chic, remember sale is a four-letter word for recovering shopaholics, meet with a financial professional, consider that trendy items you'll trash in a season are more costly than classics, clean out your closet
G. 1) the ability to talk freely 2) safety from physical harm and 3) a sense of security about the future
H. 6%
I. A social good
J. "… a value representing the individual's orientation toward the role of possessions in life, serving to guide the types and quantities of goods purchased"