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GE - Enhancing Your Therapy with Gestalt Approaches 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.

Audio Transcript Questions The answer to Question 1 is found in Track 1 of the Course Content. The Answer to Question 2 is found in Track 2 of the Course Content... and so on. Select correct answer from below. Place letter on the blank line before the corresponding question.
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1.1 How might a client start introducing the ideas of Gestalt therapy?
1.2 What technique may be helpful for the client who needs to be reminded of the difference between appropriate behavior in and appropriate behavior out of counseling?
2.1 What are three steps to “My Movements” technique?
2.2 What are six steps to the “Sight Experiment”?
3.1 What may you use the “Exaggeration” technique for?
4.1 Until clients recognize and accept that they are behaving in accordance with their choices, what might they not recognize?
4.2 What may help clients own and accept their inner strength?
5.1 What are three changes that can be made in sentences to enhance clients’ self-awareness?
5.2 What technique may help clients increase their awareness of the use of the passive voice?
6.1 What can a client develop once he/she has experienced a match between verbal and nonverbal behavior?
6.2 What is the Exaggerated Gestures technique helpful for?
7.1 By becoming an object that a client dislikes, what can the client increase?
7.2 What is “role reversal”?
8.1 What is the difference between ‘avoidance’ and ‘positive withdrawal’?
8.2 What does positive withdrawal allow a person to do?
9.1 What are three parts in the “Puppeteer Technique”?
9.2 How can dialogues be successfully implemented?
10.1 What is the most important aspect of ‘presentizing’?
11.1 In the “I Give You the Power” strategy, what does the client become more ready to accept?
12.1 Asking a client to experiment with opposites may unlock what new facets of awareness?
13.1 What is the Rule Book technique?
14.1 What are four concepts regarding acceptance of feelings?

A. 'Shut up!' technique
B. By implementing only on or two approaches at a time
C. 1. Let the eyes explore the current surroundings 2. Let the eyes move again 3. Pick out another object and look at it carefully for several moments 4. Pick out a dull object and examine its color, shape, and size 5. Close the eyes for a few minutes and alternate between letting the eyes wander 6. Consciously directing where the client is looking at
D. Start with the neck, focus on the head, and focus on the face
E. Their power to generate alternatives
F. Hurt, anger, or any other feelings the client has not allowed him/herself to be aware of
G. Changing passive voice to active voice, changing questions to statements, and asking 'how' and 'what' instead of 'why'
H. Experiencing the strength evident in defiance
I. An understanding of how there can be a discrepancy
J. The “Happened to Me” technique
K. His/her awareness about part of him/ herself that he/she is less willing to recognize and accept
L. It may be helpful to increase a client’s awareness of his/her nonverbal behavior
M. Avoidance may not result in going someplace energizing and comfortable. Positive withdrawal is both getting away from and creating a place to go.
N. Identifying with another person. This encourages a client to identify with a person with whom he/she is in conflict, the client may discover similarities which can contribute to a mutual understanding.
O. 1. Imagine yourself as a puppet 2. Now switch over 3. Then continue this dialogue
P. To recharge personal strengths, and allows a break from situations that are unpleasant or threatening
Q. That the client may gain a fresh perspective on the event as it occurred, which may be quite different from a client's distorted memory
R. With the client enacting the roles of another person, parts of him or herself, or objects
S. Unmet need, a dormant talent, or an unexpressed feeling
T. Responsibility for his/her own feelings
U. Avoided feelings can be a source of difficulty, problems with beginning to accept feelings, building confidence, and confronting the idea of acceptance
V. This involves the therapist walking the client through writing down his/her personal rules on a paper and can help the client recognize feelings he/she avoids as a reflex due to these rules

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15.1 What does Gestalt’s thinking emphasize?
17.1 What is the Cork Older Adult Intervention project based on?
17.2 What are the raw material of gestalt reminiscence therapy?
18.1 According to Stroebe and Schut, what are the two most difficult to reconcile aspects of the mourning process?
19.1 According to Klein et al., what is the Experiencing Scale?
20.1 What is Adventure Based Counseling (ABC)?
21.1 According to Priest and Gass, what are three categories specific to ABC?
21.2 What type of skills include not only the ability to perform physical and technical tasks but also the ability to manage the activity while others engage in the task?
22.1 According to Robbins, what is the patient’s “inner and outer flow” and how do they relate to each other?
24.1 According to Beck, how do successful therapies cope with depression and social anxiety problems?
25.1 Under "Reconnection to Their Bodies", how do women ‘go into their heads’?
26.1 According to Boyd-Franklin, what are some issues most likely to arise between a single mother and a parental child?

A. Developmental model of the person in which the emotional, social and spiritual growth of older adults is viewed as continuing until death
B. 'Leaps' of insight, closure, figure-ground characteristics, fluidity of perceptual processes, and the perceiver as an active participant in his perceptions rather than a passive recipient of the qualifies of form
C. The need to move on with life and the desire to remain connected to the deceased
D. Memories
E. A therapeutic tool that can be adapted to almost any setting and is a mixture of experiential learning, outdoor education, group counseling, and intrapersonal exploration
F. A measure of the clients' emotional involvement in therapy
G. Investment of forceful energies in the art process, such as in stonecutting and chiseling (outer flow), may trigger powerful pre-existing emotions, such as anger or crying (inner flow), that could, in turn, impede the patient's capacity to work with the material and it's structural dictates
H. Metaskills, generic competencies, and specific competencies
I. By changing the unrealistic standards involved in the comparison process or by regulating the self-evaluation after the fact, as in reframing
J. Less structured art material
K. The conflict between the son/daughter's 'age-appropriate thrust toward interaction with his/her peer group' and the mother's reliance on him/her to take on parenting responsibilities
L. Through intellectualizing, minimizing, and denying

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