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CCC - Helping Parents Help Children Cope with Cancer in the Family 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 Throughout both the illness and the recovery, what is it that children who have parents with cancer need to be reassured of?
3.1 What is the Energy Bank Account Technique?
4.1 What is the Worry About Yourself Technique?
5.1 How does therapeutic play help children get in touch with their feelings?
5.2 What are some examples of therapeutic play?
6.1 For children whose parents have cancer, what are two possible reactions to stress?
6.2 How can a client help a child who’s reaction to stress is failure?
7.1 Although clients tend to worry about a child’s reaction to seeing a parent suffering from cancer at the hospital, why do children generally react better than adults during a hospital visit?

A. A technique helps the client reestablish a sense of security to help children cope effectively by projecting a comfortable feeling that everything is going to be fine
B. That they will be cared for no matter what happens and that it is OK for them to be worried about themselves
C. A technique that helps the client determine which of their children’s needs are best fulfilled by them
D. Children don’t notice the machines because they don’t understand the meaning of them and only knew that they were being deprived of somebody important, so all they notice is their loved one. Children sometimes also use avoidant behavior and feel a need to take care of the adults in the situation, and therefore introduce humor to a hospital visit.
E. Can be used as an escape from the seriousness of cancer and it sends children valuable messages such as ‘I enjoy being with you’
F. Regression and failure
G. Playing a game of ‘school’ or ‘house’ and drawing
H. Sitting the child down and addressing the problem directly in a gentle and appropriate way

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8.1 What are ways that teens can help make their mother feel more comfortable and lift her spirits while she is in the hospital?
8.2 How can teens help their mother who is recovering from treatment at home?
9.1 What are the factors contributing to the ways in which well siblings cope with these family changes when their sibling is sick?
9.2 What are the psychological problems that well siblings experience?
11.1 What are the characteristics of impaired parenting from depressed parents?
11.2 The parental atmosphere of marital strife may promote anxiety in children and in adolescents as well as concerns about what?
12.1 How do adolescent daughters of cancer patients cope with stress?
12.2 How do adolescent sons of cancer patients cope with stress?
14.1 Our sense of self is facilitated and influenced on the dual basis of what?
15.1 In the Grief-Oriented, Music-directed model, the dynamic interchange of therapeutic themes and music intervention provides the impetus for clients to get in touch with what prominent grief themes?
16.1 To promote healing with music intervention, what are some various strategies that counselors must engage in when dealing with clients who are experiencing grief after the death of a loved one?

A. Resentment, anger, anxiety, depression, fear of death, jealousy, guilt, and isolation
B. Decorate her room, involve her in your life, help her pass the time
C. Developmental age, the age of the sick brother/sister, the closeness of the relationship between the ill child and the healthy, brother/sister, and the way in which the family respond to the situation
D. They either support their mothers during the course of the illness, feel anger and resentment, withdraw from their mothers, or fear the risk of inheriting the disease
E. Resolving discord, naming hurt and pain, moving toward a more congruent meaning of life, reframing grief, and beginning to experience a sense of peace and fulfillment by connecting with people
F. They avoid communication that directly addressed the illness and the situation, or want all information about the disease concealed from others outside the family.
G. “test the waters” by using music creatively in practice; incorporate prose, narrative, or poetry writing as an integral part of grief work; ask clients to write about the positive and negative aspects of their grief, ask clients to personalize lyrics for their favorite songs, meet clients where they are in the grieving process and build toward a mutually agreeable direction; and join colleagues with similar interests and use songs that have been tested in the field
H. Less psychological availability, less communication, decreased supervision, lack of consistency in discipline and initiative, as well as more hostility, irritability, and coerciveness
I. Social interaction and multiple relationships, particularly within one’s family
J. The future and the family’s stability
K. Anticipate her needs, be considerate, keep your house or apartment picked up, talk with your mother, and volunteer to run errands or take care of younger brothers and sisters

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