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Postmodern Therapy Quiz

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Narrative therapists believe new stories take hold only when there is an audience to appreciate and support such stories.
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True
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One of the functions of a narrative therapist is to ask questions of the client and based on the answers, generate further questions.
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True
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Narrative therapy is a relational and anti-individualistic practice.
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True
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Narrative practitioners encourage clients to avoid being reduced by totalizing descriptions of their identity.
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False
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Narrative therapists pay more attention to a client’s past than they do to they client’s present and future.
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False
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In solution-focused therapy, gathering extensive information about a problem is a necessary step in helping clients find a solution to the problem.
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False
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Solution-focused therapists assist clients in paying attention to the exceptions to their problem patterns.
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True
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Solution-focused therapists use questions that presuppose change, posit multiple answers, and remain goal-directed and future-oriented.
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True
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In solution-focused therapy, the role of the client is to create solutions based on his or her internal resources.
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True
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Because solution-focused therapy is designed to be brief, it is essential that therapists teach clients specific strategies for understanding their problems.
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False
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Which of the following is true of narrative therapy & solution-focused therapy?
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The client is an expert on his or her own life.
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A major goal of narrative therapy is to
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Invite clients to describe their experience in new and fresh language, and in doing this open up a new vision of what is possible.
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All of the following are true of narrative therapy except for
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Accepting the premise that diagnosis is a basic prerequisite for effective treatment.
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Which of the following interventions is least likely to be used by a narrative therapist?
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Power analysis and intervention.
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Which of these techniques is NOT used in solution-focused therapy?
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A lifestyle assessment.
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A major strength of both solution focused & narrative therapies is the
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Use of questioning.
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Two of the major founders of solution-focused brief therapy are
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Insoo Kim Berg & Steve de Shazer.
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Two of the major founders of narrative therapy are
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Michael White & David Epston.
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The therapeutic process in solution-focused brief therapy involves all of the following except for the notion
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That the therapists are experts in assessment and diagnosis.
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Which of the following is NOT a basic assumption guiding the practice of solution-focused brief therapy?
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Using techniques in therapy is a way of discounting a client’s capacity to find his or her on way.
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In solution-focused therapy, which kind of relationship is characterized by the client and therapist jointly identifying a problem and a solution toward work?
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A customer-type relationship.
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Pretherapy chance is a solution-focused therapy technique that
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Ask clients to address chance that have taken place from the time they made an appointment to the first therapy session.
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Which of these solution-focused therapy techniques involves asking clients to describe life without the problem?
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The miracle question.
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In narrative therapy, the process of finding evidence to bolster a new view of the person as competent enough to have stood up to or defeated the dominance or oppression of the problem refers to
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The search for unique outcomes.
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Which of the following statements about creating alternative stories is NOT true?
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The narrative therapist analyzes and interprets the meaning of a client’s story.