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Part II ISQ Club - Psychotherapy

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Part II ISQs on two topics will be posted twice a week. You are encouraged to post a reply in the thread, stating whether you think an ISQ is true or false and why (eg. a short explanation, with reference to the textbook you used). Please only deal with one ISQ in each post and include the question as the first line of your post. All ISQs are taken from previous posts by Forum members.

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1. CBT has been shown to be more effective than waiting-list for patients with HIV and depression

2. In dynamic group therapy, the therapist encourages vicarious learning

3. Therapeutic communities are characterized by lack of democratic rules

4. Cognitive restructuring can be used in pain management

5. Contingency planning includes consideration of internal motives

6. In cognitive therapy for depression, cognitive changes generally preceed behavioural changes

7. In CBT for relationship difficulties, homework may be included

8. Managing enmeshment is part of Contingency therapy

9. Relationship counselling and social support have no benefit in reducing the risks of HIV transmission from one patient to their partner

10. In social power, expertise at work is in conflict with referential power

11. Collaborative empiricism is used in CBT

12. An experienced psychotherapist can avoid countertransference

13. Circular questioning is recognised in family therapy

14. The ethos of a therapeutic community includes normalisation

15. Dialectical behavioural therapy is useful in emotional unstable pd

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3. Therapeutic communities are characterized by lack of democratic rules

False

Rapoport spoke about democratization, permissiveness, reality confrontation and communalism as features of therapeutic communities.

Buckley, Bird and Harrison page 361

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12. An experienced psychotherapist can avoid countertransference

True

Oxford vol 3 page 727-739

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13. Circular questioning is recognised in family therapy

True

In systemic family therapy circular questioning is used to assess the family. One member of the family is asked to comment on the relationships of others and the others are asked to comment on the received response. This way, confusing and conflicting views can be clarified.

Oxford vol 3 page 758

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14. The ethos of a therapeutic community includes normalization

False

Rapoport spoke about democratization, permissiveness, reality confrontation and communalism as features of therapeutic communities.

Buckley, Bird and Harrison page 361

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15. Dialectical behavioural therapy is useful in emotional unstable pd

True

Linehan et al 1994 developed this method of treatment for patients who repeatedly self harmed and who had Borderline pd and repeatedly harmed themselves

Oxford vol 3 page 739

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4. Cognitive restructuring can be used in pain management

TRUE

(Pg 855, Comp to Psych St, 6th Ed, Johnstone et al)

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2. In dynamic group therapy, the therapist encourages vicarious learning

TRUE

vicarious learning aka imitation

(Pg 900, Synopsis of Psy, 8th Ed, Kaplan & Sadock)

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5. Contingency planning includes consideration of internal motives

FALSE

Mainly concerned with behavior and consequent external events that are believed to be reinforcing.

(Pg 633-4, Oxford Txt of Psych, 3rd Ed, Gelder et al)

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6. In cognitive therapy for depression, cognitive changes generally precede behavioural changes

TRUE

(Pg 853-5, Comp to Psych St, 6th Ed, Johnstone et al)

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1. CBT has been shown to be more effective than waiting-list for patients with HIV and depression

TRUE

(Pg 862, Comp to Psych St, 6th Ed, Johnstone et al)

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9. Relationship counselling and social support have no benefit in reducing the risks of HIV transmission from one patient to their partner

FALSE

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12. An experienced psychotherapist can avoid countertransference

FALSE

“Countertransference is unavoidable… countertransference phenomena are essential part of psychotherapy.

The professional stance and the analytic setting (including the contract and boundaries) allows distancing from situation while remaining in touch with one's own and the patient's feelings. The therapist is therefore able to continue to think even when confronted with powerful feelings.”

http://www.geocities.com/~nwidp/course/transfer.htm

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thanks for clarifying the countertransference question, dk, and for all the shared hard work - hope to get down to some serious study and return the favour from this weekend on!

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10. In social power, expertise at work is in onflict with referential power - False

Social power - the ability to control/influence others or to depend against the control efforts of others (fate control)

Referential power - admired as a role model

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12. An experienced psychotherapist can avoid countertransference

A clear False as it has nothing to do with avoidance, it occurs at the unconscious level and thats why every psychotherapist needs supervision from third paty......no matter how experienced...it will always occur.

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15. Dialectical behavioural therapy is useful in emotional unstable pd

true. could be very useful. it deals with affect regulation and interpersonal skills.

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12. An experienced psychotherapist can avoid countertransference

True

Oxford vol 3 page 727-739

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there is nothing like no coutertrasference.the above pages quoted support it in no way.the ans is no.

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