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Part 2 ISQ Club - Psychotherapy

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MRCPsych Part 2 ISQs will be posted regularly. 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. Posts not following this rule may be removed without warning.

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1.In psychodynamic theory, interpretations should usually be made tentatively.

2.In group therapy, the group usually gets round to talking about a mutual external threat while avoiding the real issues.

3.In group therapy sometimes an external enemy is discussed.

4.In group therapy a topic is analysed.

5.Motivational interviewing in alcohol dependence can increase the awareness of cognitive dissonance.

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1.In psychodynamic theory, interpretations should usually be made tentatively.

True. Gives the patient a chance to say 'you're talking rubbish doctor.' :)

Core Psychiatry page 566 for more details.

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4.In group therapy a topic is analysed.

Can be true - 'Ezriel proposed that in every meeting of a group it is possible to identify a common group tension.' Core Psychiatry page 571.

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5.Motivational interviewing in alcohol dependence can increase the awareness of cognitive dissonance.

True

introducing cognitive dissonance is one of the important aims of motivational interviewing. other important componants are-

1. assessing client's level of awareness

2. assessing attitude towards information and level of denial

3. providing info. about negative aspects of habit.

4. instilling hope and developing rapport.

ref.- SpR teaching GKT course

-bhooshan

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2.In group therapy, the group usually gets round to talking about a mutual external threat while avoiding the real issues.f

3.In group therapy sometimes an external enemy is discussed. f

4.In group therapy a topic is analysed. t

5.Motivational interviewing in alcohol dependence can increase the awareness of cognitive dissonance. t

www.group-psychotherapy.com

Members of the group share with others personal issues which they are facing. A participant can talk about events s/he was involved in during the week, her/his responses to these events, problems s/he had tackled, etc. The participant can share his/her feelings and thoughts about what happened in previous sessions, and relate to issues raised by other members or to the leader's words. Other participants can react to her/his words, give her/him feedback, encourage, give support or criticism, or share their thoughts and feelings following his/her words. The subjects for discussion are not determined by the leader but rise spontaneously from the group.

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4.In group therapy a topic is analysed.

this is true.

Bion had 2 methods of working; work group and basic assumptions. In the work group, the group works on a 'task'. I assume this task could be any topic!! :-[. see examination notes by Buckley-4th edition.

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3.In group therapy sometimes an external enemy is discussed.

it is true.

this is a defensive group culture. there will be assumption of the threat to the group e.g. by an enemy!

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