A couple seeks treatment at the local family service agency for help with intractable and hostile arguments. In working with such couples in conjoint therapy, two therapists of both sexes are most often used to...
Prevent a client from feel threatened when confronted by two members of the opposite sex.
When a man and a woman work with a single therapist of either gender, the odd person out generally feels some sense of threat as they scan for signs of alliance between their partner and the therapist.
A client with a delusional disorder seeks therapy. He is preoccupied with anger at a local journalist(whom he's never met) for unrequited love. Initially the therapist should.....
Neither confront nor accept the delusion.
Don't want to challenge the client initially. Agreeing with a client's delusion is counter-therapeutic.
Childhood mental disorders are more prevalent among....
Issues of Diversity
The only childhood mental disorders in which girls predominate is Rhett's Disorder, a rare condition. Boys predominate in mental retardation, ADD (10-1), conduct disorder (12-1), overanxious disorder, tics (3-1), stuttering (4-1), functional enuresis (2-1), functional encopresis, sleepwalking, and others.
Schizophrenogenic mothers are...
Professional Values & Ethics
Many thought in the 1960 it was cause of functional schizophrenia but was proven false.
A client comes to you whose functioning has been impaired by high anxiety, exhibited by sweaty palms, rapid breathing, and apprehensive anticipation. If the client experienced a stressful event in the recent past the diagnosis is most likely to be....
Diagnosis and Assessment
Adjustment Disorder with Anxious Mood
These symptoms could be associated with PTSD but because adjustment is much more prevalent than PTSD, they are more likely to reflect adjustment disorder.
Your long term psychotherapy client has a lifelong pattern of dependency, narcissism and envy. You can best interpret the developmental origins of this personality pattern by understanding which stage of development?
Human Development & Behavior
Dependency and narcissism are prominent developmental features in infancy. Although envy can be an issue in the oedipal stage, dependency and narcissism arising at the stage would usually involve a regression to unresolved oral stage issues.