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  1. The main thrust of the Education of All Handicapped Children's Act was to:       
    -Identify handicapped children at an earlier age.      
    -Make mandatory the use of handicapped testing procedures.     
    -Provide special education to handicapped children.     
    -Mainstream children whenever possible.
    The correct answer:

    • Mainstream children whenever possible. 
    • This act had as its goal the mainstreaming of all children whenever possible.
  2. Which type of social power would a consultant therapist depend on?
     Expert      
     Reward      
     Punitive      
     Ethos
    • The correct answer: Expert
    • Expert power involves following the person who knows best, informational power involves doing what is best for us after analysis of the facts. If the information is not perceived as given with manipulative intent compliance can be explained by the target's selfish interest to act optimally, by doing what he perceives to be correct.
  3. Which of the following is not a guideline concerning relationships and families when providing therapy with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients?       
    -Understand how a person's sexual orientation may have an impact on his or her family of origin.      
    -Recognize that the families of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people may include people who are not legally or biologically related.      
    -Recognize that social stigmatization mainly just affects the client.      
    -Understand the particular circumstances and challenges facing lesbian, gay, and bisexual parents.
    Recognize that social stigmatization mainly just affects the client.  When providing therapy with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients, the following guidelines (with respect to relationship and families) should be acknowledged: therapists strive to be knowledgeable about and respect the importance of lesbian, gay, and bisexual relationships. They strive to understand the particular circumstances and challenges facing lesbian, gay, and bisexual parents. Therapists also recognize that the families of lesbian, gay, and bisexual people may include people who are not legally or biologically related. Finally, they strive to understand how a person's homosexual or bisexual orientation may have an impact on his or her family of origin and the relationship to that family of origin.
  4. If you as a therapist in a multicultural setting were to rate the following, which one would be at the bottom of your list in terms of priorities?
    -Nonverbal behavior      
    -Use of standardized tests      
    -Cultural mindfulness      
    -Verbal behavior
    • Use of standardized tests 
    • Standardized tests can never be as telling regarding the situation of multicultural individuals as the verbal and non-verbal expression of the individual clients. It is also of supreme importance that the therapist be culturally aware so as to be able to relate to the individuals from various cultures she will inevitably encounter in a multicultural setting.
  5. Which of the following is not a guideline when providing therapy with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients?       
    -Realizing how inaccurate l views of homosexuality or bisexuality may affect the client's presentation in treatment.      
    -Comprehending the ways in which social stigmatization poses risks to the mental health and well being of lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients.      
    -Understanding that homosexuality and bisexuality are indicative of mental illness.      
    -Recognizing how therapist's attitudes about lesbian, gay, and bisexual issues may be relevant to assessment.
    • Understanding that homosexuality and bisexuality are indicative of mental illness.
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    • When providing therapy with lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients, the following guidelines should be acknowledged: therapists should understand that homosexuality and bisexuality are not indicative of mental illness. They are encouraged to recognize how their attitudes and knowledge about lesbian, gay, and bisexual issues may be relevant to assessment and treatment and seek consultation or make appropriate referrals when indicated. Furthermore, therapists should strive to understand the ways in which social stigmatization (i.e., prejudice, discrimination, and violence) poses risks to the mental health and well-being of lesbian, gay, and bisexual clients as well as how inaccurate or prejudicial views of homosexuality or bisexuality may affect the client's presentation in treatment and the therapeutic process

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