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WK - Males: Interventions for Balancing a Work Addicted Workaholic Life Style Post Test

Psychologist, Ohio MFT and Counselor Post Test:
Only Psychologists, Ohio MFT's and Ohio Counselors taking this course for credit need to complete these additional questions below to be in compliance with their Boards. requirements. If you are not a psychologist, Ohio MFT or Ohio Counselor please return to the original Answer Booklet. You do not need to complete the additional questions below.

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Questions:

1.1 How can a therapist make a setting more relaxing so that the ‘Identifying Priorities' technique is more productive?
2.1 What are two ways of reducing the need for work related approval and praise?
3.1 What are some questions that clients might ask themselves in the ‘Getting Over Guilt’ technique?
4.1 What are some relationship consequences that can occur if work is not balanced?
5.1 What is a good example of a compromise for relationships?
6.1 What are five strategies for avoiding homework?
7.1 What are the steps in the Anger Adjustment technique?
8.1 What is one way to cope with factors of stress?
9.1 What are the steps in the ‘divide and accept’ technique to decrease stress level regarding long term stress created by his workaholic lifestyle?
10.1 What are some physical signs in men that their wives identify as stress?
10.2 What are some symptoms of stress that are unique to men?
10.3 What is the ‘Laugh at Stress’ technique?
11.1 What are three main elements of the responsibility factor?
13.1 What are some ways a client may become Type B workaholic?
13.2 What are some side effects a type A workaholic produces?
14.1 According to Meyer Friedman, what percentage of those who practice various Type B behavior drills for three years have fewer recurrences of heart attacks than did subjects who similarly watched their diet and exercised, but who did not modify their Type A
Answers:

A. To develop other personal priorities that provided him with a sense of approval, to listen for any compliments related to personal priorities
B. Having quiet music in the background, you will need a pencil or pen and about fifteen to twenty index cards or a post-note pad, set aside your immediate concerns for a while and be prepared to think about yourself and what you want from your life
C. Relationships grow apart, relationships don’t advance, potential friendships are never created
D. Whose expectations am I not meeting? Is this expectation implicit, unspoken or explicit, clear? Am I really sure that the ‘expector’ in this case his boss really feels the way I think he does? Even if he did expect working late, does my boss have a right to expect me to work late everyday? Given the appropriate context, would my boss understand a decision not to work late? Could I enact a compromise? Do I need to forgive myself or someone else?
E. Passive resistance, incompetence, praise, standards, denial
F. To be able to go on a business trip and also attend a family event by taking an early flight next morning
G. Think of experiences you feel you can’t stand, then, when you find yourself in the situation, purposely stay with the experience, make yourself stand the thoughts about your boss for five minutes today, then five minutes tomorrow. Every day you will have many opportunities to accept discomfort Welcome them as learning opportunities, times to stretch your acceptance and improve your ability to accept discomfort on and off the job. Practice saying yes to uncomfortable experiences, such as being stuck in a traffic jam on your way to an important meeting, being in a place that is too cold or too warm.
H. Ask yourself whether you are using the cognitive error of emotional reasoning, instead of spending the time justifying your anger, ask ‘is this anger useful? How will this serve me?’
I. Insomnia, headaches, allergies, teeth grinding, jaw clenching, nausea, indigestion, heartburn, backaches and stiff necks
J. Accept some insignificant aspect of the situation, try accepting one percent or even a tenth of a percent of the situation, try accepting the entire situation for two seconds at a time, accept just the feeling of needing current reality to be different, client accepted something that was easy to accept
K. The use humor to help foster an acceptance of the adversity which causes stress
L. Hypertension, atherosclerosis, heart attack, heart failure, peptic ulcer, alcoholism, erectile dysfunction, premature ejaculation, retarded ejaculation
M. Don’t use yourself as cheap labor. Don’t abuse yourself by depriving yourself of your emotional needs. Don’t practice mental cruelty toward yourself by expecting that you can carry on at all costs—the cost is often too steep.
N. Decision making, early assertiveness training, specific stresses
O. 372%
P. Impatience, irritation, aggravation, anger

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Questions:

15.1 What are five major types of workaholics?
15.2 What are the major differences between work enthusiasts and workaholics?
16.1 What is a common refrain of a workaholic?
16.2 How might spouses and children of workaholics feel?
16.3 In Japanese families, why are workaholic men, often referred to as ‘seven-eleven husbands’?
16.4 According to Robinson, what are some themes that might be included in the 10-point profile developed from hundreds of case studies from spouses of workaholics?
17.1 According to Porter, what are four widely held but untested beliefs about workaholics in the workplace that should be clarified by future research?
18.1 What are some common irrational beliefs held by a client?
18.2 What are two purposes that behavior therapy serves in REBT?
18.3 What is the backbone to REBT?
19.1 What is workaholism often associated with?
20.1 What is an attention deficit workaholic?
21.1 What might be a goal for work bulimics?
21.2 What should clinicians encourage clients to do when restlessness occurs?
22.1 According to Robinson, what are the different breeds of workaholics?
23.1 What percentage of men, consider themselves to be workaholics?
24.1 What type of relationship might be good for a workaholic?
26.1 What are two ongoing cross-national studies?
Answers:

A. Job stress, perfectionism, unwillingness to delegate Job responsibilities to others
B. Overcommitted, converted workaholics, situational workaholics, pseudoworkaholics, escapists posing as workaholics
C. Lonely, unloved, isolated, emotionally and physically abandoned
D. Even when workaholics are physically present, they are emotionally unavailable and disconnected from the family
E. Feel ignored, neglected, closed out, unloved, and unappreciated because of the workaholic's physical and emotional remoteness, believe they are carrying the emotional burdens of the marriage and parenting, which brings a feeling of loneliness and aloneness
F. Marginal fathers who work from dawn to dusk, have extricated themselves from family life, and live on the fringes of their families
G. ‘If I delegate my work, it won't get done properly’, ‘People will think I'm slacking off if I start to work fewer hours’, ‘If I don't work hard than I might lose my job and I may be too old to get hired by anyone else’
H. Workaholics will choose a new course of action that requires as much or more work rather than a potential solution that meets organizational goals but is actually less work. Workaholics will resist, or even sabotage, efforts to impose more balance between work and non-work involvements. Workaholic managers will choose to maintain control rather than delegate work or rely on others to set standards of performance. Workaholics will respond to both success and failure by working more.
I. ABCD schema
J. It helps clients to become accustomed to more effective ways of performing and it supports the client's cognitive learnings, because he or she is able to test new rational beliefs through real-life applications
K. An adrenaline-seeking workaholic who is easily bored and constantly seeking stimulation
L. An uncontrollable addiction; an individual's desire to escape from personal issues faced outside of work; extreme need to control one's life; a highly competitive nature; parents that modeled workaholic behavior; an impaired self-image and limited self-esteem
M. Exercise vigorously, use deep-breathing techniques, or meditate, but to keep a low-key mood at all costs until the anxiety abates
N. Devising a more consistent and even work style and setting limits on the time they work
O. 53%
P. The All-Or-Nothing Workaholic, The Relentless Workaholic, The Savoring Workaholic, The Endangered Office
R. Transitions, Looking Backwards to Go Forwards: the Integration of Paid Work and Personal Life
S. Long distance relationship