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ND - Treating PTSD: Natural Disasters, Sexual Abuse, and Combat 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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1.1 What is the ‘Trauma Questionnaire’ technique?
1.2 What may be a helpful technique for clients to control their anger, and cope with their feeling of helplessness?
2.1 What is one question on the ‘Re-experiencing Trauma Quiz\'?
2.2 When do clients experience ‘Emotional Recall’?
3.1 What is the ‘Calming Breath’ technique?
3.2 What are heightened when adrenalin is produced in the ‘fight-or-flight’ reaction?
3.3 What occurs when a client’s adrenal glands produce noradrenalin?
4.1 What are two groups of trauma survivors that most frequently suffer from this suppression of anger?
4.2 Who are at most risks to contract the ‘Learned Helplessness’ disorder?
5.1 What are the most commonly prescribed methods for getting in touch with ones feelings?
5.2 If a client suffers from bouts of extreme physical tension and anxiety, how may a client ‘quiet’ his/her body?
6.1 What must the client do first to address survivor guilt and self-blame?
7.1 What are four sources of victim thinking?
7.2 What are three forms of secondary wounding?
8.1 In the ‘Trigger Chart’ technique, what are four categories of triggers that a client might feel?
8.2 What do bodily triggers include?
10.1 What is one of the more difficult issues to address in the ‘Memory Prompts’ technique?
11.1 Why is the ‘Counting Method’ technique an excellent way to help resistant clients begin to emotionally recall their trauma?
11.2 Under ‘Risks’, what are some warning signs to be aware of when a client is undergoing the ‘Counting Method’ recall?
12.1 What may be a helpful technique for clients to reduce their anger with their targets?
13.1 What are some categories of a clients’ loss?
14.1 What are questions asked in the ‘Taking Inventory’ technique?

A. The \'Benefits and Costs\' technique
B. To help clients begin to talk about the traumatic event without having to take the first leap of ‘talking about it’
C. When a trauma client manifests the emotions he or she felt during the event such as anger, fear, or irritability
D. Do you become extremely upset at people, places, or events that resemble an aspect of the original trauma?
E. The heart rate, blood-pressure, and blood-sugar
F. This helps a client with his/her hyperventilation which would require him/her to control his intake of oxygen
G. Groups in which anger was either punished or used as punishment, and groups that have no specific individual to unload their anger onto
H. Freezing
I. Sitting still for a few minutes, meditating, or practicing muscle relaxation
J. Abused women and children, prisoners of war, concentration or refugee camp survivors, and torture survivors
K. The client must confront and recognize that he/she is having these feelings
L. By moving the body through exercise, dance, or physical labor
M. (1) Disbelief, denial or discounting; (2) blaming the victim; (3) stigmatization
N. (1) Intolerance of mistakes in others and self; (2) denial of personal difficulties; (3) all-or-nothing thinking; (4) continuation of survival tactics
O. Visual, auditory, olfactory/smell, taste, and physical
P. (1) Triggers he/she felt might be the easiest to endure; (2) triggers he/she felt he/she might be able to handle after a few more months of healing; (3) triggers he/she felt he/she might be able to confront in a few years; (4) triggers he/she plans to avoid
Q. It puts a time limit on the recall
R. What kind of pictures are least harmful to the client’s healing process
S. The ‘Gestalt Chairs’ technique
T. Fainting spells, hallucinations, total immobilization for more than two to three hours, self-mutilation, suicidal thoughts, and being unable to function at all for more than a day
U. What have you learned about yourself emotionally? Which emotions do you still struggle with? What are your most trying emotional situations today?
V. Financial, emotional, medical, physical, and philosophical, spiritual and/or moral losses

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15.1 What is the common denominator of the three disorders that might be confused with ‘complex’ post-traumatic stress disorder?
16.1 What are examples of negative symptoms for a PTSD client?
17.1 How does restoration of social bonds begin?
18.1 What are current stress triggers?
19.1 Why are memories about the traumatic events of some PTSD clients partially or fully distorted?
20.1 What exercise may be useful for clients to pinpoint and resolve any feelings of self-blame and guilt that he/she has?
21.1 What must a PTSD client do in order to promote his/her healing?
22.1 What are forms of intrusion?
23.1 What are six ways that may help intimacy flourish in survivors?
24.1 What does the seriousness of the PTSD symptoms a child develops after a traumatic event depends on?
25.1 What are reasons why ‘Role Confusion’ is perplexing?
26.1 What might be effects to children who live with a parent who has PTSD?
27.1 What are the needs for minor domestic victims?

A. Constraints upon the traumatized person’s inner life and outer range of activity
B. Their origin in a history of childhood trauma
C. Interpersonal difficulties at home or at work, any kind of work or emotional overload, financial or medical problems, increased crime or other neighborhood problems, and witnessing or being involved in a current trauma
D. With the discovery that one is not alone
E. The ‘Reducing Self-Blame and Guilt Feelings’ exercise
F. Due to the phenomenon of ‘tunnel vision’
G. Flashbacks, memories of the trauma, overwhelming feelings of terror, extreme anxiety, helplessness or rage, confusion, unwanted and frightening dreams, unexpected and painful bodily sensations
H. A client needs to separate his/her grief and other feelings from his/her anger
I. Whether the child witnessed the event or was caught right in the middle of it, how much trauma the child was exposed to, the severity of the event, and the degree of violence involved
J. (1) Accept fears; (2) replace ideas that block intimacy; (3) develop communication skills; (4) gradually risk and discern; (5) notice how conflicts are handled; (6) consider picking up where they left off before the trauma
K. They may grow up with a sense of shame, they may feel angry at what- or whoever caused the trauma but feel helpless to do anything about it
L. Family members have to learn unfamiliar skills, and they might worry that taking over someone’s job might offend the person and find it difficult to discuss it with them
M. safety, housing, food/clothing, legal assistance, intensive care management, medical care, alcohol and substance abuse counseling/ treatment, mental health counseling, life skills training, education, job training/ employment, family reunification

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