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CCP - Coping with Cancer: Interventions for the Family 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 does ‘Rational Emotive Therapy’ require?
2.1 What are three steps in ‘Moving Beyond Guilty Feelings’ technique?
2.2 What technique involves talking about cancer with the patient, and also discussing acceptance of the illness with the patient?
3.1 What are three steps in Uncertainty Thinking technique?
3.2 What is a core strategy for clients dealing with anxiety?
3.3 Why might the “thought stopping” technique not work for clients with anxiety?
4.1 What may therapists do to clients to empower the clients to take control?
4.2 What might a therapists advice a client on “Knowing What to Say” to a loved one with cancer?
4.3 What may a therapist advice a client on “Giving Advice” to a loved one with cancer?
7.1 When is it appropriate for a loved one to give recommendations to the primary caregiver?
8.1 What are the steps in the ‘Two Steps to Effective Confrontation’ technique?
8.2 What questions may a supervisor ask his employee with cancer to NOT participate in denial?
8.3 What may reducing job responsibilities of cancer clients convey?
9.1 What did Dr. Lamar McGinnis encourage clients to do?
9.2 What is one of the most important benefits of seeking support?
10.1 What are some brief caring statements a therapist may advice a client to say?
10.2 What actions might a therapist advise a client in order to defuse a great deal of hostility?
11.1 What technique helps a client avoid figuratively losing his/her life to cancer?
12.1 How may a client compartmentalize his/her cancer thoughts?
13.1 For cancer patients, what is the hardest part about talking with their children about cancer?
13.2 What might a therapist advice a client in discussing cancer with multiple children?
14.1 How may a parent or guardian validate the child’s emotions?

A. Identify as many guilty feelings as possible, analyze the ‘if’ statements with the client for content, and prompt the client to dispute any unrealistic guilt.
B. Thought before action in anger situations
C. The client examines the cost and benefits of uncertainty, client floods themselves with uncertainty, and discuss thought stopping with the client
D. Gaining Control technique
E. Because the client is led to believe that the thought— “It’s possible that I have a brain tumor”—is a thought that he or she needs to fear and get rid of.
F. Accepting uncertainty
G. “Don’t mentally plan out what you are going to say next. Instead, focus on what the cancer patient is telling you. Pay attention to the tone of his/her voice, to his/her eyes, and to his/her body signals.”
H. Therapists should encourage the clients to search for his/her own answers
I. When the primary caregiver has solicited your support
J. “Answers to the questions your loved one will ask may often be beyond your reach. Giving unsolicited advice is a way of taking control over a situation. In contrast, encouraging the cancer patient to search for his/her own answers empowers him/her to take control herself.”
K. “What plan does the employee have? What benefits will he or she need? What kind of schedule and workload will he or she be able to handle?”
L. Try to describe some of the employee’s behaviors, and clearly identify the specific behavior the manager wanted changed without attacking his employee.
M. To ‘discount any information that is based on hearsay or untruths’
N. A negative message and it fuels the fear of losing identity
O. ‘I love you. Can we find a way to discuss this that makes us both feel good?’ ‘We already feel bad enough about the cancer.’ ‘That’s my real enemy, not you.’
P. Is having people to help you discover and share the important aspects of your life with
Q. Avoiding the Supercaregiver Trap technique
R. Lowering your voice, staying calm, and being understanding
S. Tolerating the patient’s own feelings as the patient tells his/her children
T. By setting aside time each day to focus on the disease, to give it his/her full, undivided attention
U. Sharing with them a personal experience
V. If necessary, the client might separate the children and tell them individually as much as each seems able to handle, and the client not bombard the children with a lengthy dissertation at first.

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15.1 According to Taylow, what does the term ‘meaning’ mean?
16.1 What does Rolland suggest about ethnicity, race, and religion?
17.1 What does the acronym RELIEVER stand for?
18.1 What are alternative forms of repression?
19.1 According to Watson, how is a fighting spirit typically measured?
20.1 According to Meyerowtiz, what are the three-phase competency-based approach for cancer survivors?
21.1 How did Bowlby describe the term “compulsive caregiving”?
22.1 When is resilience most likely to be found?
23.1 According to Bateson, what provides families and therapists the opportunity to explore and address misperceptions that exist about these common experiences within the family in hopes of reaching higher levels of congruence in understanding and action?
24.1 What did Main and her colleagues develop to assess cognitive representational aspects of attachment?
25.1 What two ideas did DeLongis and O’Brien identify as dyadic coping mechanisms considered instrumental in couples’ relationships?
25.2 What did Dyk and Sutherland suggest about the psychosocial aspects of the cancer experience?

A. They are major determinants of a family's beliefs regarding health and illness
B. It is used to describe a central idea in a number of coping theories that are relevant for nursing practice
C. Blunting, minimizing, and rejecting
D. Reflect, Empathize, Lead, Improvise, Educate, Validate, Recall
E. 1. Problem-specifical phase 2. Response enumeration phase 3. Response evaluation phase
F. By the Mental Adjustment to Cancer (MAC) Scale
G. When risk factors are minimized and protective factors are present
H. The mother had only minimal insight into the strength and compulsivity of the bonds that tied her to her son
I. The Adult Attachment Interview
J. ‘news of a difference’
K. ‘The spouse is often the key to the patient's success or failure in adapting…to the disability’
L. 1) Active engagement (involving both partners in discussions, asking how the partner feels, and other forms of constructive problem solving) and 2) protective buffering (hiding concerns, denying worries, and yielding to partner to avoid arguments)

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