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Males: Interventions for Balancing a Work Addicted Workaholic Life Style
10 CEUs Males: Interventions for Balancing a Work Addicted Workaholic Lifestyle

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Questions:
1. What is one way of helping a workaholic client identify what is important?
2. What are two techniques for Reducing Non-Productive Motivators?
3. What are three non-productive motivators?
4. What are four categories of compromise?
5. What are two types of creative compromise?
6. What are five strategies for picking up housework?
7. What are 5 cognitive blocks that can create resistance to behavioral changes?
8. What are three factors of stress?
9. What are three ways the body copes with stress?
10. What are two types of stress symptoms regarding male stress?
11. What are four specific stresses regarding male clients and the responsibility factor?
12. What are five characteristics of the Type A Personality?
13. What are three strategies for fostering type B behavior in a male stress client?
14. What are three additional strategies for fostering type B behavior?
Answers:
A. Three non-productive motivators are dealing with guilt, reducing the influence of competition, and letting go of the urge for power and control. 
B. Four categories of compromise are time, relationships, where clients live and work, and the client’s core values and principles.
C. Three ways the body copes with stress are through motor nerves, autonomic nerves and through the adrenal gland and hypothalamus.
D. 5 cognitive blocks are, I don’t have the right to change now since I’ve been doing it this way for so long; I should keep my dissatisfaction to myself to avoid conflict; I shouldn’t have to spell out what I need, they should already know; my boss is the one who expects this from me, so he or she should change first; and I can’t compromise when I’m so angry.
E. Four specific stresses regarding male clients and the responsibility factor are stress of anticipation, stress of visibility, stress of success, and stress of failure.
F. Two techniques for Reducing Non-Productive Motivators are reducing money’s influence and reducing the need for work related approval and praise. 
G. Two types of stress symptoms regarding male stress are common symptoms and symptoms unique to men.
H.  One way of helping a workaholic client identify what is important is through the ‘Identifying Priorities’ technique.
I. Five strategies for picking up housework are avoiding criticism, spending time with the kids, dividing responsibilities, discussing responsibilities, find a cleaning service.
J. Three factors of stress are sense of choice, degree of control, and ability to anticipate consequences.
K. Two types of creative compromise are compromise for relationships and compromise for core values. 
L. Five characteristics of the Type A Personality are competitiveness, impatience, perfectionism, polyphasic behavior, and hostility. 
M. Three additional strategies for fostering type B behavior are giving yourself permission to play, shifting your focus, and Friedman’s drills to modify behavior.
N. Three strategies are make physical and mental health a priority, getting to know yourself as you are, and reexamine sense of time urgency.

Course Content Manual Questions The Answer to Question 15 is found in Section 15 of the Course Content… and so on. Select correct answer from below. Place letter on the blank line before the corresponding question.
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Questions:
15. What is a "pseudoworkaholic"? 
16. It has been argued that in workaholic-headed families, the generation lines that typically insulate children from the parental adult world get violated or blurred, and these children become what family therapists call parentified. What are parentified children?  
17. According to Robinson, why has the term workaholism not been accepted into the official psychiatric and psychological nomenclature?
18. What are the three principles behind behavior modification in a workaholic client?
19. According  to Burwell, why is denial of the problem another issue that counselors must contend with in counseling workaholics?
20. What is a "savoring workaholic"?
21. What are some counseling goals for bulimic workaholics?
22. According to Goodman, what personality traits are more likely to become workaholics? 
23. For the men who put their professional ambition before their family and friends, what percentage felt it was worth it?
24. According to Thompson, what "free drugs" produced in the workaholic cause home and family obligations to invariably drop down the priority list?
25. What is the economic theory of income/leisure trade-off?
26. What was one of the conclusions of the Looking Backwards to Go Forwards: the Integration of Paid Work and Personal Life study?
Answers:
A.  devising a more consistent and even work style, setting limits on the time they work, and overcome procrastination and lethargy, along with concurrent mental obsessions and working.
B.  The economic theory of ‘income/leisure trade-off’ posits that work and leisure time operate in connected markets, mediated in particular by the wage rate: workers choose more or less work depending on their own desires and needs and on the going wage rate/that is, what employers will pay the worker to give up an hour of leisure time.
C. Pseudoworkaholics pretend to be serious workaholics to advance in the organizational power structure, their orientation is one of power as opposed to productivity.
D. Parentified children by definition are parents to their own parents and sacrifice their own need for attention, comfort, and guidance in order to accommodate and care for the emotional needs and pursuits of parents or another family member
E.  41%
F.  In research and clinical practice, no consensus exists on the meaning of work addiction, its definition, how it is measured, or how it is described.
G.  Savoring workaholics are slow, deliberate, and methodical. Consummate perfectionists, they are terrified deep down that the finished project is never good enough.
H.  those who are rigid and perfectionistic or those who are born achievers
I.  Global forces are calling for more and more effort in employment with very little consideration for the effect of this on people or societies.
J.  First, behavior modification goes hand-in-hand with cognitive and emotive reframing to promote a more holistic learning and change. Second, behavior modification needs to be gradual and persistent, reinforcing a sustainable effort to influence daily life. Third, objectives for behavior change need to be clear, specific, and obtainable so that the client can experience some concrete differences in adopting a rational behavior.
K.  adrenaline and noreprenephrine
L.  Due in part to the fact that workaholism is so accepted in our society, and that its practice can be easily rationalized.


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