APA Online CE Quiz

No. 10

Title: Psychotherapeutic Assessment and Treatment of Narcissistic Personality Disorder

1. Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) is one of the most difficult clinical disorders to effectively treat:
A) True
B) False

2. The DSM-IV criteria for Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) include all of the following except:
A) Grandiose sense of self-importance.
B) A preoccupation with fantasies of success, power, beauty or brilliance.
C) Frequent panic attacks associated with a deflated sense of self.
D) A belief that he/she is special and unique.
E) A need for excessive admiration.

3. A higher prevalence of Narcissistic Personality Disorder (NPD) exists among women than men, with approximately 75 percent of the cases being women:
A) True
B) False

4. Therapeutic guidelines to be utilized when working with NPD clients include all of the following except:
A) Modeling of acceptance and tolerance of human imperfection(s).
B) Helping them build internally generated self-acceptance.
C) Pointing out their blemishes and imperfections and focusing on improving inherent weaknesses.
D) Helping clients gain awareness of, and honesty toward, the nature of their needs.

5. One of the major underlying psychological factors linked to NPD is:
A) Overachieving in school/work.
B) Childhood sexual and/or physical abuse.
C) Internally incorporated shame, worthlessness, and failure.
D) A higher than average quantity of testosterone and other natural hormones.

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