APA Online CE Quiz

No. 12

Title: Racial Disparities in Health and Health Care: Implications for African American Women Psychotherapy Clients

1. An African American woman client presents with the complaint that she can no longer trust her supervisor at work (and now white people in general) because the supervisor has sided with her white colleagues and seemingly against her. She is extremely tense, fearful of returning to work, feels ineffective in her job performance of late and has insomnia. The clinician should:
A) Reassure the client that the clinician is not racially prejudiced.
B) Disbelieve the client because African Americans are too quick to assume a victim perspective.
C) Convince the client that she misunderstands the motives of her supervisor and co-workers.
D) Ask the client to discuss the racial discrimination she believes she is experiencing.

2. The Former Surgeon General, David Satcher, asserts which of the following is the leading cause of death in African American women between the ages of 25-44?
A) HIV/AIDS
B) Cardiovascular disease
C) Homicide
D) Cancer

3. Early health deterioration as a consequence of repeated social, economic or political exclusion is called by one author cited in the article:
A) Decelerated aging
B) Racial disparity
C) High effort coping
D) Weathering

4. The article discusses which issue to demonstrate how psychosocial factors may contribute to emotional problems in African American women?
A) Tokenism
B) Skin color
C) Negative stereotypes
D) Interpersonal sensitivity

5. Clinicians should discuss racial issues with their African American clients for all of the following reasons except:
A) To let clients know that clinicians are free of stereotypes and biases.
B) To enhance the therapeutic alliance.
C) Because it is culturally relevant.
D) Because these clients may bring wounds to therapy that are related to the legacy of racial discrimination.

6. All are true of cultural countertransference except:
A) It refers to clinician?s emotional reactions to the physical characteristics of their clients.
B) It is influenced by clinician bias and stereotypes about African American women.
C) It assists the clinician to objectively determine how important racial issues should be in the therapy process.
D) It may influence descriptions of clients given in mental status exam reports.

7. The author attempts to persuade the reader that stressors affecting African American women are:
A) Personal issues
B) Public health issues
C) Irrelevant precursors to chronic physical and emotional diseases
D) Racial issues

8. According to the American Psychological Association, what number of the 10 leading causes of death are behaviorally-based?
A) Two
B) Four
C) Six
D) Eight

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