APA Online CE Quiz

No. 64

Title: Parent Alienation Syndrome

1. Which of the following is true about Parent Alienation Syndrome?
A) It is the most severe form of parent alienation.
B) A programming parent sometimes enlists extended family members in the brainwashing.
C) It usually occurs during or after a high-conflict divorce.
D) A child with Parent Alienation Syndrome will reject a previously loved parent.
E) All of the above are true.

2. Which of the following characteristics will not be found in a child with Parent Alienation Syndrome?
A) Remorse.
B) Untrue or embellished stories about the rejected parent.
C) ?Black and white? thinking.
D) An inability to tell the difference between truth and reality over time.

3. Tactics of a severe alienator include:
A) He or she tries to destroy the relationship of the child with the other parent.
B) He or she intimidates his/her own extended family members into the rejection of the other parent.
C) He or she invents lies, distortions, and half-truths.
D) He or she lacks insight into his/her own behavior.
E) All of the above are true.

4. A na?ve alienator:
A) Is more harmful than a severe alienator.
B) Does not require treatment, as his or her actions are unintentional and not harmful to the child.
C) Is unaware of his/her behavior and unintentionally harms the child.
D) Wants to harm the other parent.

5. To help a rejected parent, a therapist should:
A) Encourage the parent to ?give up? on the child to avoid future pain and frustration.
B) Provide perspective to help the parent to look beyond the behavior of the child.
C) Offer acceptance to the parent, so that that acceptance can be modeled and internalized by the parent.
D) Both B and C.
E) All of the above

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