APA Online CE Quiz

No. 13

Title: No Way Is Way: The Power of Artistry in Psychotherapy

1. Bruce Lee describes his philosophy as ´No Way Is Way.´ The underlying message for psychotherapists is:
A) Psychotherapists should be free to act as they wish during their professional careers.
B) The field of psychotherapy has very few boundaries, and psychotherapists should attempt to create these boundaries according to their personal values.
C) Although it is important for psychotherapists to learn theories and techniques, the artistry of psychotherapy relies on the expression of a therapist´s own unique healing potential at a particular moment.
D) As artists, psychotherapists should not learn standardized interventions, nor should they seek to improve the delivery of objective treatment modalities.

2. Bruce Lee states that it is important for practitioners to move beyond a reliance on one identified style or another. His reasoning is based on which of the following:
A) When someone learns a style in-depth, he or she is incapable of expressing his or her own self.
B) If someone relies only on one model developed by someone else, he or she will be ?caged in? and limited to using only those patterns he or she has routinely practiced.
C) Psychotherapy is ultimately formless and groundless, and therefore practitioners should discard the opinions of other clinicians.
D) In order to be successful, a psychotherapist should learn to utilize at least two or three styles so that a reliance on only one is not needed.

3. Which of the following principles did Bruce Lee learn from his practice of Gung Fu
A) Gentleness, compassion and positive regard for others.
B) Being calm and centered throughout one?s practice.
C) Not only performing certain essential principles, but being them.
D) All of the above.

4. It is important for psychotherapists to discard old habits and prejudices in order to ?directly intuit truth.? In psychotherapy, truth refers to:
A) Diagnostic criteria outlined in DSM-IV.
B) The inner, private, subjective meaning expressed by the client.
C) The conceptualization of a client´s concerns from the perspective of an empirically tested psychotherapy theory.
D) Ultimately, truth is impossible to ascertain in psychotherapy.

5. As opposed to relying on techniques developed by one school of psychotherapy, Arnold Lazarus proposed that practitioners learn to:
A) Remain flexible in their repertoires, like chameleons adapting to the needs of a particular client
B) Be proficient with cognitive restructuring exercises so that clients can learn to de-escalate self-defeating thoughts.
C) Be eclectic in order to use certain identified approaches at different times. during the treatment process.
D) All of the above.

6. Although Bruce Lee died at the age of 33, shortly before his death he acknowledged that, should he leave this world behind at any moment, he would have no regrets. This statement was based on which of the following reasons:
A) He viewed life as a process, and throughout the life cycle he believed that he sincerely did his best personally and professionally.
B) He realized that life may end at any time, and therefore there is no logical reason to spend energy thinking about the future.
C) He felt that he had accomplished all that he set out to do in his life.
D) He believed that his legacy would outlive him, thus he was not concerned with death.

7. Bruce Lee´s art is one of mind-body awareness and connection to the subject of the endeavor. Which statement below correctly describes other theorists´ perceptions of this crucial aspect of psychotherapy:
A) Carl Rogers described this as ?vicarious understanding.?
B) Heinz Kohut described this as ?presence.?
C) James Bugental described this as ?tapping into the core of one´s being.?
D) Deepak Chopra described this as using one´s ?buddha-nature.?

8. Which of the following statements accurately describes the Dalai Lama´s perspective on human suffering:
A) All life is suffering, and suffering is inevitable.
B) Psychotherapy is helpful in battling suffering by providing external means of creating happiness.
C) Most of human suffering is self-created, and therefore can be battled through internal means.
D) Suffering can be reduced or eliminated by satisfying our personal ambitions and life goals.

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