APA Online CE Quiz

No. 79

Title: Premature Terminations: A Social Construct Affects Psychotherapy?s Outcome

1. Which of the following is descriptive of a closed-ended termination?
A) The allotted psychotherapy sessions have been completed.
B) The client is not allowed further contact with his or her therapist after terminating therapy
C) The client decides to close therapy prematurely.
D) None of the above.

2. Which of the following is descriptive of an open-ended termination?
A) The therapist extends the psychotherapy sessions.
B) The client is allowed further contact with his or her therapist after terminating therapy.
C) The client decides he or she wants more sessions instead of terminating therapy.
D) None of the above.

3. An unsuccessful termination, as defined for the purpose of this experiment, is:
A) The inability of the client to leave counseling after initiating the termination of therapy, returning to therapy with any therapist because of a fear of living life without therapy, or having a serious negative halo effect from the termination that influences his or her life after therapy.
B) The client leaves therapy before the psychotherapist believes the client is ready.
C) The therapist extends psychotherapy sessions because he or she cannot let go of the client.
D) None of the above.

4. The halo effect for this experiment:
A) Is defined the same as it is in previous literature.
B) Has been defined in more detail, dividing it into two categories, negative halo effect and positive halo effect.
C) Has an important influence in psychotherapy termination.
D) Can be manipulated to the client?s advantage by the psychotherapist.
E) All of the above.

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