APA Online CE Quiz

No. 93

Title: A Survey of the Use of Mindfullness in Psychotherapy

1. The word mindfulness does not describe:
A) A theoretical construct (mindfulness).
B) A form of hypnosis (mindful trance).
C) A psychological process (being mindful).
D) A practice of cultivating mindfulness (meditation).

2. Which of the following serves as a definition of mindfulness?
A) Moment-by-moment awareness
B) Turning awareness toward felt, present experience
C) The nonjudgmental observation of the ongoing stream of internal and external stimuli as they arise
D) All of the above

3. Which of the following does not describe mindfulness as a state of consciousness?
A) Loss of sense of time and space
B) Passive, though alert, and open
C) Ruled by habitual response patterns
D) Curious and exploratory

4. Which psychotherapeutic school cautions against the use of mindfulness?
A) Humanistic
B) Psychoanalytic
C) Cognitive-behavioral
D) None of the above

5. Which of the following is not a function of mindfulness?
A) Studying the organization of one’s experience
B) Providing distance; un-blending from psychic material
C) Providing increased connection and relationship with psychic material
D) Calming and relaxing someone before a clinical intervention

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