A crisis interview would be appropriate to

1. A crisis interview would be appropriate to
a. assess how family of origin influences a person’s ability to handle a crisis
b. obtain a clearer understanding of a patient’s diagnosis
c. assess whether a depressed client with frequent suicidal thoughts has formulated a detailed plan
d. screen for a patient’s level of psychological functioning


2. ________ testing uses ambiguous or unstructured testing stimuli to which a person responds freely to the testing stimuli. ________ is an example of this type of testing.
a. Objective; MMPI
b. Projective; TAT
c. Functional; NEO-PI-R
d. Intelligence; Stanford-Binet


3. Which of the following is a multicultural issue for any of the psychological instruments customarily used in the United States?
a. Level of acculturation
b. Preconceived notions
c. Theoretical orientation
d. Distortion of information


4. One of the common concerns associated with IQ testing is that
a. a wide variety of human behaviors is being measured
b. a person’s performance is compared against others’ performances
c. testing is used to learn about cognitive strengths and weaknesses
d. there is a possibility of racial bias


5. An IQ test is given to a child on Tuesday. When given the test again on Thursday, the child’s scores differ significantly. This is an issue of
a. functionality
b. reliability
c. observation
d. reflection


6. Harry is a 7-year-old boy who is experiencing problems with receptive language. He seems to understand some but not all of what is said to him. His verbal and nonverbal responses are sometimes inappropriate. His parents and teachers want more information about Harry’s cognitive functioning. The most appropriate test to assess Harry is the
a. Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children – Fourth Edition (WISC)
b. Million Clinical Multiaxial Inventories (MCMI)
c. Sixteen Personality Factors (16PF)
d. Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory (MMPI-2)


7. Sam, a 5th-grader, frequently gets aggressive when he is frustrated. His teacher has had to separate him from others to keep things from escalating. What would be the most effective approach to assess Sam’s behavior?
a. Naturalistic observation
b. Controlled observation
c. Self-monitoring
d. Functional analysis


8. A potential limitation of an initial assessment is that
a. the patient’s goal for treatment is identified
b. the intake reveals a family history of mental illness
c. sometimes the presenting problem or symptom is not the real problem
d. someone with hallucinations may not have them during the assessment


9. Anita, a 20-year-old college student, comes in for an evaluation. When the clinician asks her what brings her in for therapy, she answers, “I wanted to know how to get rid of the fairies in my dorm room. They come out every night, and their pixie dust makes me sneeze, so I can’t go to sleep.” Based on Anita’s answer, which of the following is the most appropriate tool to use for further assessment?
a. Crisis interview
b. Computer-based interview
c. Self-monitoring
d. Mental status interview


10. What is a risk factor when assessing for suicide?
a. The type of questionnaire used
b. Previous attempts
c. Watching movies about suicide
d. Maintaining an active social structure

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