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Psychologist Post-Test

Questions:

1. What are the types of emotional abuse that a batterer may use to groom his victim for future physical abuse?
2. What areas described Carrie's "dog collar of control"?
3. What are "If only" rationalizations commonly used by battered women?
4. What are questions you might discuss to facilitate the unraveling of the battered woman's feelings of guilt?
5.What are areas you might discuss to alleviate client guilt regarding her children?
6. What components of Learned Helplessness a battered woman may experience?
7. What are the components of excessive worrying a battered woman may consider?
8. What are illusions or myths many battered women need to hold on to in order to avoid facing deeper issues, such as getting a job outside of the home?
9. What are the parts in a -part inventory of illusions for a battered woman?
10. How is a Pains and Pluses Journal beneficial to a battered woman?

Answers:

A. 1. Stimulus, response, outcome connection; 2. Loss of control; and 3. Learning Helplessness
B 1. Belittling; 2. mimicking; 3. insulting; and 4. ignoring.
C. 1. Visitation; 2. safety; and 3. court testimony
D. providing insights into how the imposition of a Perfect Self can destroy her self confidence as well as self-esteem
E. 1. Ownership of beliefs; 2. habitual thought patterns; and 3. evaluating the source
F. 1. Detachment; 2. Dependency; 3. Perfect Sex; 4. Inadequacy; and 5. Independence
G. 1. time; 2. space; 3. body language; 4. realities; 5. motivations; and 6. ownership of problem
H. 1. Emotional; 2. financial; 3. housing; 4. children; and 5. protection
I. 1. Addictions; 2. dysfunctional background; 3. insecurity; and 4.justifiable anger
J. 1. Necessity; 2. meaning; 3.duration; 4. coping; and 5. change

Questions:

11. According to the Children’s Division of the American Humane Association approximately how many children are severely battered annually?
12. Experimental and clinical evidence links explosive rage to disorders involving which system of the brain?
13. What did 90% of the two thirds of the population seeking police help report?
14. If the batterer thinks that other men may respond to a provoking partner differently, in a non-violent way, he is faced with what?
15. What can increase the severity and number of risks a battered woman faces?
16 What drawback is there to suggesting a battered woman seek counseling?
17. What criterion do most studies use to determine id a batterer program is successful?
18. What can result from using exclusive rather than inclusive language with battered women?
19. What has been the result of the Bruno case?
20. Battered women may create stress for the therapist because of the therapist’s need to do what?
21. How many women suffer real violence (meaning one or more incidents of hitting or kicking) each year?
22 How does Haley describe the hierarchy of the family with problems?
23. The statistic that there is less than a 10% difference in the rate of family violence between those with household incomes of less than $10,000 and those earning more than $50,000 indicates what?
24. Sixteen female victims of IPV with an appearance-related residual injury (typically a mark orscar) met in groups of three to five participants and discussed their experiences with their residual injuries. Using qualitative analysis, participants indicated that residual injuries had implications for what?
25. Research and theory in the field of attachment regarding women victims of IPV have indicated what important attachment-related aspects?

Answers:

A. The police clearly avoided arrest and did not inform the victims of the citizens arrest alternative.
B. Understanding why he does not respond differently
C. complete cessation of violence
D. limbic system
E. Rescue
F. Places responsibility on woman for man’s violence
G. the perception that most domestic violence victims are poor and uneducated is false
H. 1.8 million
I. the decision to leave
J. may feel ashamed about their abuse
K. 10,000
L. Increased police responsiveness toward battered women in New York City
M. Confused
N. thoughts about the self, served as IPV-related triggers, and had associations with body-focused behaviors and concerns
O. Women victims of IPV are more likely insecurely attached and they are more likely to have experienced childhood abuse, which according to the attachment theory is strongly related to disorganized attachment.