To take this test please Create an Account above or Logon with your Account Information.

Therapeutic Alliance and Substance Abuse

1.  To engage substance abuse patients in treatment, therapists will need not only to connect with the patients but also gain their trust.
A) True
B) False
2.  Therapists must work diligently to form a working alliance by demonstrating general good will and a respectful desire to help.
A) True
B) False
3.  Substance-abusing patients are an easy population with whom to establish a commitment to change.
A) True
B) False
4.  Substance abusers often enter treatment with ambivalence about relinquishing their habits.
A) True
B) False
5.  It is generally not a good idea to accuse patients of not really wanting to change.
A) True
B) False
6.  The lack of a positive start to treatment may lead a patient to choose not to return for further sessions.
A) True
B) False
7.  Cognitive therapy contains a psycho-educational component.
A) True
B) False
8.  A long-term goal of treatment is to empower the patient to increase a sense of self-efficacy and to teach the patient to become his or her own therapist.
A) True
B) False
9.  To facilitate more open communication and mutual trust, therapists should spell out the nature and limits of confidentiality from the very start.
A) True
B) False
10.  Drug-abusing patients often arrive late for sessions or fail to show up at all.
A) True
B) False
11.  Therapists must recognize their own anger when patients lie to them and immediately confront the patient.
A) True
B) False
12.  A therapy session should not be held if the patient is intoxicated.
A) True
B) False