Check What You’ve Learned

These quizzes are provided for you to help you check what you have learned from the text. Each quiz includes short answer and essay questions.


  1. A clinical exam used to assess mental functioning that includes assessing appearance, general behavior, mood, flow of thought, orientation, and other areas is called what?
  2. Don’t start your conversation with the client where? why?
  3. If possible, you may want to cover the _____ first to help your client be more comfortable by knowing what to expect.
  4. True/false: You must always cover all the limits of confidentiality with the client before going into what brought the client to therapy, just in case a need to break confidentiality is necessary.
  5. Name three areas that require special considerations during the first meeting.
  6. The DSM is based on what kind of model that differs from other models used in therapy?
  7. One pitfall that will interfere with your ability to really listen to the client is _____.
  8. You may come up with a brilliant diagnosis for your client during your first session, but if you fail to _____ the client, he or she may not return, and you will have wasted your time.
  9. True/false: You should attempt to collect all the information necessary from the client in the first session to make an accurate diagnosis and good treatment plan.
  10. List the two reasons why it is not good to attempt to fix your client’s problem.