CCMH 535 Week 5 Quiz Assignment

Antonia Man’s insight: CCMH/535 Week 5

Answer the following multiple-choice questions based on your readings for this week.

1. The key function of clinical assessment is to _________________.

a. develop treatment plans

b. diagnose mental disorders

c. decide what additional tests to administer

d. build rapport with clients

2. More than one mental disorder may be listed on Axis I. Which of the following combinations of diagnoses are appropriate for Axis I?

a. Autistic Disorder and Cocaine Dependence

b. Mild Mental Retardation and Major Depressive Disorder

c. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Paranoid Personality Disorder

d. Borderline Personality Disorder and Profound Mental Retardation

3. Tom is a counselor conducting an interview as part of his client’s, Henry, clinical assessment. Tom asks a list of standardized, predetermined questions about Henry’s family background information about parents, siblings, divorces, grandparents, etc.

4.   When Henry answers “yes” to a question regarding a family history of mental disorders, counselor Tom decides to ask Henry additional questions, and they talk about this matter for around 5 minutes. What type of interview strategy is Tom most likely using?

i   Semi structured

ii  Multi Structured

iii Unstructured

iv Structured

5. The following is an excerpt from Tom’s written MSE of a new client: “The client presented as somewhat disheveled and unkempt, but was cooperative and friendly. The client was aware of date, time, and place, and reported no hallucinations or delusions.” All of the following MSE categories were noted in this excerpt EXCEPT:

i   attitude toward examiner

ii  orientation and consciousness

iii concentration and attention

iv perceptual disturbances

6. Rachel presents with the following symptoms: excessive worry, constantly feeing “tense,” and sleep disturbances. She further reports smoking marijuana occasionally to help her relax. Which combination of tests would probably be most appropriate as part of Rachel’s initial clinical assessment?

a. Symptom Checklist 90–Revised, Beck Anxiety Inventory, and Substance Abuse

Subtle Screening Inventory.

b. Brief Symptom Inventory, Symptom Checklist 90-Revised, and Detailed

Assessment of Posttraumatic Stress.

c. Millon Clinical Multiaxial Inventory, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory, and Beck Scale for Suicidal Ideation.

d. Brief Symptom Inventory, Beck Depression Inventory, and Multiscale Dissociation


7. Why is it crucial for mental health professionals to be skilled in Suicide Risk Assessment?

a. Suicide is the eleventh leading cause of death in the United States and the second among people age 15-24

b. For every person who commits suicide, there are an estimated 10 to 20 who have attempted suicide

c. About one in four mental health practitioners will experience a client suicide.

d. All of the above

8. Jim is considered a high-suicide-risk client. He is single, suffers from depression and alcoholism, is giving away prized possessions, is lonely and isolated, and has a family history of suicide. Which of these factors is considered a warning sign for suicide?

a. Loneliness and isolation

b. Giving away prized possessions

c. Family history of suicide

d. Depression and alcoholism

9. A ______________________is a neurological disorder that severely impairs children’s ability to learn or to demonstrate skills in several academic areas

a. developmental disability

b. specific learning disability

c. communication disability

d. hearing disability

10.  The ___________________________identifies students as learning disabled when there is a significant difference between their scores on an ability test and their scores on an achievement test.

a. Learning Disability Discrepancy model

b. Ability-Achievement Discrepancy model

c. Responsiveness to Intervention approach

d. Individualized Education Plan

11.  The __________________is a comprehensive, multistep method of identifying students with SLDs in which services and interventions are provided to at-risk students at increasing levels of intensity based on progress monitoring and data analysis.

                     I.        Learning Disability Discrepancy model

                    II.        Ability-Achievement Discrepancy model

                  III.        Responsiveness to Intervention approach

                  IV.        Individualized Education Plan

12.  The ___________________ is a written document created by a team of teachers, parents, and other school personnel that contains a statement of a student’s present level of educational performance, a list of annual goals and objectives, and a description of the special education and related services to be provided to the student.

i   Ability-Achievement Plan

ii  Responsiveness to Intervention Plan

iii Individualized Education Plan

iv Needs Assessment

13.  ____________________ refers to an individual’s ability to utilize the characteristics and formats of a test to receive a high score.

i   Test-wiseness

ii  Giftedness

iii Testing ability

iv Test preparedness

14.  Assessment that involves appraising such factors as physical space, organization and supervision of space, materials, and safety is called:

a.             organizational assessment

b.             environmental assessment

c.             structural assessment

d.             safety assessment

15.  Passed in 2001, the ___________________________ requires school districts in all 50 states to administer tests that measure student progress toward state educational standards.

i   Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)

ii  Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act (IDEA)

iii No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB)

iv Carl D. Perkins Vocational and Technical Education Act

16.  Mr. Holloway is both an avid baseball fan and a middle school math teacher. He enjoys using baseball examples when testing students on percentages. Students in Mr. Holloway’s class who have little interest in baseball may have difficulty answering his test questions due to which kind of bias?

i   Test Bias

ii  Content Bias

iii Test Taker Bias

iv Examiner Bias

17.  Differential Item Functioning (DIF) is a method used to:

  • validate multicultural assessments
  • aid in data interpretation
  • identify biased test items
  • interpret multicultural aptitude

18.  If examiners study behavior from within a culture, using criteria relative to the internal characteristics of that culture they are using a(n) ________________ perspective:

i   racial

ii  emic

iii ethnic

iv etic

19.  The Vineland-II is used with individuals with intellectual disabilities to measure:

i   emotional intelligence

ii  adaptive functioning

iii maladaptive behavior

iv intellectual ability

20.  According to the text, what percentage of children are receiving special education for Communication Disorders?

i   10.9%

ii  14.9%

iii 18.9%

iv 22.9%

21.  When assessing children between the ages 3-6 for learning disabilities, which of the following assessments should be used?

a. The Bayley Scales of Infant and Toddler Development, Third Edition (Bayley-III)

b. The Cattell Infant Intelligence Scale

c. The Dallas Preschool Screening Test (DPST)

d. The Kent Infant Development Scale 20/20 = 2 Points