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Course Transcript Questions The answer to Question 1 is found in Track 1 of the Course Content. The Answer to Question 2 is found in Track 2 of the Course Content... and so on. Select correct answer from below. Place letter on the blank line before the corresponding question.


1. What are steps a client may go through in the generation of false sexual abuse memories?
2. What are factors contributing to your client's creation of a false memory?
3. What is the ethical dilemma in utilizing repressed memories as the basis of your sexual abuse therapy?
4. Does your client, who states he or she has been sexually abused, exhibit a predisposition towards, perhaps, codependence?
5. What are basic tenets of New Age, New Thought, Self Help thinking that can affect your client's false memories of sexual abuse?
6. Your ability to be comfortable with yourself is based on what four factors?
7. What is the step process that leads the client to accuse the innocent?


A. Yes, a client, who states he or she has been sexually abused can exhibit a predisposition towards codependence.
B.1. acceptance of self; 2. flexible adaptive pattern; 3. ability to deal with negative attitudes; and 4. realize self-liking is always changing
C. 1. unwavering beliefs; 2. the belief that the brain remembers every experience; 3. manipulations from outside stimuli; and 4. conscious or unconscious efforts to rewrite their past based on their current attitudes and opinions.
D. (1) the therapist suggesting sexual abuse; (2) through hypnotism, relaxation or guided visualizations, "repressed memories" are found; (3) the client then goes through a repertoire of suspects before reaching the final conclusion that usually a parent is the abuser; (4) the client confronts the parent who deny any such action; and finally, (5) the client disowns his or her parent or perhaps both parents
E. The strength of the scientific evidence for repression depends on exactly how the term is defined. When defined narrowly as intentional suppression of an experience, there is little reason to doubt that it exists. But when we talk about a repression mechanism that operates unconsciously and defensively to block out traumatic experiences, there is no scientific evidence to substantiate the efficacy of repressed memory.
F. 1. reading about sexual abuse, 2. dwelling on the images, 3. creating visualizations, 4. questioning abuse, and 5. self-analyzing that results in exclusion of other options
G. intuition, imagination, and hearsay

Course Content Manual Questions
The answer to Question 8 is found in Section 8 of the Course Content. The Answer to Question 9 is found in Section 9 of the Course Content... and so on. Select correct answer from below. Place letter on the blank line before the corresponding question.

8. Psychologists do not conduct a study involving deception unless what?
9. What functions cannot be performed by the counselor without proper training or supervision?
10. According to Loftus, what is the story-truth?
11. Along with the explosion of reported memories of incidents of abuse, there is a parallel explosion in the number of what?
12. Researchers have noted that when the subject of the memory is highly charged or the subject more motivated to remember-to identify a suspect of a crime, for instance- what may increase the inaccuracy of the memories retrieved?
13. What are the stages of treatment outlined in the consensus model of post-trauma treatment?
14. Why should sexual abuse not be assumed or suggested as the only possible explanation of a client's post-trauma symptoms?
15. According to Enns, when considering false memories, counselors should be aware of what fact?
A. Diagnosis, assessment, or treatment
B. They have determined that the use of deceptive techniques is
justified by the study's significant prospective scientific, educational, or applied value and that effective nondeceptive alternative procedures are not feasible.
C. Therapists set to convince their patients that they had to have experienced trauma because they show its symptoms or fit a
D. Most psychological disorders develop from, and are influenced by, a number of events, such as family violence or
illnesses; as well as factors including the child's premorbid personality and personal resilience, family functioning, and sources of outside support.
E. Hypnosis.
F. Memory does not operate as a video camera, does not represent and exact replica of the past, and is organized to fit a person's current needs.
G. "The colorized version, breathing luminous life into the inert shell of the past, waking up the dead, sparking emotion, inspiring a search for meaning."
H. Establishing personal safety, stabilization, functioning, and a
therapeutic alliance; addressing the traumatic content and emotions; treating issues remaining after the trauma resolution stage.

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