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Carleton University
PSYC 3403
John Weekes

Addiction Psychology Final Exam Example Questions 1. List and describe the traditional approaches and the problems with this approach to assessment (binary, assumptions, substance abuse is chronic, focus on lifetime pattern, everyones in denial) 2. List the „core content‟ areas for assessment (How severe is his problem? Problems associated with his substance use and abuse, What‟s his treatment history? What are his treatment goals? ( is the client saying that he can‟t or won‟t quit?)What‟s his treatment readiness and motivation? 3. Name three assessment tools for alcohol assessment and two assessment tools for drug use (The Alcohol Dependence, The Michigan Alcohol Screening Test, Problem related to drinking scale, The Drug Abuse Screening Test, The 5 question Severity of Dependence Scale) 4. Name the stages of change as outlined by Prochaska and Di Climente (Pre- Contemplation, contemplation, preparation, action, maintenance) 5. Give three benefits to computerized assessment (feel less embarrassed and less self- conscious answering) 6. Provide three advantages of a clinical assessment (inexpensive, portable, flexible) 7. Give five characteristics of good interviewing skills (Open ended questions, use language that‟s understandable, convey understanding of their feelings/attitudes, use silence for reflection, avoid excessive talking about personal stories) 8. Give three examples of good listening skills (eliminate distractions, alertness, concentration, patience, open minded) 9. Name and describe the two components of reflective listening (This is where you reflect the content and affect of the client‟s statement- summarize and support) 10. Describe the difference between trait (a stable. Relatively enduring personality characteristics) and state (variable and context depend) in the context of motivational interviewing 11. Describe „FRAMES‟ in context of motivational interviewing (Feedback, Responsibility, Advice, Menu, Empathy, Self Efficacy) 12. List and describe the key MI techniques (Develop discrepancies, Avoid argument, Roll with resistance, Express empathy, Supporting Self Efficacy) 13. The difference between slip, lapse and relapse. (Slip- Temporary relapse, Lapse – fall into previous stage of model, Relapse – full relapse into old behaviour) 14. The ABC model. (Antecedents- The events, thoughts, and emotions leading to a relapse, Behaviour - The relapse behavior, which the person wants to avoid, Consequences- The positive and negative consequences of the decision to use the relapse behavior) 15. List the goals of relapse prevention (provide skills and knowledge to deal with high risk situations, unlearning old behaviour patterns, build coping confidence) 16. Define Anorexia Nervosa (BMI is under 17.5%) and the two subtypes (Restricting types: restricting what you eat) & (Purging type: binge eating-puke if eat too much) . 17. Define Bulimia Nervosa (over consuming food than throwing up/excessive exercise) and the two subtypes (Purging type- consume too many calories than puke) & (Non Purging Type: somewhat eat in morning, puke at night). 18. Define Binge Eating Disorder. Obesity- No purging 19. Define Pica. Eating none edible items 20. Define Rumination. Eat normal amount, purge, eat again 21. Define Eating Disorder Not-Otherwise-Specified (NOS). Those that do not fall into anorexia or bulimia. 22. What percent of people with an eating disorder will experience a substance abuse disorder? 55% What percent of those individuals are more likely to have anorexia 12-18% and which percent are more likely to have bulimia 30-37%? 23. What are some treatments for bulimia? Cognitive behavioural therapy, interpersonal therapy 24. What are some treatments for anorexia? Hospitalization, behavioural therapy, cognitive support 25. What types of „drugs‟ are those with eating disorders more likely to abuse? (cigarettes, alcohol, street drugs, laxatives, diet pills) 26. Define a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). (External force injures the brain) 27. Distinguish between a closed and open TBI. (closed: external force, not targeting certain area of brain) (Open: skull is penetrated, specific area of brain) 28. Describe the difference in Loss of Consciousness (LOC) for the varying degrees of TBI (mild, moderate and severe). (Loss of consciousness. Mild= >10 mins, Moderate = 10 min – 6 hours, Severe= 6+ hours) 29. Describe the case of Phineas Gage. ( man with rod through frontal lobe, went from being friendly to aggressive) 30. What are some behavioral symptoms of TBI? (irritability, impulsive, lack of control over violence, poor social judgment) 31. What are some cognitive symptoms of TBI? (trouble concentrating, learning impairment, trouble with absent thinking, depression) 32. TBI can mask the symptoms
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