Quiz 4 -COSC 501

  • Question 1

2.25 out of 2.25 points

The California court’s ruling that requires therapists to breach confidentiality in cases where the general welfare and safety of others is involved is a result of the:
Selected Answer: Tarasoff decision.
Answers: Bradley Center v. Wessner decision.
Jablonski v. United States decision.
Tarasoff decision.
Hedlund v. Superior Court decision.
  • Question 2

2.25 out of 2.25 points

An African-American woman was interacting with her child in a domestic abuse shelter when she is over-heard saying to her child, “Keep touching that and I’m going to whoop you.” The social worker that heard this statement should:
Selected Answer: recognize that what constitutes abuse in one culture may not be viewed as abuse in another culture and is not reportable until it is determined that the child is in danger.
Answers: immediately report the mother to Child Protective Services.
tell the mother that she will be evicted from the shelter if she continues to talk to her child that way.
recognize that what constitutes abuse in one culture may not be viewed as abuse in another culture and is not reportable until it is determined that the child is in danger.
remove the child from the mother’s care until the mother can learn how to talk to her child with respect.
  • Question 3

2.25 out of 2.25 points

Even if clients argue that they can do what they want with their own lives, including taking them, therapists with suicidal clients have a legal:
Selected Answer: duty to protect.
Answers: duty to protect.
duty to warn.
privacy issue.
privileged communication issue.
  • Question 4

2.25 out of 2.25 points

_______________ extends the duty to warn in California to a foreseeable, identifiable person who might be near the intended victim when the threat is carried out and thus might also be in danger.
Selected Answer: Hedlund v. Superior Court
Answers: Bradley Center v. Wessner
Jablonski v. United States
Tarasoff v. University of California Board of Regents
Hedlund v. Superior Court
  • Question 5

2.25 out of 2.25 points

In ___________, a Supreme Court decision ruled that communications between licensed psychotherapists and their clients are privileged and therefore protected from forced disclosure in cases arising under federal law.
Selected Answer: Jaffee v. Redmond
Answers: Bradley Center v. Wessner
Jablonski v. United States
Jaffee v. Redmond
Hedlund v. Superior Court
  • Question 6

2.25 out of 2.25 points

Jolene tells her counselor that she is depressed about the break-up of her relationship and “just wishes she could go to sleep and never wake up.” In this case, the counselor needs to:
Selected Answer: assess if Jolene is suicidal and intervene if necessary.
Answers: immediately commit Jolene to a psychiatric facility.
assess if Jolene is suicidal and intervene if necessary.
recognize that her statement is only a “cry for help” and should not be taken seriously.
see if there is any chance for reconciliation.
  • Question 7

2.25 out of 2.25 points

There are three types of ______________: health plans, health care clearinghouses, and health care providers who transmit health information by electronic means.
Selected Answer: covered entities
Answers: covered entities
computer transactions
administrative positions
HIPAA rules
  • Question 8

2.25 out of 2.25 points

The intended victim’s knowledge of a threat does NOT relieve therapists of the duty to protect, as can be seen by the decision in:
Selected Answer: Jablonski v. United States.
Answers: Bradley Center v. Wessner.
Jablonski v. United States.
Tarasoff v. University of California Board of Regents.
Hedlund v. Superior Court.
  • Question 9

2.25 out of 2.25 points

Two processes that offer safeguards against malpractice liability in suicidal cases are:
Selected Answer: consultation and documentation.
Answers: consultation and documentation.
assessment and orientation.
individual therapy and group therapy.
diagnosis and informed consent.
  • Question 10

2.25 out of 2.25 points

_______________ is at the core of effective therapy; it is the counselor’s ethical duty to protect private client communication.
Selected Answer: Confidentiality
Answers: Privileged communication
Privacy
Ethics
Confidentiality
  • Question 11

2.25 out of 2.25 points

As a matter of law, __________ refers to the constitutional right of an individual to be left alone and to control their personal information.
Selected Answer: privacy
Answers: self-disclosure
privileged communication
privacy
confidentiality
  • Question 12

2.25 out of 2.25 points

The Georgia Supreme Court ruled that a physician has a duty to take reasonable care to prevent a potentially dangerous patient from inflicting harm in:
Selected Answer: Bradley Center v. Wessner.
Answers: Hedlund v. Superior Court.
Tarasoff v. University of California Board of Regents.
Bradley Center v. Wessner.
Jablonski v. United States.
  • Question 13

2.25 out of 2.25 points

Which of the following is NOT identified in the text as a guideline for counselors using the telephone?
Selected Answer: After addressing the ethical guidelines and ensuring absolute privacy, counselors may speak to their clients as freely as they desire without fear that their conversations will be used in legal proceedings.
Answers: Exercise caution in discussing confidential or privileged information with anyone over the telephone and especially
when employing digital and mobile technologies.
Set firm boundaries with clients from the beginning and address matters such as avoiding interruptions and privacy.
After addressing the ethical guidelines and ensuring absolute privacy, counselors may speak to their clients as freely as they desire without fear that their conversations will be used in legal proceedings.
Disclose the limits of confidentiality with clients if wireless telephones are used.
  • Question 14

0 out of 2.25 points

Which of the following would be an ineffective way of managing a client’s suicidal ideation?
Selected Answer: Attempt to secure a promise from the client that he or she will not try to commit suicide.
Answers: Attempt to secure a promise from the client that he or she will not try to commit suicide.
Immediately hospitalize the client.
Be willing to communicate your caring without setting limits.
Recognize the limits of your competence and know when and how to refer.
  • Question 15

2.25 out of 2.25 points

Most counseling centers and community mental health agencies now have guidelines regarding the duty to warn and protect when the welfare of others is at stake. These guidelines generally specify how to deal with:
Selected Answer: emotionally disturbed individuals, violent behavior, threats, suicidal possibilities, and other circumstances in which counselors may be legally and ethically required to breach confidentiality.
Answers: emotionally healthy individuals with non-violent behavior.
emotionally disturbed individuals, violent behavior, threats, suicidal possibilities, and other circumstances in which counselors may be legally and ethically required to breach confidentiality.
documentation and assessment of school children.
non-suicidal individuals seeking assistance with living arrangements.
  • Question 16

2.25 out of 2.25 points

The HIPAA Privacy Rule was designed to provide a uniform level of privacy and security on the federal level. This Privacy Rule, which applies to both paper and electronic transmissions of protected health information by covered entities, developed out of the concern
that transmission of health care information through electronic means could lead to widespread gaps in the protection of client confidentiality. Which of the following is NOT a requirement of The Privacy Rule?
Selected Answer: It provides detailed patient information to individuals outside of the health care agency.
Answers: It requires health plans and other covered entities to establish policies and procedures to protect the confidentiality of health information about their patients.
It provides detailed patient information to individuals outside of the health care agency.
It requires technical, administrative, and physical safeguards to protect security of protected health information in electronic form.
It provides patients with rights concerning how their health information is used and disclosed by health care providers who fall within the domain of HIPAA.
  • Question 17

2.25 out of 2.25 points

The basic standard of care for school counselors is clear; courts have uniformly held that:
Selected Answer: school personnel have a duty to protect students from foreseeable harm.
Answers: school personnel should not breach confidentiality at any time.
school personnel have a duty to protect students from foreseeable harm.
school personnel have a duty to protect students if confidentiality is not at risk.
school personnel must release any and all information regarding students to faculty and parents.
  • Question 18

2.25 out of 2.25 points

The following are all major types of elder abuse EXCEPT:
Selected Answer: protection and positive treatment.
Answers: financial or material exploitation.
neglect and abandonment.
sexual, physical, and psychological abuse.
protection and positive treatment.
  • Question 19

2.25 out of 2.25 points

Therapists have the responsibility to prevent suicide if they can reasonably anticipate it. Once it is determined that a client is at risk for serious harm to self, the professional is:
Selected Answer: legally and ethically required to take appropriate action aimed at protecting the person.
Answers: released of all legal and ethical requirements to protect the client.
legally, but not ethically, required to take appropriate action.
legally and ethically required to take appropriate action aimed at protecting the person.
ethically, but not legally, required to take appropriate action.
  • Question 20

2.25 out of 2.25 points

_________________ is designed to encourage reporting of any suspected cases of child, elder, or dependent adult abuse; thus, therapists are advised to err on the side of reporting in uncertain circumstances.
Selected Answer: Mandatory reporting
Answers: Reportable abuse
Dependent abuse
Elder abuse
Mandatory reporting

 

 
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