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LMSW Modalities

Covers modality and treatment terms as it relates to the LMSW Exam.

TermDefinition
Individual Therapy This mode of therapy is effective for both crises and concerns of lengthy duration.
Group Therapy With clients who need reality testing and group feedback or who may feel stigmatized or scapegoated by individual therapy (as an example, the identified patient in a family) this is the ideal therapy modality.
Family Therapy With families without severe pathology but who are experiencing communication difficulties or problems in the family structure this is the best therapy modality.
Withhold Treatment Narcissistic, Borderline, Masochistic or Oppositional Personality pattern indicates individuals who are likely to be further harmed by treatment: These are instance in which the social worker should.....
V Codes or Adjustment Disorders When the client's condition cannot be attributed to a mental disorder, then these two may be the likely diagnosis.
Restoration of Functioning Symptoms Relief Coping Skills In the cases where V Codes are the diagnosis, the objectives are (there are 3)..............
V Codes These are used to identify conditions other than a disease or injury and are also used to report significant factors that may influence present or future care.
Anxiety Disorder This diagnosis always calls for a physical examination when treating it.
Anxiety Disorders These types of disorders respond well to cognitive behavioral interventions with the objectives of treatment being to reduce anxiety and improve stress management.
Generalized Anxiety Disorder Treatment for this disorder includes anxiety management program, CBT (computerbased training) and relaxation with CBT are effective treatments. Antidepressants or azapirones may also be indicated.
Panic Disorder Treatment for this disorder includes panic control treatment, CBT (computer-based training), relaxation therapy and bibliotherapy are useful approaches. Antidepressants may help. Panic education provides a worthwhile cognitive technique.
Phobia Treatment for this disorder includes exposure-based treatments (including desensitization), relaxation and social skills training are effective treatment choices. Antidepressants or benzodiazepines may be indicated.
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment for this disorder includes exposure therapy, anxiety management training and cognitive processing therapy provide treatment options. Antidepressants may be indicated.
Mood Disorders Within the larger objective of overall adjustment, mood stabilization, alleviation of depression and mania, enhancement of coping skills, improvement in relationships and the prevention of relapse are vital treatment objectives. These are objective for wh
Mood Disorders People with these types of disorders respond well to interpersonal, cognitive behavioral, and related intervention.
Cognitive Behavioral For clients who suffer from depression, this is the most effective group of techniques to use.
Behavior and Impulse Control Disorders Multifaceted intervention program emphasizing behavioral therapy that includes reduction of dysfunctional behaviors and acquisition of positive ones. Behavior change is the primary objective of therapy. Interventions to help achieve these goals include ed
Anorexia and Bulimia When treating these two disorders, medical assistance & nutritional counseling must be combined with family therapy for significant progress to occur.
Group Therapy What type of therapy should you NOT provide to someone suffering from anorexia?
Anorexia Between Anorexia and Bulimia, which one is considered most serious due to it including psychotic features?
Multifaceted Treatment of Anorexia and Bulimia requires what type of program?
Sleep Disorders For these types of disorder, strategies include insomnia stimulus control therapy, sleep restriction therapy, relaxation training and CBT. Zolpidem, Benzodiazepines and antidepressants may be effective.
False True or False? When treating client, an LMSW can prescribe a medication to help the client during therapy?
Physical Examination When disorders are a combination of physical and psychological factors, what should be part of the treatment process?
Somatization or Fictitious Disorders While individual therapy is the primary mode of treatment, family therapy is used to reduce secondary gains and group therapy may promote socialization. This is indicative of clients who have what types of disorders?
Personality Disorders These types of disorders requires treatment for effects of the disorder, not the underlying disorder itself.
Personality Disorders For clients with these types of disorder individual therapy is primary often accompanied by family or couples therapy. Once improvement in function is seen, group therapy may be useful. To modify dysfunctional behavior, psychodynamic interventions are gen
Loss of Contact with reality Disorders involving this have reduction or elimination of prominent symptoms as the major objective of treatment. In addition, treatment targets symptom elimination or reduction. Individual therapy is the usual mode. Interventions such as hypnotherapy and
Loss of Contact with reality The following disorders are all characterized by what? Schizophrenia Organic Mental Syndromes Dissociative Disorders Delusional Disorder Schizophreniform Disorder Psychosis Brief Reactive
Schizophrenia For clients suffering from this specific disorder, behavior therapy, social learning programs, family education, social skills training and vocational rehabilitation can provide assistance. Antipsychotic medications may be prescribed
Sexual Disorder When the initial diagnosis seems to indicate this type of disorder the clinician must rule out underlying mental health conditions such as Anxiety Disorder or Depression. Additionally, biochemical or medication-induced explanations of symptoms should be e
Female Orgasmic Disorder For this specific disorder, masturbatory training may be indicated.
Male Orgasmic Disorder For this specific disorder, genital stimulation may be indicated.
Dyspareunia For this specific disorder, behavior therapy may employ systematic desensitization.
Vaganismus For this specific disorder, relaxation, desensitization, guided fantasy, self-control activities and supportive psychotherapy may be used.
Premature Ejaculation For this specific disorder, challenging self-defeating cognitions and establishing cooperative partner relationships provide foundational treatments.
Erectile Dysfunction For this specific disorder, a wide range of physical treatments and medical treatments are available in addition to psychological assistance. Behavioral therapy targeting performance anxiety, cognitive therapy focused on covering scripts, individual psych
Hypoactive Sexual Desire For this specific disorder, individual psychotherapy is the treatment modality of choice; depending on the situation, either vasoconstrictive medications or dilators may provide assistance.
Paraphilia For this specific disorder, treatment includes CBT and aversive conditioning.
Play Therapy Adlerian Therapy When treating children, these are the two primary methods.
Social Skills Training Reality Therapy Peer Culture Group When treating adolescents, these three methods are deemed most useful.
Behavioral Techniques When treating people with ADHD, these techniques are most effective.
Oppositional Defiant Disorder Conduct Disorder For young people with these two disorders, residential treatment programs, day programs or combined school/community facilities may be useful. With this population, any techniques that focus on consequences, reinforcements or rewards are helpful. Addition
Substance Abuse Disorders The following are helpful interventions for people with what type of disorders? Methadone Maintenance Technique Inpatient Long Term Rehabilitation Inpatient Short Term Rehabilitation In/Outpatient Care 12 Step Program
Women For this gender, it is important that inpatient facilities provides (but not limited to) food, clothing, shelter, transportation, counseling for jobs, occupational training, legal assistance, literacy training, family planning, etc
Sexual Abuse The following are therapeutic interventions for clients who have Encouraging Group Work Challenging Beliefs Personalized Safety Plans Writing a letter Art Therapy Mutual Story-Telling Play Therapy
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder This disorder is overwhelmingly the most common disorder associated with sexual abuse.
Sexual Abuse The following are long term goals for what type of abuse? --Build back his/her self-esteem --Help the client understand and control the feelings and behavior that accompany the assault --Ensure safety from any and all further victimization
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