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Document Type
Test Prep
Book Title
Group Counseling: Strategies and Skills 8th Edition
Authors
Christine J. Schimmel, Ed E. Jacobs, Riley L. Harvill, Robert L. L. Masson
Progress reports are helpful both for the member who shares and for the rest of the
members who hear how others are using what they learn in the group.
a. True
b. False
Available choices:
A. counseling/therapy
B. discussion
C. education
D. growth/experiential
E. self-help
F. support
G. task
Members of a breast cancer survivors' group are in their second session of closing. They
have met weekly for fifteen weeks and many are deeply saddened that the group is
ending. Members have developed trust and care for one another, and will miss the
support and camaraderie of the group.
In an open group situation, the leader usually encourages reactions from a new
member(s) during the closing phase.
a. True
b. False
One advantage of a theory like Rational Emotive Behavior Theory is that it can be
taught to the members who can apply it to their own lives.
a. True
b. False
Which of the following is a MISTAKE in the beginning phase of a session?
a. Getting right to the point of the session
b. Allowing time for updates from members
c. Using a creative beginning to get members' attention
d. None of the available choices
Because it is important for a group leader to be ethical, she should never cut off
moralizing statements from members directed at other members.
a. True
b. False
Before making changes in the structure of a group, that is, adding members, changing
meeting times or frequency, the leader should discuss the proposed changes with the
members.
a. True
b. False
According to the authors, co-leaders who differ somewhat in their approach, and who
are pulling the group in opposite directions may benefit most from using which model
of co-leadership?
a. Shared leading
b. Alternate leading
c. Apprentice model
d. None of these
"Problem Member" descriptions:
A. Chronic talker
B. Distracter
C. Get-the-leader
D. Negative member
E. Rescuing member
F. Resistant member
This member says he does not know why he is in the group or how the group can be
helpful. He sits with his arms crossed and does not speak unless forced to.
When a leader of a counseling or therapy group has focused on one member for a
certain period of time, he may decide to shift the focus to another person but on the
same topic, or shift to a fresh topic altogether.
a. True
b. False
"Problem Member" descriptions:
A. Chronic talker
B. Distracter
C. Get-the-leader
D. Negative member
E. Rescuing member
F. Resistant member
This member attempts to actively sabotage what the leader says or does in group. She
may do this by disagreeing with the leader, asking the leader unanswerable questions, or
sub-grouping with other members to undermine the impression of the leader's
competence.
Once a group has begun, it is never acceptable to alter its purpose.
a. True
b. False
The authors state that asking a member to leave might be done for all of the following
reasons EXCEPT
a. being negative in group.
b. disrupting the work of other members.
c. raising irrelevant issues in group over and over.
d. disagreeing with the leader or members at times.
If MOST of the members of the group have lost interest in the group, the authors
recommend that the leader do each of the following EXCEPT
a. raising the issue for discussion in the group.
b. deciding the group has served its purpose and ending the group.
c. giving uncommitted members permission to drop out of the group.
d. changing the format of the group to generate interest in and commitment to the
group.
Group Types:
A. Clients with addictions
B. Adolescents
C. ACOA
D. Children
E. Clients with disabilities
F. Couples
G. Divorced clients
H. Older clients
I. Survivors of sexual abuse
A leader working with this population may need to use a lot of enthusiasm in his or her
voice. Props, like puppets, are also helpful keep members attention and heighten their
understanding.
Available choices:
A. counseling/therapy
B. discussion
C. education
D. growth/experiential
E. self-help
F. support
G. task
When planning to lead a community agency group for adolescents with severe
behavioral problems, the group leader is keenly aware of the potential for complex
personal dynamics to disrupt group functioning. In preparation for the group, the leader
has read and trained extensively on the nature of behavioral disorders and has co-lead a
group on the topic.
Regardless of the purpose of a group, the more members in the group the greater
chances the group will go well and have impact.
a. True
b. False
Dual relationships often cannot be avoided because helpers have more than one
relationship with their clients.
a. True
b. False
Which of the following does NOT represent a goal of processing an exercise?
a. To encourage sharing and discussion about topics or issues
b. To stimulate members to delve deeper into thoughts and feelings
c. To allow members to express complaints about the group or group members
d. To allow sharing and discussion about group dynamics and processes
When introducing an exercise in a group setting, it is important for the leader to insist
that each member participate so that the members don"t take advantage of the leader's
lack of firmness.
a. True
b. False
"Linking", in group dynamics, is the process of connecting people by identifying
common ideas, experiences, or concerns in order to facilitate bonding among group
members.
a. True
b. False
List of theories:
A. Adlerian Theory
B. Choice/Reality Therapy
C. Gestalt Theory
D. REBT
E. Transactional Analysis
In a couples' group, the leader draws a diagram on the board that illustrates how the
members of one working couple begin fighting with one another. The leader explains
that one partner says something from the critical parent ego state that triggers the other
partner to react from the child ego state.
This stage is the core of the group process; it is the period when members most benefit
from being in the group
a. Beginning
b. Middle
c. Closing
d. Ending
It is never wise to have group members summarize the session during the closing phase
of a group because they might get it wrong.
a. True
b. False
According to the authors, being clear about the purpose of the group is the most
important group leadership concept to be learned.
a. True
b. False
Which of the following is FALSE? If the leader sees that a change of purpose is
needed, she should
a. make the change without informing the members.
b. use group time to discuss why the change might be helpful.
c. both of the choices are false
d. neither of the choices is false
For gay and lesbian couples' groups, as long as the leader has his or her own healthy
love relationship, it is not necessary for him or her to know and understand the
particular issues facing these couples.
a. True
b. False
It is always important to make clear to group members that they can choose not to
participate in an exercise should they wish not to.
a. True
b. False
When beginning to process an exercise, it is usually best to remain focused on the first
person who speaks, because the leader may never know if other members will make any
comments.
a. True
b. False
When the purpose of a group is clear and well understood by the members, the leader
and the members are more likely to accomplish the goals of the group.
a. True
b. False
Choices:
A. Confidentiality
B. Dual relationships
C. Ethically using exercises
D. Informing members about the group
E. Leader qualification and preparation
F. Leader's role in making referrals
During the first session of a group for survivors of sexual abuse, the leader tells
members the purpose of the group, and informs the members that they can share as
little, or as much as they would like.
Which of the following is NOT a helpful closing skill or technique suggested by the
authors?
a. Cutting off
b. Mini lecture
c. Tying together
d. Drawing out
The acronym, WDEP stands for want, doing ______________, plan.
Once a group is underway and has moved into the middle phase, the leader will want to
continually assess the ____________________ of the group to the members.
Why is it best for the leader to keep his or her eyes open when leading a fantasy
exercise?
Why do the authors believe it is important for counseling group leaders to have a strong
knowledge of theory?
What is 'second session letdown", and how can a group leader prepare to overcome its
potential negative impact upon the group ?
Give examples of exercises that might be helpful to evaluate member progress in group.
Discuss the relationship between focusing on a topic in a group, such as "anger", and
focusing on a person in the group in relation to his or her anger issues.
Explain how the use of a multisensory approach can be helpful to many different group
populations?
REBT uses an A-B-C model to explain feelings and behaviors. The A represents the
_________________ event to be evaluated.
Describe how a leader can set a positive tone in a group of members who are mandated
to attend.
To get members involved in their own work, the leader will sometimes elicit comments
from other members while putting the working member on hold. This technique is
called ______________ off.
When members are bored, confused, or resentful of what they may think is a gimmick
activity, the leader has ____________________ rounds.
What might a leader do to prevent members from trying to "get" him or her?
Leaders who get members to focus on making behavioral changes, such as obtaining
employment or maintaining sobriety, help them to set and obtain
____________________ goals.
What are some of the advantages of group work?

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