SED CE 92468

Document Type
Test Prep
Book Title
Group Counseling: Strategies and Skills 8th Edition
Christine J. Schimmel, Ed E. Jacobs, Riley L. Harvill, Robert L. L. Masson
When processing an exercise, it is important that the leader makes each member share
a. True
b. False
When planning a second session of a group, the leader should be aware of a possible
"let down" in the energy level of the members.
a. True
b. False
The use of which of the following exercises is the most likely to build trust among
a. Rounds
b. Fantasy
c. Creative props
d. Common reading
When leading a group with two mutually hostile members, the leader should do each of
the following EXCEPT
a. get the members to like each other.
b. meet privately with each member to identify issues.
c. focus on how the members came to dislike one another.
d. obtain a commitment from each member to work on the issue in group.
When the leader is pressed for time, dyads can be an excellent way to end a topic
because this gives all the members a chance to talk.
a. True
b. False
When a leader believes the topic a member has brought up has relevance for the entire
group, she may want to shift the focus from that member to the topic.
a. True
b. False
Group decision exercises can be used to explore how well people in a group work
together and have a cooperative attitude.
a. True
b. False
When beginning a round, it is best to start with a member who tends to be neutral or
positive about the group experience than a member the leader knows has negative
a. True
b. False
When there are mutually hostile members in a group, the leader should let the members
take a vote on which should be asked to leave the group.
a. True
b. False
A. Cutting off
B. Drawing out
One member has been silent most of the session. There are 10 minutes remaining in the
group for this week and he has something painful to share.
Whenever a member cries in a group situation, the leader should encourage all the
members to gather around and give that member support.
a. True
b. False
Saying, "Can we wait a moment on that until John is finished?," is an example of
a. shifting the focus to John.
b. holding the focus on John.
c. holding the focus on a topic.
d. shifting the focus from an activity.
All of the following represent reasons for group leaders to use exercises EXCEPT
a. To generate interest and energy
b. To deepen the group's focus
c. To keep members from arguing
d. To provide information
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is based on the principle that one's thoughts cause
one's feelings.
a. True
b. False
List of theories:
A. Adlerian Theory
B. Choice/Reality Therapy
C. Gestalt Theory
E. Transactional Analysis
The leader describes one member's "angering" behavior as a result of a lack of power in
his life. The group discusses short-term goals to help the member.
When closing a session, the leader wants to give each member a chance to talk in depth
about what occurred in group. The BEST way to do this is to ask members to
a. comment in a round.
b. talk with a neighbor about their thoughts.
c. rate the power of the session on a scale of 1-10.
d. share a word or phrase that captures what stands out to them.
The leader can set the tone for group by
a. using words
b. using actions
c. directing what takes place in group
d. all of the available choices
One way to draw out a member while giving her an "out" is to maintain a lot of eye
contact with that member while speaking to the entire group.
a. True
b. False
An effective leader does not pay attention to time in a therapy group because such a
concern distracts the leader from the real purpose of the group.
a. True
b. False
Which of the following represents a mistake in group planning?
a. Failing to plan the group
b. Over planning the group
c. Using exercises that are inappropriate for the group
d. All of the available choices
Understanding group dynamics, group process, group leadership skills, and group
development, addresses which of the following ethical responsibilities?
a. Knowledge
b. Dual relationships
c. Leader preparation and qualifications
d. Informing members about the group
As long as a group leader is clear about the purpose of a group, members usually figure
it out on their own.
a. True
b. False
It is important for a leader to identify allies because they may be helpful
a. when starting a discussion or exercise.
b. when role-playing to demonstrate an idea.
c. to pair with a member who is very upset.
d. all of the available choices.
Dyads are NOT recommended for members who are
a. mandated to attend the group.
b. afraid to talk in a large group.
c. completing an exercise.
d. warmed up and ready to share thoughts on an issue.
For groups with a culturally diverse membership, this stage may need to last a couple of
sessions or longer because members may be uncomfortable with one another.
a. closing
b. transition
c. beginning
d. middle/working
According to the textbook, Outcome goals in therapy groups are goals that pertain to
behavior changes in the member's life, such as obtaining employment, improving an
interpersonal relationship, maintaining sobriety, or feeling greater self-esteem.
a. True
b. False
A small chair or a large piece of paper with a word on it can __________ the group's
a. Hold
b. Shift
c. Deepen
d. A and C
When closing the first session of a group, to the extent possible, the leader will want to
check each member's reaction to the experience.
a. True
b. False
When members are silent in group because they are unprepared to participate, the
authors suggest
a. attempting to draw them out.
b. finding a way to motivate them to complete assigned work.
c. reprimanding them for being unprepared for group.
d. ignoring them.
Reflection of content or feeling in a group setting may be used to
a. energize the members in the group.
b. provide a model for self-disclosure.
c. get other members to like one member.
d. help a member become more aware of what he or she is saying.
It is usually best to let "the clock" end a group rather than trying to guide the members
to a closing, especially when the session has been an interesting one.
a. True
b. False
One sign of the storming stage of a group is
a. Increased group cohesion
b. Increased conflict between members
c. Increased comfort among members
d. Increased productivity among members
In solution-focused therapy, the focus is on "positive coping".
a. True
b. False
Why is it a mistake to overuse rounds?
Discuss why using an exercise in the beginning phase of the group session might be
helpful for members and the leader.
To avoid confusion or anger among the members, the leader should clarify that she may,
at times, use _________________ as a technique to help maintain the focus of the
How do the interaction patterns of members effect group dynamics?
How might a member benefit from being worked with indirectly?
When might using rounds be more advantageous than using dyads?
Leaders who rigidly follow their plan, even when their plan is not working, demonstrate
lack of __________________.
If the purpose of a group evolves over several sessions to a different purpose, what are
strategies the leader can use to make sure the transition to the new purpose goes
Why do the authors state that focusing on the present when conducting past-centered
exercises is generally more productive than focusing solely on the past?
An effective group leader will _____________ skills and behaviors he would like group
members to demonstrate.
Why might it be advantageous for a couple to co-lead a group for couples?
What does the leader need to consider when planning multiple purposes for a group?
The authors recommend a co-leading model to handle the complex dynamics associated
with leading ___________________ groups.
What is the status of research in the field of group work?
When leading groups of children, especially those with behavior problems, the leader
must carefully ______________ the potential members in order to make certain each is
a good fit for the group.
Conflict among members, testing the leader, and resistance are characteristic of the
_____________ stage described by Corey (2007).

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