SED DS 71040

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
If a member states that she has some unresolved issues from the session, the leader can
do which of the following?
a. Carry the topic into the next session
b. Meet with the member individually after the session
c. Ask other members if they would stay to work on the issue
d. All of the available choices
If one member is slow in understanding the content of a group session, the leader can
do which of the following?
a. Explain the material to the member after the group
b. Ask another member to go to another part of the room and explain
c. Arrange for another member to meet with the confused member after group
d. All of the available choices
Which of the following is NOT an example of a deep processing question?
a. What did you draw on your page?
b. What feelings were stirred up for you?
c. What new understandings did you gain from doing this?
d. What will you do differently based on what you"ve learned about yourself?
Silent members always want to contribute and feel a part of the group, so it is important
for the leader to focus on these members and draw them out.
a. True
b. False
Which of the following represent Transactional Analysis techniques?
a. Chairs, interaction diagrams
b. Irrational beliefs, true/not true diagrams
c. Birth order positions and sibling influences
d. Inner dialogue, bringing the past into the present
Writing during the closing phase of a group, such as in a journal, can be helpful for
members who do well expressing their thoughts and feelings on paper.
a. True
b. False
If an exercise requires an outside reading assignment and one or two members have not
completed that assignment, it's best to abandon the exercise and try something else so
those members don"t feel left out.
a. True
b. False
The authors' leadership model for counseling and therapy groups is based on a model
called impact therapy.
a. True
b. False
A. Counseling
B. Discussion
C. Education
D. Growth
E. Self-help
F. Support
G. Task
A group of boys diagnosed with oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) meet daily in a
residential treatment facility to discuss their problems and focus on improved
functioning in school and at home. The leader often plays an active role to ensure each
session is productive and beneficial for all members.
A. Building trust
B. Changing the format
C. Drawing out
D. Finishing a topic
E. Involving members
F. Processing exercises
G. Warming up members
Shortly before the group is schedule to end for the day, the leader asks members to pair
up and spend five minutes talking about what stood out to them from the session.
Which of the following is FALSE regarding ethical practices when conducting group
a. All persons with an advanced degree are qualified to lead groups.
b. It is the responsibility of the leader to understand group dynamics and processes.
c. A leader must have a thorough knowledge of the subjects being discussed in group.
d. Group members should not attempt any technique unless they are trained to use it.
When drawing a female member out, the leader can use each of the following
techniques EXCEPT
a. a question; encouraging her to comment further.
b. eye contact; looking at her for a few seconds to encourage her to speak.
c. a dyad; pairing her off to talk with another group member.
d. a direct question; asking her opinion, coupled with a hard stare until she speaks.
Which of the following is FALSE regarding ethical practices when working with
groups? The leader should
a. practice within his/her own skill limits.
b. inform members that confidentiality cannot be guaranteed in group.
c. force members to continue with an exercise once it has been started.
d. avoid engaging in business relationships with group members.
When working with groups of persons who are survivors of sexual abuse, the authors
recommend having groups as large as 12 or 14 members so that the members do not
feel they are along in their plight.
a. True
b. False
Explaining how the group will be conducted and the role of the group leader WILL
a. help the group to function more smoothly.
b. ease the tension members feel about participating.
c. allow the members to form expectations about the leader.
d. all of the available choices.
A. Deepening the focus
B. Establishing the focus
C. Holding the focus
D. Shifting the focus
After a break in the session, the leader draws a diagram on a white board as he starts the
session again.
A. Building trust
B. Changing the format
C. Drawing out
D. Finishing a topic
E. Involving members
F. Processing exercises
G. Warming up members
One person has been talking for a while about how his parents' divorce is affecting him.
The leader has noticed that some members no longer seem to be paying attention. The
leader asks each member to comment briefly in a word or phrase about how their
parents' divorce is affecting them.
Screening potential members can be helpful in
a. getting the right mix of members.
b. including members at different stages of the problem.
c. eliminating members that are too emotionally unbalanced.
d. all of the available choices
When a group member breaches confidentiality out of anger, revenge, or idle gossip,
before dismissing the member completely, the authors recommend that the leaders do
all of the following EXCEPT
a. process the member's feelings with him.
b. turn the situation into a learning experience for him.
c. give the group the opportunity to admonish his actions before him.
d. none of the abovethe authors recommend all of these
Leader self-disclosure can be used in group for all of the following reasons EXCEPT
a. work on personal issues.
b. model appropriate sharing.
c. demonstrate how to take risks.
d. encourage members to share personally.
Which of the following is FALSE? During the first session, the leader should
drawmembers out
a. with rounds or dyads.
b. by forcing quiet members to talk.
c. so that members do not feel left out.
d. to reduce anxiety and fear about being in the group.
A. creative use of members
B. guess the problem
C. movement round
D. indirectly working
E. role-play the member
F. spinning off
G. stationary round
To get a member more into his feelings, the leader asks him to sit in front of the other
members and say, "Life is hard for me because"
One member of an addictions group frequently rambles during sessions, often retelling
the same stories over and over. This member has shared that he has trouble relating to
people, and the leader points out the rambling to him and asks others to comment on
how they"ve felt in group about it. In this instance, the leader is providing
a. intense therapy.
b. therapy in a non-therapy group.
c. therapy that focuses on process.
d. therapy for more than one member at the same time.
It is important that the group leader respond to each group member after they make a
a. True
b. False
In some groups, such as educational or discussion groups or even some experiential
groups, dealing for any length of time with a member in psychological pain is not
a. True
b. False
A. Cutting-off
B. Clarifying
C. Drawing-out
D. Encouraging
E. Linking
F. Reflecting
It is the third session and one member has not spoken much. The leader notices that the
member is scared and shy.
Which of the following would NOT be an appropriate therapy group?
a. Teenagers being treated for self injury in an institutional setting
b. Women with eating disorders
c. Victims of sex abuse
d. Parents wanting to improve parenting skills
When a group member comes under attack from another member of a counseling or
therapy group, the leader can preserve trust in the group by
a. explaining that attacks will not be permitted in the group.
b. showing concern and support for the member under attack.
c. discussing how the comments may have been better said, so that the attacking
member could feel heard without hurting others.
d. doing any of the available choices.
The authors recommend that co-leaders use care not to echo each other's words when
using which model of co-leadership?
a. Shared leading
b. Alternate leading
c. Apprentice model
d. None of the choices
As a leader develops a plan for a particular session, it is important that she gives
thought to one or more exercises that will be helpful in making the group go well.
a. True
b. False
Which exercise is LEAST appropriate to use in the first session of a group?
a. Dyad
b. Round
c. Fantasy exercise
d. Sentence completion exercise
When co-leading a group, leaders can provide ______________ to one another after
each session.
How can using the depth chart be helpful to the leader and to members?
How do counseling and therapy groups differ from other groups like growth and
support groups?
Briefly describe a primary technique a leader may use to change the pace of a group.
A simple technique for the leader to use at the closing phase in order to get comments
from each member about the session is the ___________________.
The authors advise against shifting the ________________of the group without
informing members.
The leader should handle criticism about a session without being
What things should the leader consider before letting members choose a dyad partner?
The ASGW Guidelines for Best Practice specify that group leaders are responsible to
explain and discuss both the benefits and the ___________ of group participation.
When leading an exercise, the leader will want to decide whether she
________________ in the exercise or not.
According to the authors, leaders attempting to conduct intensive group therapy must
have good individual _____________________skills.
The most important stage of the Reality Therapy model is __________________.
Leaders can process exercises to a deeper and more meaningful level by asking good,
thought provoking questions that tap into members' ____________________.
How can a group leader use skills such as encouragement and support to help members
to deal with the anxiety of beginning a new group?
Why is it important to focus on group content during the first session?
Describe some techniques a leader can use to help task group members to generate
ideas and options.
Clarity of purpose is the most important factor in determining the
____________________ of the group.
A member who constantly complains about the group or disagrees with other members
of the group and the leader is described by the authors as having _____________
Head nods, facial expressions, tears, and body movement are all examples of
_______________ cues that may provide valuable information to the leader.
By asking a member, "Would you like to work on that?" the leader is trying to obtain a
____________________ with the member to be the focus of the group's attention.

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