COUN 6250 Week 10 Exam with Answers (Summer 2021)




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Exam – Week 10

  1. Which of the following is a clear sign that trust is being built within the group?
  2. A healing capacity develops within the group as members increasingly
  3. underlies much of members’ behavior in the transitional phase.
  4. While group members are sharing extremely personal information, leaders can remind members about as a way of reassuring the member who is disclosing.
  5. A characteristic of many members in beginning groups is the tendency to:
  6. For a group to reach the deepest and most effective levels of the Working Stage, it is essential that members to work through areas of interference that hinder achievement.
  7. A competent therapist remains in the counseling process while maintaining openness about .
  8. Because the practice of group counseling is growing rapidly, it is essential that group
  9. Some participants may engage in , believing they are really working, when in fact they are avoiding addressing and dealing with their own feelings.
  10. Jabir is a Muslim counselee. His counselor is unaware of many aspects of Muslim life, beliefs, etc. Teaching his counselor about these aspects of his life is, according to experts, likely to make him feel:
  11. are characterized by changing membership. As certain members leave, new members are admitted, and the group continues.
  12. provide a valuable opportunity to reinforce and extend the benefits of the work done during therapy sessions.
  13. A counselor meets with a client who is wearing the traditional garb associated with a particular religious group. The counselor holds a negative view of this group’s beliefs in certain matters. The counselor must, as a first step:
  14. Groups displaying nonworking group behaviors may be working but:
  15. Dan, a 34-year-old homosexual construction worker; April, a 21-year-old heterosexual single parent; and Sylvester, a 57-year-old Air Force retiree who underwent a blood- transfusion two years ago have all been recently diagnosed as HIV-positive. All need to address the issues of coping and “getting on with life.” The appropriate setting for achieving this goal would be:
  16. Which of the following is NOT a prompt a leader will use when asking members to complete sentences?
  17. Studies have determined that group therapy is:
  18. If  (s) is/are brought to the forefront and dealt with constructively, a negative can be turned into something therapeutic.
  19. Before groups progress to a level of deeper work, which we refer to as the working stage, they typically experience a:
  20. Which of the following is NOT considered a critical-to-address characteristic of the Transition Stage?
  21. Mort works in a position of authority. He is a college guidance counselor. He is now a member of a court-mandated group. When others speak of their problems, he is always the first to react, even at the risk of cutting off other would-be responders. He seems to speak more than any other member. His behaviors could legitimately be construed as:
  22. Each member must actively work to open him- or herself to others and to addressing the issues that get in the way of doing so.
  23. The self-assessment of group leadership skills will help a beginning leader identify:
  24. Characteristics of a cohesive group include all of the following EXCEPT:
  25. One way for members to share their experience with others outside the group without breaking confidentiality or informed consent is:
  26. A factor to be aware of when terminating a group is the leaders’ own history with
  27. Some members may lack understanding or experience in participating in groups, and their struggle to learn new behavior patterns should not be labeled as .
  28. The done prior to beginning a group helps us learn the history of group members, which enables us to better understand some of their reactions during the group process.
  29. Many short-term psychoeducational groups are structured around:
  30. Which of the following is a characteristic of a working group?
  31. is the ability to tune in to what others are subjectively experiencing and to see the world through their eyes.
  32. Potential additional weight, when screening group prospects, must be given to those who are deemed “difficult” as they:
  33. Members need to face the reality of and learn how to say good-bye.
  34. The process of encourages members to accept responsibility for the outcomes of a group and for changing the style in which they relate to others.
  35. Groups provide a natural laboratory and a sense of that demonstrates to people that they are not alone and that there is hope for creating a different life.
  36. encompasses the values, beliefs, and behaviors shared by a group of people.
  37. The reactions members develop toward the group leader and other members can bring out intense feelings in those who are the target of their reactions.
  38. in the emerging field of interpersonal neurobiology confirms that healing changes can occur in the brain when clients experience a warm, nonjudgmental, empathic relationship with a caring counselor.
  39. The major task is to provide the and the challenge necessary for members to face and resolve conflicts and negative reactions that exist within the group and certain behaviors that stem from their defenses against anxiety.
  40. Members may become more aware of their apprehensions as they experience the group process. As the group moves through the stages:
  41. When you find yourself struggling with an ethical dilemma over a values conflict, the best course to follow is to:
  42. Leaders have a responsibility to discuss any breaches with the group and to take action if a member:
  43. During the initial stage, interventions are aimed at providing encouragement. During theworking stage, the leader will:
  44. All of the following, according to Yalom (2005b), are stated benefits of cohesive groups EXCEPT:
  45. As members successfully interact with one another in the Working Stage, the leader can expect less to be directed toward himself or herself.
  46. The operate to differing degrees in all stages of a group, but they are most often manifested during the working stage.
  47. Leaders should avoid until they have earned that right by building a trusting relationship with the members.
  48. Starting a session with a brief can set the group up to involve as many members as possible in productive work for that session.
  49. Group work often provides the potential to further a agenda:
  50. There is no steadfast rule as to when a leader should or should not .
  51. The setting and reinforcement of clearly spelled-out group norms is a recommended way
  52. Which of the following is of paramount concern when screening and selecting potential group members?
  53. focus on developing members’ cognitive, affective, and behavioral skills through a structured set of procedures within and across group meetings.
  54. When forming a proposal for a group, which of the five general guideline areas would you ask yourself the question: does your proposal contain strategies for evaluating how well the stated objectives were met?
  55. is a form of feedback that is a basic part of a productive group, and also of any healthy relationship.
  56. Isabella continually refers to “Kyle” in what often proves to be lengthy tangents regarding her college years. The name itself evokes a high degree of passion. The group leader can/should:
  57. Alan and Arturo, members of a counseling group, have expressed similar feelings of inadequacy following divorce. Sensing this, the leader attempts to foster a line of communication regarding the commonality of the issue between these members. This attempt to build cohesiveness and interaction is known as:
  58. A behavior in which a group counselor addresses issues by setting an example of himself or herself is known as: