Code of Ethics
Theories and Perspectives
Skills
Assessment
Other
100

Define client self-determination.

The right of the client to make their own choices and decisions.

100

What theory/perspective is being described? 

Interacting parts have structural relationships to each other and are separated by boundaries. Disequilibrium may result from changes.

Systems Theory

100

How is summarization different from the other skills like reflection of feeling of paraphrasing?

Used after a subject has been fully discussed, captures both emotion and content, generally a statement and not a question, recaps what the client said.

100

What kind of assessment do we typically use?

Multidimensional Assessment aka Bio-Psycho-Social-Spiritual Assessment (BPSS)

100

List 3 attending behaviors.

body positioning and spatial considerations, touch, tone of voice, silence, furthering responses, facial expressions, eye contact, head movements

200

True or False. Suicidal Ideation needs to be reported and requires breaking confidentiality.

False.

200

What theory/perspective is being described?

Looking at the person in environment we can examine stress and coping measures as well as resources such as attachments and relationships.

Ecological perspective

200

Which skill allows us to point out a discrepancy or inconsistency in a caring and nonthreatening way?

Confrontation

200

What can we do in our assessment write-up to make sure it doesn't sound subjective?

Note supporting facts, behavioral indicators, quotes, etc.

200

Name 2 goals of group work.

Social and relationship skills, task accomplishment and achieving potential, education, social action, support, personal change

300

What does it mean to be competent?

"Provide services and represent themselves only within the boundaries of their education, training, license, certification consultation received, supervised experience" -NASW Code of Ethics

300

What theory/perspective is being described?

Collaborating with clients to assist them in connecting to internal resources and mobilizing connections across systems in ways that increase their mastery and shape their environments.

Empowerment-based practice model

300

Give an example of an open-ended question and a close-ended question.

Open-ended example: What might your life look like if you made that change?

Closed-ended example: When is your court date?

300

True or False. When assessing for suicide risk, it is better to be sensitive and not bring it up or be as forward unless the client brings it up first.

False.

300

What are SMART goals? (What does this acronym mean?)

Specific, Measurable, Agreed upon, Realistic, Time-based

400

In what situations are we required to breach confidentiality?

Harm to self or others, child/elder abuse

400

What theory/perspective is being described?

There is greatness in each of us. Through an authentic therapeutic relationship with unconditional positive regard we can help people work towards expressing their highest potential.

Humanistic theories

400

List and explain 3 pitfalls.

Advice giving, inappropriate use of humor, interrupting the client and abrupt transitions, inappropriate and irrelevant questions, judgmental response, inappropriate self-disclosure, premature confrontation, overwhelming the client with too much info, premature problem solving, offering false assurance/minimizing the problem

400

What does the acronym IS PATH WARM help us assess?

Suicide Risk

400

When should we avoid using confrontation with a client?

If they are extremely emotion, if it is too early in the relationship, or if it is being used too often

500

Name all 6 core social work values

Service, Social Justice, Dignity and Worth of the Person, Importance of Human Relationships, Integrity, Competence, 

500

What theory/perspective is being described?

How one thinks and experiences the world informs behavior. Examine conflicts in belief systems and misperceptions.

Cognitive-behavioral theories

500

What are the 5 primary skills and what are the 4 advanced skills?

Primary: Paraphrasing, Reflection of Feeling, Open-ended question, Close-ended question, Clarification

Advanced: Summarization, Information Giving, Confrontation, Interpretation

500

Name 3 components a multidimensional assessment (BPSS).

Initial Observation/Impressions, Presenting Problem, Strengths-Based Assessment, Person-in-Environment, Physical Functioning, Cognitive Functioning, Spirituality and Religious Functioning, Emotional Functioning, Behavioral Functioning, Family and Social Support, Suicide Assessment, Goals, Motivation for change and Treatment

500

Define transference and counter-transference?

Transference: a client redirecting feelings meant for others onto the therapist

Counter-transference: counselor/therapist projecting feelings unconsciously onto the client

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