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A client meets with a social worker following a sexual assault. Due to the client’s recent trauma, the social worker has recommended crisis intervention therapy. The social worker informs the client that therapy will be six to eight weeks. Why is a period of six to eight weeks ideal for crisis intervention?
A social worker receives a referral for a 55-year-old married male who is abusing alcohol. The client appears insecure despite acting tough. When the social worker asked questions about his childhood, he becomes aggressive and angry. He makes a passing reference to witnessing domestic violence as a child but chooses not to go into detail. He denies having a drinking problem and attributes his professional shortcomings to his supervisors. Despite being married for ten years, the client won’t allow the social worker to speak to his wife. Based on this situation, what should the social worker most suspect is true about this client given this information?
A 30-year-old meets with a social worker for individual therapy. The client describes having a persistent pattern of passivity, dependency, and manipulativeness. According to psychosexual development, this client’s fixation is associated with what stage?
Which of the following is MOST likely to indicate a conflict between trust and mistrust?
A child can provide answers to simple questions, dress and undress themselves semi-independently, and play group games with other children. Additionally, the child can also say his full name and ask questions that start with “what,” “where,” and “who.” At approximately what age do these abilities MOST likely begin?
A client reports that she struggles to manage her ongoing anxiety. Which of the following would the social worker MOST suspect as the root of the client’s anxiety if the social worker used a psychoanalytic perspective?
A 3.5-year-old child who was involved in a subway accident two weeks ago with her nanny is being evaluated by a social worker. Although no one was seriously hurt, the girl’s parents are concerned because the girl has been anxious since the accident happened. The parents have considered avoiding using public transportation to keep the girl’s anxiety to a minimum. The parents want the social worker to assess whether the girl has any memories of the accident and if she fears riding the subway. When exploring the parent’s questions, the social worker should be aware of the following?
A clinical social worker is treating a 22-year-old client with a borderline personality disorder. The social worker will be utilizing a psychodynamic approach during the sessions. The social worker will MOST likely focus on which of the following?
Genetic factors have been MOST frequently associated with the following psychiatric disorders:
A client who is seven-month-pregnant meets with the social worker for resources. The client reports that she has not had any prenatal care and is unable to afford healthy food. The social worker arranges for the client to see a doctor and provides her with Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) resources. The client is grateful and becomes tearful. The client tells the social worker that her husband cannot find out she is receiving assistance because he will hurt her. What should the social worker do?
A social worker meets with a newly divorced father and his 17-year-old son for an initial intake. The father is seeking guidance because he’s worried about his son’s disobedience. When the social worker asks the client about the son’s behavior, the client states that his son occasionally stays out past his curfew, talks back, excels in school, and has a large circle of friends. Based on this information, what is the social worker’s BEST course of action?
A social worker at a mental health clinic meets with a middle-aged couple seeking therapy after their youngest child moves cross country to attend college. The couple report, feeling “at a loss.” In assessing this couple, the social worker should focus on which of the following?
According to the psychoanalytic theory, when a patient starts to become aware of suppressed memories which of the following is the MOST likely outcome?
An adolescent has just entered Kohlberg’s conventional morality stage. He is most likely to follow rules to:
A social worker meets with a college student who is concerned about frequently leaving tasks unfinished. This behavior has resulted in conflicts with her roommate and job loss. To assess this behavior, what should the social worker do NEXT?
A social worker meets with a 65-year-old female who is set to retire next year after working for forty years as a nurse. She asks the social worker for advice to help her prepare for this change. The social worker is an expert in gerontology and familiar with research on well-being in retirement. The social worker would most likely tell the client which of the following?
A social worker meets with the parents of a 13-month-old girl. The parents report that their daughter was born with clubfoot, and the orthopedic surgeon has been able to treat her successfully without any surgeries. They add that the daughter has no vocabulary and can only comprehend what people say. What action might the social worker suggest the parents take in response to this?
A social worker makes a home visit with 70-year-old male who shares a home with his unemployed son. The son moved in after completing graduate school six months ago. During the assessment, the social worker notices that the man repeats himself and appears disoriented. The son reports that his father is extremely forgetful, and this “irks” him because he has other things to worry about. What should the social worker be MOST concerned about in this situation?
A social worker is meeting with a family for an initial assessment due to struggles within the nuclear family. The social worker is an expert in the family life cycle. A family life cycle expert would be MOST likely to interpret the symptoms within family as which of the following?
A 3-year-old is told that her parents will be taking a second honeymoon and will be gone for a week. The parents tell the child that she will be staying with her grandparents. According to the preoperational stage of development, she is MOST likely to react in which of the following ways:
A client is a 40-year-old man who tends to be passive in his relationships and worries a lot. He reports that his wife becomes annoyed because he is not ambitious at work. The client reports being unhappy and feeling inadequate. Based on the facts provided, what is the man’s condition?
A social worker is providing case management services for clients in subsidized housing. The social worker notes pervasive helplessness that keeps many clients from seeking workforce referrals. What is the BEST action for the social worker to take to empower these clients?
Which of the following is NOT a justification for taking a child out of their home and placing them in foster care?
A social worker at a preschool meets with the parents of a 3-year-old boy. The parents request that the social worker complete a comprehensive evaluation of their child because he doesn’t want to play with other children. They are concerned that he might have Autism Spectrum Disorder because he prefers to play alone instead of interacting with other children. When questioned by the social worker, the parents report no other substantial worries or concerns about the boy. What should the social worker do FIRST?
According to Erikson, a conflict between trust and mistrust is MOST likely to be present in which of the following examples?
Which of the following disorders is MOST likely to have symptoms resolve by the time a child reaches adulthood?
The preferred goal for permanency planning is:
During an initial interview with an 80-year-old Hispanic male, he reports that he was referred by his daughter for therapy because she is worried about his well-being. He explains that he frequently enjoys reading in his office alone and spends nearly every afternoon watching people in the neighborhood park by himself. The client, however, is adamant that nothing is wrong, and that he “just prefers to be alone.”Based on this information, what is the MOST likely hypothesis?
A social worker at a mental health clinic has been meeting with an 8-year-old boy who was placed in foster care due to emotional abuse. The boy turns away and stops interacting whenever the social worker brings up his parents. This behavior continues until the topic is changed. Which intervention will work BEST for the social worker?
A 22-year-old, unmarried Native American male is seeking therapy at the recommendation of his primary care provider for depressive symptoms. During the initial assessment, the client states that he is anxious about seeking therapy. The client is most likely to do which of the following during the session if he adheres to Native American tradition?
A social worker is facilitating a women’s group for survivors of sexual abuse. A client who identifies as transgender wants to join the group. In this situation, what is the BEST response by the social worker?
A social worker meets with a couple for end-of-life support. The social worker meets with the patient and his wife at the bedside. The patient is diagnosed with terminal cancer and was told by his oncologist that he has a poor prognosis and only has a few months to live. During the session, the client asks his wife to help him plan their annual family summer vacation to Maine, which will take place a few months after his chemotherapy treatment is expected to end. His wife states, “honey, you won’t be here with us.” The patient states, “I have asked God to keep me safe and protect me until then.” According to Kubler-Ross’s theory of death and dying, the client’s behavior is MOST characteristic of
A mother and her 18-month-old son are referred to therapy by the Department of Children and Family Services. The mother was hospitalized in an inpatient unit for postpartum depression for four months of her son’s life, and the boy was subsequently placed in foster care. Since then, the mother has experienced several episodes that require further hospitalization. The mother reports that her son is very anxious when she leaves the room, yet when she returns, he becomes quite fussy and appears upset with her. She reports that managing his reactions can be extremely difficult, as she is currently battling depression. Based on the mother’s reports the son could BEST describe as having?
What is the critical period for forming an attachment, according to Bowlby?
Which of the following statements regarding the elements that impact a group’s cohesiveness is true?
A social worker at a mental health clinic is meeting with a 16-year-old boy who has been referred by the juvenile court after being detained for vandalism. The client frequently skips classes and claims that his only future goals are to have fun and join a gang. He doesn’t think anyone should be able to tell him what to do or how to act. Which of the following is LEAST likely to be true given this information and the client’s age?
Which of the following BEST describes the delivery of subpar healthcare to people of minority populations, the absence of preventative health programs in minority communities, and the lack of high-quality healthcare near these communities?
A 24-year-old man was admitted to an inpatient unit and has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder. After two-weeks, he is stabilized on medication and ready for discharge. The client will be returning to his parent’s house for additional support. In accordance with the concept of homeostasis, which of the following is LEAST likely to happen when the client returns to his family’s life?
An internal locus of control is associated with which of the following?
A social worker meets for individual therapy with a 10-year-old Asian American who was adopted by a Hispanic family at 3 years of age. The social worker asks about the client’s heritage, but the client shows no interest and quickly changes the topic. What is the MOST probable reason for this?
A client meets with a social worker and reports that he is worried because his 4-year-old daughter has an imaginary playmate named “Isabelle.” What should the social worker do FIRST?
At what stage of psychosexual development can fixation lead to obsessive-compulsive behavior, according to Sigmund Freud?
A client’s mother dies from complications related to an untreated urinary tract infection. The client, who doesn’t have a urinary tract infection, begins experiencing medical symptoms resembling those experienced by his mother. The client is experiencing which of the following defense mechanisms?
The primary foundation of the Psychosocial Model is:
A social worker is meeting with a single father whose 8-year-old daughter was just diagnosed with Leukemia. The dad is unsure how much information to disclose about the girl’s illness. The social worker is most likely to recommend that the father do which of the following?
A 15-year-old teenager is MOST likely to develop a healthy sense of autonomy if her caregivers:
A seven year boy is unable to communicate his feelings about his present situation in an appropriate manner. The Best course of action is to attempt to engage him in alternate communication techniques by:
A 13-year-old was sexually abused for six years by her foster parents. The teenager is LEAST likely to exhibit which of the following as a result of the sexual abuse?
Children raised by authoritarian parents are often:
A social worker is preparing to terminate therapy services with a 20-year-old client who has accomplished all her treatment goals. The client starts exhibiting some of the symptoms she had at the beginning of treatment throughout the termination session. Based on the psychodynamic perspective, what is happening with the client?