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A social worker is in the market for a new home, and she finds the perfect home that is within her budget and in the ideal location. She completes the loan application; gets approved to purchase the home and they go into escrow. The social worker then discovers that one of her clients is co-owner of the investment property. What should the social worker do in this situation?
Which of the following social work principles is MOST closely related to the advanced directive?
Which of the following statements about HIPAA is untrue?
A client you have been seeing in therapy for several months has been laid off from work and is unable to pay for services. The social worker practice is located in a rural community with minimal services. The client is a painter by trade, and he offers to paint the therapist lobby and office in exchange for services. The therapist has been looking for someone to paint their office for a while and takes the client up on their offer. The client and the therapist discuss how many sessions will be covered in exchange for the paint service. The therapist behavior is:
A social worker is meeting with a 58-year-old male who grew up in the rural south. The social worker quickly learns that the client has values that are vastly different from his own and may affect the course of treatment. What is the social workers BEST course of action?
A 13-year-old child with conduct disorder has been referred for individual therapy. The client has a history of aggressive behavior, substance abuse and truancy. The client confesses to the social worker, “I detest this kid in my class named Fred, he’s a jerk and he’s going to pay.” In this circumstance what should the social worker do FIRST?
Who does privileged communication intend to protect?
A social worker is seeing a client from the middle east. The social worker is not from that region and has little knowledge of the culture and no experience working with this population. The client speaks about the behaviors he engages in, and this makes the social worker uncomfortable but is considering treating the client. What should the social worker’s FIRST step be in this situation?
Which of the following is required under HIPAA’s Privacy Rule?
A social work student in his last year of grad school decides for his thesis statement to research on how structured exercise programs affect behavior in 1st-grade students. Before conducting this research, the social work student must FIRST.
In working with a family, a social worker discovers that the parents are distressed over learning that their 17-year-old son is transgender. They ask the social worker to provide conversion therapy. They believe that this intervention will make their son “normal.” What should the social worker do in this situation?
A client has been court-ordered to receive therapy as a condition for the reinstatement of his driving privileges. The client informs the social worker that he is not interested in taking part in therapy and is only attending therapy to get his privileges restored. Which of the following statements is accurate about informed consent in this circumstance?
A school social worker observes that a student consistently comes into school dirty, disheveled, and is regularly tardy. During the week the social worker sees the student come in with his mother and takes the opportunity to check in with them. The mother states that her son refuses to bathe and regularly wakes up late. She also reports that she lost her job and has been having trouble providing food. What should the social worker do in this situation?
A social worker has been sexually harassed by a coworker for almost a month. The coworker has been making inappropriate comments, unwanted contact, and sexually explicit jokes. The social worker has not addressed the sexual harassment to this point but is now ready to make a complaint. The NASW Code of Ethics suggests the social worker do which of the following FIRST:
A social worker has been subpoenaed to court. In this case, the social worker is required to act as a consultant and a fact witness. This situation is:
An adult female has been seeing a social worker once a week for counseling for 6 months. The client originally sought treatment for depressive symptoms and generalized anxiety after a host of difficult social circumstances including a significant breakup with her boyfriend of 7 years. When the social worker and the client discussed her progress a few weeks ago, they concluded that the treatment’s objectives had been accomplished. As a result, the client is currently preparing to end treatment with the social worker. During the client’s final appointment, she says she would like to maintain a causal relationship with the social worker after she leaves therapy so she can update him on her ongoing developments.
Which of the following statements about client records is correct:
A social worker learns he goes to the same gym as one of his clients. The social worker’s MOST ethical approach would be to:
A 25-year-old patient is self-referred for treatment for depression. The client is a recent college graduate who is currently unemployed and in serious debt. She is living with her parents since she cannot afford to live on her own. She does not have insurance and her treatment is being paid for by her parents. After the first week of treatment the mother calls in to the social workers office and seeks information about the sessions. According to confidentiality guidelines, which of the following is true?
The social worker’s former client calls the social worker to invite her on a date six months after the therapeutic relationship ended. What is the social worker’s BEST response?
A 32-year-old man and his wife come to an outpatient clinic to discuss concerns about mental health. The couple meets with a social worker. When meeting with the couple, the wife shares her concerns about her husband’s ongoing depression and asks that he be seen for individual therapy. The man agrees to the plan and starts seeing the social worker the following week. A few weeks later the wife calls in and asks to be included in the therapy sessions with her husband. In this situation, what should the social worker do?
A client who has been court ordered to treatment shows up late for his first appointment and states that he “doesn’t want to be here at all”. He is resistant to engaging with the social worker and fails to show up for a follow-up appointment. What should the social worker do in this situation?
A social worker is seeing a family who is struggling to adjust following one of their children’s ongoing problems with substance use. The family is having a difficult time setting boundaries with their child and is working to reduce enabling behaviors. The social worker who is treating the family is also a professor at the local college. The social worker asks the clients if she can video tape one of the sessions and the family agrees. Which of the following is true?
A client extends a dinner invitation to her social worker as a thank you during their final therapy session. What should the social worker do in order to act ethically?
Of the following, which is the MOST relevant factor pertaining to individuals who are receiving individual therapy through private insurance?
A social worker has recently discovered that one of their patients goes to the same self-help group. According to the code of ethics, what is the social workers BEST course of action?
A social worker has been seeing a couple for counseling for a few months. The wife occasionally calls to make changes to their schedule if the couple will be out of town or plans to miss a session. The wife can be talkative on the phone and get off track if the social worker does not keep her on task. During this phone call the woman discusses some information that has not been previously shared in their sessions. The woman asks the social worker to keep this information in confidence. How should the social worker respond?
A social worker’s client is searching for additional work to help with his expenses. He reveals that he worked as a mechanic and asks the social worker if she knows someone who might need their car repaired. The social worker gives the client the number of a friend who needs his car fixed. Which of the following BEST describes the actions of a social worker?
Why would a social worker talk to his clients about the laws governing elder and dependent abuse reporting?
Of the following examples, which is the BEST example of self-determination?
After several months of working with both parents, the social worker begins working with the mother only. Shortly thereafter, the couple gets a divorce, and the social worker receives a request for records from a custody evaluator. Who needs to sign the release form so that the evaluator can access the records?
A 19-year-old client reports feeling uneasy in social settings and “dreads” meeting new people. She states that it is tough for her to find work because it is difficult to get along with her coworkers. In her next session with the social worker, the client reveals that her cousin sexually assaulted her when she was 13. She still runs into this cousin at family functions and being around him makes her anxious. She notes that her cousin is working in a position that requires him to interact with children of all ages. In this situation, what should the social worker do?
Parents fail to provide necessary food, clothing, shelter, and provide inappropriate supervision. As a result of this neglect the child is removed from the home. Because the boy has been removed from the home the court appoints a representative to look after the child’s best interests. What is this court appointed representative called?
A 25-year-old man with antisocial personality disorder was recently released from inpatient treatment center after a 180-day hold for homicidal behavior. The client has had symptoms of conduct disorder since adolescence and abuses alcohol and other substances. The client meets for an initial session, and he contests the social worker’s right to enquire about his personal life and rejects her attempts to build rapport. The client was in treatment for 180-day because he had made credible threats to harm members of a nearby church. He claims to worship the devil and believes that those who follow God are stupid. The social worker may refer this man to other services for all the following reasons, EXCEPT?
You are seeing a gay couple in therapy, and they tell you that they are thinking about having a baby. How should the social worker respond?
A patient comes into the office and would like to discuss his mental health concerns. He meets with his primary care doctor and reports significant symptoms of depression. The patient also reports a loss of interest in most areas of life and is having trouble sleeping. The doctor sends the patient to meet with the social worker to discuss his ongoing concerns. Given the patients presenting concerns the social worker first administers the Beck Depression Inventory. During the assessment, the patient reports severe symptoms of depression and scores very high. In this situation, the social worker should:
A social worker is seeing a patient who was recently discharged from an inpatient treatment center for dual diagnoses. The patient is diagnosed with bipolar disorder and alcohol use disorder. The patient comes in for treatment and states that he has stopped taking his lithium because “I feel great, and I no longer need it”. The patient also reports that he has been up for two days without sleeping and started drinking again. What should the social worker do first?
When it comes to maintaining confidentiality in group therapy, the social worker leading the group should:
A social worker meets with a college student who presented to the emergency department for a dog bite. During the assessment, the student reports abusing dogs and report’s hearing internal voices commanding him to hurt his chemistry professor. What should the social worker do FIRST?
A client is in therapy because of a court order for drug trafficking and substance abuse. The client admits to using marijuana recently but begs the social worker not to tell the judge for fear of being sent back to jail. What should the social worker do in this situation?
A family has been referred to a social worker following a report that 12-month-old infant has been injured in an accident. Upon meeting with the family, it came to light that the 4-year-old daughter pushed the 12-month-old off the couch. The mother is anxious and fears for the child and doesn’t know what to do about the situation. She claims that she has tried everything but that the sister despises the 12-month-old. She states that she recently caught the daughter covering the boy’s head with a stuffed animal causing the infant distress. What should be the social workers first steps?
A social worker approaches his client who works as a stockbroker for stock market tips. This illustrates:
A 12-year-old boy is sent to therapy by his mother, who notes that her child’s behavior has recently changed. During the initial interview with the boy, he reports being sexually molested by a cousin for two years. What is the social worker’s BEST course of action?
The state licensing boards’ mandate is to:
A social worker is seeing a 16-year-old client who has been emancipated by the court. Which of the following is true in this situation?
According to the Indian Child Welfare Act, which of the following are necessary for adoptions involving Native American children?
A recently licensed social worker also has a Ph.D. in philosophy. The social worker is looking forward to using her philosophical approach to guide her approach in the social work field. If the social worker were to advertise her services, what information would she be able to include?
A social worker receives a phone call from a man who is seeking therapy. The social worker discovers that the man is the ex-husband of a client she is currently treating. The man and her client have been divorced for over a year. The man requests a meeting with the social worker because he wants to begin therapy right away. The social worker should:
You have recently started seeing a 46-year-old male with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. The client has significant problems with repetitive handwashing and other hygiene compulsion. While running your usual errands on the weekend you see your clients and his son at the grocery store. As an ethical social worker, what is the BEST way to respond to seeing your client in public?
A foster care social worker who provides family therapy realizes that one of the children in a family receiving services reminds him of his son who died two years ago in a car accident. The social worker notices that he identifies with the child in the family sessions. In this situation what should the social worker do NEXT?