Interviewing And Counselling

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Counselling Quizzes & Trivia

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  • 1. 
    Counselling is defined by
    • A. 

      The needs of the client

    • B. 

      The mandate of the agency

    • C. 

      The expertise of the counsellor

    • D. 

      All of the above

    • E. 

      None of the above

  • 2. 
    Counselling may involve
    • A. 

      Helping clients make decisions

    • B. 

      Support

    • C. 

      Teaching clients new skills

    • D. 

      Mediating relationship problems

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    Ethics are
    • A. 

      Skill sets

    • B. 

      What a person values as important

    • C. 

      Principles of acceptable conduct

    • D. 

      The core conditions of counselling

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 4. 
    Counselling contracts
    • A. 

      Address roles and responsibilities

    • B. 

      Define the work to be done

    • C. 

      Address the intended purpose of the counselling relationship

    • D. 

      Specify the focus of discussion

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Empowering skills
    • A. 

      Help clients develop control and self-esteem

    • B. 

      Represent an abuse of the power relationship

    • C. 

      Help counsellors manage the flow of the interview

    • D. 

      Require involuntary clients to accept counselling

    • E. 

      Are strictly prohibited by professional codes of ethics

    • F. 

      Are appropriate only in the context of a trusting relationship

  • 6. 
    Which of the following is an example of a directive
    • A. 

      "Uh huh"

    • B. 

      What do you expect to achieve from counselling?

    • C. 

      How do you feel?

    • D. 

      Give me an example

    • E. 

      It sounds like you are feeling sad.

    • F. 

      "No!"

  • 7. 
    Active listening involves
    • A. 

      Silence

    • B. 

      Asking questions

    • C. 

      Attending

    • D. 

      Summarizing

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 8. 
    Objectivity is best described as
    • A. 

      Counselling all clients using the same skills and strategies

    • B. 

      Recognizing client strengths

    • C. 

      Relating to clients without allowing bias to di stort judgement

    • D. 

      Principles of correct ethical behaviour

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 9. 
    Rescuing
    • A. 

      Protects clients from dealing with painful issues or feelings

    • B. 

      Arises from the counsellors need to avoid tension

    • C. 

      Is a misuse of the supportive function of counselling

    • D. 

      Doing for clients what they should be doing for themselves

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 10. 
    Which of the following represents a "dual relationship"
    • A. 

      Having sex with a client

    • B. 

      Buying a car from a client

    • C. 

      Co-signing a loan for a client

    • D. 

      Social involvement with a client

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 11. 
    Absolute confidentiality means
    • A. 

      Counsellors can share information only with the police if there is an emergency

    • B. 

      Counsellors cannot share information with anyone

    • C. 

      Counsellors can share information only within the agency

    • D. 

      Counsellors can share information if they have permission from the court

    • E. 

      Counsellors must consult supervisors before sharing information

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 12. 
    Relative confidentiality means
    • A. 

      Counsellors can share information only with the police if there is an emergency

    • B. 

      Counsellors cannot share information with anyone

    • C. 

      Counsellors can share information with their clients family members

    • D. 

      Counsellors can share information if they have permission from the court

    • E. 

      Confidentiality cannot be guaranteed because of legal constraints

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 13. 
    Which of the following are considered "core conditions"
    • A. 

      Warmth

    • B. 

      Empathy

    • C. 

      Genuineness

    • D. 

      A and b above

    • E. 

      A and c above

    • F. 

      A, b, and c

  • 14. 
    The work of the beginning phase involves
    • A. 

      Developing a relationship

    • B. 

      Problem exploration

    • C. 

      Relationship contract

    • D. 

      Creating safety so that clients will engage with counselling

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 15. 
    Abraham Maslow is famous for developing
    • A. 

      Modem theories of counselling

    • B. 

      Procedures for working with resistant clients

    • C. 

      Human stages of growth and development

    • D. 

      The hierarchy of needs

    • E. 

      Theories on the nature of counselling relationships

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 16. 
    Transference involves
    • A. 

      Referring clients to appropriate community resources

    • B. 

      Communicating with someone the same way you communicated with significant people in the past

    • C. 

      The tendency of some clients to seek service from multiple agencies

    • D. 

      Imposition of cultural values

    • E. 

      Projecting your feelings on others

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 17. 
    Counter transference involves
    • A. 

      Strategies for dealing with transference

    • B. 

      The tendency of counsellors to inappropriately shift feelings to clients

    • C. 

      Resistance to referral

    • D. 

      Intake bias

    • E. 

      Failure to utilize the strengths approach

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 18. 
    Empowerment involves
    • A. 

      Misuse of authority

    • B. 

      Use of authority to require change

    • C. 

      Taking charge of clients lives

    • D. 

      Encouraging clients to take control

    • E. 

      Government acts and regulations

    • F. 

      A state of learned helplessness

  • 19. 
    All but one of the following is true
    • A. 

      Good listeners ask questions

    • B. 

      Listening is a fundamental building block for the counselling relationship

    • C. 

      When counsellors listen to clients, clients become better able to listen to themselves

    • D. 

      Silence confirms that counsellors are listening

    • E. 

      Effective listening requires attention to the non verbal channel of communication

    • F. 

      All of the above are true

  • 20. 
    Good listeners
    • A. 

      Predict what others might say

    • B. 

      Offer advice at the earliest possible moment in order to relieve pain

    • C. 

      Make assumptions based on past experiences

    • D. 

      Remain silent

    • E. 

      Use skills such as summarizing and questions to insure they understand

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 21. 
    Attending is best described as
    • A. 

      Encouraging clients to adhere to the work ethic

    • B. 

      Making appropriate use of silence

    • C. 

      Controlling the interviewing with questions and directives

    • D. 

      The way counsellors communicate to clients that they are ready, willing, and able to listen

    • E. 

      Managed involvement

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 22. 
    Paraphrasing is best described as
    • A. 

      Summarizing

    • B. 

      Repeating verbatim what has been said

    • C. 

      Pseudo-meaning

    • D. 

      Restating the client's statements from a different angle

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 23. 
    Paraphrasing is a useful way to
    • A. 

      Help clients organize their thoughts

    • B. 

      Confirm that you are listening

    • C. 

      Provide an opportunity for clients to correct distortions

    • D. 

      Develop the counselling relationship

    • E. 

      Potentially all of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 24. 
    Summarizing is a useful way to
    • A. 

      Organize data and sum up ideas

    • B. 

      Control assumptions

    • C. 

      Suggest solutions

    • D. 

      Promote problem solving

    • E. 

      A and b above

    • F. 

      C and d above

  • 25. 
    Leading questions
    • A. 

      Manipulate clients

    • B. 

      Are used to promote the change process

    • C. 

      Communicate to clients that we are following their directions

    • D. 

      Promote client self-determination

    • E. 

      Are essential for focusing the interview

    • F. 

      None ofthe above

  • 26. 
    • A. 

      Don't you think you should tell her?

    • B. 

      What do you think you should do?

    • C. 

      How do you feel?

    • D. 

      Why don't you tell me what your preference is?

    • E. 

      Go on, tell me more.

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 27. 
    As a general rule "Why" questions
    • A. 

      Are essential tools for finding out the root causes of problems

    • B. 

      Give clients an opportunity to explain their behaviour

    • C. 

      Should be used cautiously

    • D. 

      May suggest judgment, disapproval, or embedded advice

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 28. 
    Closed questions
    • A. 

      Usually begin with "Who" "What" "Where" When" or "Why"

    • B. 

      Encourage clients to give detailed answers

    • C. 

      Can be answered with a yes or no

    • D. 

      Manipulate clients to give the correct answer

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 29. 
    Open questions
    • A. 

      Should be avoided in the early phases of the interview

    • B. 

      Are best utilized only after a trusting relationship is established

    • C. 

      Provide freedom for clients to answer in the way they choose

    • D. 

      Are difficult to answer with a simple yes or no

    • E. 

      A and b above

    • F. 

      C and d above

  • 30. 
    Indirect questions
    • A. 

      Should be avoided

    • B. 

      Are used to provide essential focus to the interview

    • C. 

      Establish counsellor control of the interview

    • D. 

      Are statements that have the same effect as questions

    • E. 

      Can be answered yes or no

    • F. 

      Give clients direction

  • 31. 
    Simple encouragers are
    • A. 

      Condescending to clients and should be avoided

    • B. 

      Useful for clients who have limited intelligence

    • C. 

      Phrases or gestures that encourage clients

    • D. 

      Short closed questions

    • E. 

      Short open questions

    • F. 

      Short open or closed questions

  • 32. 
    Which of the following is an example of a simple encourager?
    • A. 

      Tell me more

    • B. 

      Yes, go on.

    • C. 

      What are some of the obstacles that you have faced?

    • D. 

      Do you agree?

    • E. 

      A and b above

    • F. 

      C and d above

  • 33. 
    The cognitive area is associated with
    • A. 

      Thinking

    • B. 

      Feeling

    • C. 

      Behaviour

    • D. 

      Feeling and behaviour

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 34. 
    The affective area is associated with
    • A. 

      Behaviour

    • B. 

      Emotions

    • C. 

      Self-talk

    • D. 

      The impact of one 's behaviour on others

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 35. 
    Which of the following is an example of a directive?
    • A. 

      Tell me more.

    • B. 

      What do you mean?

    • C. 

      Did you mean to say that you are finished with the relationship

    • D. 

      What are you going to do?

    • E. 

      It sounds like you are feeling sad.

    • F. 

      No!

  • 36. 
    Non verbal communication may
    • A. 

      Contradict verbal messages

    • B. 

      Confirm ideas

    • C. 

      Substitute for verbal communication

    • D. 

      Vary because of cultural and individual differences

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 37. 
    Affect (as defined by the text) is a term used to
    • A. 

      List the consequences of behaviour

    • B. 

      Consider indirect communication

    • C. 

      Describe how people express emotions

    • D. 

      Describe the natural tendency of counsellors to be touched by the pain of their clients

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 38. 
    Empathy involves
    • A. 

      Understanding the emotions of others

    • B. 

      Communicating understanding

    • C. 

      Experiencing the emotions of others

    • D. 

      Feeling sorry for clients

    • E. 

      A and b above

    • F. 

      C and d above

  • 39. 
    Sympathy differs from empathy in that
    • A. 

      Empathic responses attend to the client's feelings

    • B. 

      Sympathetic responses are related to the counsellor's feelings

    • C. 

      Empathy is associated with both counsellor and client feelings

    • D. 

      Sympathy is an essential component of empathy

    • E. 

      A and b above

    • F. 

      All of the above

  • 40. 
    Empowerment involves
    • A. 

      Taking charge of the interview

    • B. 

      Energizing the helping process

    • C. 

      Helping clients discover personal strengths and capacities

    • D. 

      Use of authority to require change

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 41. 
    Resistance may originate because of
    • A. 

      Problems in the counselling relationship

    • B. 

      Failure of the client to perceive a problem

    • C. 

      Belief that taking help is a sign of weakness

    • D. 

      Fear of change

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 42. 
    DSM-IV-TR is best described as a
    • A. 

      Book on best treatment strategies

    • B. 

      Classification system for mental disorders

    • C. 

      Dictionary of different counselling philosophies

    • D. 

      Physicians guide to physical illness

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 43. 
    The Global Assessment of Functioning Scale (OAF) is used to
    • A. 

      Measure the demographics of mental disorders around the world

    • B. 

      Scale a person's highest level of social, occupational, and psychological functioning

    • C. 

      Make cross-cultural decisions

    • D. 

      Rate the severity of psychotic symptoms

    • E. 

      Compare how different individuals handle mental disorders

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 44. 
    Residential schools in Canada
    • A. 

      Are associated with well-documented physical and sexual abuse

    • B. 

      Forced children to accept Christian values

    • C. 

      Assisted First Nations people to assimilate

    • D. 

      Provided opportunity for wealthy Canadians to school their children

    • E. 

      A and b above

    • F. 

      C and d above

  • 45. 
    Aboriginals are
    • A. 

      English settlers to Canada

    • B. 

      French and English settlers to Canada

    • C. 

      Indians, Metis, and Inuit

    • D. 

      Recent immigrants

    • E. 

      All of the above

    • F. 

      None of the above

  • 46. 
    The term Status Indian refers to
    • A. 

      Aboriginals who occupy positions of authority

    • B. 

      Indians registered under the Indian Act of Canada

    • C. 

      Legal immigrants from India

    • D. 

      Any person with more than 25% Indian ancestry

    • E. 

      An elder

    • F. 

      None of the above