Basic Counselling Skills - Qp2

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  • 1. 

    The initial session sets both counsellor and client on course, and creates a structure to which the counsellor can return again and again.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    The initial session in counseling is crucial as it establishes a foundation for the therapeutic relationship between the counselor and the client. It helps to set the goals and objectives of the counseling process, creates a safe and comfortable environment for the client, and allows the counselor to gather important information about the client's background, concerns, and needs. This initial session also provides a structure that the counselor can refer back to throughout the counseling process, ensuring that progress is being made and that the client's needs are being met. Therefore, the statement is true.

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  • 2. 

    The tasks required in the initial session includes: (Select four)

    • A.

      Empathise with the client's emotional state and situation.

    • B.

      Create a mirror in which the client can examine himself and his life objectively.

    • C.

      Serve as an ego surrogate to guide the client toward action.

    • D.

      Present a spirit of judgement balanced with confrontation.

    • E.

      Search for motivational hooks which might serve to assist in the client's recovery.

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. Empathise with the client's emotional state and situation.
    B. Create a mirror in which the client can examine himself and his life objectively.
    C. Serve as an ego surrogate to guide the client toward action.
    E. Search for motivational hooks which might serve to assist in the client's recovery.
    Explanation
    The initial session tasks involve empathizing with the client's emotional state and situation, creating a mirror for the client to objectively examine themselves and their life, serving as an ego surrogate to guide the client towards taking action, and searching for motivational hooks to assist in the client's recovery. These tasks aim to establish a connection with the client, provide them with a fresh perspective on their life, offer guidance and support, and find ways to motivate them in their recovery journey.

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  • 3. 

    The mirroring device of the summary will not help the client to observe what he has done in his life.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    B. False
    Explanation
    The mirroring device of the summary will help the client to observe what he has done in his life.

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  • 4. 

    ______ is the ability to be open, consistent and real in the relationship with the client.

    • A.

      Empathic Understanding

    • B.

      Genuineness

    • C.

      Acceptance

    Correct Answer
    B. Genuineness
    Explanation
    Genuineness refers to the ability to be open, consistent, and real in the relationship with the client. This means being authentic and sincere in interactions, without putting up a facade or pretending to be someone else. Genuineness helps build trust and rapport with the client, as they feel that the therapist or service provider is being honest and transparent. It also allows for a more meaningful and effective therapeutic relationship, as the client feels comfortable expressing themselves and discussing their concerns openly.

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