What Social Worker Identity Can Most Relate To You?

7 Questions | Total Attempts: 80

Identity Quizzes & Trivia

Diagnose yourself! Take this brief quiz, then join the class discussion about how accurately you feel this quiz reflects your approach to social work.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    With which film or television therapist would you most identify?
    • A. 

      Mariah Carey in the film Precious. View this clip.

    • B. 

      Denzel Washington in the film Antwone Fisher. View this clip.

    • C. 

      Renee Zellweger as the therapist in the film Case 39. View this clip.

    • D. 

      Lorraine Bracco as the therapist in the series The Sopranos. View this clip.

  • 2. 
    Justin Bieber is your client and your goal is to treat his acting out behavior that potentially could have him deported from the United States. In treating him, among the following, which would be your top priority?
    • A. 

      Creating a strict behavioral plan that Justin Bieber must adhere to.

    • B. 

      Understanding the cultural norms for 20-year-ods hailing from Canada.

    • C. 

      Providing tight-lipped confidentiality to prevent paparazzi from obtaining any information about treatment.

    • D. 

      Going on tour with Justin Bieber to better understand the presenting problems.

  • 3. 
    You have to find a book to guide your practice. Which book would you be most likely to choose?
    • A. 

      DSM-5

    • B. 

      Post-Trauamtic Slave Syndrome: America's Legacy of Enduring Injury and Healing.

    • C. 

      Yoga for Emotional Balance

    • D. 

      Social Work Values and Ethics

  • 4. 
    In your clinical field placement, you are meeting with your supervisor for the first time. After reviewing the externship, she asks if you have any questions. Which of the following sounds most like you?
    • A. 

      "How do you incorporate clinical case evaluation into your practice?"

    • B. 

      "Where is the space for me to be creative?"

    • C. 

      "How will clients relate to me as a student at Columbia University?"

    • D. 

      "How do clients feel about working with an intern rather than an LMSW?"

  • 5. 
    Which of these options would you choose as your ideal job in the social work profession?
    • A. 

      Working for NASW.

    • B. 

      Working in private practice.

    • C. 

      Working for a community-based organization.

    • D. 

      Working for ACS or another city-funded agency/organization.

  • 6. 
    You are Kanye West's therapist and you are making an assessment of his behavior. In your assessment, what would you conclude? Reference: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kanye_West
    • A. 

      Kanye West should be diagnosed with a personality disorder.

    • B. 

      You cannot make an accurate assessment because you are such a huge fun of his music and therefore biased.

    • C. 

      Kanye West is an artist who is expressing himself.

    • D. 

      Kanye West is demonized by society.

  • 7. 
    You realized that you had to take Clinical Case Evaluation as a pre-requisite to graduate with your method in clinical practice. What was your first response?
    • A. 

      Oh boy! I can't wait to read the textbook from front to back!

    • B. 

      I'm apprehensive about whether this "immersion" activity is really ethical.

    • C. 

      Not ANOTHER clinical class with a focus on westernized perspective.

    • D. 

      I can't wait for immersion!