Relational Approach To Practice

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Relational Approach To Practice - Quiz

Relational (instead of behavioral) approach to practice


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Where do your thoughts go most often at work?
    • A. 

      I am focussed on the individual woman in front of me

    • B. 

      I am focussed on thinking about the needs of the women in general

    • C. 

      I am focussed on the needs of the agency as a whole

    • D. 

      I am focussed on the clock...is it time to go home yet?

  • 2. 
    In counselling, what is more important than the relationship between counsellor and client?
    • A. 

      Nothing

    • B. 

      Safety

    • C. 

      Change

  • 3. 
    How often do you have social type conversations with residents?  (e.g. talking about the weather, or tv or what someone is wearing)
    • A. 

      Every shift

    • B. 

      As often as time allows

    • C. 

      Maybe once in a while

    • D. 

      Never

  • 4. 
    Two women have been arguing on and off for a week, sometimes prompting staff reminders to not disturb others with their yelling.  Which statement best captures your thoughts:
    • A. 

      They should be given warnings, and if this continues on they may have to be asked to leave

    • B. 

      They are compromising the stay of others with their noise; you can't put the needs of the two above the needs of the rest

    • C. 

      I will have to keep on talking to them about it - clearly its hard for them to remember in the moment

    • D. 

      I will ask them how I can help them to be quieter in shelter

    • E. 

      I would do lots of talking, lots of problem solving and reminding

    • F. 

      I would do lots of talking, lots of problem solving and reminding - but remain open to the idea of asking them to leave if all else fails

  • 5. 
    Do you ever watch tv, play cards or sit and drink coffee with our residents?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      Yes - time is an issue, but I do try to do this

    • C. 

      No, but I like this idea

    • D. 

      No

  • 6. 
    Can you think of a specific instance in the past year when you have advocated with team mates to avoid having to ask someone to leave the shelter?
    • A. 

      Yes

    • B. 

      No

    • C. 

      Not in the past six months, but it has happened before

  • 7. 
    What are your thoughts about how our agency has been stretching more and more to meet the needs of very complex women?
    • A. 

      Yes! Yippee!

    • B. 

      It's good - but we can't be all things to everyone

    • C. 

      In theory its good, in practice I think we are over extending ourselves

    • D. 

      I really don't like it

    • E. 

      Stretching hurts

  • 8. 
    How often do your crisis calls last 30 minutes or more?
    • A. 

      Never

    • B. 

      Very rarely, but it does happen

    • C. 

      At least once a week

    • D. 

      Quite often

  • 9. 
    What is your reaction to this saying:"always people before paper"
    • A. 

      Well, duh...of course people before paper

    • B. 

      Makes sense to me

    • C. 

      A nice sentiment, but thats not possible in reality

    • D. 

      Almost always this is so

    • E. 

      I like to make sure I have computer/paper work in order and then I am free to meet with the residents

  • 10. 
    You become aware that a woman has stolen some cutlery in the kitchen.  What is your likely reaction?
    • A. 

      Nothing. These things are bound to happen, cannot be avoided

    • B. 

      Written warning

    • C. 

      Tell woman what you are aware of and ask her to return items

    • D. 

      Remind the woman that you can help her problem-solve if she needs household goods

    • E. 

      Address stealing in a general way at housemeeting, not targeting specific woman

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