Sowk300: Micro Practice. Chapter 4 - The Beginning Phase

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Sowk300: Micro Practice. Chapter 4 - The Beginning Phase

This quiz covers material found in Chapter 4 of your text An Introduction to Family Social Work (2nd Ed. )


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    According to your text, what are the first two tasks of the FSW in the beginning phase?
    • A. 

      Quantitative assessment of family components and beginning termination activities

    • B. 

      Determining if the family is healthy and discussing parameters of familial engagement with the agency directors

    • C. 

      Engaging the family in the helping process and assessing the problem with which family is struggling.

    • D. 

      Assessing the family development and life cycle

  • 2. 
    Communication serves two functions. What are these?
    • A. 

      To define the nature of the relationship between the speaker and listener and to convey sentiment

    • B. 

      To demonstrate knowledge and understand content

    • C. 

      To communicate content and build strong bonds

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 3. 
    This quality is essential for social workers and exists when the social worker communicates with clients in ways that convey acceptance, understanding, and interest in their well-being and make them feel safe regardless of such external factors as the client's problematic behavior, demeanor, or appearance (Sheafor, Horejsi, & Hoprejsi, 1997).
    • A. 

      Good communication

    • B. 

      Warmth

    • C. 

      Unconditional positive regard

    • D. 

      Empathy

  • 4. 
    Client: I'm so stressed with everything that's going on right now.FSW: Are you saying that you're feeling overwhelmed by the fact that you've lost your job, your grades are slipping, and you may have to move from your apartment?This is an example of what type of response?
    • A. 

      Clarification

    • B. 

      Rephrasing

    • C. 

      Simple encouragement

    • D. 

      None of the above

  • 5. 
    Client: My partner and I are going through a rough patch in our relationship and I'm not sure what to do.FSW: It's not surprising. You shouldn't be in that kind of relationship anyway. Based on your text, what level of genuineness has this FSW displayed?
    • A. 

      Level 1

    • B. 

      Level 2

    • C. 

      Level 3

    • D. 

      Level 4

    • E. 

      Level 5

  • 6. 
    Engagement involves which of the following tasks?
    • A. 

      Creating a setting where people can safely talk about themselves and about each other.

    • B. 

      Developing rapport with the family.

    • C. 

      Forming a therapeutic alliance between the social worker and all the members of the family.

    • D. 

      Maintaining a neutral stance, not confronting individuals prematurely and not making interpretations before all the information is at hand.

    • E. 

      All of the above.

  • 7. 
    List the four guidelines as adapted from Kadushin, for effective interviews with families.
  • 8. 
    List the basic interviewing skills needed by FSWs.
  • 9. 
    In the beginning phase, the FSW must ensure that the following tasks are completed:
    • A. 

      Define the problem to include perceptions of all members of the family.

    • B. 

      Establish goals and clarify an intervention process.

    • C. 

      Make contact with every family member.

    • D. 

      Contract with the family .

    • E. 

      All of the above

  • 10. 
    In communication, this dynamic includes anything that interferes with the communication process.
    • A. 

      Culture

    • B. 

      Attending behavior of the social worker

    • C. 

      Noise

    • D. 

      Information

    • E. 

      None of the above

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