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  • 1. SOCIAL WORK LICENSING EXAM SCHOOL OF SOCIAL WORK WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY APRIL 27, 2006
  • 2. TYPES OF LICENSURE EXAMS
    • BACHELORS (BSW)
    • MASTERS (MSW)
      • ADVANCED GENERALIST – MACRO
      • CLINICAL
  • 3. KINDS OF QUESTIONS
    • RECALL
    • DESCRIPTION OR DEFINITION OF A CONCEPT
    • e. g., EMPATHY
    • EMPATHY IS THE ART OF:
    • PERCEIVING, EXPERIENCING, AND RESPONDING TO THE EMOTIONS OF ANOTHER.
    • HAVING FEELINGS OF SORROW AND PITY FOR THE DISTRESS OF ANOTHER.
    • SHOWING MERCY AND COMPASSION FOR ANOTHER.
    • ADDRESSING THE MENTAL DISTRESS AND UNCERTAINTY OF ANOTHER.
  • 4. KINDS OF QUESTIONS
    • APPLICATION
    • USE OF INFORMATION IN A STRAIGHTFORWARD, SPECIFIC MANNER; USE LEARNED MATERIAL IN NEW AND CONCRETE SITUATIONS.
    • A 13-YEAR-OLD IS A MEMBER OF A TREATMENT GROUP FOR FIRST OFFENDERS. DURING THE INITIAL SESSION, THE MEMBER BRAGS TO THE OTHERS ABOUT THE VANDALIZING HE DID IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD. THE GROUP SOCIAL WORKER SHOULD:
    • DISCUSS THE CLIENT’S BEHAVIOR WITH HIS PARENTS.
    • CONFRONT THE CLIENT ABOUT HIS BEHAVIOR.
    • ENCOURAGE THE CLIENT TO TALK ABOUT POSSIBLE MOTIVATION FOR HIS BEHAVIOR
    • (D) REPORT THE CLIENT TO THE JUVENILE AUTHORITIES.
  • 5. KINDS OF QUESTIONS
    • REASONING
      • USE INFORMATION IN A CERTAIN CONTEXT
      • ANALYSIS OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PARTS
      • ABILITY TO PUT PARTS TOGETHER TO FORM A WHOLE
      • QUESTIONS OFTEN ASK FOR THE BEST, FIRST, MOST OR LEAST LIKELY
  • 6. REASONING QUESTION
    • A 40-YEAR-OLD PATIENT DIAGNOSED WITH SCHIZOPHRENIA WITH A HISTORY OF ASSAULTIVE BEHAVIOR AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE IS BEING CONSIDERED FOR DISCHARGE FROM A LONG-TERM CARE FACILITY. THE PATIENT’S ELDERLY PARENTS HAVE EXPRESSED WILLINGNESS TO HAVE THE PATIENT RETURN HOME. IN FORMULATING DISCHARGE PLANS, THE SOCIAL WORKER SHOULD FIRST EVALUATE WHICH OF THE FOLLOWING FACTORS:
    • (A) MEDICATION COMPLIANCE
    • (B) POTENTIAL DANGER TO THE FAMILY
    • (C) EXPOSURE TO ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES
    • (D) REHABILITATIVE OPPORTUNITIES
  • 7. MSW QUESTIONS
    • A SOCIAL WORKER CAN BEST ESTABLISH RAPPORT WITH A CLIENT IN THE FIRST INTERVIEW BY:
    • UNDERSTANDING THE CLIENT’S VIEW OF THE PROBLEM.
    • (B) ASKING ONLY FACTUAL INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROBLEM.
    • (C) CONDUCTING THE INTERVIEW ON A FIRST NAME BASIS.
    • (D) FIRST ALLOWING TIME FOR INFORMAL, PERSONAL CONVERSATION.
  • 8. A CLIENT WHO HAS COMPLETED TREATMENT & RESOLVED THE TARGETED PROBLEM IS MAKING EXCESSIVE TELEPHONE CALLS TO THE SOCIAL WORKER. THE SOCIAL WORKER SHOULD :
    • ( A) INFORM THE CLIENT THAT THE THERAPEUTIC RELATIONSHIP IS FINISHED.
    • (B) REFER THE CLIENT TO ANOTHER SOCIAL WORKER IN THE AGENCY.
    • (C) LIMIT THE NUMBER OF PHONE CALLS THE SOCIAL WORKER WILL ACCEPT.
    • (D) SCHEDULE A SESSION TO DETERMINE ANY CURRENT PROBLEMS.
  • 9. CLINICAL EXAM QUESTIONS
    • IN DISCUSSING A TREATMENT CONTRACT DEVELOPED WITH A CLIENT, THE SOCIAL WORKER CAN BEST HELP THE CLIENT ANTICIPATE THE COURSE OF TREATMENT BY:
    • EXPLAINING TO THE CLIENT THE TREATMENT TECHNIQUES TO BE EMPLOYED.
    • (B) HELPING THE CLIENT UNDERSTAND AND ANTICIPATE OBSTACLES TO CHANGE.
    • (C) SECURING THE CLIENT’S COMMITMENT TO PARTICIPATE FULLY IN ALL TREATMENT SESSIONS.
    • (D) PROVIDING THE CLIENT WITH READING MATERIAL THAT EXPLAINS THE COURSE OF TREATMENT.
  • 10. A CLINICAL SOCIAL WORKER IS CONDUCTING A FIRST INTERVIEW WITH A CLIENT WHO ATTEMPTS TO DOMINATE THE INTERVIEW FROM THE BEGINNING. AMONG THE CLIENT’S COMPLAINTS ARE THAT HIS TELEPHONE IS TAPPED AND HIS NEIGHBORHOOD IS WATCHED BY THE POLICE. THE SOCIAL WORKER CAN BEST ESTABLISH A BEGINNING LEVEL OF RAPPORT WITH THE CLIENT BY:
    • (A) INTERRUPTING THE CLIENT TO ASK FACTUAL QUESTIONS ABOUT HIS BACKGROUND.
    • (B) ASKING THE CLIENT TO DESCRIBE THE EVIDENCE HE HAS THAT HIS TELEPHONE IS TAPPED.
    • (C) ASKING THE WAYS IN WHICH THE SOCIAL WORKER CAN BE HELPFUL WITH THESE PROBLEMS.
    • (D) QUESTIONING THE CLIENT ABOUT WHEN HE FIRST BELIEVED THAT HIS HOUSE WAS BEING WATCHED.
  • 11. ADVANCED GENERALIST QUESTIONS
    • A SOCIAL WORKER IN A FAMILY SERVICES AGENCY IS SEEING AN ADOLESCENT CLIENT FOR THE FIRST TIME. THE CLIENT WAS BROUGHT BY THE MOTHER TO THE AGENCY BECAUSE THE PARENTS SUSPECT THE CHILD IS ABUSING DRUGS. A CRITICAL FACTOR FOR THE SOCIAL WORKER TO RECOGNIZE IN ESTABLISHING RAPPORT WITH THE ADOLESCENT IS THAT THE CLIENT WILL:
    • BE UNWILLING TO ACKNOWLEDGE DRUG ABUSE TO THE WORKER
    • (B) BELIEVE THE WORKER IS ALIGNED WITH THE PARENT.
    • (C) RELATE TO THE SOCIAL WORKER ONLY IF THE CLIENT AND THE SOCIAL WORKER ARE OF THE SAME GENDER.
    • (D) EXPRESS FEELINGS OF DOUBT AND LACK OF SELF-WORTH.

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