GROUPS PROCESS AND PRACTICE 9TH EDITION by Marianne Schneider Corey -Test Bank




GROUPS PROCESS AND PRACTICE 9TH EDITION by Marianne Schneider Corey -Test Bank

Textbook Name Corey, Groups: Process and Practice, 9th edition

Chapter Number and Name: 6: Initial Stage of a Group

Multiple Choice Test Bank


  1. Two crucial tasks inherent in the initial stage of group therapy are orientation and ______________.
  2. Expression
  3. Exploration
  4. Introduction
  5. Assessment


ANS: B      PG: 168


  1. Bernie, in a very early session of a counseling group, expresses emotions ranging from fear to anxiety, uncertainty to hope. Looking to his therapist, Bernie’s progress will hinge on the perceived level of ____________ which he feels.
  2. Trust
  3. Confidentiality
  4. Self-awareness
  5. Shame


ANS: A      PG: 168


  1. Ambiguity and lack of a structured approach in groups often lead to:
  2. More freedom of expression
  3. A leader among the counselees who emerges and challenges authority
  4. Anxiety
  5. Positive advice


ANS: C      PG: 169


  1. In certain circumstances, there is hesitancy among members of certain racial and ethnic groups to discuss personal matters with members of groups perceived to be more dominant. A term that may be used to describe this defensive phenomenon is:
  2. Cultural disconnection
  3. Psychological submissiveness
  4. Healthy paranoia
  5. Cultural maladjustment


ANS: C      PG: 169


  1. A group member is hesitant to interact and engage in self-disclosure. Robin, the group leader, states “I want you to know that this is a safe place. All of your secrets are safe here.” This statement:
  2. Typically lets defenses down
  3. Does not placate those who are anxious, according to studies
  4. Is irresponsible
  5. Should have been stated first and foremost in the initial setting


ANS: C      PG: 170


  1. Asking group members to pair up with those of their choosing for self-disclosure exercises is:
  2. A bad idea: It leads to over-dependency
  3. A bad idea: It can lead to projection and transference
  4. A good idea: It lowers the level of perceived threat
  5. A good idea: Cohesive groups can then become smaller, tighter groups that will then meet exclusively on their own in future sessions


ANS: C      PG: 171


  1. If ________________ (s) is/are brought to the forefront and dealt with constructively, a negative can be turned into something therapeutic
  2. Hidden agendas
  3. Physical threats — one counselee to the other —
  4. Breaches in confidentiality
  5. Laughter


ANS: A      PG: 172


  1. Yolanda is cursing at other members in the group and occasionally at the leader himself. Other than the curses, she is silent. It is interfering with the group, which, as a whole, can’t bypass these outbursts. Something must give. The leader should pay particular attention to:
  2. The severity of the curses
  3. Yolanda’s past history
  4. The lowering of her (the leader’s) status as an effective controller
  5. What Yolanda is not saying


ANS: D      PG: 173


  1. Conflict is most likely to occur during which stage of a therapeutic group?
  2. Final
  3. Transition
  4. Orientation
  5. Equally during all stages


ANS: B      PG: 174


  1. Steering or redirecting a group member to the here-and-now:
  2. Is always the method of choice
  3. Always results in a positive outcome
  4. Helps the group progress always
  5. Can be limiting and negative when the subject is grief


ANS: D      PG: 176


  1. Before trust is fully established, “self-disclosure” on the part of members has a strong tendency to be all of the following except:
  2. Spontaneous
  3. Superficial
  4. Low risk
  5. Rehearsed


ANS: A      PG: 177


  1. Sherman and Belinda are co-leading a group. One is nurturing and sensitive while the other is more direct, some even say “a bit too pushy.” Which of the following statements is true?
  2. These styles balance themselves out nicely
  3. The difference in style can be detrimental
  4. According to experts (Yalom) (Burlingame), it is essential for members to be exposed to all types of people in life, and group therapy is no different
  5. One of the co-leaders should be replaced if the group becomes “stuck” for this reason


ANS: B      PG: 178


  1. Which of the following is an example of improperly “attending” to (a) member(s) of the group?
  2. Prompting members to express how they are feeling “bodily”
  3. Paying attention to nonverbal behavior
  4. Asking questions to probe for additional details
  5. Selective listening


ANS: D      PG: 179


  1. Tuning into the ____________ feelings and experiences of another person is ____________.
  2. Objective/sympathy
  3. Perceived/genuineness
  4. Subjective/empathy
  5. Subjective/respect


ANS: C      PG: 181


  1. “Peter, I greatly value the authority, advice and experience that you bring to the group; however, please remember, the group has a leader, and that leader is me.” This is an example of:
  2. Therapeutic resolution
  3. Positive dispute resolution
  4. Caring confrontation
  5. Therapeutic risk-taking


ANS: C      PG: 183


  1. The Association for Specialists in Group Work protocol states that the responsibility of group leaders in assisting members in the development of their personal goals be done in a “_____________” manner.
  2. Collaborative
  3. Challenging
  4. Respectful
  5. Structured


ANS: A      PG: 186


  1. Asking members how they _______________ with conflict within a group is a recommended means to assist in dealing it with when, and if, it arises
  2. Promise to deal
  3. Predict they would deal
  4. Neglect to deal
  5. As a child used to deal


ANS: B      PG: 191


  1. According to the findings of ____________, an overly confrontational leader has the capacity to harm his or her clients.
  2. Dies
  3. Yalom
  4. Burlingame, Fuhriman and Johnson
  5. Morran, Stockton and Whittingham


ANS: A      PG: 192


  1. The setting and reinforcement of clearly spelled-out group norms is a recommended way of ensuring group __________.
  2. Success
  3. Communication
  4. Confrontation
  5. Cohesion


ANS: D      PG: 193


  1. Which of the following is not a recommended manner of closing a regular group session (a regular session, not the final session)?
  2. Leaving unanswered questions
  3. Giving homework
  4. Asking members what they don’t like about the group
  5. Limiting members to giving feedback to the leader but not to their peers


ANS: D      PG: 209


Textbook Name Groups: Process and Practice, Corey 9e

Chapter Number and Name: 7: Transition Stage of a Group

Multiple Choice Test Bank


  1. The correct (and by default, most complete) phase-link of group work is:
  2. Transition – Working Stage – Final Stage
  3. Transition – Orientation – Working Stage – Final Stage
  4. Orientation – Working Stage – Transition – Final Stage
  5. Orientation – Transition – Working Stage – Final Stage


ANS: D      PG: 216


  1. A term used to describe the group’s barrier toward advancement in the Transition stage is:
  2. Restive
  3. Resistive
  4. Hyper-productive
  5. Counterproductive


ANS: B      PG: 216


  1. A critical aspect of the Transition stage is learning about one’s:
  2. Transferences
  3. Capacity to conform
  4. Repressed memories
  5. Capacity to change


ANS: D      PG: 217


  1. Which of the following is not considered a critical-to-address characteristic of the Transition Stage?
  2. One’s childhood experiences
  3. Anxiety
  4. Fears
  5. Control issues


ANS: A      PG: 218


  1. Which of the following is a clear sign that trust is being built within the group?
  2. Storytelling is commonplace
  3. Members have split into cliques and smaller groups
  4. Members depend on the leader to take charge
  5. Members speak openly of their agendas


ANS: D      PG: 218


  1. Thomas Parham (2007) states his belief that members must actively involve themselves in ____________ others in order for progress to occur.
  2. Confronting
  3. Challenging
  4. Trusting
  5. Supporting


ANS: C      PG: 219


  1. According to the psychoanalytic perspective, the correct pathway in which resistance is allowed to be overcome is:
  2. Threatening material -> denial and repression -> conscious awareness
  3. Ego -> repression -> unconscious
  4. Threatening material -> symbolic -> concrete
  5. Threatening material -> disorder -> expression -> awareness


ANS: A      PG: 219


  1. Resistance can represent a method of ___________ that the individual, at one point, considered, either consciously or subconsciously, as being _____________.
  2. Survival/expressive
  3. Adaptability/instinctive
  4. Projection/productive
  5. Coping/adaptive


ANS: D      PG: 220


  1. Melanie is over-resistant, even during the intermediate phase of the Transition Stage. Ormont (1988) would point to a fear of ____________as the root cause of Melanie’s problem.
  2. Judgmentalism
  3. Success
  4. Intimacy
  5. Reactions


ANS: C      PG: 221


  1. De Shazer (1984) attributes most instances of failure of a client to overcome resistance to:
  2. The practitioner
  3. The client
  4. An incorrect theoretical approach
  5. An ineffective member-to-group fit


ANS: A      PG: 222


  1. It should be stressed to group members that while engaging in self-disclosure, they can still retain a sense of:
  2. Dignity
  3. Privacy
  4. Control
  5. Respect


ANS: B      PG: 224


  1. Which of the following is not a legitimate fear associated with members of a therapeutic group?
  2. “What if somebody tries to hug me? I hate being touched.”
  3. “If pushed too hard, I might hurt somebody.”
  4. “I might bore others if I speak up.”
  5. “I’m getting married soon. At the wedding, what if somebody recognizes my therapist?”


ANS: D      PG: 227


  1. Satish has been holding back his feelings in the face of a fellow group member who has been making disparaging remarks about a third member under his breath. He feels, finally, ready to confront the offender. Which of the following is a legitimate form of confronting?
  2. Revealing what he has overheard, then becoming silent
  3. Challenging the offender’s integrity
  4. Telling the offender what is wrong with him
  5. Doing so with the goal of growing closer


ANS: D      PG: 230


  1. Penelope is the most difficult client whom group leader Ari has had to deal with in his 30 years of practice. She is disruptive, rude, overbearing and confrontational. Just now, an intense argument was initiated by Penelope. Two other members have threatened to quit the group. Which of the following is correct?
  2. Ethically, Ari must dismiss Penelope to preserve the group
  3. Ari should quash the conflict temporarily in favor of a “cooling-off” period
  4. Ari should state his observations and hunches in a tentative manner
  5. Ari should respond in-kind to Penelope to see how she feels when presented with “her” behavior


ANS: C      PG: 234


  1. A group member is silent. It seems by his nonverbal behavior that he has something to say. The leader asks herself in contemplation, “Is he waiting for me to call on him?” Is this a legitimate concern?
  2. No; members were told they could speak freely
  3. Probably; the member exhibits many childish behaviors
  4. No, the member is 42 years old and quite well-adjusted
  5. Maybe; it could be politeness


ANS: D      PG: 236


  1. It is important to educate non-participatory or minimally participatory members that others in the group are likely to react to them with:
  2. Transference
  3. Counter-transference
  4. Projection
  5. Regression


ANS: C      PG: 236


  1. Mort works in a position of authority. He is a college guidance counselor. He is now a member of a court-mandated group. When others speak of their problems, he is always the first to react, even at the risk of cutting off other would-be responders. He seems to speak more than any other member. His behaviors could legitimately be construed as:
  2. Well-meaning, altruistic and in many ways productive
  3. Participatory, therefore acceptable
  4. Monopolizing
  5. Being worthy of dismissal; they are highly-disruptive


ANS: C      PG: 238


  1. When storytelling takes place in a/an ____________ manner, it is considered to be _____________.
  2. Reactionary/repressive
  3. Detached/defensive
  4. Hostile/dissociative
  5. Any/productive


ANS: B      PG: 240


  1. Being “parental” toward group members is:
  2. Counterproductive and can represent a dependency issue on the part of the practitioner
  3. Always a legitimate method of fostering progress
  4. Insulting
  5. Acceptable when the members are low functioning and/or have lacked parents as proper role models


ANS: A      PG: 243


  1. A group member openly challenges co-leaders simultaneously. The co-leaders should:
  2. Always meet privately to discuss a reaction
  3. React with a united front at all costs; the most important aspect of the reaction is consistency and solidarity between leaders
  4. Always address the issue before the entire group; it is the group’s business
  5. Address the issue objectively — at all costs — either privately or in front of the group


ANS: D      PG: 257