ASWB : Micro Practice and Social Work Relationships

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for ASWB

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Example Questions

Example Question #7 : Association Of Social Work Boards

According to crisis intervention models, social workers should identify signs of crisis in which of the following areas?

Possible Answers:

Physical level

Emotional level

Cognitive level

All of these

Correct answer:

All of these

Explanation:

According to crisis intervention, therapists should look for signs of crisis on the following three levels: physical, emotional, and cognitive. Physical responses to crisis include the following: tremors, dizziness, weakness, and headaches. Emotional responses to trauma include the following: irritability, anxiety, anger, fear, and guilt. Last, cognitive responses include the following responses to trauma: sense of blame, hypersensitivity, confusion and poor concentration. These are not complete lists but general responses to patient trauma that crisis interventions seek to remedy.  

Example Question #1 : Micro Practice And Social Work Relationships

Which of the following can be classified as system approaches to family therapy?

Possible Answers:

Structural

Intergenerational 

All of these

Strategic 

Correct answer:

All of these

Explanation:

Family systems approaches to therapy are broken into the following three categories: structural, strategic, and intergenerational. Structural family therapy uses methods such as role playing in order to determine the structure of the family by observing relationships behaviors and patterns. Strategic family therapy evaluates behavior outside the session in order to problem solve by observing family processes and functions. Last, intergenerational family therapy acknowledges the effects of generational influences upon family behaviors and dysfunctions. 

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