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6650 Final Study Aid ALL ANSWERS GUARANTEED GRADE A+ 100% CORRECT

When completing this exam, did you comply with Walden University’s Code of Conduct including the expectations for academic integrity? Selected Ye Answer: s One member of a therapy group had been quiet for the first several sessions. The member revealed to the other members feeling of depression and emptiness. This week, the member was full of energy and talking very quickly. The member became irritated with another member tried to interrupt, started yelling, and then broke into a fit of laughter. Based on the situation, what can the PMHNP determine about the member? Selected Answer: B. The member is exhibiting bipolar behaviors. The PMHNP conducts a specialized individual interview with a patient named Sandy. During this interview, Sandy expresses her want of the other members to like her, and she has a deep dread for the first group meeting. How does the PMHNP correctly interpret Sandy’s interpersonal circumplex? Selected Answer: B. Sandy is likely to view members of the group as friendly. A PMHNP has been holding group therapy sessions for several weeks and notices that a patient is timid and predictable in his or her responses. When the patient does speak, he or she avoids saying anything to contradict anyone in the group. Based on this information, what is an appropriate question the PMHNP should ask herself? Selected Answer: D. “What can I do to help the patient emerge from this protective shell?” When discussing the role of the consultant in the parenting group session, Dr. Carlson explains that the consultant should use several skills in order to help keep the group going and should enable group members to become very engaged with one another. The consultant should use all of the following skills to achieve this, except: Selected Answer: C. Achieving the pre-determined agenda by manipulating questions and session content During an initial screening session, the PMHNP is considering a patient for group therapy. The patient is recently divorced and says he is lonely and depressed. What is the best referral by the PMHNP? Selected Answer: C. Brief, problem-oriented group therapy A PMHNP is leading a group therapy session for patients with substance abuse problems. After a productive session in which all members participated, the following week was not as productive. In order to help the group members assume responsibility for evaluating the meeting, what is an appropriate comment for the PMHNP to make? Selected Answer: A. “How would you compare today’s meeting with last week’s?” Following the PMHNP’s cancellation of a group session, he or she notices a decrease in compliance and attendance within the group. What does the PMHNP identify as the group’s reason for noncompliance? Answer: B A. The group did not expect to have time off, so it may take up to a month to get back into a routine. B. The group members may believe that the group is not important to the PMHNP. C. The PMHNP's absence gave the members a reason to also be absent. D. The group members feel let down, because the PMHNP cancelled a meeting. Selected Answer: C. The PMHNP’s absence gave the members a reason to also be absent. A client has attended five group therapy sessions yet has not engaged verbally with others in the group. The PMHNP has identified the client as a “silent member.” Which statement is true about silent members as related to group therapy? Selected Answer: D. Silent members usually will hinder the group while hindering their own growth within the group. For several months, a patient in group therapy always participated in conversation but only shared positive stories about her own life. During the next session, she finally confessed that she has been depressed and cutting herself. What is the best response by the PMHNP? Selected Answer: C. “You must feel comfortable with the group now to share this with us.” A 14-year-old girl named Laura and her parents are meeting with a PMHNP. The parents explain why they are there by saying, “Laura has been unhappy since she moved to a new school. She has been moody and often talks back to us.” Laura sits quietly and looks uncomfortable. Which is the best response by the PMHNP? Selected Answer: C. “Laura, can you explain from your perspective why you are here?” Members of a therapy group have been meeting for several weeks. While a member named Margaret is talking about how her spouse ignores her when she tries to tell him what to do, another member named Nicole interrupts and says, “Maybe he thinks you are being bossy.” Margaret replies by saying, “At least I’m not an alcoholic like you are!” What is an appropriate response by the PMHNP? Selected Answer: D. All of the above Group participation is an important aspect of how successful group therapy will be. The PMHNP recognizes that the gender of group participants can play a role in the likelihood of group participation. Which statement about gender and group composition does the PMHNP take into account? Selected Answer: C. Men in evenly mixed groups are more self-disc

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