ASWB : Assessment of strengths and challenges

Study concepts, example questions & explanations for ASWB

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Example Questions

Example Question #1 : Assessment Of Strengths And Challenges

Which of the following is defined as the process by which a client's unconscious creates a series of barriers (i.e. a wall) that serves as a defense against a therapist's attempts to uncover psychosocial issues?

Possible Answers:

Subjectivity

Resistance

Objectivity 

Motivation

Correct answer:

Resistance

Explanation:

"Resistance" is the process by which the unconscious resists therapy through the creation of barriers. In this context, the client's resistance challenges therapy and the changes it might produce. It is important to not that resistance is unconscious: those that actively try to work against therapeutic procedures are considered to be non-cooperative. "Motivation" is the opposite of resistance. It is the ability of the client to be open to therapy as well as the changes it may bring. "Subjectivity" and "objectivity" are classifications of symptoms and observations used for client assessments. 

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