Yalom Chapter 1: Group Psychotherapy Quiz

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Which of the following is NOT one of Yalom’s 11 therapeutic factors of group psychotherapy?

Longevity

True or False: According to Yalom, research shows that clients who have positive expectations are more likely to have positive outcomes.

True

Which of the following is NOT a primary therapeutic factor as defined by Yalom and Leszcz?

Free association

Which of these is not a therapeutic factor according to Yalom?

Conflict

What is not one of the three distinct therapeutic factors of interpersonal learning according to Yalom?

the group as identifying as equals

What is one of the explanations for the effectiveness of group psychotherapy?

It allows people to deeply discuss the details of their past experiences and reflect on how they have been impacted by these experiences

What is the most commonly cited turning point/critical incident for clients according to Yalom?

The client experienced strong negative emotions toward another group member, communication was maintained, and the client experienced liberation from inner restraints and an enhanced ability to explore interpersonal relationships more deeply.

Social connection and integration have a positive impact on the course of serious illnesses, including cancer and HIV/AIDS, True or False. (Chapter 2 Yalom, p. 59)

True

Which of the following is an accurate description of the characteristics of the members of a cohesive group as suggested in Yalom?

They are accepting of each other, supportive, and inclined to form meaningful relationships within the group (Yalom p.102)

What is the meaning of cohesiveness?

Attractiveness of a group for its members

True or False: Group members considered more popular by other members after six to twelve weeks of therapy had significantly better outcomes than the other members at the end of one year.

True

Members of a cohesive group, in contrast to the members of a non-cohesive group, will:

Participate more readily in meetings

Study Notes

Therapeutic Factors of Group Psychotherapy

  • Yalom identified 11 therapeutic factors of group psychotherapy.

Effectiveness of Group Psychotherapy

  • Positive expectations in clients are linked to positive outcomes, as shown by research.
  • Social connection and integration have a positive impact on the course of serious illnesses, including cancer and HIV/AIDS.

Primary Therapeutic Factors

  • Interpersonal learning is one of the primary therapeutic factors defined by Yalom and Leszcz.

Cohesive Groups

  • A cohesive group is characterized by characteristics such as a sense of unity and a willingness to work together.
  • Cohesiveness refers to the sense of unity and a willingness to work together among group members.
  • Members of a cohesive group, in contrast to the members of a non-cohesive group, will have better outcomes.

Turning Point in Group Psychotherapy

  • The most commonly cited turning point or critical incident for clients according to Yalom is not specified in the provided text.

Outcome of Group Psychotherapy

  • Group members considered more popular by other members after six to twelve weeks of therapy had significantly better outcomes than the other members at the end of one year.

Test your knowledge of Yalom's therapeutic factors and concepts related to group psychotherapy. Questions cover topics such as therapeutic factors, client expectations, and primary family patterns. Challenge yourself with this quiz based on content from Yalom's Chapter 1.

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