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?
A. “How can I help the other members tolerate this patient?”
B. “Are other group members also bored by this patient?”
C. “How can I inspire this patient to become lively and spontaneous?”
D. “What can I do to help the patient emerge from this protective shell?”