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The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
(December 2015, Vol. 69, No. 4)
[Answer 7 of 10 questions correctly to receive 6 hours of Continuing Education credit]

The Evolution of Research Paradigms (Carr)
1. Which is NOT true?
a. Anton Boisen trained student ministers in case study research.
b. Not many pastoral/spiritual care programs in North American institutions fund positions for pastoral/spiritual care researchers.
c. Very few training programs actually teach chaplains how to do research.
d. North American practitioners of pastoral/spiritual care are highly accepting of the value of empirical research.

2. The author believes that pastoral research is primarily about
a. how the human-Divine relationship impacts human health and healing.
b. maintaining continuity with past research.
c. establishing quantitative and qualitative integrity.
d. grounding pastoral practice in sound theology.

Physician-Assisted Suicide in Islamic Spiritual Care (Isgandarova)
3. The Qur'an says "Nor take life—which God has made sacred—except for just cause" (Q. 17:33)
It is the author's position that the Qur'an ___ suicide where pain and suffering is intolerable.
a. expressly forbids
b. allows
c. is unclear with regard to

4. The majority of Muslim scholars approve of

a. active euthanasia that is requested by the suffering patient.
b. active euthanasia that is recommended by the doctors.
c. passive euthanasia only when performed by Muslim doctors.
d. passive euthanasia such as withdrawing or withholding treatment.

Taking Inventory and Moving Forward (McCarroll)

5. The author reviewed all the research literature in the JPCC during a five year period. She concluded that
a. articles about quantitative and qualitative research are increasing.
b. researchers should clearly state the theological frameworks which mediate their research methodologies.
c. researchers should state how their research projects have been shaped by their own social location, history beliefs, and experience.
d. all of the above.

Walking the Labyrinth (Heard)

6. Which is NOT true about labyrinths?

a. Labyrinths were developed during modern times
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b. Labyrinths usually involve walking 11 concentric circles which surround a 12th circle.
c. Walking a labyrinth releases tension and stress.
d. People usually walk out of a labyrinth on the same path they walked in.

7. For the 12 participants from the Southwest Centre for Forensic Mental Health Care, which was NOT one of the outcomes for walking the labyrinth?
a. relaxing, feeling calm and comforted
b. thinking about their children
c. reflecting on their own shortcomings
d. praying to and worshiping God

8. Client participation in the labyrinth study supported the human quest for _______ . A study by Mickley, Carson and Soecken found that individuals who demonstrate high levels of ______ tend to have less depression, anxiety and dysfunctional attention seeking, and high levels of ego strength, empathy, and integrated social behavior
a. self-love
b. compassion for others
c. intrinsic religiousness
d. meaning and purpose

Personal Reflections from the Journey through CPE (McLean)

9. The author said that studying
Self Psychology and Object Relations Theory, Theology, Group Theory, and Family Therapy has helped her appreciate the therapeutic use of
a. transference
b. empathy
c. active listening
d. prayer

10. The author learned about clear boundaries from
a. the transgenerational therapists in Family Systems Theory.
b. Object Relations Theory
c. theological reflection.
d. contemplative prayer.