CPE as Professional Training (Little)
1. Using the Dreyfus and Dreyfus five-stage model of skill acquisition to
assess CPE professional competency, at what stage would a CPE trainee use
a. advanced beginner
Deliberating Death (Landes)
2. As Sarah’s health declined, her main dilemma with her Christian
a. Was Jesus really the Messiah?
b. Why was God punishing her with her impending death?
c. Why did God allow her first husband to abuse her?
d. Why didn’t God prevent her renal failure?
3. Theologically, Sarah was helped by who’s view of death?
a. Augustine, who said all believers still have to “suffer the death
which is the penalty of sin.”
b. Helmut Thielicke, who said that “biological death” cannot be viewed as
the effect of sin.
c. Miller-McLemore, who said that death has a “natural place in life.”
d. Kathryn Tanner, citing Athanasius, who said that God created humans to be
mortal. Sin did not create death; sin took away the extra gift of grace of
4. Using biblical teaching, in what way did Sarah’s sister help her to
find new ways of imaging death that paralleled Sarah‘s existing beliefs?
a. The Genesis account of humanity being created from the ground and
returned to the ground paralleled Sarah’s belief in the connection of all
living beings with Mother Earth.
b. The Hebrew account of “a great cloud of witnesses” paralleled Sarah’s
notion of spirit-guides gathering around her as she approached her death.
c. The Romans account of death not being able to separate Sarah from the
love of God paralleled Sarah’s belief that God’s grace and mercy undergirded
all of life and death.
d. All of the above.
Spiritual Care in the Last Phase of Life (Grassman)
5. What is SIMILAR to how churches in both Sweden and Finland provide
spiritual care in the last phase of life?
a. Both provide more care to the bereaved than to the dying.
b. Both do not provide grief-counseling.
c. Both minister to populations where most people attend church.
d. Both minister to populations where most people have good communication
with their local church.
Transforming Illness into Choice (Barnes)
6. Which of these helped dying people to gain greater appreciation for the
meaning of their pain and suffering?
a. Having masters’ level English students write their stories and then
reading them back to them.
b. Having them write down all their blessings in life.
c. Having them reconcile with estranged friends and family.
d. Having them read stories of people who suffered more than they did.
7. Phil Simmons, who wrote a book about his experience with ALS (Lou
Gehrig’s Disease), said, “We can participate in mystery only by ____.”
a. growing closer to God.
b. giving up control.
c. letting go of solutions.
d. promoting contemplation.
Reporting Clergy Sexual Abuse (Ashby & Verner)
8. In defining clergy sexual misconduct, the authors found that the ethical
standards of the AAPC, the AACC, the NASW, and the APA did NOT
a. allow for any exceptions to client confidentiality.
b. differ on their definition of counselor malfeasance.
c. take into account the counselor’s conscience.
d. give clear guidelines on reporting a client’s revelation of professional
9. On the basis of the Methodist and Presbyterian official documents, the
authors conclude that pastoral counselors have a duty to report
a. all sexual misconduct.
b. only sexual misconduct of minors and the mentally incapacitated.
c. only sexual misconduct where there was not mutual consent
d. only when their conscience compels them to report.
10. Because of the lack of clarity and ambiguity regarding the duty to
report clergy sexual malfeasance, what do the authors recommend a pastoral
counselor can do to help a clergy client perpetrator?
a. Help the clergy client see the damage caused to the other person, the
family, and the religious community.
b. Encourage, but don’t pressure, the clergy client to confess to the
c. If the pastoral counselor cannot maintain a therapeutic stance, then
terminate counseling and make a referral to another counselor.
d. All of the above.