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The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
(Fall 2010, Vol. 64, No. 3)

[Answer 7 of 10 questions correctly to receive 6 hours of Continuing Education credit]
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 intuition?
a. advanced beginner
b. competence
c. proficiency
d. expertise

Deliberating Death (Landes)
2. As Sarah’s health declined, her main dilemma with her Christian faith was:
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 immortality.

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 sexual misconduct.

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 ecclesiastical authorities.
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.