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The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
(January 2015, Vol. 69, No. 1)

[Answer 7 of 10 questions correctly to receive 6 hours of Continuing Education credit]

Chaplain's Response to Ungrieved Death (Coble)
1. The author argues that our modern culture denies death because
a. it encourages us to restrain our grief, in contrast to the Victorian age, where grief was an expression of great romantic and filial love.
b. it places faith in reason and science to defeat death rather than helping patients face the reality that life must soon come to an end.
c. chaplains face so much death they can easily become desensitized and jaded to it, especially when social outcasts die, who often go ungrieved.
d. All of the above.

2. As the author stood watching the gunshot wound victim dying in the trauma room, what caused him to genuinely grieve for this stranger?
a. He looked at the person's face.
b. He recognized him as a child of God.

c. He saw both his strengths and weaknesses.

d. He rejected the "strangeness" of the hospital trauma room.

Group Counseling at a Prison in Israel (Brown)

3. In Judaism, repair is a spiritual ascent that leads to re-unification with the Creator. In terms of the patientís lived experience, the key transformatory element is

a. repentance leading to remorse.
b. obedience to the law.
c. dependency on God.
d. abandoning self-deception.

Cognitive-Existential Family Therapy (Saunders)

4. Which is NOT an assumption of Cognitive-Existential Family Therapy (CEFT)?

a. We must live by strong principles of right and wrong.
b. We are capable of deceiving ourselves and others.
c. True personal fulfillment only comes through attachment and interactions with others.
d. Some human suffering is a result of God's disapproval.


5. The author says that the idea of speaking truth and living genuinely before God and others is supported by Christ's teaching in
a. (Matthew 5:16) "Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven."
b. (Matthew 5:37) "Let what you say be simply 'Yes' or 'No', anything more than this comes from evil."
c. (Matthew 5:39) "Whoever slaps you on your right cheek, turn to him the other also."
d. (Matthew 5:44) "Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you."

Pastoral Responses to Parents Grieving Stillbirth (Petro)
6. Which is NOT true about stillbirth?
a. Most people perceive parental loss of a stillborn child to be just as devastating as the loss of a live child.
b. Stillbirth is defined in America as fetal death at a gestational age of 20 weeks or older.
c. Stillbirth is more common than Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS).
d. Much parental loss from stillbirth is misunderstood, dismissed, or ignored.


7
. Ministers can employ _____ therapy to help parents construct meaning from their incomprehensible loss of a stillborn child.
a. cognitive-behavioral
b. narrative
c. rational-emotive
d. EMDR

8. Theologian Serene Jones suggests the image of Christ _____ could console mothers who lose a child within their own bodies.
a. born as a baby
b. crucified
c. resurrected
d. glorified

Transmission of Core Values in Supervision (Jordan)
9. All four authors, representing four generations of therapists, concluded that at the heart of supervision lies the encouragement to grow in
a. using one's strengths rather than one's weaknesses in therapy.
b. persevering while being constructively criticized.
c. self-awareness and self-acceptance.
d. correctly classifying a client's pathology.

Spiritual Care Training to Healthcare Professionals (Paal)
10. Which was NOT a result of spiritual care training for healthcare professionals?

a. It improved their own spiritual health.
b. It reduced work-related stress and burn out.
c. It showed the superiority of certain spiritual tools over others.
d. It promoted multidisciplinary spiritual care, such as nurses helping with pastoral care responsibilities.