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The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
(September 2015, Vol. 69, No. 3)

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

The Transformation of the Heart (Rich)
1. In Object Relations Theory, people who are evaluated at zero degrees of negative empathy have been diagnosed as anti-social, borderline, or narcissistic, and they
a. were exposed to an I-It form of parenting in which they were treated as a function of a parent.
b. received an insufficiency of positive introjects.
c. continually asked themselves as children, "How good do I have to be to receive the love that never comes?"
d. All of the above.

2. Which is NOT a capacity of one's
real self?
a. Experiences a wide range of pleasant and unpleasant feelings.
b. Depends upon others for self-esteem.
c. Can make and follow through with commitments.
d. Can be alone without feeling abandoned.

3. Rebecca's primary way she coped with abandonment depression was by
a. drinking 4 to 6 beers daily after work.
b. overeating.
c. exercising every day.
d. being a marvelous hostess.

4. Rebecca's family resented her therapy because
a. it was too expensive and time-consuming.
b. they interpreted her new positive assertion as her being controlled by the therapist.
c. the therapist did not ask them to be a part of it.
d. it seemed to make her too selfish and demanding.

Improving Spiritual Well-Being in Patients with Lung Cancer (Piderman)
5. ___ of medical and surgical inpatients would like to meet with a chaplain at least once during their hospitalization.
a. 30%
b. 40%
c. 50%
d. 70%

6. This study measured Spiritual Well-Being (SWB) in 1,917 patients with lung cancer.
SWB was higher in those patients who were
a. physically active 30 minutes or more 5 days/week..
b. married.
c. older.
d. All of the above.

Spiritual and Theological Issues of Stillbirth (Nuzum)

7. Which is NOT true about this study?

a. Twenty chaplains participated in this study.
b. All chaplains were from the Christian faith tradition.
c. All chaplains were board certified.
d. Eleven chaplains provided follow-up bereavement care after stillbirth.


8. Most of the chaplains responded to parents after stillbirth by
a. just being with them, until "the silence becomes comfortable."
b. explaining that God causes all things to work for good.
c. encouraging them to keep a strong faith in God.
d. referring them to a trained grief counselor.

9. This study viewed the chaplains theologically wrestling with suffering and doubt as
a. a cause of much chaplain burnout.
b. what enables chaplains to convey presence during grief.

c. something they must not allow the grieving parents to see.
d. something that gets easier to do over time.

10. This study recommended that chaplains who minister to parents of stillborn children
a. learn to engage in structured theological reflection.
b. stop doubting their own faith so much and just accept stillbirth as "a part of life."
c. be more present with their grieving parents.
d. use more liturgical rituals to comfort the parents.