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The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
(Spring-Summer 2007, Vol. 61, Nos. 1&2)

[Answer 7 of 10 questions correctly to receive 6 hours of Continuing Education credit]
Patterns of Conversation (Grauf-Grounds)
1. When clergy referred parishioners to a counselor or a psychotherapist, how helpful was this to the parishioners?
a. 8% of the time
b. 23% of the time
c. 66% of the time
d. 85% of the time

Church Members with Alcohol Problems (Hatchett)
2. Which clergy are more likely to refer a member with a drinking problem for alcohol treatment?
a. Clergy from small congregations.
b. Clergy from conservative congregations.
c. Clergy who are well-educated and active in their communities.
d. Clergy who view drinking solely as a spiritual problem.

The Psalms of Lament (Jones)
3. In the Psalms, transformation mysteriously takes place when
a. God explains why the psalmist is suffering.
b. the psalmist is silenced by his shame for having complained to God.
c. the psalmist changes his cries of distress to praise for God’s mercy and compassion.
d. the psalmist sees clearly what action he should take.

4. The author said, “My pastoral care with Mr. Smith would not be to try and make him ‘feel better’. What did he mean by this?
a. He wanted Mr. Smith to confess sin, which is often a painful and humbling experience.
b. He had to make corrections to Mr. Smith’s theological view of God.
c. He knew there was nothing he could do to help a man with terminal cancer.
d. He wanted to give Mr. Smith the freedom to cry out to God in grief and the unfairness of being taken away from his family by cancer.

Murder and Faith (Blakley)
5. Why did the author tell Bill and Lisa all the details about her husband’s murder?
a. Up to this point she felt no one had really understood what she was going through.
b. She was really seeking an audience with God, to see if He had compassion for her overwhelming grief.
c. Her closest friends thought this would help move her along in the grief process.
d. She had never done this before.

Psychoanalysis, the Brain, and Amazing Grace (Carver)
6. The author concludes that the essential ingredient to successful psychotherapy is
a. insight.
b. acceptance.
c. behavioral change.
d. active listening.

Unconditional Giving (Zondag)

7. The type of empathy where you put yourself in someone else’s position is called
a. perspective-taking.
b. fantasy.
c. compassion.
d. emotional matching.

Will We Ring the Bell? (Keese)

8. Which of the following was NOT part of this two-year, long-distance CPE program?
a. a conference call verbatim seminar every other week.
b. written epistles from the supervisor after each conference call.
c. regularly scheduled face-to-face “group process” seminars.
d. site visits by the supervisor to every student.

A Lesson from Katrina (Lee)

9. Jung Young Lee’s theology of marginality is based upon:
a. Every person is created in the image of God.
b. Every person is poor and hungry in God’s eyes.
c. Every person is marginal.
d. Every person is part of an emerging community.

A Spiritual Issues Discussion Group (Popovsky)

10. After introductions have been made, a question the co-leaders would NOT ask to open a group discussion is:
a. “How many here have been hurt by religious people or institutions?”
b. “What does it take to forgive someone?”
c. “Can you have doubts or be angry with God and still hold onto your spirituality?”
d. “If God is good, why are people afflicted with mental illness?”