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The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
(Spring 2010, Vol. 64, No. 1)

[Answer 7 of 10 questions correctly to receive 6 hours of Continuing Education credit]
In the Beginning: Spiritual Reflection (O’Connor)
1. In a review of the literature, ambivalence, disdain, and even hostility toward discussions of spirituality was shown by
a. nurses.
b. social workers.
c. occupational therapists.
d. psychologists.

2. Which is NOT a finding of this study concerning healthcare professionals who are not chaplains?
a. They care more about offering their personal presence to clients than facilitating change.
b. Music, art, poetry, literature and stories were an important source of spiritual reflection.
c. Sacred texts, such as the Bible, were an important source of spiritual reflection.
d. Most of them have little training in spiritual reflection.

Feeling Whole: The Meaning of Being Consoled By Very Old People (Fischer)
3. Which of the following stories is NOT told in the section on submitting to pain and fatigue with confidence?
a. A man almost 100 years old who decided not to complain after meeting a much younger man who was going to die.
b. A woman who believed her depression was a lesson from God.
c. A person who turned to God for the confidence in dealing with old age.
d. A man who found church to be more relevant in his later years.

Practicing Discernment (Landes)
4. As the chaplains listened to Ruth’s stories, which was NOT a narrative they heard?
a. “I need to do everything I can.”
b. “What would James want me to do?”
c. “I need to do everything I can.”
d. “I don’t want James to suffer anymore.”

5. How did a chaplain help Ruth with her fear of being blamed by her step-children when James dies?
a. The chaplain talked with the step-children alone.
b. At a meeting arranged by the chaplain with the step-children, James’ attending physician explained their father’s deteriorating condition and affirmed that Ruth had done everything possible.
c. The chaplain prayed with Ruth to calm her fears.
d. The chaplain had Ruth talk with other people who had made the same difficult decisions.

The Taboo of Politics in Pastoral Counseling (Lamothe)
6. The author suggests all of the following reasons why politics is not explored in counseling EXCEPT
a. Most Americans consider their political views to be a private matter.
b. Many are apathetic about the political system.
c. Diagnostic manuals mostly ignore the political factors in mental suffering.
d. Most state licensing boards caution against political discussions in their ethical rules.

7. In exploring Mike’s political views, what question would the author NOT ask Mike?
a. “Does your family hold similar views?”
b. “Would you be willing to consider alternative beliefs?”
c. “Who have been your mentors in developing your political views?”
d. “Do you realize the harm and alienation caused by your views?”

8. In which situation should a counselor NOT explore a client’s political views?
a. When using insight-oriented counseling.
b. During short-term or solution-focused counseling.
c. When the counselor already has explored his or her own political views with another therapist.
d. When the counselor holds similar views to the client.

A Case Presentation Becomes a Morning Meditation (D. Preston Figge)
9. All of the following happened during James’ last days EXCEPT
a. moving him into a room with windows.
b. shaving his face.
c. reading the Bible.
d. his family refusing to visit him.

You’re Just Like Me! (Virginia Christman)

10. The author connects with people through their ____. She connects with God through Jesus Christ.
a. honesty
b. warmth
c. vulnerability
d. cheerfulness