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The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
(Spring 2014, Vol. 68, No. 1)

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

Pastors' Counseling Practices (Brown)
1. Pastors counseled their church members the most for

a. marital and family problems.
b. money problems.
c. substance abuse problems.
d. educational problems.

2. The most requested topic for more training was for
a. marital and family problems.
b. job/work problems.

c. domestic abuse problems.

d. sexual problems.

In the Shadow of Death (Asgeirsdottir)

3. According to Cicely Saunders, the essence of
"spiritual pain" is

a. severe distress associated with events that threaten the intactness of the person.
b. a non-physical state of disorder deep in a person's inner core.
c. the loss of meaning, purpose, and hope that sustains the will to live, or the loss of any potential for future joy.
d. bitter anger at the unfairness of what is happening. and a desolate feeling of meaninglessness.

4. Which is NOT true?
All ten people in this study (five men and five women)
a. had a diagnosis of cancer
.
b. were angry at the medical establishment for not diagnosing their disease sooner.
c. wanted the continuance of life in some form after death.
d. grieved the impending separation from their loved ones but did not feel their lives were completely devoid of meaning.

Indigenous Healing Practice: Ayahuasca (Prue)
5. Which statement would the authors NOT agree with?
a. They want to promote a dialogue between pastoral counselors and traditional native practioners.
b. They want everyone to experience the benefits of spiritual and physical purging brought on by ayahuasca.
c. They acknowledge there is much that is not known about the psychedelic ayahuasca's potential for causing chronic, long-term problems.
d. Among native Americans alcoholics, traditional healing is more effective than the standard 12-step prgram of Alcoholics Anonymous.

6. Saleebey's study "The Strengths Perspective in Social Work Practice" support all of the following EXCEPT
a. Every individual has strengths.
b. Recovery best occurs when psychopathology is exposed.
c. Practioners best serve clients by collaborating with them.
d. Every environment is full of resources.

Spiritual Coping Tools -- Sexual Abuse (Redmond)

7. Childhood sexual abuse (CSA) has been linked to
a. African American men who, when they were children and sexually abused by a male, grow up to have sex with other men, possibly accounting for up to 46% of HIV/AIDS in this population.
b. an impaired ability to develop intimate connections with partners.
c. wives who, when sexually abused as children, have significant problems with maintaining fidelity in marriage.
d. All of the above.

8. Victims of childhood sexual abuse who forgave their offender increased in life satisfaction. The author describes forgiveness as
a. trying to forget any traumatic incident.
b. letting go of the event and any negative feelings toward the offender.
c. bringing the offender to justice in a court of law.
d. imagining that the traumatic event never happened.

Appalachians: Beyond Stereotypes (Easterling)
9. Which is NOT true about Appalachia?
a
. Appalachian history tells the story of exploitation: De Soto seeking gold from Native Americans; Europeans wanting farm land from the Cherokee; and industrialists seeking timber, coal, and dams for hydro-electric power.
b. Appalachia is located primarily in West Virginia, Georgia, and Tennessee.
c. "Local color" writers of the late 1800s and early 1900s portrayed Appalachians as isolated, poor, uneducated, violent, and inbred. This false image helped to exploit the Appalachian people and their resources.
d. Contrary to the image of laziness, after WWII, 1.2 million people from Kentucky and West Virginia relocated to Cincinnati, Chicago, Detroit, and other cities to find work.

10. According to a study by nursing instructor Lois Lowry, what spiritual needs did aging Appalachians say they had?

a. More home visitations by pastors and chaplains.
b. To be left alone, without costly medical interventions.
c. To be prayed for.
d. Respect, kind treatment, listening, thoughtfulness and compassion.