Religious Counseing in the Penal Context (Bradner)
1. Which of the following is a feature of the history of Christians and
a. Christians offering themselves in
exchange for prisoners.
b. Christian reforms such as education of female inmates and
cleanliness of prison environments.
c. Chaplains becoming the first members of
prison staff to be responsible for rehabilitation.
d. All of the above.
2. Which is NOT true about trust in prisoners?
inmate's friend can anytime turn into an enemy.
b. There is a strong trust between inmates and chaplains.
c. Inmates generally distrust their own family members.
d. Even though inmates can show respect for prison guards, they usually
distrust them because the guards control every aspect of the prisoners'
author recommends all of the following strategies for chaplains to establish
trust with inmates EXCEPT
from trying to convince inmates of their guilt.
b. showing fearlessness that trust might be abused.
c. valuing inmates
as made in the image of God.
d. assuming a fatherly or motherly role with an inmate.
Ethics in Pastoral Care and Counseling
4. Which is NOT one of the top three areas for which pastoral
counselors are being sued, according to Bullis and Mazur?
ineffective advice because of a lack of training.
b. Not dealing with the issue of harm to self and others
c. Engaging in sexual contact or
misconduct with a client.
d. Not maintaining confidential information properly.
5. The main reason why sexual relations between clergy-counselors and
clients is unethical is because
a. it is usually not consensual.
b. clergy are in a position of power and
authority; clients are in a position of vulnerability.
c. many clergy and clients are married.
d. it erodes trust within the church
6. What did Rev. Holmes do after he discovered that he knew the children of
Justin's brother, but he could not tell Justin that he knew them, nor tell
him how they were doing?
a. He asked Justin's brother permission to tell Justin.
b. He asked the family who were caring for the children permission to tell
c. He ignored the ethical principle of dual relationships and told Justin
how the children were doing.
d. He discussed this ethical dilemma with a peer supervisor.
The ACPE Supervisory Education Process (Greene)
7. Which was NOT one of the four questions in this study?
a. What is the average age of
b. What is
the average age at the time of certification?
c. What was the average years of service by supervisors?
d. What was the average length of time required for certification?
e. What components of the CPE process are most important in helping
candidates become certified?
8.The most important component of the CPE process was
a. the relationship to one's training supervisor.
b. the freedom to practice on your own.
c. having multiple supervisors.
d. having a specific curriculum to follow.
I Stay and I Follow (Rudolfsson)
9. Which is NOT true regarding a Swedish cleric's vow of silence?
a. A cleric
cannot disclose what has been told in pastoral care sessions, regardless of
whom it may help or hurt.
b. A confidant can absolve a cleric from the vow of silence.
c. A cleric cannot disclose whether or not a pastoral care session has been
d. A cleric cannot report that a minor has been sexually abused.
compared listening to stories about sexual abuse to someone who
a. had been in a horrible automobile accident.
b. had grown up with an alcoholic parent.
c. was dying or had lost a loved one.
d. had been betrayed by adultery.