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The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
(Summer 2013, Vol. 67, No. 2)

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

Religious Counseing in the Penal Context (Bradner)
1. Which of the following is a feature of the history of Christians and prisons?
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?
a. An 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' lives.

3. The author recommends all of the following strategies for chaplains to establish trust with inmates EXCEPT
a. refraining 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 (Eliason)
4. Which is NOT one of the top three areas for which pastoral counselors are being sued, according to Bullis and Mazur?
a. Giving ineffective advice because of a lack of training.
b. Not dealing with the issue of harm to self and others appropriately.
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 community.

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 Justin.
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 current supervisors?
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 held.
d. A cleric cannot report that a minor has been sexually abused.

10. Clergy 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.