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The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
(Summer 2014, Vol. 68, No. 2)

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

A Lifetime of Recovery (Gangi)
1. What does NOT take place in the author's spirituality groups?
a. Acknowledging patients' positive, unique aspects.
b. Finding meaning in the midst of mental illness.
c. Asking open-ended questions and allowing each patient to answer.
d. Teaching theology.

2. Research shows that many mental health patients regard _____ as their primary coping strategy.
a. physical activity
b. prayer

c. reading a good book

d. talking to a friend

Pastoral Counseling in the 21st Century (LaMothe)
3. Which is NOT a characteristic of a "good enough" community?

a. The acceptance and appreciation of individual differences.
b. Capacities for emotional regulation and self-reflection.
c.
Reconciliation.
d. Diagnoses which include parental but not community dysfunctions.

4. The author considers Facebook to be ____ community.
a. an illusion of
b. a good enough
c. a new kind of
d. a healing

Medical Burden, Depression, and Quality of Life (Piderman)
5. The results of this study showed that
a. Medical burden prevents healing from depression.
b. Depression can be alleviated in spite of medical burden.
c. Depressive symptoms are not reduced during hospitalization.
d. Quality of life is not affected by the advocacy of spiritual care providers.


Un-homeless Homeless (Snodgrass)
6. 15 of the 16 participants in this study
a. had been homeless more than one time.
b. said 90 days was not enough time to find work and housing.
c. felt displaced.
d. cultivated a sense of belongingness at the shelter.

7. Contrary to their assumptions about homelessness, participants experienced shelter living to be _______.
a. family-like.
b. safe.
c. clean.
d. All of the above.

8. Which is NOT true about those who offer pastoral care and counseling services to shelter residents?
a. They should help shelter residents admit they are homeless so they can overcome their denial of it.
b. They should help residents take responsibility for any choices and behaviors that contributed to their lack of housing.
c. They should help residents set achievable, short-term, mid-term, and long-term goals.
d.. They should promote friendships with other shelter residents, who often are the best source of information on resources and support.


"Look at Me, But Don't!" (Woggon)

9. L's first supervisor was more effective than his second supervisor because
a. he told L he had the same habit of self-deprecation.
b. he empathetically helped L to focus on his strengths.
c. he firmly but respectfully told L to stop whining and act like a man.
d. his personality was a better fit with L's personality.

10. Whereas psychology has typically focused on shame's "haunting and pathological aspects", theology considers shame's power to protect us through the fear of exposure and self-restraint. The author calls this good side of shame
a. deliberation-shame.
b. deterrent-shame.
c. discretion-shame.
d. disarming-shame.