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The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
(Winter 2007, Vol. 61, No. 4)

[Answer 7 of 10 questions correctly to receive 6 hours of Continuing Education credit]
Parallels Between Depression and Lament (Christenson)
1. The author of Psalm 102 viewed himself as a desert owl because
a. his depression was worse at night.
b. he felt his life was useless and meaningless.
c. insomnia kept him awake night.
d. he felt alone and isolated from God and others.

2. How can depressed people today benefit from reading Psalms 31 and 102?
a. They see that ancient people of God had periods of woe and anguish similar to their own.
b. They dispel the notion that depression comes from a lack of faith.
c. They learn to present their complaints to God and ask Him to be with them.
d. all of the above.

The Paradoxical Nature of Surrender (Holley)

3. What most prevents us from surrendering to God?
a. not knowing how to surrender.
b. fear of relinquishing control.
c. bitterness toward those who have wronged us.
d. distraction with worldly pursuits.

4. What most helps the author surrender to God?
a. reading Janet Woititz, Gerald May, and Henry Nouwen.
b. morning solitude with God.
c. attending religious retreats.
d. having a spiritual mentor.

Scrupulosity (Kennemer)

5. How can a chaplain best help religious patients with OCD?
a. by helping them replace negative automatic thoughts with positive automatic thoughts.
b. by using the exposure and blocking techniques of behavioral therapy.
c. by encouraging medical solutions such as prescription SSRIs or surgery.
d. by helping them become aware of the underlying conflicts that are taking the form of obsession with sin and mistakes.

Spiritual Care Illustrated (Nieuwenhuizen)
6. At what level does the spiritual care provider help the patient shift from being re-active to pro-active?
a. the skills level.
b. the personal and spiritual practice level.
c. the core belief level.
d. none of the above.

Tsunami and Ghost Stories (Sorajjakool)
7. Which is NOT a part of Buddhist rituals in grieving over those lost in the 2004 tsunami in Thailand?
a. acquiring merit for those who died.
b. encouraging stronger attachments to love ones who survived.
c. chanting and tying a sacred white thread around the house of survivors.
d. the offering of saffron robes by the lay people to Buddhist monks.

Residents’ Loved Ones Support Group (Zucker)
8. The author’s support group for those who have family members in elderly care facilities has accomplished all of the following EXCEPT
a. helped them restore physical health to their loved ones.
b. helped them with the guilt of having to put their loved ones in long-term care.
c. helped their loved ones live with the loss of physical possessions.
d. helped them live with anger and unappreciation from their loved ones.

Known or Unknown, God is (Henderson)
9. According to Murray Stein, what would Carl Jung say about Jesus?
a. Jesus was the only person who was both fully God and fully man.
b. Subconsciously, Jesus created God the Father as a projection of His own wish fulfillment.
c. Because of His unique mission, Jesus repressed His own sexuality.
d. Jesus was a successful example of individuation, showing how God can incarnate each one of us.

Observing an Autopsy (Graham)
10. What provoked one student-observer of an autopsy to remember the Psalm “Taste and see that the Lord is good?”
a. a new appreciation for what surgeons experience.
b. the disconnect of one’s soul from one’s body.
c. the strong smell and taste of the autopsy air in the student’s mouth.
d. remembering a loved one who had died.