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The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
(Winter 2012, Vol. 66, No. 4)

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

Spiritual/Cultural Competency (Anderson)
1. Through the _____, Emma cultivated the multi-cultural elements of awareness and skill. As she reported her encounters with troubled patients, she began to forego advice giving and instead cultivated active listening.
a. naming exercise
b. spiritual/family tree method
c. spiritual resource seminar

2. Peter came alive through the ____, after finding out how little he knew about his birth situation before being placed in an orphanage at the age of 2.
a. naming exercise
b. spiritual/family tree method
c. spiritual resource seminar

He's Home but He's Not the Same (Alexander)

3. Roger Wood, in his Neurobiologcial and Social Handicap Following Traumatic Brain Injury, says that many social problems occur because brain-damaged people do not
a. enjoy the company of others like they used to.
b. are too aggressive.

c. do not perceive relevant social cues.

d. do not have the same sense of humor they used to have.

4. What did the author discern was the question Amy was asking God, in all of her anger, despair, longing, and frustration?
a. "Why me, O Lord?"
b. "My God, my God, why have You forsaken me?"
c. "How long, O Lord?"
d. "Where are You, O Lord?"

5. In what ways can Amy's burden ("yoke") become "light"?
a. She builds a support team.
b. Her sacrifice becomes easier as she acquires more skills as a caregiver.
c. Her husband, David, improves his abilities over time.
d. She joyfully makes her sacrifice a choice.

Using Prayer and Scripture (Der Peter Pan)

6. A study by Weld and Eriksen found all of the following to be true EXCEPT
a. 82% of clients desired audible prayer in counseling.
b. clients preferred that therapists introduce the subject of prayer.
c. clients had strong expectations that prayer would be included in counseling.
d. clients preferred a moment of silent prayer.


7. The Christian Stress-Coping Support Group (CSCSG) rigorously followed 8 steps that made use of prayer and Scripture. Which was NOT one of those steps?

a. Began with a prayer of thanks to the Lord and asked for the power of the Holy Spirit to fill the entire session.
b. Invited members to share their reflections on Psalm 17 (A prayer of David) and Psalm 90 (A prayer of Moses).
c. Encouraged members to take turns praying aloud for fellow members.
d. Applied Scripture appropriately for members as an alternative spiritual intervention.

8. Which was the most helpful use of Scripture to the CSCSG's members?
a. When they were advised to read more Scriptures each day.
b. When the Scriptures rebuked them for their lack of faith.
c. When the Scriptures reminded them that God never lost track of them during a time of stress.
d. When the Scriptures were used as an answer book for their problems.

Suffering: Etiology and Treatment (Willoughby)

9. While surviving the horrible conditions of Nazi death camps, what did Viktor Frankl discover was the ultimate and highest goal to which mankind can aspire?

a. Meaning

b. Love
c. Humility
d. Selflessness

10. After losing his wife, C.S. Lewis became less miserable in his grief when he
a. was surrounded by supportive friends and family.
b. devoted himself to prayer and Scripture study.
c. kept preoccupied through reading, writing, and teaching.
d. recalled how much they had loved one another.