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The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
(Winter 2014, Vol. 68, No. 4)

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

Clergy Stress through Working with Trauma (Hendron)
1. Figley's model of Secondary Traumatic Stress (STS) is grounded within the symptomatology of ____, where the individual may experience disturbing images, hyper-arousal, upsetting emotions, avoidance, and an inability to function normally.
a. panic attacks
b. post-traumatic stress disorder
c. bi-polar disorder
d. attention-deficit disorder

2. Of the 16 Irish clergy participants, none said their faith in God had been negatively altered by work stress. They said things like
a. "Would I swop? Not for a moment. Rejoice in what God has called me to do."
b. "...that's what Jesus was about. It's getting out there and helping people."

c. "God is always there and will not put us into situations we are not able to deal with."

d. All of the above.

3. "Tertiary trauma" is

a. when the clergy becomes sleep-deprived.
b. when the clergy's spouse becomes distressed.
c. when the clergy stops caring about people.
d. when the clergy suffers multiple burnouts.

Critically Engaging "Mutually Engaged Supervisory Processes" (Fitchett)

4. Between 1990 and 2011, the process of training 483 Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisors took an average of ___ years.

a. 2
b. 3
c. 4
d. 5


5. The spiritual/theological nature of the CPE supervisory process is best captured by which three processes?

a. Shifts in Personhood, Self Awareness, Feedback.
b. Shifts in Personhood, Expanded Presence, Embodied Authority.
c. Expanded Presence, Supervisory Identity, Self Awareness.
d. Embodied Authority, Self Awareness, Support.

A Response to "Critically Engaging" (Ragsdale)
6
. In Robert Keegan's constructivist developmental model, the Subject-Object Interview (SOI) measures a person's ability to
a. develop self-awareness.
b. acquire communication skills.
c. make meaning.
d. endure hardship.

The Use of Traumatic Biblical Narratives (Ballaban)

7. In narrative psychology, the role of the therapist is to help a client tell a meaningful story by identifying _______ that lies behind the mundane story as told by the client.
a. a meta-narrative
b. spiritual themes (i.e. shame, guilt, abandonment, evil)
c. a particular Biblical narrative
d. All of the above.


8. The author says that "Events are not intrinsically traumatic. They become traumatic when we cannot __________."
a. construct a coherent and meaningful narrative from them.
b. see others suffering from the same events.
c. perceive God's presence and help during these events.
d. understand how to recover from these events.

9. In helping Ben, the author used the Biblical narrative of
a. Cain and Abel
b. Isaac and Ishmael
c. Jacob and Esau
d. Shem and Ham

10. From the Biblical narrative in Question 9, Ben learned
a. that God is ever present, even when terrible things happen.
b. to normalize his traumatic experience. Other boys have been sexually assaulted by their brother. It was wrong then, and it continues to be wrong.
c. to express his anger about his older brother.
d. All of the above.