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Christ-Centered Therapy -- The Practical Integration of Theology and Psychology
by Neil T. Anderson, DMin, Terry E. Zuehlke PhD, and Julianne S. Zuehlke, MS 2000. (Zondervan Publishing House: Grand Rapids, MI). All rights reserved. [411 pages].
[Answer 21 of 30 questions correctly to receive
17 hours of Continuing Education credit]


Chapter 1: Values and Worldview Clarification (p 15-35)
1. Allen Bergin recommends that therapists
a. be value-free.
b. explicitly tell clients about their own religious values.
c. suppress their religious values.
d. be subtly coercive with clients.
2. New Age psychology promotes which view of God?
a. There is one God.
b. There is no God.
c. There are many gods.
d. All is god.
Chapter 2: Reclaiming a Biblical Psychology (p 36-61)

3. Which of the following is TRUE?
a. All therapists have values.
b. Compared to the general public, mental health practitioners are largely non-Christian.
c. Religious clients who receive treatment with religious content have better outcomes.
d. All of the above.
4. In the Middle Ages, mental disorders were believed to be caused by
a. brain malfunctions.
b. poverty and disease.
c. satanic influences and witchcraft.
d. an imbalance of rest and physical activity.
Chapter 3: Diverse Strategies in Christian Counseling (p 62-84)

5. A closed Christian counselor helping a client who just received some bad medical news would
a. be empathetic and teach coping skills.
b. pray with the client.
c. share comforting Scripture passages.
d. encourage the client to draw close to God.
6. The authors recommend which approach for Christian counselors?
a. Bible only
b. Closed
c. Closet
d. Conjoint
Chapter 4: The Integration of Theology and Psychology (p 85-111)

7. The fundamental goal in recovery from addictive behaviors is
a. complete abstinence.
b. knowing who we are “in Christ”.
c. taking it one day-at-a-time.
d. group confession.
8. The Greek word for repentance (metanoia) means
a. to do good works.
b. to refrain from evil.
c. a change of mind.
d. to be at peace.
Chapter 5: God, Client, and Therapist in Christian Community (p 112-131)

9. It is the Christian therapist’s role to
a. fear Satan.
b. exercise Christ’s authority and power over evil.
c. defeat the devil.
d. convince stubborn clients of the truth.
10. The one essential character trait that is a prerequisite for a
Christian counselor is

a. kindness.
b. wisdom.
c. perseverance.
d. joy.
Chapter 6: A Biblical Strategy for Christian Counseling (p 132-163)

11. The Bible teaches that our worth is found in
a. our family roles as husbands and fathers or wives and mothers.
b. our ability to engage in meaningful work.
c. the intelligence and discipline with which we overcome obstacles.
d. our identity as children of God.
12. Renunciation of every counterfeit religious experience is important because
a. it is possible to believe the Bible and still hold onto false beliefs.
b. it is part of the process for renewing our minds.
c. it is in keeping with the practices of the early Christian church.
d. all of the above.
13. Forgiveness is defined as
a. choosing to think about the offender’s good qualities.
b. remembering that nobody is perfect.
c. agreeing to live with the consequences of someone else’s sins.
d. dismissing the wrong that was done to you.
14. Which is TRUE of genuine confession?
a. It is simply saying “I’m sorry.”
b. It is admitting I did it.
c. It is promising it won’t happen again.
d. There is no need to confess past sins.
Chapter 7: Practitioners and Client Assessment (p 164-188)

15. For the Christian therapist, professors Richard Foster and Dallas Willard recommend
a. involvement in an accountability group with people of different faiths.
b. reading more contemporary, secular counseling books.
c. projecting confidence and expertise in the counseling office.
d. cultivating the spiritual disciplines of meditation, prayer, fasting, and Bible study.
16. If a Christian therapist suspects that a client is spiritually deceived, the therapist can use the DSM-IV category _____ (Religious or Spiritual Problem) in the diagnosis. It is to be noted that this is a non-reimbursable code when used as a primary diagnosis.
a. V62.89
b. 309.28
c. V71.09
d. 300.9
17. Good mental health is
a. being in touch with reality.
b. being relatively free from anxiety.
c. having an accurate view of God, self and others.
d. having few problems.
Chapter 8: Resolving Root Issues in the Marketplace (p 189-218)

18. In their own counseling strategies, the authors
a. pray with clients in every session.
b. refuse to counsel non-Christians.
c. obtain signed consent to counsel from a Christian perspective.
d. aggressively share the gospel with every client.
19. The key to managed care reporting is that all the treatment goals, plans, interventions, and criteria for discharge should
a. be brief.
b. be objective and behaviorally defined.
c. be reviewed by a psychologist.
d. include unspecified critical impairments.
20. Using impairment language for spiritual interventions, sexual addiction behavior would be classified under
a. Deception versus Truth (Step 2)
b. Bitterness versus Forgiveness (Step 3)
c. Rebellion versus Submission (Step 4)
d. Bondage versus Freedom (Step 6)
Chapter 9: Counseling Assistance Tool Kit (p 219-307)

[BONDING] (p 228-232)
21. If a married person had sexual intercourse (bonding) with someone else prior to marriage, the married person should
a. prayerfully confess and renounce this illegitimate bond with a witness present.
b. do nothing. There’s nothing one can do about past mistakes.
c. contact this person and ask for forgiveness.
d. tell the spouse.
[EATING DISORDERS] (p 239-242)
22. Recovery from eating disorders begins when clients acknowledge their worth in Christ and
a. consume at least 1800 calories per day.
b. no longer have a need to be perfect.
c. change friends.
d. keep a daily journal.
[PARENTING] (p 257-260)
23. When parents feel like yelling at their children, the parents should
a. go ahead and yell; sometimes the children deserve it.
b. go ahead and yell; it’s better than hitting them.
c. ignore the children’s misbehavior this time.
d. don’t yell; take time to regain composure.
[THEOPHOSTICS] (p 261-266)
24. TheoPhostics, the healing of lies from childhood wounds, has been especially effective with clients who have a diagnosis of
a. Dissociative Identity Disorder.
b. Major Depression Disorder.
c. Dysthymic Disorder.
d. Agoraphobia.
[DEPRESSION] (p 275-281)
25. Biological depression can be caused by
a. an under active thyroid (hypothyroidism).
b. low blood sugar.
c. the malfunctioning of the pituitary gland.
d. all of the above.
26. A significant part of recovering from dissociative identity disorder is
a. taking medication.
b. uncovering hidden lies.
c. exercising three times each week.
d. keeping a daily journal.
27. Which is NOT true about the speaker-listener techniques?
a. One spouse should paraphrase what the other is saying.
b. Understanding is the same as agreement.
c. The speaker should use “I” statements.
d. Don’t try to listen with the television on.
Chapter 10: Professional Christian Therapy and the Church Community (p 308-324)

28. In its partnership with Christian mental health professionals, the authors advise the church to
a. require pastors to receive extensive counselor training.
b. send only the really difficult clients to professional counselors.
c. display compassion, not condemnation, for brokenness.
d. have fewer activities because families are too busy.
Chapter 11: Professional Accountability Relationships with Authority (p 325-337)

29. Psychologists Edward Zuckerman and Irvin Guyett note that “As therapists, our best defenses against malpractice are offering high quality and thoughtful care, rational and effective procedures, and ______ .”
a. the thorough documentation of our decisions and reasoning.
b. maintaining liability insurance with adequate coverage.
c. securing competent legal advice.
d. being accountable to God rather than secular authorities.
30. When working with gay and lesbian clients, the American Psychological Association has approved reparative therapy when
a. the therapist believes it is in the best interest of the client.
b. the therapist and client share the same religious faith.
c. it is mutually agreed upon, in writing, by both therapist and client.
d. the client has been miserable in this lifestyle.