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The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
(December 2018, Vol. 72, No. 4)
[Answer 7 of 10 questions correctly to receive
6 hours of Continuing Education credit]
 
Contemporary Insights from Biblical Combat Veterans (Grimell)
1. Shay introduced the concept of "complex PTSD" which has all the symptoms of regular PTSD along with the destruction of the capacity for social trust. King Saul exhibited complex PTSD when he
a. tried several times to kill David with a spear.
b. almost killed his son, Jonathan, in a rage attack.
c. committed suicide after being wounded in battle.
d. All of the above.

2. Moral injury (MI) occurs when a soldier feels betrayed by a commander who is perceived as doing something morally wrong. David's commander, Joab, experienced moral injury when
a. David let Abner walk away. Abner had killed Joab's younger brother in battle. b. David appointed Amasa as a commander instead of Joab. David had told Joab to fight his son Absalom but not to kill him. Joab intentionally killed Absalom anyway.
c. David ordered Bathsheba's husband, Uriah, to be placed in a battle where he would be killed.
d. All of the above.

To Understand and Support Contemporary Veterans Utilizing Biblical Combat Veteran Types (Grimell)
3. The Biblical combat veteran who showed resilience both in war and, afterwards, in civilian life and who expressed emotional pain when he lost friends, partners, and children, was
a. King Saul
b. King David
c. Joab
d. Uriah

Spiritual Counseling Program for Single Women in LateLife Heterosexual Romantic Relationships (Pandya)
4. This spiritual counseling program (SCP) was more effective in reducing anxiety and increasing relationship satisfaction for all of the following EXCEPT a. for single women living in European and U.S. cities, where late-life relationships are currently more prevalent and accepted than in Asian and African cultures.
b. for widowed or never married singles than for divorced and estranged singles.
c. for middle-class women, who are more receptive to professional help, than elite women.
d. for those who "self-practiced" (those who maintained a weekly diary of the resolution of anxieties through spiritual tenets of acceptance, unconditional feelings, connection, and harmony.)

Meeting Jesus (Joe Baroody)
5. When the author agreed to his client's request to sit on her hospital bed and rub her head like her father used to do, the author's therapist told him he
a. should have declined his client's request.
b. helped his client meet the Jesus that resided in her pain.
c. should have referred his client to psychiatry care.
d. had not maintained proper boundaries.

Ministry to Transgender Teenagers (Canales)
6. The author uses the theological reality of _____ to promote the acceptance and pastoral care of transgender teenagers.
a. imago Dei
b. agapeo
c. God's grace
d. salvation through faith in Christ

Spirit Possession and Deliverance Ministries (Illueca)
7. Which is NOT one of the author's four criteria for diagnosing demon possession? The patient _____ .
a. speaks in a foreign tongue he didn't learn
b. can locate hidden objects or know private details
c. exhibits supernatural strength
d. is adverse to sacred objects like the Cross, the Bible, etc.e. displays multiple personalities

8. Which is NOT one of the DSM-V criteria for Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)?
a. has two or more distinct personalities
b. experiences vomiting and fainting
c. cannot recall extensive personal information d. the disturbance is not due to substance abuse

9. Most cases of spiritual distress related to evil spirits respond to _____ and do not require exorcism.
a. prayerful support
b. anointing with oil
c. laying on of hands
d. the presence of church officials

Book Review
10. In the book History Through Trauma by Houck-Loomis, the author does all of the following EXCEPT
a. helps re-invigorate symbols that have become inflexible and no longer point to a higher reality.
b. shows from the book of Deuteronomy how the symbol of the Covenant came to represent how the Chosen People failed.
c. shows how Job challenged the Covenant by insisting on his own blamelessness instead of confessing his sins.
d. explains the existence of evil in a world created by a loving, all-powerful God.