4. Of the following forms of collaboration with pastoral counselors,
which one were the seminarians LEAST interested in?
a. Training lay counselors for a church-based care giving ministry.
b. Consulting with a counselor about concerns of parishioners with whom the
priest is meeting.
c. Receiving support or therapy themselves during stressful times in their
personal lives and ministry.
d. Mediating conflicting groups of parishioners.
Older Survivors of Domestic Violence (Bowland)
5. Process theology's answer to why God does not prevent suffering, such as
domestic abuse, is that
a. God can only work through the temporal dimension to diminish
b. God will not violate human free will, even if when it is used for evil.
c. God allows evil to run its course so good can eventually triumph.
d. God will always cause some good to come of evil.
6. Process theology helps victims of domestic violence by
a. reminding them of Christ's promise that the meek shall inherit the
earth (Matthew 5:5)
b. highlighting Christ's promise of a great reward in heaven for those who
were persecuted (Matthew 5:10-12)
c. teaching God's promise to take vengeance on the wicked.
d. re-imaging God as loving and caring about them .
Professional Boundary Violations and Mentalizing
7. When Rev. Adams asked his parishioner, a young divorcee, out to
dinner, she probably said Yes because
a. she wanted to show how grateful she was for his help.
b. of the power differential that always exists between helping
professionals and those they help. It was hard to say No.
c. she was romantically inclined toward him and hoped he felt the same.
d. her depression made her exercise poor judgment.
8. The most important preventive measure for not engaging in boundary
a. avoiding professional isolation consulting with trusted colleagues
or a supervisor and not trying to do it all alone.
b. receiving regular therapy.
c. putting a limit on work hours so there is time for leisure.
d. maintaining two or three close personal friends.
Clergy Referral of Suicidal Individuals (Mason)
9. Which is TRUE about all 15 clergy participants in this study?
a. All had received some training in suicide intervention.
b. All referred suicidal individuals to mental health providers.
c. All discussed a theology of suffering with their suicidal individuals.
d. All talked about the sin of suicide with their suicidal individuals.
Using Movies in Pastoral Counseling (Gelo)
10. Having a client watch a movie as part of ongoing therapy
a. has been thoroughly researched and proven to be effective.
b. has been a neglected tool of therapy, since most people like to watch
c. has been initially promising, but further empirical research is
d. has proven to be less effective than other therapy treatments.