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The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
(June 2017, Vol. 71, No. 2)

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

Art, Objects, and Beautiful Stories (Smith)
1. Highlighting how objects can assist in storytelling, Steve discussed a particular peer relationship in more intimate details when he started talking about his _____.
a. antique automobile.
b. favorite movie.
c. boxing gloves.
d. hunting rifle.

2. Which is NOT true about using art or objects to promote storytelling?
a. It requires a lot of training to do it effectively.
b. Most places that would limit access to art (hospitals and prisons) do allow certain objects (photographs and books).

c. Objects can help someone talk after losing a loved one.

d. Most spiritual caregivers already know how to use art and objects to tell stories. They just need to be more intentional in doing so.

Emotional Sequelae of Elective Abortion (Whitney)
3. Leon argues that a woman who loses her unborn child through abortion grieves in the same way as a mother who loses her young baby. How is their grief similar?

a. Both think of the memories and interactions they will never have with their child.
b. Both lack professional and familial support in their grief.
c. Both have to deal with sudden, unexpected loss.
d. All of the above.

4. Which is NOT true about women who experience shame and guilt after elective abortions?
a. They receive a lot of support from pro-abortion advocates.
b. They receive little support from anti-abortion advocates who were against their choice in the first place.
c. They are not validated by the American Psychiatric Association, who finds no clinical evidence for "post abortion syndrome."
d. Pastoral care-givers can provide forgiveness and a "spiritual holding place" for these women to talk about their guilt, sorrow, anger, and self-hatred.

Contemplative Listening: Facilitating Internal Dialog (Evers)
5. In contemplative listening, the auditor does all of the following EXCEPT
a. uses metaphors to summarize the client's center or self.
b. allows the client to choose the topics for discussion.
c. offers support to the client.
d. gives guidance as to what the client should do next.

Contemplative Listening in Moral Issues (de Groot)
6. A pregnant mother, who was deciding whether to have an abortion or not, said, "I realize that I have always wanted to have children.." She was speaking from which perspective?
a. overview
b. insight
c. retrospective
d. prospective

7. Which best describes the intervention skill of "Reflection"?
a. The auditor smiles at the client and says nothing.
b. The auditor tells the client a story of his or her own.
c. The auditor repeats or summarizes what has just been said, using the client's own words.
d. The auditor tells the client how practical their thinking is.

8. An auditor who uses small verbal and non-verbal encouragements to help the client continue with her story is using the technique called
a. Edification
b. Acknowledgment
c. Confirmation
d. Advisement

Spiritual Care Provision in Ireland (Timmins)
9. In addition to prayer, religious services, and sacramental duties, chaplain activities include supporting hospital staff and families, emotional support of patients, therapeutic presence for patients, visiting patients, listening and advocacy, bereavement care, and supporting patients and family during ethical decision-making. These essential spiritual services are threatened by
a. the increasing opposition from secular and non-faith groups, such as the Humanist Association of Ireland.

b. the questioning of paying chaplains with public funds.

c. the difficulty for chaplains to measure and document their effectiveness.

d. all of the above.

10. Chaplains receive the highest number of referrals from
a. doctors.
b. nurses.
c. other patients.
d. brochures.