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The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
(March 2020, Vol. 74, No. 1)
[Answer 7 of 10 questions correctly to receive
6 hours of Continuing Education credit]
  Lived Experience, Transparency, Help, and Humility (Hays)
1. Which of the following was NOT one of the clergy in this study?
a. A World Trade Center survivor who said that the foundation of her relationship with God was applying the words of the Bible and talking to the Lord
b. A pastor who said that being transparent with the patient about his own problems is harmful and should not be done.
c. A pastor who said it took her two trips to the counselor to realize that her pain could only be healed by God through the soothing or comforting of the Holy Spirit.
d. A pastor who mentioned 2 Chronicles 7:14 and the need for humbling oneself to receive healing.

Spiritual Care for Family Members (Roze des Ordons)
2. While suffering, family members of critically ill patients actually said
a. “This can't be happening.”
b. “The meaning of life is gone.”
c. “There must be no God if this is happening.”
d. All of the above

3.Which is TRUE about spiritual health practitioners?
a. They have the ability to bring calm to intense situations.
b. They don't work with non-religious family members
c. They are highly trained to know exactly what to say.
d. They are usually not too busy to see family members.

What's the Point of Clinical Pastoral Education (Lasair)
4. According to philosopher Georgio Agamben, Christians in the Middle Ages believed that God placed the king on his throne. Today, the state replaces God in the West. However, many faith traditions claim that God is the guarantor of existence, not the state. This makes spiritual health professionals beholden to a higher authority than their statesponsored organization, enabling them to
a. sue their organization if religious freedoms are denied.
b. proselytize behind the back of their organization.
c. advocate for their clients when their humanity is denied.
d. find their best opportunities with privately-run organizations.

Russell and the Handshake (Smith)
5. Borrowing from Wesson's components of a handshake, the author recommends that therapists position themselves for a possible handshake from a new client by
a. letting your arms hang relaxed by your side.
b. maintaining eye contact with the client.
c. watching for non-verbal clues from the client whether a handshake will occur or not.
d. all of the above.

A Chaplain's Notebook (Beresin)
6. Which is NOT true about this chaplain's use of poems?
a. He doesn't read poems to patients in physical pain.
b. Poems should be read without interruptions.
c. Poems are read slowly so every word can be heard.
d. Not a single person has refused the reading of a poem.

Quality Pastoral Relationships: Ethics (Peeters)
7. Which did this author NOT recommend for pastoral workers?
a. to draw near to clients from a position of beneficence, because the counselor may do this as “a need to be needed.”
b. let patients draw near as their vulnerable, wounded, and powerful selves.
c. let patients draw near to their inner selves without letting their hearts be torn out and without attempting to take the suffering of patients away from them.
d. should not identify with the suffering of patients, but instead identify their own suffering. This allows them to make the distinction between their own and their patients’ suffering, and to respond to their patients’ needs and not also to their own needs in their encounters with patients.

Testing Clinical Competence in Chaplain Cert (Handzo)
8. Which is NOT true about this study?
a. Candidates passed even if they scored “Seldom” or “Never” on either of these behaviors: “Treating the patient with dignity” and “Imposing one's faith system on the patient.”
b. Of the 155 candidates, 67% passed the first time, 15% passed the second time, and 3% passed the third time.
c. The candidates were visually recorded so their non-verbal behaviors, like empathy, could be observed.
d. Actors played the role of patients.

Biblical Combat Types – Gideon (Grimell)
9. God instructed Gideon to tear down his father's altar to Baal and to cut down the Asherah pole beside it. Gideon did this at night because he was afraid of his family and the townspeople. The author uses this to say
a. Gideon should have displayed courage by doing this during the day.
b. Gideon did not follow God's instructions.
c. God was displeased with Gideon's behavior, even though Gideon's father convinced the townspeople not to kill Gideon.
d. Gideon's fear was a very normal emotion for a task that could result in death. His caution was acceptable.
10. Why did God reduce Gideon's forces to only 300 men?
a. God wanted Israel to know that He had delivered them and that they had not delivered themselves.
b. The rest of the recruits were not well-trained in warfare.
c. God reduced enemy forces with a devastating disease.
d. The Midianites had little experience in warfare.