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The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
Spring-Summer 2005 (Vol. 59, Nos. 1&2)

[Answer 7 of 10 questions correctly to receive 6 hours of Continuing Education credit]
Supervision for Ordained Ministers (LaMothe)
1. The author agrees with which statement?
a. Private reflection provides sufficient accountability.
b. Accountability means taking responsibility only for our mistakes.
c. We need others to help us be accountable.
d. Giving an account means simply defending our actions.

2. We avoid supervision because
a. we might discover that we are not as competent as we had thought.
b. we might learn we are not as Christ-like as we had believed.
c. we fear rejection, disappointment or disapproval from a supervisor.
d. all of the above.

Concepts of Death (Lawbaugh)

3. For the author, death became a “constant companion” when
a. he was accepted into Walter J. Ong’s class in existentialism.
b. he became a hospital chaplain.
c. his 21 year-old daughter died.
d. he was diagnosed with terminal cancer.

4. What did the impending deaths of the following people all have in common?
Walker Percy, Dorothy Day, Thomas Merton, and Flannery O’Connor
a. an “out-of-body” experience.
b. great fear of the unknown.
c. a stripping away of all unimportant matters.
d. a bold defiance of death.

5. The elderly who are about to die most often will choose
a. Stage 1: Refuse all treatment -- palliative care only.
b. Stage 2: Refuse any treatment beyond diagnosis for a possible fatal condition.
c. Stage 3: Refuse any treatment that does not offer a high probability of recovery and low side effects.
d. Stage 4: Pursue any treatment that offers a low possibility of recovery.

Through the Looking Glass (Trothen)

6. The most pervasive themes that women bring with them into clinical supervision are
a. guilt and shame over taking time away from their families.
b. feelings of inadequacy and a compromised self-image.
c. grief and anger from childhood traumas.
d. distorted views of men and God.

Pastoral Counseling with Adoptive Families (Fraser)

7. An adopted son will
a. often be sad he never had the chance to know his birth parents.
b. wonder if there is something wrong with him.
c. secretly wonder if his birth mother is looking for him.
d. all of the above.

8. Which of the following is appropriate for adoptive parents to say to their adopted child?
a. “I think about your birth mother on your birthday. Do you think about her?”
b. “I’m sure it was a very difficult decision for your birth mother to place you for adoption.”
c. “When you’re old enough, we will be glad to help you search for your birth parents if you decide you want to.”
d. all of the above.

Chaplain Roles (Flannelly)

9. Of the following, the most important role was
a. praying with patients.
b. providing emotional support to patients.
c. serving as patient advocate.
d. performing religious rituals.

Spiritual Assessment Tools (O’Connor)

10. It was suggested that spiritual assessment tools were little used because
a. they are not person-centered.
b. there are too few tools to use.
c. chaplains do not know how to develop their own tools.
d. the tools have not been carefully researched.