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The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
(Winter 2005, Vol. 59, No. 4)

[Answer 7 of 10 questions correctly to receive 6 hours of Continuing Education credit]
Opening Up the Circle (Hemenway)
1. Systems-centered theory (SCT) provides an alternative for getting stuck in the “hot seat” by training group members to say
a. “What is our goal?”
b. “Anyone else?”
c. “Tell us your personal story.”
d. “What do you believe?”

Late Stage Dementia (Wordman)

2. When dementia robs a family member of short-term memory, Technique One trains the carer to view that person as
a. regressing to childhood memories.
b. exhibiting delusional symptoms.
c. experiencing a loss of character or identity.
d. an ancestor whom they wish to thank.

3. Using language metaphorically with persons in dementia means to
a. help them follow a logical argument.
b. redirect them toward the conversational topic.
c. use words to illume their character.
d. ask them what they mean when they change the subject.

The Family Communication Coordinator (Dodd-McCue)

4. Which is NOT true of the survey findings from this study?
a. Chaplains saw their responsibilities as highly autonomous.
b. Chaplains believed they made very significant impact on the lives of others.
c. Most chaplains were glad they had chosen their calling.
d. Chaplains received almost no feedback about the effectiveness of their work.

5. FCC organ donation cases are increasingly taking more time because
a. improved medical technology produces more “lingering on” donor patients.
b. FCC chaplains have to carry their normal load as well.
c. the weaknesses of the FCC Protocol far outweigh the strengths.
d. overall family support has declined.

Betrayal and Healing (Platt)

6. The ideal path to healing is to have the betrayer
a. write a letter of apology.
b. take an immediate leave of absence.
c. make a public confession to the community.
d. say nothing and let the matter die quietly.

7. With betrayers who maintain their innocence, the community is fortunate when
a. the betrayer has been punished.
b. the betrayer moves from the vicinity.
c. the betrayer is banned from all further ministry.
d. the betrayer is given a second chance.

Liturgy at Ground Zero (Schwarts)

8. At Ground Zero, before human remains were removed for forensic identification, the FDNY would require
a. a moment of silence.
b. a chaplain to commend the remains to God’s care.
c. a brief memorial service.
d. the playing of “Amazing Grace.”

9. The ritual patterns that gave the rescue workers peace and comfort did NOT include
a. the intrinsic worth of every human being.
b. absolution pronounced over the remains.
c. a blessing for God’s mercy upon the departed.
d. an interfaith prayer that omitted God’s name.

Revisiting Viktor Frankl (Gojmerac-Leiner)

10. The author encourages other chaplains to
a. know and read the Bible in a natural language.
b. treat the Bible as an optional resource.
c. understand that parts of the Bible are irrelevant.
d. put more emphasis on Clinical Pastoral Education.