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The Journal of Pastoral Care and Counseling
(Winter 2006, Vol. 60, No. 4)

[Answer 7 of 10 questions correctly to receive 6 hours of Continuing Education credit]
Black Milk (Steinke)
1. Which literary resource gives a perspective on suffering through the eyes of a poor old woman and her grandson?
a. Peter Devries’ Blood of the Lambs.
b. Eudora Welty’s A Worn Path.
c. Leo Tolstoy’s The Death of Ivan Lilych.
d. Flannery O’Connor’s A Good Man is Hard to Find.

Integrating Spiritual Direction (Riggs)
2. Benner describes “spiritual direction” as
a. advice from a religious counselor.
b. moral guidance from an authoritarian figure.
c. a rather new intervention having no empirical support.
d. increasing awareness of God and surrender to God’s will.

3. According to G.W. Moon, in which situation would spiritual intervention by a psychotherapist be appropriate?
a. with a severely disturbed client.
b. with a client who has glaring character deficiencies.
c. with a client who has given informed consent.
d. when psychotherapy is not working.

Marketplace Language (Rosell)

4. Which chaplain behavior could not be recorded into the VHA Event Capture System?
a. ministry to clinical staff.
b. giving communion to a patient.
c. talking with a patient for 10 minutes in the hallway.
d. praying with a patient.

Chronic Pain (Sorajjakool)

5. For most of the 15 participants, chronic pain resulted in
a. isolation from others.
b. bitterness toward God.
c. loss of work.
d. addiction to medications.

6. ______ helped most of the participants make pain part of their worldview, where chronic pain and meaning could coexist.
a. Friendships
b. Spirituality
c. Physical fitness
d. Counseling

Therapy Talk (VanKatwyk)

7. In talking with the widowed South American immigrant, the pastoral intern connects her story of the birds to the larger story of
a. the civil war which made her husband an orphan.
b. her husband’s vision of his parents in the afterlife.
c. her immigration to Canada.
d. the resurrection of Christ.

8. Effective therapeutic conversation depends upon
a. the client’s inner wisdom and courage.
b. the counselor’s empathetic listening.
c. the counselor’s clinical knowledge.
d. the counselor’s personal presence and linguistic versatility.

Spiritual Coaching in Cancer Patients (Levy)

9. In this article, “spirituality” means
a. one’s relationship to God.
b. a person’s religious affiliation.
c. the sense of meaning one finds in life.
d. a binding together.

10. The purpose of coaching was to
a. strengthen a patient’s faith in God.
b. encourage activities that brought a sense of connection.
c. teach the patient to pray.
d. help the patient read Scripture.