Professional Counseling

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Christian counseling has grown significantly in size and scope, in influence, and in the quality and diversity of practitioners in the last 50 years.

True

In the descriptive of "the best of times [and] the worst of times," which of the following is untrue?
a. people in the industrialized West are the wealthiest people in history
b. people are the healthiest in history, having nearly doubled the life expectancy
c. technology is transforming the way we live with incredible speed
d. with growths in industrialization, wealth, and technology, global starvation is becoming a thing of the past
e. issues of sexuality, divorce, abortion, pornography are no longer moral issues to be decided on the basis of God's law, but on personal preferences, freedom, or "free speech"

D with growths in industrialization, wealth, and technology, global starvation is becoming a thing of the past

While nothing about it seems inherently good or noble or attractive, pain is also the "royal road" to experiencing the deeper things of God.

True

Mental health pioneers such as Ellis, Freud, and Watson, have characterized religious people, especially Christians, as simpleminded, easily controlled, and thoroughly deluded.

True

Competent Christian Counselors, while possessing values consistent with biblical foundations, should strife to create a value free office so that the values of clients are not influenced by the counselors but by God.

False

Spiritual pursuits of all kinds have become "fashionable" in this postmodern, post-Christian age; it is also the "hot new thing" in the counseling world.

True

Christ-centered soul care in individual counseling offices, more than the church, should be the central place of healing, growth, and rich relationship.

False

Broadly defined, counseling is a sole-disciplinary profession with a single standard of practice, ethics, training regiments, and identity.

False

Which of the following is true?
a. Theory-based approaches to counseling are giving way to a new practice paradigm that fits interventions to the individual, the problem, and the situation
b. Long-term psychotherapy is regaining emphasis after the debacles of managed-care systems
c. clients should be recognized as ill-informed consumers and mostly passive recipients of expert help in counseling

A Theory-based approaches to counseling are giving way to a new practice paradigm that fits interventions to the individual, the problem, and the situation

Like modern Christian counseling, pastoral care and counseling ministry of the church has a short history that began after WW2.

False

Jay Adams
a. Helping should be centered in the church and, specifically, counseling should be connected to the body of believers in Christ.
b. the basis for a Christian's counseling is nothing other than the Scripture of the OT and NT; biblical theology is not only possible, but necessary.
c. biblical theology and the psychosocial sciences are incorporated into a workable counseling model

B the basis for a Christian's counseling is nothing other than the Scripture of the OT and NT; biblical theology is not only possible but necessary.

Gary Collins
a. Helping should be centered in the church and, specifically, counseling should be connected to the body of believers in Christ.
b. the basis for a Christian's counseling is nothing other than the Scripture of the OT and NT; biblical theology is not only possible, but necessary.
c. biblical theology and the psychosocial sciences are incorporated into a workable counseling model

C biblical theology and the psychosocial sciences are incorporated into a workable counseling model

Larry Crabb
a. Helping should be centered in the church and, specifically, counseling should be connected to the body of believers in Christ.
b. the basis for a Christian's counseling is nothing other than the Scripture of the OT and NT; biblical theology is not only possible, but necessary.
c. biblical theology and the psychosocial sciences are incorporated into a workable counseling model

A helping should be centered in the church and, specifically, counseling should be connected to the body of believers in Christ.

David PowlisON
a. Helping should be centered in the church and, specifically, counseling should be connected to the body of believers in Christ.
b. the basis for a Christian's counseling is nothing other than the Scripture of the OT and NT; biblical theology is not only possible, but necessary.
c. biblical theology and the psychosocial sciences are incorporated into a workable counseling model

B the basis for a Christian's counseling is nothing other than the Scripture of the OT and NT; biblical theology is not only possible, but necessary.

Which of the following is not associated with a "paracentric" focus in counseling?
a. the Paraklete of God-the Holy Spirit-who is the invisible God present in counseling and who comes alive in wonder-working power by our invitation
b. Paraklesis and parakaleo meaning 'to come alongside some to help,' to advocate for someone's best interest.'
c. being single-mindedly focused on Christ and on our clients, clothed with integrity, and directed towards joy, maturity, and wholeness.
d. being in 'parallel' - pairing - and becoming on the same page - "central" - hence, para-centric
e. best described in the phrase: Competent Christian Counseling

D being in 'parallel' - pairing - and becoming on the same page - 'central' - hence para-centric

Ten root values and baseline ministerial ethics that direct Christian counseling are given. Of the five listed, which is incorrect?
a. the Bible is the sourcebook of revelation and relationship-the guidebook for treatment and renewal
b. science is synthesized apart from a larger construct of supernatural theism
c. orthopraxy is as important as orthodoxy
d. counseling is a two-phased, sequential process: brief therapy is mandatory for everyone, and long-term therapy is discretionary, chosen by some.
e. christian unity, counseling excellence, and ethical integrity take precedence over every personal theory, discipline, and preference.

B science is synthesized apart from a larger construct of supernatural theism

The TFA perspective is a heuristic device that provides guidance to counselor and client in the face of complex and confusing client date. The T-F-A abbreviation stands for
a. Touchy-Feely-Activity
b. Thinking-Feeling-Acting
c. Therapy-Friendship-Association
d. Talk-Feel-Action
e. Treatment-Focus-Assignment

B Thinking-Feeling-Acting

Kottler and Brown (2000) envisioned the development of a personal style of counseling as a developmental life process moving through five stages. Which is not one of them?
a. Mentorhood
b. Eclecticism
c. Experimentation
d. Pragmatism
e. Endurance

E Endurance

Ten tasks are given, which are considered to be the baseline role behaviors of competent Christian counselors. Which of the following is not one of them?
a. intake and assessment
b. case formulation and treatment planning
c. spiritual direction and incorporation
d. personal growth and development
e. research translation and technology application

d personal growth and development

Some distinctive that set Christian counseling apart from secular counseling are highlighted. Which is incorrect?
a. Goals: Happiness and self-fulfillment versus maturity
b. Ground: God revealed in the Scripture versus human wisdom and imagination
c. Process: Transformation versus adjustment
d. Means: Working out our salvation versus pragmatism (whatever works)
e. Values: Absolute and eternal verses situational and temporal

A. Goals: Happiness and self-fulfillment versus maturity

More Christian Counselors practice at the doctoral level than at the master's level.

False

Christian counseling is currently dichotomized by a nouthetic-integrationist dispute.

False

A central theme of competent Christian Counseling is the assertion that the truth of Christ should be communicated in accord with the needs and limits of the people served.

True

Which has been known as the "queen" of sciences?

Theology or the study of God

There are three important factors in theological reflection. Which it not one of them?

Malleability considers what is most relevant or workable to individuals and groups so as to make theology work for them.

According to the authors, Christian counseling is deficient in its theological roots and spiritual practices.

True

Christian counselors should not compare themselves to spiritual teachers in the community of faith to think that counselors are held to as high a standard of accountability as spiritual leaders.

False

Solomon understood the need for personal wisdom as the crucial prerequisite for guiding the covenant community and rejected the use of extrabiblical sources.

False

God is too loving to be unkind and too wise to make a mistake. However, His utilization of men and women in His missioning, and His engagement of us in His purposes, is the cause of both our greatest joy and our greatest pain.

True

The doctrine of human beings emphasizes both the awful state and profound fallenness of man as well as a creature of dignity who bears the very image of God.

True

Which of the following is the primary catalyst assuring that the Spirit of God is working to further the process related to sanctification?

The Word of God

Transformation and regeneration requires that we are not only connected to Jesus but also to his body - the church.

True

To elaborate "the power of a secured future for healing and wholeness in the present" amounts to over-promising hope and possibilities.

False

The authors encourage explicit incorporation of shepherding roles into competent christian counseling since this is a central metaphor in Christ's description of his care and comfort for those he loved.

True

SASHET stands for three negatively tinged feelings and three positively tinged feelings. What are they?

Sad
Angry
Scraed
Happy
Excited
Tender

The belief one has (or doesn't have) that a particular result or conclusion is capable of being achieved or will be effected is:
a. efficacy expectancy
b. outcome expectancy

B. Outcome Expectancy

A client's readiness for change requires the right counseling strategies. When a client is committed to change and has started to consider or even plan out how to accomplish it, he or she is said to be,
a. the ambivalent client (contemplative)
b. the intentional client (preparation)
c. the doer (action)
d. the persevering client (maintenance)
e. the maturing client (termination)

B the intentional client (preparation)

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