The psychological assessment of clerics

Jack, Alexander and Wilcox, Daniel T. (2017) The psychological assessment of clerics. Pastoral Psychology . ISSN 1573-6679 (In Press)

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Abstract

The psychological assessment of novice and experienced clerics is an important component of ordination, suitability, and risk evaluation to ensure that representatives of religious organizations are equipped, motivated, and safe for a life commitment to a faith vocation. It is the authors’ opinion that such assessments should be conducted by skilled psychologists with expertise that covers occupational, clinical, and forensic domains. Further, the authors emphasize the importance of an objective and secular assessment to better inform the church.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Psychological assessment, Religious organizations, Secular, Suitability, Risk
Schools/Departments: University of Nottingham, UK > Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > School of Medicine > Division of Psychiatry and Applied Psychology
Depositing User: Eprints, Support
Date Deposited: 07 Jul 2017 09:39
Last Modified: 12 Oct 2017 23:45
URI: http://eprints.nottingham.ac.uk/id/eprint/44047

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