Values Affecting Collaboration Among Psychologists and Evangelical Clergy

Volume
Volume 27
Issue
Winter 1999
Title
Values Affecting Collaboration Among Psychologists and Evangelical Clergy
Abstract

Previous research has shown that shared values are important to both clergy and psychologists when considering the possibility of collaborating with one another, but it is not clear which values must be shared. Eighty-one psychologists and 56 evangelical Protestant clergy were surveyed using a values questionnaire developed by Jensen and Bergin (1988) with some additional items specifically pertaining to evangelical beliefs, revealing differences within value themes between clergy and psychologists. The epistemological foundations of the two professions create obstacles to collaboration, suggesting a need for psychologists to develop trusting relationships with clergy, engage in specialized training, and reevaluate the postmodern distinction between facts in the public domain and privately held values.

Authors
Dr. T.P. Chaddock and Dr. M.R. McMinn
Pages
319 - 328
Price
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