Examining Connections Between Values and Practice in Religiously Committed U.K. Clinical Psychologists

Volume
Volume 32
Issue
Summer 2004
Title
Examining Connections Between Values and Practice in Religiously Committed U.K. Clinical Psychologists
Abstract

Christian psychologists as employees of secular organizations may experience a particular values interface of their religious commitment and their workplace setting. The idiographic emphasis of this study involved data collection from a small group of Christian U.K. clinical psychologists, using repertory grid and semi-structured interview procedures, and a mix of exploratory quantitative and qualitative data analysis. The three themes reported (an added dimension to work, disclosure to colleagues and clients, and the values congruence/clash of integration) are discussed as providing illustrations of greater evocative detail than is possible from questionnaire-driven research. The aspects of the grounded theory analysis of the data are brought together in a tentative model of identity comprising constantly shifting positions on the dimensions described by the three themes.

Authors
Dr. M. Baker and Dr. M. Wang
Pages
126 - 136
Price
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