APA Accreditation of Doctoral Psychology Programs in Christian Universities

Volume
Volume 39
Issue
Spring 2011
Title
APA Accreditation of Doctoral Psychology Programs in Christian Universities
Abstract

There has been a history of suspicion and distrust between organized psychology and religion for more than a century. The nexus of this strained relationship is played out in the context of accreditation, in which doctoral programs in Christian institutions have faced challenges in obtaining accreditation. Some of these challenges have related to freedom of religion, academic freedom, non-discrimination policies, and diversity training. Footnote 4 in the APA
Accreditation Guidelines and Principles is designed to address these challenges, yet there is ongoing discussion about the implementation and use of this footnote. The relationship between the accrediting body and Christian programs has developed from deep suspicion to a working, but cautious relationship; yet, the future of this relationship remains uncertain.

Author
C.D. Campbell
Pages
59 - 67
Price
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