The psychological assessment of clerics
Jack, Alexander; Wilcox, Daniel T.
Daniel T. Wilcox
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.
|Journal Article Type||Article|
|Publication Date||Feb 28, 2018|
|Peer Reviewed||Peer Reviewed|
|APA6 Citation||Jack, A., & Wilcox, D. T. (2018). The psychological assessment of clerics. Pastoral Psychology, 67(1), (55-64). doi:10.1007/s11089-017-0784-y. ISSN 0031-2789|
|Keywords||Psychological assessment, Religious organizations, Secular, Suitability, Risk|
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