What do psychologists know about working with the clergy? An analysis of eight APA journals: 1991-1994


Journal Article

To better understand the role of clergy in relation to the practice of psychology, a systematic review of research on clergy in 8 major American Psychological Association journals was conducted. From 1991 to 1994, 4 of 2,468 (0.02%) quantitative studies considered clergy in their data. This examination of the literature suggests that psychology lacks an original empirical literature that can enable a scientific evaluation of the beneficial or harmful effects of clergy involvement in mental health care. Professional psychology should give greater consideration of and collaboration with clergy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Weaver, AJ; Samford, JA; Kline, AE; Lucas, LA; Larson, DB; Koenig, HG

Published Date

  • January 1, 1997

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 28 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 471 - 474

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0735-7028

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037/0735-7028.28.5.471

Citation Source

  • Scopus