Journal of Psychology and Christianity

Journal of Psychology and Christianity is a magazine focusing on Psychology and Christianity

Articles from Vol. 26, No. 4, Winter

A Developmental Model of Supervisee Religious and Spiritual Development
Discussion of religious and spiritual (RS) issues in clinical settings has proliferated in recent years. However, there is comparatively little research on RS issues within the clinical supervision setting. A few authors have proposed models for the...
A People's History of Christianity/christian Origins/late Ancient Christianity/byzantine Christianity
A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY. Denis R. Janz (Gen. Ed.). Volume I. CHRISTIAN ORIGINS, Richard A. Horsley (Ed.), 2005; Volume II. LATE ANCIENT CHRISTIANITY. Virginia Burrus (Ed.) 2005; Volume III. BYZANTINE CHRISTIANITY. Derek Krueger (Ed.), 2000....
Christian Integration in Clinical Supervision: A Conceptual Framework
A qualitative investigation was conducted with Christian supervisors and psychologists to explore Christian integration in clinical supervision. In-depth semi-structured interviews were conducted with eight participants who had been peer-nominated by...
Christian Subcultural Differences in Item Perceptions of the MMPI-2 Lie Scale
Interpretation of the MMPI-2 Lie scale assumes all groups understand the items similarly. This study hypothesized that a Christian subculture would view certain items differently due to religious salience. In Study 1, it was confirmed that those immersed...
God Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything
GOD IS NOT GREAT: HOW RELIGION POISONS EVERYTHING. Christopher Hitchens. 2007. Twelve: NY. Pp. 307. Reviewed by Geoffrey W. Sutton (Evangel University/Springfield, MO).Hitchens begins his pungent polemic against religion by explaining how he came to...
Guest Editors' Page
Spirituality has gone mainstream in the mental health professions. Mental health licensing boards and professional organizations now encourage therapists to seek appropriate supervision to help them address the spirituality of their clients. However,...
Integrating Christianity across the Supervisory Process
This article addresses clinical supervision in situations where both the supervisor and the supervisee desire an explicitly Christian integrative perspective. A model of implicit and explicit relationships between supervisor, supervisee, client, and...
Jesus According to the Earliest Witnesses
JESUS ACCORDING TO THE EARLIEST WITNESSES. James M. Robinson. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2007. Pp. 258 + xiii, pb, $25.00. Reviewed by J. Harold Ellens.Lately we have seen much good work from James M. Robinson, translating for popular reading in our...
Modern Christian Thought/the Enlightenment and the Nineteenth Century/the Twentieth Century
MODERN CHRISTIAN THOUGHT, Second Edition, Volume I, THE ENLIGHTENMENT AND THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, James C. Livingston; Volume II, THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, James C. Livingston and Francis Schussler Fiorenza. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2000. Pp. Vol. I,...
On Creating a Healthy Supervisory Environment: A Christian Relational and Developmental Perspective
Given the emphasis on building professional competencies, most contemporary supervisory approaches focus largely on the "technical" aspects of becoming a clinician. While this is essential, it is incomplete. This is especially true as Christian supervisors...
Philosophical Foundations for Clinical Supervision within a Christian Worldview
Supervision has increasingly become a focus of psychological theory and research in recent years. However, exploration of the implications of a Christian worldview for supervision remains largely neglected. Domains of a worldview are outlined and illustrated...
Positive Psychology: The Scientific and Practical Explorations of Human Strengths
POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY: THE SCIENTIFIC AND PRACTICAL EXPLORATIONS OF HUMAN STRENGTHS. C. R. Snyder & Shane Lopez. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2007. Pp. 598. Reviewed by Geoffrey W. Sutton (Evangel University/Springfield, MO)."What is right about people?"...
Supervision and the Integration of Faith into Clinical Practice: Research Considerations
We review the research on the involvement of faith in supervision within the leading model of supervision-a developmental model. The developmental model of supervision aims for supervisors to match supervision interventions to the level of counselor...
The History of Christianity in the United States
THE HISTORY OF CHRISTIANITY IN THE UNITED STATES. Nancy Koester, Minneapolis, MN: Fortress, 2007. Pp. 239 + xvi, pb, $18.00. Reviewed by J. Harold Ellens.Nancy Koester is an ordained ELCA pastor, author of Journeying Through Lent With Luke, is preparing...
Training Supervisors to Integrate Psychology and Christianity
While published literature and research focusing on the integration of psychology and Christianity in psychotherapy has increased, literature addressing integrative processes in supervision is limited. The focus of this article is on training recommendations...
Using Spiritual Disciplines in Clinical Supervision
The literature on spirituality and religion in clinical supervision is limited compared to the growing literature in recent years on spirituality and religion in psychotherapy. This article focuses specifically on using spiritual disciplines including...