Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS)
The purpose of this article is to detail one professional's experience in developing a close and collaborative professional working relationship with the Roman Catholic Church. This article highlights the integration of one's religious tradition with professional activities that are congruent, including assessment, psychotherapy, research and writing. Three principles for effective collaboration with clergy are presented: understand the faith tradition, develop a shared language, and expand the boundaries of professional activities.
Plante, T. G. (2003). "Psychological consultation with the Roman Catholic Church: Integrating who we are with what we do." Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 22, 304-308.