Document Type


Publication Date

Winter 2003


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.


Copyright, Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Inc. Reprinted with permission.



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