Assessment of men and women entering religious life

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Book Chapter

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American Psychological Association


In this chapter, the author discusses his experience in private practice that focuses on working with the Roman Catholic and Episcopal churches. The author conducts psychological evaluations for applicants to religious life, such as priests, nuns, deacons, and so forth, and he provides evaluation, consultation, and psychological treatment for clergy members who experience a wide range of troubles. The author discusses training and billing issues, as well as advantages and disadvantages of this type of practice.

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