Psychological testing in supervision of clinical pastoral training
Reed, Kenneth Eugene
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Three trends in theological education today contribute to the significance of this study: the careful selection of students for theological schools; an increased interest in the close supervision of the student's personal growth. These appear to be the instigating factors underlying the extensive use of psychological testing being employed by theological schools. The purpose of this dissertation is to determine how extensively psychological testing is being used and what contributions testing can make to the supervision of students in clinical pastoral training (CPT). First an historical survey was made of the CPT movement with special reference to the Council for Clinical Training (CCT) and the Institute of Pastoral Care (IPC). The relationship to theological education was examined to gain perspective and see the context from which to focus more clearly on psychological testing in the supervisory process. The goals of CPT were examined and found to center around (1) the student's self-understanding, 2) the development of interpersonal and interprofessional relations, and 3) a pastoral identity with concomitant skills [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Boston University
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