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|Title:||Pastoral Psychology Education: Historical Development and Current Status Based on a Survey of Divinity School Programs|
|Author(s):||Ellis, David Malcolm|
|Department / Program:||Education|
|Degree Granting Institution:||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign|
|Subject(s):||Education, Educational Psychology
|Abstract:||The basic interest of the thesis is to trace the increasing role of secular psychology in pastoral care. One focus of the study is to review the history of pastoral psychology education in this country and more specifically, in the present century. A general review of the arrival of education in America is offered, covering the period from approximately 1636-1900. Next, specific attention is given to pastoral psychology education in American theological education. This part of the study covers the period from approximately 1900 to the present.
A second focus of the study is to characterize current trends in pastoral care education quantitatively by analyzing the course offerings of divinity schools in the United States. To this end, methodology is presented for the two quantitative studies. A synchronic study with 43 schools and a diachronic study with nine schools is used in the studies, and the results are analyzed and interpreted.
Finally, speculation is made on the future of pastoral psychology in light of present trends, noting general conclusions of the results of the historical review and the two surveys.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1984.
|Date Available in IDEALS:||2014-12-15|