Files in this item



application/pdf8502132.pdf (8MB)Restricted to U of Illinois
(no description provided)PDF


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
Education, Religious
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.
Issue Date:1984
Description:212 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1984.
Other Identifier(s):(UMI)AAI8502132
Date Available in IDEALS:2014-12-15
Date Deposited:1984

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Item Statistics