Welcome to the Society for Christian Psychology!
Learn about about our mission to work out a distinctly Christian psychology. Inside the website you’ll find:
- A weekly Blog. Our blogger for the month of March is R.J. Snell, Ph.D. Dr. Snell is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Philosophy Program at Eastern University in St Davids, PA, where he also directs the Agora Institute for Civic Virtue and the Common Good. His most recent book (with Steven Cone) is Authentic Cosmopolitanism: Love, Sin, and Grace in the Christian University (Pickwick 2013). Forthcoming works include, The Perspective of Love: Natural Law in a New Mode (Pickwick 2014) and The Terrible Covenant of Sloth (Angelico Press).
- A growing list of resources, including information about Christian psychology, ancient and contemporary Christian psychologists, sample articles, recommended books, sister organizations and institutions, and .pdf copies of our journal, Edification, and copies of our newsletter, Soul & Spirit
- Conferences of the SCP and other related organizations
- Grant and research opportunities
- Information on how to become a member of the Society. Consider partnering with us in the project of a radically Christian vision and practice of psychology.
News & Announcements:
The 2013 AACC World Conference was a great success. The Society for Christian Psychology held a preconference workshop on the subject of shame that was well-attended, as well as 7 presentations in our track. Thanks to those of you who joined us.
Check out the Christian psychology journals from the European Movement of Christian Anthropology, Psychology, and Psychotherapy at the website Christian Psychology Around the World
Recommended books: Transformative Encounters: The Intervention of God in Christian Counseling and Pastoral Care, edited by Appleby and Ohlschlager. Most of the articles are descriptions of Christian psychology approaches.
Evidence-Based Practices for Christian Counseling and Psychotherapy, edited by Worthington, Johnson, Hook, & Aten, which gives an overview of the state-of-the-art of research on Christian forms of counseling and psychotherapy.
In Our Lives First: Meditations for Counselors by Diane Langberg. It’s a new e-book, so you can get it at: In Our Lives First
Walking Together: Christian Communities and Faithful Responses to Mental Illness is the theme of a significant conference that will be held in Houston, TX on February 6-8, 2014. Presenters include John Swinton, University of Aberdeen; and two who have spoken at SCP events: Warren Kinghorn, psychiatrist at Duke Medical Center and Duke Divinity School; and Matthew Stanford, Baylor University.
CAPS will be holding its next annual conference April 3-5, 2014 in Atlanta, GA. Please consider joining CAPS and signing up for their Christian psychology group. For more information go to www.caps.net
Research Participants Needed!
A Study on Grace, conducted by Tim Sisemore, at Richmont Graduate University: Grace Study