Title

THIRTY YEARS OF EXPLICITLY INTEGRATIVE SCHOLARSHIP: COMPARING PHD AND PSYD CONTRIBUTIONS

Publication Date

Summer 2004

Abstract

Johnson and McMinn (2003; see also McMinn, Johnson & Haskell, 2003) challenged integrative clinical psychology doctoral programs to show that PhDs produce scholarship and teach in the academy at rates that are demonstrably different from PsyDs. The entire publication history through 2002 of the two most influential integrative journals-the Journal of Psychology and Theology (JPT) and the Journal of Psychology and Christianity (JPC)-was analyzed to determine scholarship according to the author's degree. Across the past 30 years, integrative PhDs produced four times as much scholarship as PsyDs. By 2002, PhDs held 85% of the faculty positions in integrative programs, and faculty at these programs who graduated from integrative programs themselves were three times more likely to have a PhD than a PsyD. Implications of these results are offered in conclusion, along with a possible explanation for why integrative clinical psychology doctoral programs tend to receive low subjective ratings of quality from secular peers.

Keywords

Psychology, Religious; Degrees, Academic

Publication Title

Journal of Psychology and Theology

Volume

32

Issue

2

First Page

79

Last Page

91

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