Title

APA accreditation of doctoral psychology programs in Christian universities.

Publication Date

Spring 2011

Abstract

There has been a history of suspicion and distrust between organized psychology and religion for more than a century. The nexus of this strained relation- ship is played out in the context of accreditation, in which doctoral programs in Christian institutions have faced challenges in obtaining accreditation. Some of these challenges have related to freedom of religion, academic freedom, non-discrimination poli- cies, and diversity training. Footnote 4 in the APA Accreditation Guidelines and Principles is designed to address these challenges, yet there is ongoing discus- sion about the implementation and use of this foot- note. The relationship between the accrediting body and Christian programs has developed from deep sus- picion to a working, but cautious relationship; yet, the future of this relationship remains uncertain.

Keywords

Accreditation (Education); Universities and colleges

Publication Title

Journal of Psychology & Theology

Volume

39

Issue

1

First Page

59

Last Page

67

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