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. David Murray (D.Min.) is our blogger for the month of December. David is Professor Practical Theology at Puritan Reformed Seminary, where he teaches counseling and leadership. He is also the Pastor of Grand Rapids Free Reformed Church. He is the author of Christians get depressed too, How Sermons Work, and Jesus on Every Page. You can read his blog at HeadHeartHand.org/blog or follow him on Twitter @davidpmurray. David is married to Shona and they have five children ranging from 1 to 17 years old, and they love camping, fishing, boating, and skiing in the Lake Michigan area.
- 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, Christian Psychology, 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:
Check out the Christian psychology journals from the European Movement of Christian Anthropology, Psychology, and Psychotherapy at the website Christian Psychology Around the World
For those interested in the Society for Christian Psychology preconference workshop held at the recent AACC National Conference, you can download a pdf of the powerpoint presentation here: Internal Theodrama Therapy
A call for papers has been issued for a conference to be held at Regent University in Virginia Beach on March 20-21, 2015. The Conference theme is “The Holy Spirit and Christian Formation,” and there will befour plenary speakers and parallel paper presentations that focus on a multi-disciplinary and multi-dimensional approach to Christian formation. The deadline for submitting paper proposals is Nov. 30, 2014. Registration for the conference will open on December 1, 2014. For more information go to the following link:
Highly 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
Rick and Kay Warren of Saddleback Church co-sponsored “The Gathering on Mental Health and the Church,” on March 28, 2014, along with Bishop Kevin Vann of the Orange County diocese of the Roman Catholic Church, and the National Alliance on Mental Illness-Orange County. Some of our members presented, including our director Eric Johnson, as well as Matthew Stanford and Chuck Hannaford. The keynote addresses and some other presentations can be accessed at Mental Health and the Church
CCEF just held their 2014 conference in San Diego on October 3-5 on the theme of loss. Find out more at CCEF
Research Participants Needed!
A Study on Grace, conducted by Tim Sisemore, at Richmont Graduate University: Grace Study