June 17, 2009 14:55 ET

IPS Authors Special Catholic Issue for Christian Psychology Journal

ARLINGTON, VA--(Marketwire - June 17, 2009) - The Institute for the Psychological Sciences (IPS), a unique Catholic graduate school of psychology, has the honor of authoring the first Catholic issue for the respected publication Edification: A Journal of the Society of Christian Psychology.

To date, this is Edification's only issue devoted to the integration of psychology and faith from an explicitly Catholic perspective.

Eight IPS faculty members, including Dean Gladys Sweeney, Ph.D., were invited by Edification to contribute articles for their most recent publication, Special Issue: Catholic Psychology/Dialogue on Christian Psychology. Former faculty member Christian Brugger, Ph.D., served as the guest editor.

"This issue of Edification is the best single source to date representing the IPS approach to psychology from a Catholic perspective. Read it and enjoy and be challenged!" says contributing writer and IPS Professor of Psychology Paul C. Vitz.

Among the articles featured include:

--  Reconceiving Personality Theory from a Catholic Christian Perspective
    by Paul Vitz, Ph.D.
--  Training Psychologists and Christian Anthropology by Gladys M.
    Sweeney, Ph.D., Craig Steven Titus, S.T.D., Ph.D. and William Nordling,
--  Implications of Catholic Anthropology for Psychological Assessment by
    Frank Moncher, Ph.D.
--  Connecting Catholic Anthropology to a Secular Culture by Roger
    Scruton, Ph.D.
--  Beyond DSM-IV-TR: Some Considerations for Psychodiagnostics from a
    Catholic Perspective on the Person by Philip Scrofani, Ph.D. and G.
    Alexander Ross, Ph.D.
--  Implications of a Catholic Anthropology for Developing a Catholic
    Approach to Psychotherapy by William Nordling, Ph.D. and Philip Scrofani,

This much-anticipated issue is a source of great pride for the IPS community and an opportunity to communicate the Institute's philosophy and curriculum to a broader Christian audience. Click here to see the entire publication.

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Founded in 1999 in Arlington, VA, IPS is a Catholic graduate school of psychology offering master's and doctoral degrees in clinical psychology, and a master's degree in general psychology.

The Institute's unique curriculum integrates the science of psychology with insights about the human person from theology and philosophy. IPS is training its students to use this integrated approach along with empirical methods, for comprehensive assessment and therapeutic intervention.

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