Advisor(s) - Committee Chair
Emmett Burkeen, Delbert Hayden, DeWayne Mitchell
Department of Educational Administration, Leadership and Research
This historical survey was undertaken to investigate certain adjustment problems faced by parsonage families, ordering the available information into precise and functional categories of non-adjustment and then making recommendations based on the categories. Published literature, previous research, and personal observations were the sources used. The categories were: adjustment problems in the areas of identity, stress, support, and residential mobility. General recommendations resulting from the survey conclusions for the whole church included: an area director of pastoral rare and counseling, provisions for psychotherapy for pastoral families, conference retreats, district committees of pastoral care and counseling, sabbaticals, and psychotherapy for bishops and district superintendents. Local church recommendations included: Pastor-Parish Relations Committee meetings with pastor's spouse, sub-district workshops on special subjects, a district "hot-line" for those seeking help, marriage growth experiences, a district committee on the parsonage family, and contact with ex-spouses of clergy.
Counseling | Counselor Education | Education | Social and Behavioral Sciences
McGee, Walter, "Counseling the Parsonage Family" (1979). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 2612.