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SPC Dean Elected to Serve APA Religion Division

By Sarah H. Dolan | July 19, 2010

Dr. William Hathaway

Regent University School of Psychology & Counseling (SPC) Dean Dr. William Hathaway was recently elected to a three-year term representing the Psychology of Religion division on the American Psychological Association (APA) governing council. Hathaway has served the division since 1999 in a variety of positions, most recently as president in 2008.

"I'm excited to be returning to the division," Hathaway said. "A majority of the members come from faith-based backgrounds and we tend to be underrepresented in the field of psychology. One of my goals for the term is to make psychology in religion a non-neglected topic, to give it the attention it deserves. Over the years I have developed practice guidelines for clinical work with religious or spiritual issues that I would like to adapt to APA, so that it would provide recommended guidance for psychologists to deal with issues of practice."

APA is the largest and most influential association of psychologists in the world. The Psychology of Religion division is dedicated to scientific study of religious functioning and spirituality, drawing on the expertise of an international body of scholars in the psychological sciences. Hathaway is currently completing a second term on the APA Commission on Accreditation's appeals panel, which provides the most prestigious and recognized certification of doctoral, internship and post-doctoral programs in clinical, counseling and other areas of professional psychology.

"Being involved these roles helps me to become aware of cutting-edge developments in psychology," Hathaway said. "I'd like to learn from and use these developments to enhance our SPC program at Regent."

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