Alvin Dueck

 Alvin Dueck
AddressFuller Theological Seminary
135 N. Oakland Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91182

Evelyn and Frank Freed Professor of the Integration of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary

B.A., University of Manitoba,
B.Th., Mennonite Brethren Bible College,
M.A, Appalachian State University,
Ph.D., Stanford University,

Alvin Dueck is the Evelyn and Frank Freed professor of the integration of psychology and theology at Fuller. In addition to teaching courses that focus on the dialogue between theology and psychology, he is engaged in research on the role of religion in therapy, congregational health, and conflict resolution between Christians and Muslims. He is the principal investigator in a research project on the spiritual experience of Christians, Muslims, and Jews funded by the Templeton Foundation. He also participates in the Center for Research on Religion and Psychotherapy.

Dueck is a licensed psychologist with a long history of teaching in the seminary setting. Prior to joining Fuller’s faculty in 1998, Dueck was director of the Marriage and Family Counseling program at the Mennonite Brethren Biblical Theological Seminary. He presented the Integration Lectures at Fuller in 1986, which have since been published in a book entitled Between Jerusalem and Athens: Ethical Perspectives on Culture, Religion and Psychotherapy. Together with Cameron Lee, he has edited a volume of essays entitled Why Psychology Needs Theology: A Radical-Reformation Perspective (2005). He also edited and contributed an article entitled “Modern and Postmodern Approaches to Integration” to a special issue of the Journal of Psychology and Theology. For the 40th Anniversary of the School of Psychology he edited a volume of integration essays by faculty entitled: Integrating Psychology and Theology: Reflections and Research. He is coauthor with Ann Ulanov of The Living God and the Living Psyche.

Dueck serves as manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Psychology and Theology. His professional affiliations have included the American Psychological Association, the California Psychological Association, the Christian Association of Psychological Studies, the American Academy of Religion, and the Association of Mennonite Psychologists.

He was a board member and chair of the Board of Directors of the Kings View Mental Health Corporation. Dueck has also served as a consultant to international mission agencies since 1984 and is actively involved in encouraging indigenous mental health awareness and services in Guatemala, Africa, and China. He was a participant in a mental health tour to the Soviet Union in 1989.
Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching:
Systems/symbolic/object relations psychotherapy, postmodernity and psychological theory, healing structures in congregations and communities, spirituality and psychotherapy, ethics and therapy, Jung and Christianity, integrative research

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