The importance of research training at explicitly Christian doctoral programs is suggested on the basis of four reasons: the need to hold science and practice together, the need for skills to evaluate interventions, the need to serve a society with a growing interest in religion and spirituality, and the need to assess the effectiveness of explicitly Christian doctoral programs. A discussion of these issues serves as an introduction to the rest of this special issue that focuses on research training at seven explicitly Christian programs.
Hill, Peter C. and McMinn, Mark R., "Research Training in Explicitly Christian Doctoral Programs" (2004). Faculty Publications - Grad School of Clinical Psychology. 216.