CAD is educational services designed to provide a psychological assessment of ordination candidates. The church has a right and obligation to seek out the best individuals for its ministry.
The purpose of the assessment is to provide a personality test and career profile, which may then be used by the referring agency to aid in its decision-making concerning the applicant’s vocation. It is not the purpose of the psychologist either to make a decision for the referring agency or to assess the legitimacy of the individual’s call to the ministry. The full cost of the program is $1,100.00/$150.00 deposit.
The assessment is only one source of data used in the psychology process by which the denomination “affirms” or “does not affirm” an individual’s call to ministry. The assessment is designed to evaluate the applicant in the following areas:
health of family and relationship systems
intellectual capacity and integrity
history/current presence of psychological disturbance
history or current concerns about substance abuse
general personality style
and any perceived deficiencies/problems that would impede a person from continuing as an applicant to the ministry
Pittsburgh Pastoral Institute
CAD Program Director - Donna Korczyk, PhD firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Referral, questions or concerns contact:
CAD Coordinator - Lisa M. Bergquist, MBA
412-661-1239 ext. 210 (confidential voicemail)
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