The Theology and Therapy Project Website
Welcome to the website for the Theology and Therapy research project, funded under the joint AHRC/ESRC Religion & Society Programme. The Theology and Therapy Project investigates the way in which psychotherapy, Christianity, and "spirituality" have overlapped and inter-twined in the post-war period (1945-2000). Although most of the project's focus is on Scotland, it will also examine some related developments in England.
The project team consists of four Edinburgh University academics: Professor David Fergusson, Professor Liz Bondi, Dr Steven Sutcliffe, and Dr Alette Willis. The project is notable for its interdisciplinary collaboration, since it brings together academics in the School of Divinity and in the School of Health in Social Science.
Claire Parker has joined us as research support and will be with us until August 2012, providing administrative assistance to us as we begin to work on the knowledge exchange follow-on to this project.
The original Theology and Therapy Project is now over (it officially wrapped-up on May 31st, 2012). However, beginning 1 August 2012, the team will be joining up again in a slightly reconfigured formation to bring our research findings to groups of interested counsellors and psychotherapists, as well as members of the clergy, pastoral care workers and spiritual directors from a range of faiths and interested members of the public. We will continue to update the website regularly over the next year, so please check back often or join our mailing list.
We have started blogging. Please join us at www.theologyandtherapy.wordpress.com