Alvin C. Dueck

Distinguished Professor of Cultural Psychologies, Department of Clinical PsychologySchool of Psychology

Contact Information
BA, University of Manitoba
BTh, Mennonite Brethren Bible College
MA, Appalachian State University
PhD, Stanford University

Alvin Dueck is the Distinguished Professor of Cultural Psychologies at Fuller. In addition to teaching courses that focus on the dialogue between culture, psychology, and theology, he has been engaged in research on the role of religion in therapy, congregational health, and conflict resolution between Christians and Muslims. He was the principal investigator in a research project on the spiritual experience of Christians, Muslims, and Jews. He also participates in the Center for Research on Religion and Psychotherapy. He is currently the recipient (with Dr. Han Buxin) of another grant to support psychology of religion research in China and to encourage intellectual exchange with American psychologists of religion.

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 Seminary. He presented the Integration Lectures at Fuller in 1986, which have since been published in the book 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. 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: Integrating Psychology and Theology: Reflections and Research. He is coauthor with Ann Ulanov of The Living God and the Living Psyche. With Dr. Gladys Mwiti, a Fuller Theological Seminary graduate in Kenya, Dueck authored a book entitled Christian Counseling: An African Indigenous Perspective. Released recently is a book written with Dr. Kevin Reimer: A Peaceable Psychology: Christian Therapy in a World of Many Cultures. He is coeditor with Dr. Han Buxin of a recent issue of Pastoral Psychology, entitled “Psychology of Religion in the People’s Republic of China.”

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

Cultural psychology and psychotherapy, postmodernity and psychological theory, healing structures in congregations and communities, spirituality and psychotherapy, ethics and therapy, Jung and Christianity, integrative research, and indigenous psychologies


Publications since 2000

  • Schrock, D., Dueck, A., Erikssen, C., Foy, D., & Trice, G. (2000). Vicarious trauma-related distress in relief and development personnel. Actual problems of Psychiatry: Anniversary Collection, Tbilisi, Georgia: Asatiani Research Institute of Psychiatry, 233-238.
  • Dueck, A. (2002). Babel, Shibboleths, Esperanto and Pentecost: Can we talk? Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 21, 72-80.
  • Parsons, T., & Dueck A. (2002). Review of van der Ven, J. H. (1998) Formation of the moral self. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 30, 84-86.
  • Dueck, A. (2002). Anabaptism and psychology: From above and below. In D. Zercher-Mast (Ed.), Minding the Church (pp. 111-125). Telford, PA: Pandora Press.
  • Dueck, A., & Reimer, K. (2003). Retrieving the virtues in psychotherapy: Thick and thin discourse. American Behavioral Scientist. 47, 427-441.
  • Nelson, N. Boone, K. Dueck, A., Wagener, L. Lu, P. & Grills, C. (2003). Relationship between eight current measures of suspect effort. The Clinical Neuropsychologist. 17(2), 263-272.
  • Dueck, A., & Taylor, G. (2003). A Christian Imaginary, Theology News and Notes, 3-5.
  • Dueck, A., & Taylor, G. (2003). Imaginative prayer, Conversations, 2, 57-63.
  • Dueck, A., & Reimer, K. (2004). Religious discourse in psychotherapy: Thick and thin. International Journal of Existential Psychology and Psychotherapy. 1, 3-15.
  • Dueck, A., (Ed.). (2004). Modern and Postmodern Approaches to Integration. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 32(3), 1-261.
  • Dueck, A. (2004). Introduction. Journal of Psychology & Theology, 32(3), 163-166.
  • Dueck, A., & Parsons, T. D. (2004). Integration discourse: Modern and postmodern. Journal of Psychology & Theology, 32(3), 232-247.
  • Dueck, A., & Walling, S. (2006). Theological Contributions of Bishop K. H. Ting to Christian/Pastoral Counseling. In K. H. Ting & P. Wang (Eds.), Zai Ai Zhong Xun Qiu Zhen Li (Seeking truth in love.). Beijing Shi: Zong jiao wen hua chu ban she.
  • Dueck, A., Becker, B., Goodman, D., & Jones, P. (2005). Violent religions: Monologue or dialogue? Review of J. H. Ellens, (Ed.). The destructive power of religion: Violence in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam, Vols. I-IV. Westport, CN: Praeger. 2004. In PsychCritique, 50(7), DOI: 10.1037/040056.
  • Dueck, A., & Lee, C. (Eds.). (2005). Why psychology needs theology: A radical-reformation perspective. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.
  • Dueck, A. (2006). Thick patients, thin therapy and a Prozac god. Theology, News and Notes, 4-6.
  • Dueck, A., and Becker, B. (2006, January 25). The Roots of Kekes? [A review of The Roots of Evil] PsychCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Book, Vol. 51 (4), Article 11.
  • Reimer, J., & Dueck, A. (2006). Inviting Soheil: Narrative and embrace in psychotherapy, Christian Scholar’s Review, 2, 204-222.
  • Dueck, A. (2006). Integration and Christian scholarship. In A. Dueck (Ed.), Integrating psychology and theology: Research and reflections (pp. ix-xxviii). Pasadena, CA: Fuller Seminary Press.
  • Dueck, A. (Ed.). (2006). Integrating psychology and theology: Research and reflections. Pasadena, CA: Fuller Seminary Press.
  • Dueck, A. (2006). Member Care. In J. R. Kraybill, W. Sawatzky, & C. Van Engen (Eds.), Evangelical, ecumenical and Anabaptist missiologies in conversation: Essays in honor of Wilbert R. Shenk (pp. 257-266). New York: Orbis.
  • Mwiti, G. K., & Dueck, A. (2006). Christian counseling: An African indigenous perspective. Pasadena: Fuller Seminary Press.
  • Mwiti, G. K. (Writer), & Dueck, A. (Writer). (2006). Christian counseling: An African indigenous perspective [DVD Series]. (Available from Fuller Theological Seminary, 180 N. Oakland Ave, Pasadena, CA 91182).
  • Dueck, A. (2007). Anabaptism and psychology: Personal reflections. In D. Schipani (Ed.), Mennonite perspectives on pastoral counseling (pp. 46-58). Elkhart, IN: Institute of Mennonite Studies.
  • Dueck, A., and Reimer, K. (2007). Religious discourse in psychotherapy. In P. Wong, L. Wong, M. McDonald, & D. Klaassen (Eds.), The positive psychology of meaning and spirituality (pp.125-140). Abbottsford, BC: INPM Press.
  • Ulanov, A., & Dueck, A. (2007). The living God and the living psyche: C. G. Jung’s psychology and Christian faith. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.
  • Dueck, A., & Goodman, D. (2007). Substitution and the Trace of the Other: Levinasian Implications for Psychotherapy. Pastoral Psychology, 55, 601-617.
  • Dueck, A., & Parsons, T. (2007). Ethics, alterity, and psychotherapy: A Levinasian Perspective. Pastoral Psychology, 55, 271-282.
  • Dueck, A., & Walling, S. (2007). The contribution of Bishop K. H. Ting to Christian/pastoral counseling. Pastoral Psychology, 56, 143-156.
  • Dueck, A., Ting, S-K., & Cutiongco, R. (2007). Constantine, Babel, and Yankee doodling: Whose indigeneity? Whose psychology? Pastoral Psychology, 56, 55-72.
  • Dueck, A., Reimer, K., & Finlay, L. (2008). Secularity, psychology, and the Mennonite University, Direction, 37, 38-49.
  • Ghali, A. A., & Dueck, A. (2008). Lost in translation: A response to Watson. Edification: Journal of the Society for Christian Psychology, 2, 25-27.
  • Dueck, A. (2008). Worship as transformed lives. In A. D. Abernethy (Ed.), Worship that changes lives: Multicultural, multidisciplinary, and denominational perspectives on transformation in worship (pp. 348-368). Grand Rapids, MI: Baker Academic.
  • Dueck, A. (2008). On living in Athens: Models of relating psychology church and culture. In D. H. Stevenson, B. E. Eck, & P. C. Hill (Eds.), Psychology & Christianity integration: Seminal works that shaped the movement (pp. 217-227). Batavia, IL: Christian Association for Psychological Studies.
  • Brown, S., Reimer, K., Dueck, A., Gorsuch, R., Strong, R., & Sidesinger, T. (2008). A particular peace: Psychometric properties of the just peacemaking inventory. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 14, 75-92.
  • Reimer, K., Dueck, A., Morgan, J., & Kessel, D. (2008). A peaceable common: Collective wisdom from exemplar Muslim and Christian peacemakers. In A. Day (Ed.), Religion and the Individual (pp. 79-94). Aldershot, United Kingdom: Ashgate.
  • Dueck, A., Langdal, J. P., Goodman, D. M., & Ghali, A. A. (2009). Prophetic words for psychologists: Particularity, ethics and peace, Pastoral Psychology, 58, 289-301.
  • Dueck, A., Reimer, K., Morgan, J. & Brown, S. (2009). Let peace flourish: Descriptive and applied research from the Conflict Transformation Study. In M. Abu-Nimer & David Augsburger (Eds.), Peace-building by, between, and beyond Muslims and Evangelical Christians (pp. 233-254). Lanham: Lexington Books.
  • Dueck, A. & Reimer, K. (2009). A peaceable psychology: Christian therapy in a world of many cultures. Grand Rapids: Brazos Press.
  • Shenk, W. & Dueck, A. (2009). Social location and Christian identity: Some historical perspectives. In M. Abu-Nimer & D. Augsburger (Eds.), Peace-building by, between, and beyond Muslims and Evangelical Christians (pp.115-128). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
  • Dueck, A. Goodman, D. & Ghali, A. (2009). Christian psychology and the (Ir)Relevance of Jesus. Direction, 38, 209-222.
  • Dueck, A., Reimer, K., Morgan, J. & Brown, S. (2009). Let peace flourish: Descriptive and applied research from the Conflict Transformation Study. In M. Abu-Nimer & D. Augsburger (Eds.), Peace-building by, between, and beyond Muslims and Evangelical Christians (pp. 233-254). Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.
  • Reimer, K. S., Dueck, A., Adelchanow, L., & Muto, J. D. (2009). Developing spiritual identity: retrospective accounts from Muslim, Jewish, and Christian exemplars. In M. de Souza et al. (Eds.), International handbook of education for spirituality, care and wellbeing (pp. 507-523). Netherlands: Springer.
  • Reimer, K. S., Dueck, A., Neufeld, G., Steenwyk, S. & Sidesinger, T. (2010). Varieties of religious cognition: A computational approach to self-understanding in three monotheist contexts. Zygon, 45, 75-90.
  • Dueck, A. (2010). Honoring my tradition: Particularity, practice and patience. In G. Moriarty (Ed.), Integrating faith and psychology (pp. 168-187). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
  • Goodman, D., Dueck, A., & Langdal, J. (2010). The ‘heroic I’: A Levinasian critique of modern narcissism. Theory & Psychology, 20(5), 667-685.
  • Dueck, A. Ed. (2011). Where in the world are we? Reflections on Fuller’s Global Reach, Theology, News & Notes, Vol. 57.
  • Hook, J. N., Worthington, E. L. Jr., Utsey, S. O., Davis, D. E., Van Tongeren, D. R., Gartner, A., Jennings, D. J., & Dueck, A. (submitted for publication). Measuring Causal Attribution of a Specific Offense: Development and Validation of the Transgression Attribution Questionnaire (TAQ).
  • Brown, A., Abernethy, A., Gorsuch, R., & Dueck, A. (2010). Sacred violation, perceptions of injustice, and anger in Muslims. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 31, 1-35.
  • Dueck, A., & Byron, K. (2011). Community, spiritual traditions, and disasters in collective societies. Journal of Psychology & Theology 39(3), 244-254.
  • Dueck, A. & Han, B. (2012) Psychology of religion in China. Pastoral Psychology, 61:605–622. DOI 10.1007/s11089-012-0488-2.
  • Dueck, A., & Han, B. (Eds.). (2012). Psychology of Religion in the People’s Republic of China. Pastoral Psychology 61(5/6), 603-1049.
  • Putnam, K., & Dueck, A. (Eds.). (2012). Integration and community psychology. Journal of Psychology and Theology 39(3): 183-279.
  • Worthington, E. L., Hook, J. N., Van Oyen Witvliet, C., Williams, J., Nir, T., Utsey, S. & Dueck, A. (2012). Hook, J. N., et al. Does forgiveness require interpersonal interactions? Individual differences in conceptualization of forgiveness. Personality and Individual Differences 53, 687-692.
  • Dueck, A. (2012). Culture, language, and integration, Journal of Psychology and Theology, 40(2), 116-121.
  • Reimer, K. S. & Dueck, A. (2012). Spiritual Identity: Personal narratives for faith and spiritual living, Religions 3, 251–265; doi:10.3390/rel3020251.
  • Dueck, A. & Byron, K. (2012). Community, Spiritual Traditions, and Disasters in Chinese Society. Pastoral Psychology, 61(5-6), 993-1006.
  • Dueck, A. & Byron, K. (2012). Community and Mental Health responses to Disaster in Chinese Society, (in Chinese) Religious Cultures of the world.
  • Dueck, A., & Han, B. (2012). Chinese Psychology of Religion. In D. Leeming, Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion, Springer. Volume 1, 140-146.
  • Dueck, Alvin and Ting Rachel Sing [Kiat Ting], (Eds.). (2013). Jiao mu guan huai zai Zhongguo: shen xue ji chu yu shi jian [Pastoral Care in China: The Theological Foundation and Practice] Beijing: Religious Culture Publishing House.
  • Han, B., & Dueck, A. (Eds.). (in press). Psychology of Religion in China. Beijing: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
  • Kyei, J. J., Dueck, A., Indart, M.J., & Nyarko, N. Y. (2014). Supernatural belief systems, mental health and perceptions of mental disorders in Ghana. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health 7(2), 137-51. DOI: 10.1080/17542863.2012.734838
  • Hook, Joshua; Ramos, Marciana; Worthington, Everett; Utsey, Shawn; Coy, Anthony; Davis, Don; Van Tongeren, Daryl; Gartner, Aubrey; Jennings, David; Dueck, Al (2014). Internal Causal Attributions of a Specific Offense and Forgiveness, Personal Relationships. 53, 687-692.
  • Dueck, A. (2014). Tradition sensitive psychotherapy: Anabaptism. Journal of Psychology and Christianity 33(4), 364-373.
  • Ting, S-k, & Dueck, A. (2014). Supporting Pastoral Psychology in China: Methods and Principles. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 42(3), 284-292.
  • Dueck, A. & Reimer, K. (2015). A Peaceable Psychology [Chinese]. Beijing: Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
  • Dueck, A. (2015). On Psychologizing the Other: Plato, Pith Helmets, and Pathology In D. Goodman & Freeman, M. Psychology and the Other: A Dialogue at the Crossroads of an Emerging Field. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 309-331.


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