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 is 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 funded by the John Templeton Foundation. He also participates
in the Center for Research on Religion and Psychotherapy. He is currently the
recipient (with Dr. Han Buxin) of another John Templeton Foundation 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, California Psychological Association, Christian
Association of Psychological Studies, American Academy of Religion, and 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