Clergy Sexual Misconduct
A Systems Approach to Prevention, Intervention, and Oversight
Research reveals that nearly ten percent of pastors have adulterous affairs and fifteen percent are addicted to internet pornography. "Clergy Sexual Misconduct "addresses how prevention, education, and treatment interventions can positively impact all levels of the clergy system. Numerous contributing experts share guidance on how individuals, families, congregants, and denominations can achieve recovery and reconciliation through a systemic approach.
John Thoburn, MDiv, PhD, has provided years of research articles and presentations on clergy sexual misconduct. He is an associate professor of clinical psychology at Seattle Pacific University. He is a licensed psychologist, board certified in couple and family psychology, and a former ordained minister with a Masters of Divinity.
Rob Baker, MA, is a Washington State licensed marriage and family therapist and licensed mental health counselor. He has had experience as a certified affiliate sex offender treatment provider and is currently a certified sex addiction therapist and certified sex addiction therapist supervisor/consultant through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals.
Praise For Clergy Sexual Misconduct: A Systems Approach to Prevention, Intervention, and Oversight…
"This book is done with excellence. Clergy, clinicians and Christians will find this book helpful, well researched and practical.Great job!"
--Douglas Weiss, Ph.D., Director of Heart to Heart Counseling Center in Colorado Springs, CO
The church has a problem that we’re not talking about. I wish a book like this didn’t have to be written, but it does. This is must-reading for anyone who hopes to understand the plague of sexual addiction among clergy.”
--Dr. Matt Whitehead, Superintendent, Pacific Northwest Conference of the Free Methodist Church
What an incredible tool for navigating the tumultuous waters of clergy sexual misconduct, If you’re looking for strategies of prevention and options for treatment, look no further. This helpful compendium is chock-full of them.”
--Les Parrott, Ph.D.Author of Crazy Good Sex
A must read for every church member and every clergy person. Ordination
does not make a minister immune to sexual misconduct or compulsive sexual behavior. Unfortunately, the assumed standard that clergy should live perfect lives often keeps them from seeking help or admitting to falling short of perfection. Clergy Sexual Misconduct provides the blueprint for hope and restoration.”
--Milton S. Magness, D. Min., CSAT, Director of Hope & Freedom Counseling Services
The world's best experts on this subject organize their deepest wisdom and successful remedies. That makes this THE one and only go-to reference for members of the Christian congregational community dealing with issues surrounding clergy sexual misconduct.”
--Mavis Humes Baird, CSAT-S, Contributing writer to Mending A Shattered Heart: A Guide for Partners of Sex Addicts
Gentle Path Press, 9780983271307, 253pp.
Publication Date: October 18, 2011
About the Author
Rob Baker: Rob Baker, M.A., is a Washington State Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Licensed Mental Health Counselor with more than twenty-four years of experience working with individuals, couples, groups, and as a workshop presenter. Rob has had experience as a Washington State Certified Affiliate Sex Offender Treatment Provider as part of a sexual deviancy treatment team and is currently a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist and Certified Sex Addiction Therapist Supervisor/Consultant through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals.