Clergy Sexual Misconduct

Clergy Sexual Misconduct

A Systems Approach to Prevention, Intervention, and Oversight

Edited by John Thoburn and Rob Baker

With Maria Dal Maso

Published by: Gentle Path Press

Imprint: Gentle Path Press

300 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in

  • Paperback
  • 9780983271307
  • Published: October 2011


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.