Serving as a religious professional is a complex task with a wide variety of demands and responsibilities. This variety contributes to a professional identity that requires the fulfillment of a number of roles. The Levels of Family Involvement (LFI) model (W. J. Doherty, 1995) offers a structure for helping clergy ascertain which roles may be most beneficial to a family in a given set of circumstances, as well as which roles are beyond their training and mission. The LFI is offered as a guideline for helping clergy select modes of intervention and identify areas for personal and professional development. Case examples are offered to illustrate the model.
Journal of Psychology and Theology
Hawley, Dale R, and Carla Dahl. “Using the Levels of Family Involvement Model with Religious Professionals.” Journal of Psychology & Theology 28, no. 2 (2000): 87–98. https://luthersem.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=rfh&AN=ATLA0000918294&site=ehost-live&scope=site.
Hawley, Dale R. and Dahl, Carla M., "Using the Levels of Family Involvement Model with Religious Professionals" (2000). Faculty Publications. 51.