Campus Crusade for Christ Psychologizing (Therapizing)
It has been reported to us by Campus Crusade for
Christ (CCC) staff members that a procedure exists that
can result in staff members being psychologized in order
to deal with problems in their lives.
The procedure, as reported to us, begins with a staff
member either voluntarily admitting or being told by a
supervisor that he or she is in need of help for
personal, marital, family or other problems.
We have been told that CCC (Orlando) has a list of
preapproved professional counselors and this list is
available to staff throughout the United States. If a
staff member uses a counselor from the approved list, CCC
will pay for the services. Our understanding is that the
staff member pays first, but is then reimbursed by CCC.
We contacted CCC and asked if we could get a copy of
the procedure for reimbursement, the standards used to
get on the counselors list, and a copy of the
counselors list. A CCC staff member confirmed that
there is such a list and a procedure for counselors to
get on the list. This same staff member said, "The
list of counselors is about 35 pages." This staff
member said that the counselors who want to be on the
list need to fit a certain profile. This confirmed the
information we had already received.
We asked another staff member if we could have a copy
of the procedure for reimbursement, the standards used to
get on the counselors list, and a copy of the list.
She referred us to staff administrator Jim Bengston.
Bengston confirmed to us on the phone that there is a
list of counselors and that there is a survey form if one
wishes to be on the list. At that point he refused to
answer any other questions.
We appealed to Sid Wright, who is Chief of Staff for
CCC. Gwynn Marolis of that office confirmed to us from
Wright that not all counselors on the list were
psychotherapists. However, after sending questions in
writing about this procedure we received an evasive
reply. The "summary statement" sent to us by
CCC did not contradict what we had heard, but indicated
that: "We (CCC) do not consider it appropriate to
discuss details." We conclude from what we have
heard that there are professional therapists on the
counselors list and if a staff member is counseled
by one of the psychotherapists on the list that CCC will
reimburse. On March 15, 1996 we sent a letter to Dr. Bill
Bright, President of CCC, regarding this matter and thus
far have received no response.
This procedure, which reimburses for psychotherapy for
staff members, is evidence of psychoheresy in the
organization and an admission on their part that Christ
is not sufficient for dealing with problems of living.
(From PAL, V4N4)