When a man or a woman desires to pursue a priestly or religious vocation, a psychological evaluation is often a required step. The purpose of this evaluation is not only to screen for problems but even more importantly to understand the human strengths and weaknesses of the candidate. This information can help in discerning whether now is the right time to pursue this vocation, whether a particular candidate is well-suited for a particular way of life, and provide important guidance for the candidate’s ongoing formation.
At RWPS, we approach this work informed by a Catholic view of the person, a respect for the sacredness of priestly and religious vocations, and exceptional psychological rigor. Our team has participated in extensive training, formation, and collaboration with Church officials and professional experts to hone our approach to conducting these vocational evaluations. In addition to our attention to all relevant Church norms, we employ a team-approach to these psychological evaluations. This enables us to incorporate the impressions and conclusions of multiple professionals to ensure the greatest possible accuracy.
We invite candidates and Vocations Directors to contact us so that we can discuss how we can put our professionalism and passion for supporting vocations at the service of the Church.