Ronald Karney, Ph.D.

Ron Karney

Dr. Karney serves as the Director of Outpatient Services for the Saint John Vianney Center. He is a Licensed Psychologist with over 35 years of experience.

For the past 25 years, he has specialized in ministry to Clergy and Religious, with a specific expertise in the psychological assessment of applicants for formational programs such as seminarians, religious community candidates, permanent diaconate candidates, and lay ministry candidates for over 30 dioceses, eparchies, and religious communities. He recently served on the advisory board for the NCEA Seminary national project regarding the use of psychological assessment of seminary applicants and he has published and spoken on this topic. In addition, Dr. Karney serves as a treating psychologist for seminarians, clergy and religious, permanent deacons, and to the retired clergy of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

Dr. Karney obtained his undergraduate degree from Seton Hall University and his master and doctoral degrees from the University of Memphis. He interned at Norristown State Hospital and has experience in a variety of treatment settings including acute and long term psychiatric facilities, general medical hospitals, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes, outpatient settings, and private practice.