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Stephen P. Greggo, Psy.D., is Professor of Counseling at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL. He is both a licensed psychologist and ordained minister. Dr. Greggo is the author of Trekking toward Wholeness: A Resource for Care Group Leaders (InterVarsity Press, 2008) and has contributed a counseling perspective to John F. Kilner, ed., Why the Church Needs Bioethics: A Guide to Wise Engagement with Life's Challenges (Zondervan, 2011), and is co-editor (with Tim Sisemore) of the recently-released volume Counseling and Christianity: Five Approaches (InterVarsity Press, 2012). Research interests include bioethics, counselor education, counseling and theology, group therapy, and most recently, counseling assessment and theological worldview. Dr. Greggo chairs the Counseling, Psychology and Pastoral Care section of the Evangelical Theological Society, and he continues to serve on the C.A.P.S. National Board. For over two decades Dr. Greggo has served as Director of Professional Practice for Christian Counseling Associates in upstate New York, providing consultation services, in-service training, and supervision. He has taught internationally in Kiev, Manila, and San Paulo. For Dr. Greggo's presentation, click here

 


Diane Langberg, Ph.D., is a psychologist, a faculty member of Westminster Theological Seminary, and the director of Langberg and Associates, a group practice in suburban Philadelphia staffed by Christian psychologists, social workers, and counselors. She has worked with both trauma survivors and clergy for 35 years.  Dr. Langberg speaks internationally on topics related to women, trauma, ministry, and the Christian life.  She is the author (with Dr. Tim Clinton) of Counseling Women (Baker, 2011), Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse (Xulon Press, 2003), On the Threshold of Hope: Opening the Door to Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse (Tyndale, 1999), and Counsel for Pastors’ Wives (Zondervan, 1988). She has written the counselor column in Today’s Christian Woman magazine and has also written for Partnership magazine, Urban Mission Journal, and Christian Counseling Today. Dr. Langberg chairs the Executive Board of the American Association of Christian Counselors, serves on the boards of GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in a Christian Environment) and the Society for Christian Psychology, and is the founder of “The Place of Refuge,” an inner-city, non-profit trauma and training center. She is married and has two sons. Further information is available at her website. Due to unforseen circumstances, Dr. Langberg was unable to join us for the symposium. You may read a copy of her paper here



Mark R. McMinn, Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology at George Fox University, where he teaches and serves as the director of faith integration in the Graduate Department of Clinical Psychology. He holds a Ph.D. from Vanderbilt University, is a licensed psychologist in Oregon, and is board certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology. Dr. McMinn is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and a past president of the APA’s Psychology of Religion division. He is the author of Psychology, Theology, and Spirituality in Christian Counseling (rev. ed., Tyndale, 2011), Sin and Grace in Christian Counseling (InterVarsity Press, 2008), Cognitive Therapy Techniques in Christian Counseling (Wipf & Stock, 2008), and Why Sin Matters (Tyndale, 2004),  co-author (with Clark D. Campbell) of Integrative Psychotherapy (InterVarsity Press, 2007), and co-editor of two volumes: (with Timothy R. Phillips) Care for the Soul: Exploring the Intersection of Psychology and Theology (InterVarsity Press, 2001) and (with Jamie D. Aten and Everett L. Worthington, Jr.) Spiritually Oriented Interventions for Counseling and Psychotherapy (American Psychological Association, 2011). Dr. McMinn also develops web and iOS apps and has a small software consulting practice (114consulting.com). He is married and has three daughters. With his wife, a sociologist and author, he operates a small Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) farm. For Dr. McMinn's presentation, click here


Gary W. Moon, Ph.D., is the Executive Director of the Martin Institute for Christianity and Culture and the Dallas Willard Center for Christian Spiritual Formation at Westmont College. He also serves as the Executive Director of the Renovaré International Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation and Editor-in-Chief of the journal Conversations. He is a licensed psychologist in Georgia and Virginia. Dr. Moon has served as an instructor at Fuller Graduate School of Theology and Fuller Graduate School of Psychology and has been a faculty member at Erskine Theological Seminary, Regent University, and Richmont Graduate University, where he holds the rank of Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Spiritual Formation. He presently serves on the faculty at Westmont College and Azusa Pacific University. In addition to serving on the editorial boards of The Journal of Psychology and Christianity, The Journal Psychology and Theology, and Marriage and Family: A Christian Journal, Dr. Moon co-founded (with David Benner and Larry Crabb) Conversations: A Forum for Authentic Transformation. His research interests concern the theoretical and practical integration of psychology and theology. He is author of Apprenticeship with Jesus (Baker, 2009), Falling for God (Shaw/RandomHouse, 2004), Spiritual Direction and the Care of Souls (IVP, 2004), Homesick for Eden (Servant, 1997), and a four-volume family devotion series, The Bible Ride (Servant and LifeSprings). Through Richmont Graduate University and LifeSprings he has developed a DVD-based curriculum series for small groups based on the work of Curt Cloninger (God Views), Dallas Willard (Renovation of the Heart), and Richard J. Foster (Celebration of Discipline and Streams of Living Water). Dr. Moon is married and has two children.


Thomas G. Plante, Ph.D., ABPP, is professor of psychology at Santa Clara University and adjunct clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. He received his ScB degree in psychology from Brown University, his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in clinical psychology from the University of Kansas, and his clinical internship and postdoctoral fellowship in clinical and health psychology from Yale University. He currently serves as Vice-Chair of the National Review Board for the Protection of Children for the U.S. Council of Catholic Bishops, directs the Spirituality and Health Institute at Santa Clara University, and is Past President of the Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality division of the American Psychological Association. Dr. Plante has authored, co-authored, edited or co-edited 16 books, including Religion, Spirituality, and Positive Psychology: Understanding the Psychological Fruits of Faith (Greenwood, 2012), Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church: A Decade of Crisis, 2002-2012 (Greenwood, 2011), Spiritual Practices in Psychotherapy: Thirteen Tools for Enhancing Psychological Health (2009, American Psychological Association), Contemporary Clinical Psychology (2nd ed., John Wiley & Sons), and Do the Right Thing: Living Ethically in an Unethical World (New Harbinger, 2004). He has been featured in numerous media outlets including Time Magazine, CNN, NBC Nightly News, PBS News Hour, the New York Times, USA Today, the BBC, and National Public Radio. Dr. Plante teaches courses in Abnormal, Clinical, Health, and General Psychology as well as Ethics and maintains a private clinical practice as a licensed psychologist in Menlo Park, CA. For Dr. Plante's presentation, click here.


Stuart W. Scott, D.Min., teaches biblical counseling at The Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, KY.  He received his B.A. from Columbia International University, M.Div. from Grace Theological Seminary, and D.Min. from Covenant Theological Seminary, with over thirty years of experience in counseling and pastoral ministry.  Prior to joining the faculty at Southern Seminary, Dr. Scott served on the faculty of The Master’s College and Seminary in the area of biblical counseling and is a Fellow and member of the board of the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors (NANC). He speaks at conferences both nationally and internationally and is the author of Anger, Fear and Anxiety (Focus, 2010), Biblical Manhood (Focus, 2009), Communication and Conflict Resolution (Focus, 2005), The Exemplary Husband (Focus, rev. 2002), and From Pride to Humility (Focus, rev. 2002). He is co-author (with Martha Peace) of The Faithful Parent (P&R Publishers, 2010) and co-editor (with Heath Lambert) of Counseling the Hard Cases (B&H, 2012). Dr. Scott has been married for thirty-two years, with two grown children and two grandchildren. For Dr. Scott's presentation, click here


Timothy A. Sisemore, Ph.D., is Director of Research and Professor of Psychology and Counseling at Richmont Graduate University in Chattanooga and Atlanta.  He is also adjunct professor of psychology at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and directs the CBI Counseling Center.  Dr. Sisemore’s research and practice focus on anxiety disorders and the relationship of Christian faith and psychology. He is author of the forthcoming 2012 book The Clinician’s Guide to Exposure Therapy (New Harbinger) as well as Our Covenant with Kids: Biblical Nurture at Home and Church (Christian Focus, 2008), Tools & Techniques for Helping Children with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (Instant Help Publications, 2005), and World-Proof Your Kids (Christian Focus, 2007), plus two workbooks for children and teens with problematic anxiety. He is also co-editor (with Stephen P. Greggo) of the recently-released volume Counseling and Christianity: Five Approaches (InterVarsity Press, 2012). Dr. Sisemore is co-editor of Edification: The Transdisciplinary Journal of the Society for Christian Psychology and recently served as guest editor for a special issue of The Journal of Psychology and Christianity on the Christian Psychology approach to relating psychology and Christian faith. For Dr. Sisemore's presentation on the five approaches to psychology, click here. For Dr. Sizemore's presentation "What Makes Counseling Christian," click here.