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McMinn

Mark McMinn, Ph.D.

Mark is a professor and the Director of Faith Integration in the Graduate Department of Clinical Psychology at George Fox University. He is also the former president of APA's Division 36, Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality Mark received his undergraduate degree from Lewis and Clark College and a PhD in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University. McMinn taught at George Fox from 1984 to 1993 before leaving to help start the Psy.D. program at Wheaton College, where he later assumed an endowed chair position in the integration of psychology and Christianity. He returned to George Fox in 2006 and now serves as Professor and Director of Faith Integration in the Graduate Department of Clinical Psychology. Dr. McMinn is a licensed psychologist in Oregon, a fellow and former president of APA's Division 36, Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, and author of various trade books, professional books, journal articles and book chapters. His current research interests include the integration of psychology and Christianity, positive psychology (especially pertaining to food), and technology in psychology practice. Mark writes software, including apps for mobile devices. Mark is married to Lisa Graham McMinn, a sociologist, speaker and writer. Mark and Lisa run a small Community Supported Agriculture farm where they use sustainable farming practices to grow fruit and vegetables, tend chickens, and keep honeybees. Extended Vitae: http://www.georgefox.edu/psyd/faculty/McMinn%202015%20CV.pdf

 

johnson

Eric Johnson, Ph.D.

Eric is a Professor of Pastoral Theology at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and Founding Director of the Society of Christian Psychologists. He is the Lawrence and Charlotte Hoover Professor of Pastoral Care at The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Before joining SBTS, Dr. Johnson taught courses in psychology, theology, and Christian worldview at Northwestern College in Minnesota for nine years. He has contributed to numerous articles in the field of Christian psychology, arguing for the necessity of theology in counseling and psychological research.  He is an associate editor of the Journal of Psychology and Theology, and in 1998 he was editor for a special issue of the Journal of Psychology and Christianity, entitled “Psychology within the Christian Tradition.”  He authored articles for the Baker Encyclopedia of Psychology and Counseling and has written and edited many books, including: Christianity and Psychology: Five Views, God Under Fire: Modern Scholarship Reinvents God, and many others. He recently published Foundations for Soul Care: A Christian Psychology Proposal. Extended Vitae: http://christianpsych.org/wp_scp/wp-content/uploads/eric-johnson.doc

 

Welch Ed

Edward T Welch, M.Div., Ph.D. 


He earned a Ph.D. in counseling (neuropsychology) from the University of Utah and has a Master of Divinity degree from Biblical Theological Seminary. Ed has been counseling for over 30 years and has written extensively on the topics of depression, fear, and addictions.  His books include: When People Are Big and God is Small; Addictions: A Banquet in the Grave; Blame it on the Brain; Depression—A Stubborn Darkness; Running Scared; Crossroads: A Step-by-Step Guide Away From Addiction; and When I Am Afraid: A Step-byStep Guide Away from Fear and Anxiety. More Info: http://www.ccef.org/authors/ed-welch

 

Fall 2016 Counseling Symposium