Faculty

Dan Allender

Dan Allender, Ph.D.

President and Professor of Counseling, Mars Hill Graduate School at Western Seminary; Senior Editor, Mars Hill Review; Founder and Director, Wounded Heart Ministries; private counseling practice; Ordained Presbyterian minister; Best-selling Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Claudia Arp

Claudia Arp, B.S.

Co-founder and Co-director, Marriage Alive International; Best-selling Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader; TV/Radio Personality and Co-host, The Family Workshop.

David Arp

David Arp, MSSW

Co-founder and Co-director, Marriage Alive International; Best-selling Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader; TV/Radio Personality and Co-host, The Family Workshop.

Daniel Amen

Daniel Amen, M.D.

Director and Founder of The Amen Clinic for Behavioral Medicine; Nuclear Brain Imaging Specialist; Board-certified in General Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry; Best-selling Author; has appeared on numerous television and radio programs; Seminar Leader.

Neil Anderson

Neil Anderson, D.Min., Ed.D.

President Emeritus of Freedom in Christ Ministries;  Best-selling Author of The Bondage Breaker and over 20 other books; speaker; Seminar Leader.

Stephen Arterburn

Stephen Arterburn, M.Ed.

Founder and Chairman of New Life Ministries; Host of the nationally syndicated “New Life Live!” daily radio program; Best-selling Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Dan Allender, Ph.D. – President and Professor of Counseling, Mars Hill Graduate School at Western Seminary; Senior Editor, Mars Hill Review; Founder and Director, Wounded Heart Ministries; private counseling practice; Ordained Presbyterian minister; Best-selling Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Daniel Amen, M.D. – Director and Founder of The Amen Clinic for Behavioral Medicine; Nuclear Brain Imaging Specialist; Board-certified in General Psychiatry and Child Psychiatry; Best-selling Author; has appeared on numerous television and radio programs; Seminar Leader.

Neil Anderson, D.Min., Ed.D. – President Emeritus of Freedom in Christ Ministries;  Best-selling Author of The Bondage Breaker and over 20 other books; speaker; Seminar Leader.

David Arp, MSSW – Co-founder and Co-director, Marriage Alive International; Best-selling Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader; TV/Radio Personality and Co-host, The Family Workshop.

Claudia Arp, B.S. – Co-founder and Co-director, Marriage Alive International; Best-selling Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader; TV/Radio Personality and Co-host, The Family Workshop.

Stephen Arterburn, M.Ed. – Founder and Chairman of New Life Ministries; Host of the nationally syndicated “New Life Live!” daily radio program; Best-selling Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Kay Arthur – Co-founder Precept Ministries; Author; Media Personality; Speaker.

Dwight Bain, M.A. – Nationally Certified Counselor, Professional Counselor, Executive/Life Coach; Certified Family Law Mediator; Chairman, Christian Coaching Alliance; Executive Director, Board of Christian Life Coaching; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

John Baker, M.B.A. – Founder, Celebrate Recovery; Author; Speaker.

Chaplain Charles C. Baldwin, M.Div. – Major General, U.S. Air Force, Retired; Former United States Air Force Chief of Chaplains; Member of the Armed Forces Chaplains Board.

Leigh Bishop, M.D., M.A. – Staff Psychiatrist, Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center; Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Baylor College of Medicine; Naval Reserve Officer with the U.S. Navy Medical Corps.

Katie Brazelton, M.Div., Ph.D. – Life Coach; Founder, Life Purpose Coaching Centers International; Best-selling Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Jill Briscoe – Author; media personality; Board Member, World Relief and Christianity Today.

Beth Fletcher Brokaw, Ph.D. – Psychologist; Adjunct Professor, Biola university; Author; Speaker.

Rolfe Carawan, M.Ed. – Founder and President, Life Matters, Inc.; Leadership Team, Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation; Motivational Speaker; Consultant; Author.

David Carder, M.A. – Associate Pastor and Director of Lay Counseling, First Evangelical Free Church in Fullerton, CA; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Gary Chapman, M.R.E., Ph.D., Senior Associate Pastor, Calvary Baptist Church in Winston-Salem, NC; Best-selling Author of the Five Love Languages; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Jennifer Cisney, M.A. – Director of Professional Relations, AACC; National Coordinator, AACC Crisis Response Team; Certified CISM Trainer, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation; Executive Director, Board of Christian Crisis & Trauma Response; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader

Chap Clark, Ph.D. – Associate Professor of youth, family, and culture, Fuller Theological Seminary; Team Leader and Pastor, Emmanuel Church in Burbank, CA; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Todd Clements, M.D. – Board Certified Adolescent and Adult Psychiatrist; SPECT Brain-imaging Specialist; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Julie Clinton, M.Ad., M.B.A. – President, Extraordinary Women; Author, Extraordinary Women: Discovering God’s Dream for Your Life and Live God’s Dream Devotional; Speaker.

Timothy Clinton, Ed.D. – President, AACC; Professor of Counseling and Executive Director, Liberty University Center for Counseling and Family Studies; Licensed Professional Counselor; Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist; Best-selling Author; National Speaker; Host, Turn It Around radio program; Seminar Leader.

Mark Crawford, Ph.D. – President, Lyles, Crawford, and Petronella Clinical Consulting; Licensed Psychologist; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Mark Crear, Ph.D. – Two-time Olympic Medalist; Motivational Speaker; Consultant; Chair, Black African American Christian Counselors, AACC; Author; Speaker.

Freda V. Crews, D.Min., Ph.D. – Licensed Professional Counselor; Host, Time for Hope TV program; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

William Cutrer, M.D. – Obstetrician/Gynecologist; infertility specialist; ordained pastor; Associate Professor, Bioethics and Spiritual Formation and Gheens Chair, Family Ministry at Southern Baptist Seminary in Louisville, KY.

Ron Deal, M.MFT. – Family Life Minister, Southwest Church of  Christ in Jonesboro, Arkansas,  and a therapist with the Better Life Counseling Center Degrees, Inc.; Author; Speaker.

Sandra Dopf, B.S. – Certified Life Coach; Certified Family Mediator; Mediation Trainer; Speaker.

Robert F. Dees, M.S. – Major General, U.S. Army, Retired; Executive Director, Campus Crusade for Christ Military Ministry; Graduate, U.S. Military Academy at West Point; Commanded airborne, air assault, and mechanized infantry forces from the platoon through division level; Former Executive Director, Defense Strategies, Microsoft Corporation.

Ralph Earle, M.Div., Ph.D. – Diplomate, American Board of Professional Psychology; Clinical Supervisor, AAMFT and AASECT; Associate, Psychological Counseling Services.

Marian Eberly, R.N., M.S.W. – Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Vice-President, Program Development and Clinical Advisor, Remuda Ranch eating Disorders Treatment Program; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Kevin Ellers, D.Min. – Territorial Disaster Services Coordinator, Salvation Army in the U.S.A. Central Territory; President, Institute for Compassionate Care; Faculty member, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Richard Ely, Ph.D. – Certified Life Coach; Corporate Trainer; Speaker.

Kathie Erwin, Ed.D., Ph.D. – Professor and Director of the Pastoral Counseling program, St. Petersburg Theological Seminary in Sarasota, FL.

A. Keith Ethridge, M.Div. – Acting Director, Veterans Affairs National Chaplain Center; Member, Military Chaplains Association.

Kenneth L. Farmer, Jr., M.D. – Major General, U.S. Army, Retired; Executive Vice-President and Chief Operating Officer, TriWest Healthcare Alliance; Served in the U.S. Army Medical Corps as Commander, Walter Reed Army Medical Center and North Atlantic Regional Medical Command; American Board of Family Practice certified; Fellow in the American Academy of Family Physicians.

Marnie Ferree, M.A. – Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist;  Therapist, Woodmont Hills Counseling Center in Nashville, TN; Leader of the Bethesda Workshop Ministry; Specialist in sexual recovery; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader. 

Paris Finner-Williams, Ph.D., J.D., Esq. – Licensed Psychologist; Attorney; Forensic Examiner Diplomate; Certified Rehabilitation Counselor; Certified Trauma Services Specialist; Founder and Director, Finner-Williams & Associates; Author; Speaker.

Stephen Greggo, Ph.D. – Chair, Pastoral Counseling and Psychology Department and Associate Professor of pastoral counseling and psychology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, IL; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

W. David Hager, M.D., FACOG  – Board-certified Obstetrician-Gynecologist; Professor, Department of OB-GYN and Consultant in Infectious Disease, University of Kentucky School of Medicine; Director of Continuing Medical Education, Department of OB-GYN at Central Baptist Hospital and Director of the OB-GYN Residency Training Program (a University of Kentucky affiliated program). 

David Hall, M.A. – Member and Executive Assistant to the Board of Directors, Sexual Wholeness, Inc.; Author, Speaker, Seminar Leader.

Michelle McKinney Hammond – Author; Speaker; Singer; TV Show Co-host.

Laurie Hall – Media Personality; Author; Speaker.

Archibald Hart, B.Sc., Ph.D. – Licensed Psychologist; Professor & Former Dean of the School of Psychology, Fuller Graduate School of Theology; Certified Biofeedback Practitioner; Board Certified Diplomate Fellow in Psychopharmacology; International Director, AACC; Best-selling Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Kathleen Hart – Author; Chaplain, Fuller Theological Seminary; Speaker.

Donald Harvey, Ph.D. – Associate Professor of Psychology, Trevecca Nazarene University; Licensed Professional Counselor.

Glen Havens, M.D. – Director, Ark Psychiatric Services in Atlanta, GA; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Ronald E. Hawkins, D.Min., Ed.D. – Licensed Professional Counselor; Vice-Provost, Liberty University, College of Arts & Sciences; Executive Board Member, AACC; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Ed Hindson, D.Phil., D.Min., Th.D. – Professor and Dean, Institute of  Biblical Studies and Assistant to the Chancellor, Liberty University; author; speaker; seminar leader.

Linda E. Homeyer, Ph.D. – Licensed Professional Counselor; Nationally Certified Counselor; Registered Play Therapist; Professor, Professional Counseling Program, Department of Educational Administration and Psychological Services at Texas State University.

Donna Rice Hughes, B.A. – Internationally-known Internet safety expert and advocate; President, Enough Is Enough, a national non-profit educational organization whose mission is to make the Internet safer for children and families; Author; Speaker.

June Hunt, M.A. – Founder and CEO, Hope For The Heart, a worldwide biblical counseling ministry providing biblical hope and practical help in 20 languages and over 40 countries; Director, Biblical Counseling Library, Radio Personality; Accomplished Musician; Author; Speaker.

Mary Hunt, B.A. – Author; Columnist; Media Personality on finances; Debt-proof Seminar Leader.

Gregg Jantz, Ph.D. – Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Certified Chemical Dependency Professional; Certified Eating Disorder Specialist; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

David Jenkins, Psy.D. – Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Associate Professor of Counseling and Clinical Training Coordinator, Center for Counseling and Family Studies, Liberty University; Board Member, Society for Christian Psychology; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Stanton Jones, Ph.D. – Provost and Professor of Psychology, Wheaton College; Author; Speaker.

Debbie Laaser, B.S. – Sexual Addiction Counselor; Author; Speaker.

Mark Laaser, M.Div., Ph.D. – Co-founder and Executive Director, OASISS, a division of the Christian Alliance for Sexual Recovery, Inc. (CASR); Board Member, National Council on Sexual Addiction/Compulsivity; Board Member, Interfaith Sexual Trauma Institute; Adjunct Faculty Member; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Diane Langberg, Ph.D. – Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Founder and Director, Diane Langberg & Associates; Executive Board Chairperson, AACC; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Brooks Lines, M.A. – Counselor, North Atlanta Center for Christian Counseling.

Florence Littauer – Best-selling Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Ron Luce, M.A. - Founder and President, Teen Mania, one of America’s largest youth organizations; has worked with more than 12 million teens in more than 50 countries; Appointed to the White House Advisory Commission on Drug-Free Communities.

Michael Lyles, M.D. – Founding Partner, Lyles & Crawford Clinical Consulting in Atlanta, GA; Executive Board Member, AACC; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Ed Maynard, Ph.D. – Psychological Consultant, Lighthouse Counseling Service in Charlotte, NC; Co-author, Healing for the City: Counseling in the Urban Setting; Speaker.

Sharon Morris May, Ph.D. – Originator of the highly acclaimed Haven of Safety Marriage Relationship Intensives and Conferences at the Hart Institute in Pasadena, CA; Internationally-known expert in emotionally focused therapy; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Mary Ann Mayo, M.A. – Licensed Marriage Family and Child Counselor; Author; Speaker.

Christopher McCluskey, M.S.W. – Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Certified in sex therapy; National Consultant in sexual enrichment and sexual addictions; Certified Life Coach; Radio Personality; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Lisa McMinn, Ph.D. – Associate Professor, Wheaton College; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Gary Moon, Ph.D. - Professor of Counseling and Vice-President and Chair of Integration, Richmont Graduate University; Director of  Research and Development; LifeSpring Resources; Best-selling Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Linda Mintle, M.S.W.,  Ph.D. – Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Eating Disorders and Infertility Specialist; Faculty Member, Eastern Virginia Medical School; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

David Murphy, Ph.D. – Professor, Dept. Chair and Economic Crime Chair Lynchburg College; Certified Public Accountant; Certified Financial Planner; Certified Fraud Specialist; Speaker.

Captain Jim Nelms – State Coordinator, Georgia Crisis Response Team; leader, Henry/Clayton CISM Team; Faculty Member, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation as an Instructor for CISM.

Connie Neal, B.A. – Author; Speaker; Toured with Women of Faith.

Tommy Nelson, M.A. – Pastor, Denton Bible Church, located in Denton, TX; Featured on Focus on the Family, Family Life Today, Josh McDowell, For Faith and Family, and other national broadcasts.

Kenneth Nichols, Psy.D. – Founder and President, ALIVE Ministries; Executive Director, Board of Christian Professional and Pastoral Counselors; Psychologist; Former Senior Associate Pastor, Shadow Mountain Community Church; Former Dean of Behavioral Science, Southern California Seminary; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

George Ohlschlager, M.S.W., J.D. – Executive Consultant to the AACC; Member, AACC Ethics Committee; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Gary Oliver, Th.M., Ph.D. – Professor and Executive Director, John Brown University Center for Relationship Enrichment; Executive Board Member, AACC; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

John Ortberg, Ph.D. – Teaching Pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church; Member Board of Trustees, Fuller Theological Seminary; Best-selling Author; Speaker.

Jorge Prado – Family counselor and Spanish Ministry Director, Calvary Church, Charlotte, NC.

Les Parrott III, Ph.D. – Licensed Psychologist; Associate Professor of Psychology and Co-Director of the Center for Relationship Development, Seattle Pacific University; Best-selling Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Leslie Parrott, Ed.D. – Co-Director, Center for Relationship Development, Seattle Pacific University; Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Co-Editor of the NIV Marriage Devotional Bible; Best-selling Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Clifford Penner, M.A., Ph.D. – Clinical Psychologist; internationally recognized sexual therapist; educator; best-selling author; speaker; seminar leader.

Joyce Penner, M.R.N. – Clinical Nurse Specialist; Internationally recognized Sex Therapist; Educator; Best-selling Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Dennis Rainey, M.A., D.D. – President, CEO, and Co-founder of Family Life, a division of Campus Crusade for Christ International; Best-selling Author; Speaker; Seminar leader.

Doug Rosenau, Ed.D. – Licensed Psychologist and Marriage & Family Therapist; Sex Therapy Specialist; Adjunct Professor of Human Sexuality, Master’s in Counseling Program, Psychological Studies Institute in Atlanta, GA; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Barbara Rosberg, B.F.A. – Media Personality; Author; Speaker.

Steve Russo, M.A. – Best-selling Author; Internationally known communicator and drummer; Radio Host, Real Answers; Featured Speaker, music video TV show, 24/SEVEN; Featured Guest, ABC, CBS and NBC News broadcasts, as well as The O’Reilly Factor, Fox News.

Eric Scalise, Ph.D. – Licensed Professional Counselor; Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist; Vice-President for Professional Development, AACC; Vice-President for Academic Affairs, Light University; Senior Editor, Christian Counseling Today; Former Dept. Chair for Counseling Programs at Regent University, VA; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Leroy Scott, Jr., M.S., M.Div. – Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Minister; Founder, Agape Family Counseling Center in Eatonville; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

J. Mark Shadoan, M.S.W., Ed.D. – Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Clinical Director, Light Counseling, Lynchburg, VA; Author, AACC’s Christian Counselor’s Treatment Planner.

Barbara Shaffer, Ph.D. – Psychologist; Author; Speaker.

Georgia Shaffer, M.A. – Psychologist; Professional Life Coach; Producer, syndicated radio feature, The Mourning Glory Minute; Founder and Executive Director, Mourning Glory Ministries; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Gary Sibcy, Ph.D. – Licensed Psychologist and Professional Counselor, Piedmont Psychiatric Center in Lynchburg, VA; Assistant Professor, Liberty University’s Doctoral Program in Professional Counseling; Author; Speaker; Seminar; Leader.

Erin Smalley, B.S.N, M.A. – Registered Nurse; Best-selling Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Gary Smalley, M.Div., Ed.D. – President and Founder, Smalley Relationship Center; Best-selling Author; Featured Television and Radio Guest; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Greg Smalley, Psy.D. – Psychologist; President, Today’s Family Counseling Center;  Director, Marriage Ministries for the Center for Relationship Enrichment, John Brown University; Best-selling Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Troy Snyder, M.S. – Nationally Certified Counselor; Licensed Professional Counselor, Paraclete Counseling Center in Alpharetta, GA.

Wesley K. Stafford, Ph.D. – President, Compassion International; Board of Directors, National Religious Broadcasters.

David Stoop, Ph.D. – Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Founder and Director, Center for Family Therapy in Newport Beach, CA; Executive Board Member, AACC; Author, Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Jan Stoop, Ph.D. – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Josh Straub, Ph.D. – Director of Member Relations, AACC; Certified Trained Trainer, AACC National Crisis Response Team; Adjunct Faculty and Assistant Director of Practicum and Internships in the Center for Counseling and Family Studies, Liberty University; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Daniel S. Sweeney, Ph.D. – Professor in the Graduate Department of Counseling, George Fox University in Portland, OR; Director of the Northwest Center for Play Therapy Studies, George Fox University; Board Member, Association for Play Therapy; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Michael Sytsma, Ph.D. – Licensed Professional Counselor; Sexual Addiction Specialist; Speaker.

Joni Eareckson Tada – President, Joni and Friends; Founder, Joni and Friends Disability Center; Member, Disability Advisory Committee, U.S. State Department; columnist; Best-selling Author; Award-winning Artist; Media Personality.

Erica S.N. Tan, Psy.D. – Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Eden Counseling Center, Virginia Beach, VA; Author; Speaker.

Siang-Yang Tan, Ph.D. – Senior Pastor, First Evangelical Church in Glendale/Arcadia, CA; Professor of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader. 

Debra Taylor, M.A. – Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Certified Sex Therapist; Author; Speaker.

Basyle J. (Boz) Tchividjian, J.D. – Adjunct Professor, Stetson University and Daytona Beach Community College; Former Assistant State Attorney, Seventh Judicial Circuit; Former Chief Prosecutor, Sexual Crimes Division; Attorney and Advisory Board Member, I-Care Child Advocacy Center; Author; Speaker.

Chris Thurman, Ph.D. – Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Judi Quilici Timmcke, Ph.D. – Clinical Nutritionist; Technical Consultant; Educator; Former Vice-President of Research and Development, Weider Nutrition International; Author; Speaker.

John Trent, Ph.D. – President, Encouraging Words and StrongFamilies.com; Educator; Best-selling author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Cynthia Ulrich Tobias – Founder, Manager and CEO of AppLe St. (Applied Learning Styles); Coordinates the AppLe St. education and commerce programs and administers various learning styles projects nationally and internationally.

Sara E. Trollinger, M.A. – Founder and President of House of Hope, a Christian, non-denominational residential program for troubled teenagers, located in Orlando, FL. Founded in 1985; Author; Speaker.

Leslie Vernick, M.S.W – Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Glenn Wagner, Ph.D. – Former Board Member and Vice-President  of  Promise Keepers; Author; Speaker Lecturer.

Neil Clark Warren, M.Div., Ph.D. – Psychologist; Founder, Associated Psychological Services; Former Professor and Dean, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology; Founder, eHarmony; Best-selling Author; Speaker.

Chaplain Thomas E. Webb, Th.M. –  President, Webb & Associates Chaplaincy Consulting; Former Navy Chaplain; CISM Team Member, Camp Pendleton, CA; Speaker.

Catherine Hart Weber, Ph.D. – Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist; Board Member, International Foursquare Church CARE Program; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Thelma Wells, M.Min. – President, A Woman of God Ministries; Author; Speaker; Media Personality.

Tom Whiteman, Ph.D. – Licensed Psychologist; Founder and Director, Life Counseling Services in Paoli, PA; Director of Fresh Start Seminars; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Michael Todd Wilson, M.S. – Licensed Professional Counselor and Life Coach with the Intimacy Counseling Center in Atlanta, GA; Member, American Board of Christian Sex Therapists.

Sandra Wilson, Ph.D. – Marriage & Family Therapist; Adjunct Seminary Professor; Author; Speaker.

Russell Willingham – Executive Director, New Creation Ministries in Fresno, CA; Ordained Minister with the Assemblies of God International Fellowship.

Kari Wolfe, M.S., C.P.C. – Program Director, Remuda Ranch Eating Disorders Treatment Center.

Everett Worthington, Jr., B.S.N.E., Ph.D. – Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Professor of Psychology, Virginia Commonwealth University; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

H. Norman Wright, M.A., M.R.E. – Licensed Marriage, Family & Child Therapist; Former Director of the Graduate Department of Marriage, Family and Child Counseling, Biola University; Associate Professor of Christian Education and Director of the Graduate Department of Christian Education, Talbot School of Theology; Best-selling Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Mark Yarhouse, Psy.D. – Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist; Endowed Chair and Professor of Psychology at Regent University; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Dave Carder,M.A.,currently serves as Pastor responsible for Counseling Ministries at the First Evangelical Free Church of Fullerton.

Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A., is a Professional Counselor, life coach, crisisresponse trainer, author and speaker. She does training, counseling andcoaching in the field of grief, crisis and trauma through the Institute forCompassionate Care. She is an approved instructor for the InternationalCritical Incident Stress Foundation, teaching several CISM courses.

Ron L. Deal, M.MFT., is President of As For Me and My House Ministries (www.RonDeal.org) and Director of Blended Family Ministries forFamilyLife®. He has extensive experience training pastors, ministry leaders,and counselors and has appeared on dozens of national radio and TV broadcastsin the U.S., Canada, and the UK.

Major General (Ret.) Bob Dees, M.S., is the MilitaryDirector for the American Association of Christian Counselors and oversees theMilitary Counseling Initiative Division. He also leads the Liberty University Institute for Military Resilience. Having commanded military units from platoon through division levels, he well understands the mental and behavioral health needs of our military and their families. As a frequent speaker, author ofResilient Warriors, and co-host with Dr. Tim Clinton of the popular Stress& Trauma Care video series, General Dees is a national leader regarding faith-based resilience programs for the military and beyond.

Archibald Hart, Ph.D., Senior Professor of Psychology and Dean Emeritus ofthe Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary, is an expertin the areas of stress, depression, and anxiety and is well known for hisministry to pastors and churches worldwide through psychological training,education, and consultation. Now retired, he continues his research in the areaof psychophysiology and teaches courses in psychology as well as in the Doctorof Ministry program. Dr. Hart has received many awards and has publishedcountless articles and 30 books.

Ron Hawkins, Ed.D., D.Min., is a Licensed Professional Counselor and currently serves onthe Executive Board for the American Association of Christian Counselors. He isthe Vice President for Academic Affairs and Vice Provost at Liberty Universityand also a Professor of Counseling and Practical Theology in the Center forCounseling and Family Studies. He is a pastor, author, and frequent presenter.

Ed Hindson, D.Phil., Th.D., Th.M., D.Min.,serves as Assistant tothe Chancellor, Professor of Religion, and Dean of theTim LaHaye School of Prophecy at Liberty University in Virginia.

Mark Laaser, Ph.D., is the Director of Faithful and True. Dr. Laaser is nationally regardedas the leading authority in the Christian counseling community in the field ofsexual addiction. Mark has published 10 books on the subject, including hisgroundbreaking book, Healing The Woundsof Sexual Addiction, and his 3-book Menof Valor series. Dr. Laaser lectures around the world and teaches atreligious organizations, colleges, universities and treatment centers.

Linda Mintle, Ph.D., is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, a Licensed Clinical SocialWorker, and a national expert on relationships and the psychology of food,weight, and body image. Her academic appointment at Eastern Virginia MedicalSchool, Department of Pediatrics, keeps her abreast of current research in herareas of expertise. She is also a national news consultant, national speaker,and a BeliefNet blogger. She is a bestselling author with 19 book titlescurrently published. Her website is www.drlindahelps.com.

Douglas Rosenau, Ed.D., is a Licensed Psychologist and Marriage andFamily Therapist, specializing in sex therapy. Doug is also a co-founder ofSexual Wholeness, Inc. He serves as Professor for the Institute for SexualWholeness in conjunction with Psychological Studies Institute in Atlanta,Georgia. Doug is a Certified Sex Therapist and a Diplomat of the American Boardof Sexology. He currently serves as an adjunct professor at ReformedTheological Seminary in Orlando, Florida, and Jackson, Mississippi.

Eric Scalise, Ph.D., is the Vice President for Professional Developmentwith the American Association of Christian Counselors. He is a LicensedProfessional Counselor and a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. As theformer Chair of Counseling Programs at Regent University, Dr. Scalise providesacademic oversight as the Vice President for Academic Affairs with LightUniversity Online. He served six years on the Virginia Board of Counseling.Other responsibilities include his role as the Executive Director of theInternational Board of Christian Care (IBCC), Senior Editor for AACCPublications, Executive Director eCounseling.com, and Board Member for theInternational Christian Coaching Association (ICCA). He is an author, anational and international conference speaker, and frequently consults withorganizations, clinicians, ministry leaders, and churches on a variety ofissues.

Gary Sibcy, Ph.D., is currently the Director of the Ph.D. program inProfessional Counseling and Pastoral Counseling and Care at the Center forCounseling and Family Studies at Liberty University. He is both a LicensedClinical Psychologist and a Licensed Professional Counselor and has been inprivate clinical practice for the past decade. He currently practices atPiedmont Psychiatric Center, a private practice owned by Centra Health andVirginia Baptist Hospital. He has co-authored several books with Dr. TimClinton, including Attachments and Why You Do the Things You Do.

Joshua Straub, Ph.D., is Executive Pastor of Family Ministries at Woodland Hills FamilyChurch and Executive Director of TwoIgnite. Josh also serves as an onlineprofessor for Liberty University. He is the coauthor of God Attachment: WhyYou Believe, Act and Feel the Way You Do About God and The QuickReference Guide to Counseling Teenagers.

Siang-Yang Tan,Ph.D. is Professor ofPsychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. Tan is also senior pastor of FirstEvangelical Church Glendale in Glendale, California. He is a distinguishedresearcher, writer, and scholar in Christian psychotherapy.

Leslie Vernick, M.S.W., is an experienced social worker and a relationshipcoach. She has a private practice in Allentown, Pennsylvania. She is also adistinguished speaker and a writer.

TomWhiteman, Ph.D., is a Licensed Psychologist and founder and director of Life Management Inc. He is also president of Fresh StartSeminars Inc. He is the author or co-author of a dozen books.

Everett Worthington, Jr., Ph.D., is a Clinical Psychologist and Professor and Chair of theDepartment of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. He has published17 books and over 150 articles and scholarly. He directs A Campaign forForgiveness Research and is the founding editor of Marriage and Family: AChristian Journal. He has spoken internationally at conferences anduniversities in Brazil, South Africa, the Philippines, Malaysia, Singapore, andCanada.

H. Norman Wright, M.A. is a Licensed Marriage, Family, andChild Therapist. For many years, he taught in the Graduate Department of BiolaUniversity and was in private practice for over thirty years. He is the authorof over seventy books. Mr. Wright has pioneeredpremarital counseling programs throughout the country. He conducts seminars onparenting, recovering from the losses of life, trauma and crisis counseling,and marriage enrichment.