Let me introduce myself. I teach psychology at Regent University in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Since 1998 I have been part of the core faculty in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology and have served as the founding director of the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity since 2004. As for counseling services, I have a private practice in the Virginia Beach area, providing individual, couples, family, and group counseling.
I graduated from Calvin College with degrees in philosophy and art and a minor in psychology. In art my focus was lithography, pen and ink drawing, and watercolor painting. I then went to Wheaton College and earned a master’s degree in theology and a doctorate in clinical psychology.
I’ve had the opportunity to collaborate with several fine scholars over the past few years, leading to books such as Ex-Gays? A Longitudinal Study of Religiously-Mediated Change in Sexual Orientation (with Stan Jones) and Modern Psychopathologies: A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal (with Rich Butman and Barrett McRay). I recently completed two projects with Jim Sells: Family Therapies: A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal and Counseling Couples in Conflict: A Relational Restoration Model. My most recent solo project is Homosexuality and the Christian: A Guide for Parents, Pastors and Friends.
I am currently working on a Christian integration textbook on sexuality and sex therapy with Erica S. N. Tan, as well as a book on sexual identity and youth ministry.
I’m glad you came across this web site. The focus here is integration, which involves a meaningful dialogue between psychology and Christianity.