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World Renowned Christian Counseling Author to Speak at AGTS

Dr. Gary R. Collins

On February 6-8, 2007, AGTS hosted a lectureship series featuring renowned author Dr. Gary R. Collins entitled “Emerging Issues in Christian Counseling.”

Dr. Collins is a licensed clinical psychologist with a Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Purdue University. He is author of more than 170 articles and about 45 books, including Christian Counseling: A Comprehensive Guide, The Biblical Basis of Christian Counseling and Family Shock: Keeping Families Strong in the Midst of Earthshaking Change. He was general editor of the thirty-volume Resources for Christian Counseling series, the Word Christian Counseling Library of cassette tapes and the twelve-volume Contemporary Christian Counseling series. His most recent book is Christian Coaching: Helping Others Turn Potential Into Reality. The twenty-fifth year anniversary edition of Christian Counseling, published in 2006, is available in the AGTS bookstore.

The lectureship took place in the William J. Seymour Chapel at AGTS.

Listen to These Lectures

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Emerging Trends in Christian Counseling 2/6/2007 48 minutes Download the mp3 44 MB
Emerging Churches and Christian Counseling 2/7/2007 40 minutes Download the mp3 37 MB
Emerging Leaders and Christian Counseling 2/82007 57 minutes Download the mp3 52 MB

Collins studied at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, the University of Toronto, the University of London and studied theology at Western Seminary. He served as professor of psychology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School for 20 years. He co-led the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) for seven years. During that time the organization grew from about 700 paid members to more than 15,000. In October 1998, he resigned from the AACC to develop Christian counseling and coaching worldwide. He is also distinguished professor of coaching and leadership at the Psychological Studies Institute in Atlanta.


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