Dr. Ron Hawkins

Ron Hawkins, Ed.D., D.Min., is a Licensed Professional Counselor and currently serves on AACC’s Executive Board. With over 20 years of experience in mental health counseling, he is the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Vice Provost at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia and also Professor of Counseling and Practical Theology in the Center for Counseling and Family Studies. He is a pastor, author, and frequent presenter at AACC national conferences, marriage and family conferences, Christian camps and men’s retreats. Dr. Hawkins authored Strengthening Marital Intimacy and The Quick Reference Guide to Biblical Counseling with Dr. Tim Clinton.



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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


Professional Life Coaching 101

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Ron L. Deal, M.MFT.

Founder and President of Smart Stepfamilies; President of As For Me and My House Ministries (www.RonDeal.org) and Director of FamilyLife Blended™ for FamilyLife®; Extensive experience in training pastors, ministry leaders, and counselors; Author; Speaker

Sandra Dopf Lee, B.S.

Certified Life Coach; Certified Family Mediator; Mediation Trainer; Founder, Emerge Victorious; Speaker

Sara E. Trollinger, M.A.

Founder and President, House of Hope, a Christian, non-denominational residential program for troubled teenagers, Orlando, FL.; Author; Speaker

Sharon Hart May, Ph.D.

Founder of the highly acclaimed Haven of Safety Marriage Relationship Intensives and Conferences, Hart Institute in Pasadena, CA; Internationally-known expert in emotionally focused therapy; Author; Speaker

Siang-Yang Tan, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary; Senior pastor of First Evangelical Church Glendale in Glendale, California; distinguished Researcher; Author Speaker

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

Stephen Greggo, Ph.D.

Chair, Pastoral Counseling and Psychology Department, Professor of Pastoral Counseling and Psychology, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, Deerfield, IL; Speaker

Tom Whiteman, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist; Founder and Director of Life Management Inc; President of Fresh Start Seminars Inc.; Author; Speaker

Tommy Nelson, M.A.

Pastor, Denton Bible Church, Denton, TX; Featured on Focus on the Family, Family Life Today, Josh McDowell, For Faith and Family, and various media outlets

Troy Snyder, M.S.

Nationally Certified Counselor; Licensed Professional Counselor, Paraclete Counseling Center in Alpharetta, GA

William Cutrer, M.D.

Obstetrician/Gynecologist; infertility specialist; ordained pastor; Associate Professor, Bioethics and Spiritual Formation and Gheens Chair, Family Ministry, Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, KY, until his passing in 2013.

Major General Robert F. Dees, M.S., U.S. Army, Retired

President of Resilience Consulting LLC; Associate Vice President for Military Outreach, Adjunct Professor, and Director of the Institute for Military Resilience at Liberty University; Graduate, U.S. Military Academy at West Point; Commanded airborne, air assault, and...

Mark Crawford, Ph.D.

President, Lyles, Crawford, and Petronella Clinical Consulting; Licensed Psychologist; Author; Speaker

Mark Crear, Ph.D.

Two-time Olympic Medalist; Motivational Speaker; Consultant; Chair, Black African American Christian Counselors, AACC; Author; Speaker

Mark Yarhouse, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist; Endowed Chair and Professor of Psychology at Regent University; Author; Speaker

Marnie Ferree, M.A.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist; Founder of Bethesda Workshops; Sexual Recovery Specialist; Author; Speaker

Mary Hunt, B.A.

Financial expert; Author; Columnist; Media Personality; Debt-proof Seminar leader

Michael Lyles, M.D.

Founding Partner, Lyles & Crawford Clinical Consulting in Atlanta, GA; Executive Board Member, AACC; Speaker

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

President Emeritus of Freedom in Christ Ministries; Author of The Bondage Breaker and more than 20 other books; Speaker

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

Rolfe Carawan, M.Ed.

Founder and President, Life Matters, Inc.; Leadership Team, Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation; Motivational Speaker; Consultant; Author

Joshua Straub, Ph.D. –

Marriage and Family Strategist for LifeWay Christian Resources; President and Cofounder of The Connextion Group; ; Author; Speaker

Joyce Penner, M.R.N.

Clinical Nurse Specialist; Internationally recognized Sex Therapist; Educator; Author; Speaker

Judi Quilici Timmcke, Ph.D.

Clinical Nutritionist; Technical Consultant; Educator; President, Q-Tech Services, Inc.; Former Vice-President of Research and Development, Weider Nutrition International; Author; Speaker

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

June Hunt, M.A.

Founder and CEO, Hope For The Heart; Director, Biblical Counseling Library, Radio Personality; Musician; Author; Speaker

Kay Arthur

Co-founder, Precept Ministries; Author; Media Personality; Speaker

Kenneth Nichols, Psy.D.

Founder and President, ALIVE Ministries; Executive Director, Board of Christian Professional and Pastoral Counselors; Psychologist; Former Dean of Behavioral Science, Southern California Seminary; Author; Speaker

Kevin Ellers, D.Min.

Territorial Disaster Services Coordinator, Salvation Army, U.S.A. Central Territory; President, Institute for Compassionate Care; Faculty member, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation; Author; Speaker

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

Linda Mintle, M.S.W., Ph.D.

Licensed Clinical Social Worker; Eating Disorders and Infertility Specialist; Chair of Behavioral Health, Associate Professor, College of Osteopathic Medicine, Liberty University; Author; Speaker

Joni Eareckson Tada

President, Joni and Friends; Founder, Joni and Friends Disability Center; Member, Disability Advisory Committee, U.S. State Department; Columnist; Author; Award-winning Artist; Media Personality

John Trent, Ph.D.

Gary Chapman Chair of Marriage and Family , Moody Bible Institute; President, Encouraging Words and StrongFamilies.com; Educator; Author; Corporate Consultant; Speaker

John Ortberg, Ph.D.

Senior Pastor, Menlo Park Presbyterian Church; Member Board of Trustees, Fuller Theological Seminary; Author; Speaker

Jill Briscoe

Bible Teacher; Executive Editor, Just Between Us magazine; Board Member, World Relief; Board Member, Christianity Today; Author; Speaker

Jennifer Cisney Ellers, M.A.

Executive Director, Institute for Compassionate Care; National Coordinator, AACC Crisis Response Team; Certified CISM Trainer, International Critical Incident Stress Foundation; Executive Director, Board of Christian Crisis & Trauma Response; Author; Speaker

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

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; Research Professor of Christian Education, Talbot School of Theology; Author; Speaker

Gregg Jantz, Ph.D.

Licensed Mental Health Counselor; Certified Chemical Dependency Professional; Certified Eating Disorder Specialist; Founder of The Center: A Place of HOPE; Author; Speaker

Greg Smalley, Psy.D.

Psychologist; Vice President of Marriage and Family Formation, Focus on the Family; 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

Gary Smalley, M.Div., Ed.D.

Former President and Founder, Smalley Relationship Center; A best-selling author, TV and Radio guest, and speaker before his passing in 2016

Gary Sibcy, Ph.D.

Director, Ph.D. Program in Counseling and Research and Evaluation Center at the Center for Counselor Education and Family Studies at Liberty University; Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Piedmont Psychiatric Center; Co-authored several books with Dr. Tim Clinton,...

Gary Oliver, Th.M., Ph.D.

Professor and Executive Director, John Brown University Center for Relationship Enrichment; Executive Board Member, AACC; Author; Speaker

Gary Moon, Ph.D.

Executive Director of the Martin Institute for Christianity and Culture and the Dallas Willard Center for Christian Spiritual Formation at Westmont College; Director of  the Renovaré International Institute for Christian Spiritual Formation; Author; Speaker

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

Everett Worthington, Jr.,Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist and Professor  of Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University; Director, A Campaign for Forgiveness Research; Founding editor, Marriage and Family: A Christian Journal; Author; Speaker

Ed Maynard, Ph.D.

Lighthouse Counseling Service, Charlotte, NC; Co-author, Healing for the City: Counseling in the Urban Setting; Speaker

Douglas Rosenau, Ed.D.

Licensed Psychologist and Marriage and Family Therapist; Certified Sex Therapist and a Diplomate of the American Board of Sexology; Co-founder of Sexual Wholeness, Inc.; Professor for the Institute for Sexual Wholeness, Psychological Studies Institute in Atlanta,...

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

Debra Taylor, M.A.

Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist; Certified Sex Therapist; Author; Speaker

David Jenkins, Psy.D.

Licensed Clinical Psychologist; Professor of Counseling and the Director of the M.A. in Addiction Counseling program,  Department of Counselor Education and Family Studies, Liberty University; Board Member, Society for Christian Psychology; Author; Speaker

David Hall, Psy.D.

CEO and Clinical Director of Haven Family Psychiatry; Academic Director of the Narrative Institute; Author; Speaker

Dave Carder, M.A.

Pastor, Counseling Ministries at First Evangelical Free Church, Fullerton, CA. Author; Speaker

Daniel S. Sweeney, Ph.D.

Professor, Graduate Department of Counseling, George Fox University, Portland, OR; Director of the Northwest Center for Play Therapy Studies, George Fox University; Board Member, Association for Play Therapy; Author; Speaker

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; Regular appearances on his own national PBS specials.

Dan Allender, Ph.D.

Professor of Counseling, The Allender Center at The Seattle School of Theology and Psychology; Founder and Director, Wounded Heart Ministries; Ordained Presbyterian minister; Author; Speaker

Claudia Arp, B.S.

Co-founder and Co-director, Marriage Alive International; Best-selling Author; Speaker.

Christopher McCluskey, M.S.W.

President of the Professional Christian Coaching Institute; Certified Life Coach; Certified Sex Therapist; Radio Personality; Author; Speaker

Chap Clark, Ph.D.

Associate Provost for Strategic Projects and Professor and Chair of Youth, Family, and Culture, Fuller Theological Seminary; Teaching Team of Harbor Christian Center in Gig Harbor, Washington; President of ParenTeen and Harbor Hope Services; Author; Speaker

Catherine Hart Weber, Ph.D.

Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist; founder of the Flourish Center for Life and Relationships; Author; Speaker; Seminar Leader.

Captain Jim Nelms

State Coordinator, Georgia Crisis Response Team; Leader, Henry/Clayton CISM Team; Faculty Member, CISM Instructor at International Critical Incident Stress Foundation

Basyle J. (Boz) Tchividjian, J.D.

Professor of Law, Liberty University; Founder & executive director of GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Environment); Former Assistant State Attorney, Seventh Judicial Circuit; Former Chief Prosecutor, Sexual Crimes Division; Attorney and Advisory...

Archibald Hart, Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Dean Emeritus of the Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. Licensed Psychologist; Certified Biofeedback Practitioner; Board Certified Diplomate Fellow in Psychopharmacology; International Director, AACC;...

Keith Ethridge, M.Div.

Acting Director, Veterans Affairs National Chaplain Center; Member, Military Chaplains Association.