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Dr. Richard Winter
LICENTIATE OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS (UK)
PAST MEMBER OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF PSYCHIATRISTS (UK)
PAST MEMBER OF THE ROYAL COLLEGE OF SURGEONS (UK)
PROFESSOR EMERITUS OF APPLIED THEOLOGY AND COUNSELING, COVENANT THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
Richard has a wide and varied experience professionally in medicine and psychotherapy. Originally from England, he currently lives in the United States and travels internationally as a lecturer. As a published author, former Director of L'Abri Fellowship in England, and the former Director of the Counseling Program at Covenant Theological Seminary, Richard brings a wealth of experience and wisdom to Global Counseling Network.
Professional and Personal Experience
- Richard grew up in England and studied medicine and psychiatry at London and Bristol Universities.
- He practiced psychiatry in Bristol, England for 8 years before working with the L’Abri Fellowship in England as teacher, counselor and director for 14 years.
- He moved to develop and direct the counseling program at Covenant Theological Seminary in 1992 and has been Professor of Applied Theology and Counseling for 24 years until June, 2016.
- Each year he teaches for a week at the European Leadership Forum in Poland and mentors counselors and therapists in Eastern Europe.
- He has also studied and traveled in Africa and India and has developed and teaches a class on Intercultural Counseling at the seminary.
- He has a wide experience in counseling many problems, with a special interest in depression, anxiety, perfectionism, marriage problems, trauma and sexual issues.
- He has been trained in Trauma Counseling and has been researching and teaching on issues of sexuality.
- He is the author of When Life Goes Dark: Finding Hope in the Midst of Depression, IVP, 2012; Perfecting Ourselves to Death: The Pursuit of Excellence and the Perils of Perfectionism, IVP, 2005; Still Bored in a Culture of Entertainment: Rediscovering Passion and Wonder, IVP, 2002 and a number of professional journal articles.