About Dr. Durham

Dr Durham is a Clinical Psychologist that has been married for over 3 decades to a family nurse practitioner and has two grown children, a son-in-law, and two grandchildren.  His son teaches in an international school in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.  His daughter is a family and criminal law attorney in Charleston, South Carolina, and son-in-law is a psychiatrist in practice in Charleston.

An undergraduate degree in Missions from Harding University in 1980 and graduate degrees from Western Seminary/George Fox University in 1982 and 1986 in Clinical Psychology, form the core of his academic preparation.  He completed research for an integrative dissertation on denominational differences in supernatural locus of control and spiritual well-being.  A pre-doctoral training internship was completed through Christian Counseling Services in Gresham, OR.  Post-doctoral residency was completed at Christian programs within Houston International Hospital, Houston, TX, Pinebrook Hospital, Sparks, NV, and First Christian Church, Fort Collins, CO.  He has been licensed as a psychologist in Nevada, Arkansas, and North Carolina, and holds the Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology issued by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards.   

He has worked in private practice, church-based clinics, community mental health, Christian in-patient psychiatric hospital units, a university counseling center, and teaching in both a Christian graduate counseling and public undergraduate psychology programs.  He works with adults, elders, couples, families, and adolescents.  The types of problems he has training and experience in treating include severe crisis problems such as psychosis and suicidality, as well as the debilitating problems of depression, anxiety, loneliness, anger, eating disorders, family conflict, grief, substance abuse, etc..  

Dr Durham holds a personal worldview that is thoroughly Christian and has advanced training in theology in addition to his psychological studies.  He is very comfortable working with both Christian and non-Christian clients. 

Dr Durham enjoys a variety of leisure activities including bicycling, photography, computers, reading, and church activities. He is also passionate about spiritual formation of individuals as part of his calling.

 


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