AACC Student Chapter

The student chapter of the American Association of Christian counselors seeks to foster the spiritual and professional development of students interested in the counseling or pastoral care fields. Monthly meetings focus on topics integrating Christianity and psychology, and clinical training workshops sponsored by the LU AACC chapter also occur. The chapter has a Facebook site under American Association of Christian Counselors at Liberty. No membership fee is required to attend meetings.

For further information, join us on Facebook or contact Abby Brentner at studentchapteraacc@liberty.edu.

Chapter Meetings

During each month of the Fall and Spring semesters, the AACC Student Chapter holds meetings that feature an expert in the counseling field.  Chapter meetings provide students with an opportunity to get to know their peers, grow professionally and spiritually, and get to know faculty and counseling professionals outside of the classroom setting.  Light refreshments are provided, along with a time of Q & A, allowing students to network and interact with each counseling professional that visits the chapter meetings.  For more information on these meetings, or to find out how you can get involved, contact studentchapteraacc@liberty.edu.

Webinar

The monthly AACC Counseltalk Webinars are presentations on a variety of topics transmitted over the Web to those in the helping profession. Webinar participants receive valuable insight from professionals in their respective fields from the comfort of their homes or offices and can earn continuing education hours (CE's) required for maintaining specialized mental health licenses and certifications.

A key feature of the Webinar is its interactive elements—the ability to give, receive and discuss information. When you participate in a Webinar, you are able to:

  • Watch the speaker present in real-time
  • View the lecturer's corresponding PowerPoint notes at your leisure in your browser window
  • Submit questions through the chat feature on the Web page (AACC personnel screen questions and pass them to a moderator for answering in real-time)

Don't miss this innovative way to stay current and informed from some of the best experts in the world.

We love being a part of your life,

Tim Clinton, Ed.D., LMFT

website: www.counseltalk.net


President of AACC

Tim Clinton, Ed.D. 
The College of William and Mary

Tim Clinton is President of the nearly 50,000-member American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), the largest and most diverse Christian counseling association in the world. He is Professor of Counseling and Pastoral Care, and Executive Director of the Center for Counseling and Family Studies at Liberty University. Licensed in Virginia as both a Professional Counselor (LPC) and Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Tim now spends a majority of his time working with Christian leaders and professional athletes. He has authored or edited thirteen books including his latest release Turn Your Life Around: Breaking Free from Your Past to New and Better You.

He has been married 28 years to his wife Julie and together they have two children, Megan and Zach. On most nights you’ll find him on the lake fishing with his family or on the sidelines of a game staying close to his kids as a dad and coach.
 

Faculty of AACC Student Chapter

David Jenkins, Psy.D.

djenkins@liberty.edu

Dr. Jenkins has over 20 years of clinical experience in a variety of settings both public and private, mainly in outpatient settings. He has worked primarily with adults and adolescents in individual, marital and family therapy. His research and teaching interests include professional ethics, addiction, integration of Christian faith and clinical practice, as well as marital/identity/gender issues related to the image of God.

 

Jeanne Brooks, Ph.D.

jdbrooks6@liberty.edu

Dr. Brooks has been in practice for over 20 years and her specialty areas are working with troubled adolescents, alcohol and drug addiction, as well as helping children and families adjust to divorce. She has also worked closely with the Courts in her area and surrounding counties providing psychological assessments, referral, and treatment services for children and parents adjusting to divorce.

AACC Student Chapter Leadership Team

  • President - Abby Brentner
  • Vice President - Brandy Vancil
  • Secretary - Bekah Zello
  • Treasurer - Jessica Mayo
  • Service Team Leader - Jordan Parker
  • Social Media Leader - Candice Tynes

Service Team

The Service Team has many purposes, but its main purpose is to help facilitate the events that are prepared for the student body. Some of the events that we help carry out are chapter meetings, luncheons, cook-outs, and other social events. We do anything from setting up snacks, advertising the events in our classrooms, and creating new events/opportunities that are of interest to the student body.

Joining the Service Team provides you with the opportunity to build relationships with faculty and other students. Your service as a member of the team can be especially helpful when you graduate and are looking for employment, as involvement with the AACC Student Chapter at Liberty is a great addition to your resumé. Fundamentally, the purpose of the Service Team is to find new and creative ways to provide learning and socializing opportunities for the student body. For more information, contact Jordan Parker at studentchapteraacc@liberty.edu.

AACC Student Chapter Online Team

American Association of Christian Counselors, Liberty University Chapter (AACC at LU). This Facebook group is open to all Liberty University Counseling program students (residential and online), faculty, mentors, or alumni. We also welcome prospective students or students who are currently in their bachelors yet are interested in Christian counseling. Our goal is to help students in the counseling program to take part in the AACC at LU even if one cannot attend on campus meetings and to provide a place for students to learn, grow, mentor, disciple, and fellowship.

Like us on Facebook