David E. Jenkins, Psy.D.

Director, M.A. in Addiction Counseling

djenkins@liberty.edu Email djenkins@liberty.edu


  • Psy.D. George Fox College, 1993 Major: Clinical Psychology
  • M.A. Western Conservative Baptist Seminary, 1990 Major: Clinical Psychology
  • M.A. Appalachian State University, 1987 Major: Clinical Psychology
  • B.A. Covenant College, 1985 Major: Psychology
  • A.S. Montreat Anderson College, 1983 Major: Recreational Leadership

Qualifications or Other Experience

Previous Experience

  • Samaritan Counseling Services, Statesville, NC, 1998-2003 Position: Licensed Psychologist
  • Carolina Psych Group, P.A., Statesville, NC, 1996-97 Position: Licensed Psychologist
  • David E. Jenkins, Psy.D., Statesville, NC, 1994-96 Position: Licensed Psychologist and Owner
  • Piedmont Mental Health Services, Concord, NC, 1992-94 Position: Predoctoral Intern & Staff Psychologist II


  • Dumont, K., Jenkins, D.E., Hinson, V.D., & Sibcy, G.A. (2012). God’s shield: The relationship between God attachment, relationship satisfaction, and adult child of an alcoholic (ACOA) status in a sample of evangelical graduate counseling students. Journal of Psychology & Christianity, 31, 3-16.
  • Strategic Design: The Image of God in Men, Women, and Marriage. Available in video and audio formats, with Participant's Manual and Leader's Guide. 

Certification & Licensure

  • Licensed Psychologist
  • Health Services Provider-Psychologist


Dr. Jenkins is Professor of Counseling and the Director of the M.A. in Addiction Counseling program in the Department of Counselor Education and Family Studies. He has served as Clinical Director of the International Board of Christian Counselors of the American Association of Christian Counselors and is on the Executive Board of the Society for Christian Psychology. Dr. Jenkins also recently served on the Executive Draft Committee for 2014 update to the AACC's Code of Ethics for Christian Counselors.  With over 25 years of clinical experience as a clinical psychologist, Dr. Jenkins specializes in the integration of Christian faith and clinical practice. He has worked extensively with addictive, mood, and anxiety disorders in the context of individual, marital, group, and family therapy. Dr. Jenkins has provided education, consultation, supervision and training for a variety of churches, ministries, and professionals. He is also an author and speaker at conferences, seminars, and retreats.