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David E. Jenkins, Psy.D.

Professor, Clinical Director



  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, George Fox College
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Western Conservative Baptist Seminary
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Appalachian State University
  • B.A. in Psychology, Covenant College
  • A.S. in Recreational Leadership, Montreat Anderson College

Qualifications or Other Experience

Previous Experience

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Virginia
  • Licensed Psychologist, Health Service Provider-Psychologist, North Carolina
  • Clinical Experience in Private and Public settings including community mental health, private group practices, and solo private practice.


  • Jenkins, D.E. (2020). Addiction, recovery, and the hope of change: Stages, processes, and resources for the journey. In J. Levine (Ed.), The addiction encyclopedia. Coconut Creek, FL: Great Hope Publishing.
  • Jenkins, D.E. (2019). How to develop an effective opioid crisis ministry. In T. Clinton & J. Pingleton (Eds.), The struggle is real: How to care for mental and relational health needs in the church (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: WestBow Press.
  • Jenkins, D.E. (2019). Worry. In T. Clinton, E. Hindson, & J. Pingleton (Eds.), The care and counsel Bible. Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson.
  • 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.
  • Jenkins, D.E. 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 Clinical Psychologist in Virginia
  • Licensed Psychologist in North Carolina
  • Health Services Provider-Psychologist in North Carolina



Dr. Jenkins is Professor of Psychology and Clinical Director of the Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology program in the Department of Psychology.  He previously served as Professor of Counseling 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 served on the Executive Draft Committee for the 2014 and 2022 updates to the AACC’s Code of Ethics for Christian Counselors.

With over 30 years of clinical experience, 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.

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