Ph.D. Program Leadership

Gary Sibcy, Ph.D.

Director of Ph. D. Program
Director of Research and & Evaluation Center

Dr. Gary Sibcy is currently the Director of the PhD program in Professional Counseling and Pastoral Counseling and Care at the Center for Counseling and Family Studies. He is both a Licensed Clinical Psychologist and a Licensed Professional Counselor and has been in private clinical practice for the past decade. He currently practices at Piedmont Psychiatric Center, a private practice owned by Centra Health and Virginia Baptist Hospital.  Other research projects include an outcome study on the effectiveness of DBT group therapy for patients with severe Borderline Personality Disorder and the development of clinician-friendly measures for attachment problems in children and families.

Lisa Sosin, Ph.D.

Associate Director of Ph. D. Program

Dr. Lisa Sosin is the Associate Director of the PhD Program in Professional and Pastoral Counseling and Assistant Professor of Counseling at the Center for Counseling and Family Studies. Dr. Sosin has over 25 years of experience as a clinical psychologist whose practice has included the assessment and treatment of children, adults, couples, families, and organizations, public speaking, teaching, and consultation to pastors, physicians, and educators. Dr. Sosin’s primary research interests include the integration of Christian spirituality and empirically supported interventions in the treatment of DSM disorders.

David Jenkins, Psy.D.

Coordinator of Ph.D. Clinical Training

Dr. David Jenkins is the Coordinator for Ph.D. Clinical Training at the Center for Counseling and Family Studies and an Associate Professor of Counseling. As a licensed psychologist, 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. Dr. Jenkins’ teaching and research interests include professional ethics, addiction, integration of Christian faith and clinical practice, and marital/identity/gender issues related to the image of God.