Dr. Fred Gingrich

Education/Degrees:

  • B.A. Psychology/Philosophy, Carleton University
  • Certificate in Theology, St. Paul University
  • M.A. Individual & Marital Counseling, St. Paul University/University of Ottawa
  • D.Min. Marriage & Family, Eastern Baptist Seminary (Palmer Seminary)

When I’m away from the classroom, I enjoy:

  • Being with my family, camping, traveling, and watching a really good TV series

Honors/Awards:

  • Distinguished Member Award, Christian Association for Psychological Studies (March, 2019)

Memberships:  

  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (Clinical Fellow since 1988; Approved Supervisor since 2000)
  • American Counseling Association
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision
  • Association for Spiritual, Ethical and Religious Values in Counseling
  • Christian Association for Psychological Studies
  • American Association of Christian Counselors.

Research Interests:

  • Care and Counsel As Mission
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Marriage and Family

What year did you begin teaching at TFC?

  • 2021

What is your favorite aspect of teaching at TFC?

  • Being able to teach in a full Marriage and Family Therapy program!

What courses do you teach at TFC?

  • Worldview, Professional Identity and Ethics
  • History and Foundations of Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychopathology and Diagnosis
  • Theories of Marriage & Family Therapy

People might be interested to know:

  • I was born as an MK (missionary kid) in Tokyo, Japan

Favorite verses/quotations:

Romans 8:38

“For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

The first line of M. Scott Peck’s book, The Road Less Travelled (1978), “Life is difficult.” Followed by the first line of his subsequent book, Further Along the Road Less Travelled (1993), “Life is complex.”

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