Dr. Fred Gingrich

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Dr. Fred Gingrich
Master’s of Marriage & Family Therapy Program Director fgingrich@tfc.edu


  • 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)


  • Distinguished Member Award, Christian Association for Psychological Studies (March, 2019)
  • Worldview, Professional Identity and Ethics
  • History and Foundations of Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Premarital Counseling
  • Psychopathology and Diagnosis
  • Theories of Marriage & Family Therapy
Publications & Research Interests

Research Interests:

  • Care and Counsel As Mission
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Marriage and Family
Professional Associations
  • 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.
Hobbies & Fun Facts

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

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

People might be interested to know:

  • I was born as an MK (missionary kid) in Tokyo, Japan
Favorite Verse/Quote

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.”


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