Dr. David Powlison presents Plenary Session 1 Good News for the Mentally Ill: A Profound Gospel for Profound Troubles at the ACBC 2014 Annual Conference.
Dr. David Powlison, M.Div., Ph.D. worked for four years in psychiatric hospitals, during which time he came to faith in Christ. He was the Executive Director of CCEF (Christian Counseling & Education Foundation) and edits The Journal of Biblical Counseling. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in the history of science and medicine, focusing on the history of psychiatry. He had a Master of Divinity degree from Westminster Theological Seminary, and had been doing biblical counseling for over 30 years. He held Academy status at ACBC. He has written numerous articles on counseling and on the relationship between faith and psychology. His books include Speaking Truth in Love, Seeing with New Eyes, Power Encounters, and The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context