2016 Kistemaker Academic Lecture Series



Diane Langberg, Ph.D. is a practicing psychologist whose clinical expertise includes forty years of working with trauma survivors and clergy. She has trained lay and professional caregivers throughout the world how to respond to trauma and the abuse of power. 


She is director of Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates, a group practice in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, staffed by Christian psychologists, social workers and counselors with multiple specialties. 


Dr. Langberg is a clinical faculty member at Biblical Theological Seminary. She is the author of Counsel for Pastors’ Wives, Bringing Christ to Abused Women, Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse and On the Threshold of Hope: Opening the Door to Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse (and workbook). Both books on working with sexual abuse survivors have been translated into Spanish and Portuguese. Her latest book is Suffering and the Heart of God: How Trauma Destroys and Christ Restores. Dr. Langberg is a columnist for Christian Counseling Today and contributes to many other publications. 


Dr. Langberg is Chair of the Executive Board of the American Association of Christian Counselors and serves on the board of G.R.A.C.E. (Godly Response to Abuse in a Christian Environment). She is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumna for Professional Achievement from Taylor University, the American Association of Christian Counselor’s Caregiver Award, and the Philadelphia Council of Clergy’s Christian Service Award. She is married and has two sons. Further information is available at www.dianelangberg.com

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