“One place that I hope CCEF can always be a great help to the church is by thinking about the hot-button words that are out there. And they change every few years, but one of the hottest words these days and has been for a while is the word, “attachment.” Thankfully, CCEF has an expert in counseling children, which is where the vast majority of the action on attachment is. So if you’ve heard the word “attachment” and aren’t quite sure what it means and how to think about it, I hope you’ll be excited to hear what we’ve got to say today.” Host, Alasdair Groves sits down with Julie Lowe to talk about attachment theory.
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Executive Director, Faculty
Alasdair is the Executive Director of CCEF, as well as a faculty member and counselor. He has served at CCEF since 2009. He holds a master of divinity with an emphasis in counseling from Westminster Theological Seminary. Alasdair cofounded CCEF New England, where he served as director for ten years. He also served as the director of CCEF’s School of Biblical Counseling for three years. He is the host of CCEF’s podcast, Where Life & Scripture Meet, and is the coauthor of Untangling Emotions (Crossway, 2019).
Julie Lowe served at CCEF for over 20 years in various capacities, including as a faculty member and counselor. She is a licensed professional counselor (LPC) and a registered play therapist supervisor and she holds a master of arts in counseling from Biblical Theological Seminary. Julie has extensive training and experience with marriage, women’s issues, sexual abuse, body image issues, parenting, and child maltreatment issues. She is trained in leading mandated reporter trainings and provides numerous trainings and consultations on child sexual abuse. She has published numerous books, including Child Proof (New Growth Press, 2018), Building Bridges (New Growth Press, 2020), and Safeguards (New Growth Press, 2022).