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David PowlisonTim Lane

Do you have to be a professional to counsel people?

May 28, 2016

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Dr. David Powlison and Dr. Tim Lane answer the question, “Do you have to be a professional to counsel people?” and discuss the similarities and differences between formal and informal counseling.

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David Powlison

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David Powlison served as CCEF’s executive director (2014-2019), a faculty member, and senior editor of the Journal of Biblical Counseling. He held a PhD from the University of Pennsylvania and an MDiv from Westminster Theological Seminary. David wrote extensively on biblical counseling and on the relationship between faith and psychology. His books Seeing with New Eyes and Speaking Truth in Love probe the implications of Scripture for how to understand people and how to counsel. The Biblical Counseling Movement: History and Context explores the background and development of CCEF’s mission. David is survived by his wife Nan, their three children and spouses, and seven grandchildren.

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