About Diane Langberg
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Dr. Diane Langberg is a psychologist globally recognized for her 50 years of clinical work with trauma victims. She has trained caregivers and clergy on six continents in responding to trauma and to the abuse of power. She was the director of Diane Langberg, Ph.D. & Associates, a group practice in Jenkintown, PA. She has since stepped down from that role and the practice, which includes seventeen therapists with multiple specialties, is now run by Dr. Phil Monroe.
She is the author of Counsel for Pastors’ Wives (Zondervan), Counseling Survivors of Sexual Abuse (Xulon Press), and On the Threshold of Hope: Opening the Door to Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse (Tyndale House) and Suffering and the Heart of God: How Trauma Destroys and Christ Restores (New Growth Press). Her newest book is Redeeming Power: Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church. Dr. Langberg is also a columnist for Christian Counseling Today and contributes to many other publications.
Dr. Langberg is the former Chair of the Executive Board of the American Association of Christian Counselors, and former Co-Chair of American Bible Society’s Trauma Advisory Council. She formerly served on the board of GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in a Christian Environment). Dr. Langberg is the recipient of the Distinguished Alumna for Professional Achievement from Taylor University, the American Association of Christian Counselor’s Caregiver Award, The Distinguished President’s award, and the Philadelphia Council of Clergy’s Christian Service Award. She is married and has two sons and four grandchildren.
1977 Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
1972 M.A., Psychology, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
1970 B.A., Psychology, Taylor University, Upland, IN
• Licensed Psychologist (Pennsylvania) in private practice from 1978 – present
Specialties: clergy, sexual abuse, trauma
• Director and Founder of multi-disciplinary group practice, Diane Langberg and Associates
• Supervisor to associates
• Consultant to therapists and organizations
• Clinical Professor, Global Trauma Recovery Institute (www.globaltraumarecovery.org), Biblical Theological Seminary, Hatfield, PA
• Former Chair of the Executive Board of the American Association of Christian Counselors
• Former Board Member, GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in a Christian Environment)
• Co-Chair, Trauma Advisory Council, American Bible Society
• National Register, 1980 – present
• Pennsylvania Psychological Association
WRITING, EDITING, & SPEAKING
• Speaker, national and international conferences
• Consultant, organizations dealing with trauma, abuse and trafficking
• Workshop Presenter
• Author, Redeeming Power: Understanding Authority and Abuse in the Church, Brazos Press, 2020.
• Author, Suffering and the Heart of God: How Trauma Destroys and Christ Restores,
New Growth Press, Release Date September 2015
• Author, In Our Lives First: Meditations for Counselors, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2014
• Author, On the Threshold of Hope Workbook: Opening the Door to Healing for Survivors
of Sexual Abuse, with Sallie Culbreth, M.S., Xulon Press, 2014
• Author, Bringing Christ to Abused Women: Learning to See and Respond, New Growth Press, 2013
• Author, Counseling Women, with Dr. Tim Clinton, Baker Books, 2011
• Author, Counseling Survivor’s of Sexual Abuse, Xulon Press, 2003
• Author, On the Threshold of Hope: Opening the Door to Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse,
Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., 1999
• Author, Counsel for Pastors’ Wives, Zondervan Publishing House, 1988
• Columnist, Christian Counseling Today
Work in the trenches; serve the afflicted and needy; do the little by little redemptive work. But also lift up your hearts and see the world. And as you look, you who understand the soul damage of trauma and abuse – speak to the church and call her to loving action around this globe.”
–Diane Langberg, Ph.D.