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Charles W. Dickens

Department Chair and Professor of Biblical Counseling

BS, Texas Wesleyan University, 1991; MA, Southern Methodist University, 1993; PhD, 1995.

Prior to joining the faculty Dr. Dickens served as an associate pastor in the areas
of pastoral care and counseling. He has previously served on the faculty of Biola University and has taught seminary and graduate-level courses internationally in Austria, Hong Kong, and Sri Lanka. Dr. Dickens is professionally active in the American Association of Christian Counselors and also serves as a contributing editor for the Journal of Psychology and Theology. He is married to Rebecca and they have two children: Joshua and Jillian.

Courses Taught

  • BC5101 - Pastoral Counseling
  • BC5215 - Normal Human Growth
  • BC5225 - Abnormal Human Behavior
  • BC5240 - Research Methods & Statistics
  • BC5245 - Appraisal & Assessment Techniques
  • BC5305 - Counseling and Ethics Practicum I
  • BC5310 - Counseling Practicum II
  • BC5315 - Counseling Practicum III
  • BC5325 - Counseling Practicum Elective
  • DM7635 - Marriage & Family Counseling


Academic Interests

Integration of psychology and theology
the role of evangelism in Christian counseling
counseling and missions
the psychology of belief.

Personal Interests

hanging out with my family
traveling to new places.

DTS Voice Videos

The Core of Our Most Meaningful Relationships
Review of Heaven is for Real
Review of Saving Mr. Banks
How Do I Talk to My Teen About Sex?
Raising Children in a Sex-Saturated Society
God's Interruptions
How Now Shall We Love?