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James R. Beck, PhD

James R. Beck, PhD

Senior Professor of Counseling

Senior Professor of Counseling

Dr. James Beck joined the faculty of Denver Seminary in 1984 in the counseling department. He is senior professor of counseling and a licensed clinical psychologist.

He earned a PhD from Rosemead Graduate School of Psychology, an EdM from Oregon State University, a ThM from Dallas Theological Seminary, and a BA from Westmont College.

Dr. Beck is an ordained minister whose special interests include mental health on the mission field and the particular needs of missionary children. He served on the national board of Christians for Biblical Equality and served as associate pastor for Christian education at the First Baptist Church of Corvallis, Oregon. He was also the senior partner at Valley Psychological Center in Sacramento, California, staffed by several Christian psychologists and mental health professionals.

Dr. Beck is a contributing editor to the Journal of Psychology and Theology. He has written Dorothy Carey: The Tragic and Untold Story of Mrs. William Carey, The Healing Words of Jesus, Helping Worriers, Why Worry?, Jesus and Personality Theory, and The Psychology of Paul.

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