Associate Professor of Counseling
Dr. Betsy Nesbit Wagner joined the faculty of Denver Seminary in 2011 as assistant professor of counseling. She received her BA in Interpersonal Communication from the University of Northern Iowa, the MA in Counseling from Denver Seminary, and the PhD in Counselor Education from the University of Arkansas. Dr. Nesbit Wagner is a Licensed Professional Counselor focusing clinically on issues related to identity development, career development, spirituality and counseling, and mood regulation. She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Christian Association of Psychological Studies, the Association of Counselor Educators & Supervisors, and the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling.
Before coming to Denver Seminary, Dr. Nesbit Wagner was an assistant professor at John Brown University and maintained a private counseling practice in Fayetteville, Arkansas. In 2005 she served as interim consulting director and a counselor at the REALIS Christian Center in Kyiv, Ukraine, and continues to travel to Ukraine regularly to guest teach and consult for multiple counselor training programs in Kyiv. Building on her doctoral dissertation research, Dr. Nesbit Wagner co-authored Effective Generational Ministry with Dr. Craig Blomberg, which was released in 2016. In addition to this book, Dr. Nesbit Wagner travels nationally to speak and consult on generational differences in ministry and business, helping organizations be inter-generational in ways that foster team growth, ownership, and engagement. Skills for Effective Counseling, an interactive textbook for teaching counseling skills, co-authored by Dr. Nesbit Wagner, Dr. Heather Gingrich, and Dr. Fred Gingrich, was also released in 2016. Dr. Nesbit Wagner has also presented at a number of national and international professional conferences. Additionally, Dr. Nesbit Wagner serves on the advisory board for Launching Leaders Worldwide, and on the Elder Board for Waterstone Community Church.
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