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Heather Davediuk Gingrich, PhD

Professor of Counseling

Dr. Heather Davediuk Gingrich is a professor of counseling at Denver Seminary. She is a Fellow of the International Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation and a clinical member of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as a member of the American Counseling Association, the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling, the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision, and a professional affiliate of Division 56 (Trauma Psychology) of the American Psychological Association.

Dr. Gingrich earned a PhD from the University of the Philippines, an MA from Wheaton College Graduate School, and a BA from Carleton University in Canada. During her more than 35 years in the counseling field, Dr. Gingrich has divided her time between clinical work, teaching, and writing. Dr. Gingrich specializes in the treatment of complex trauma, including adult survivors of abuse, and has done research, writing, and clinical work in the area of dissociative disorders and trauma. She has lived in Canada, Pakistan, the Philippines, and the United States. Her newest book is the second edition of Restoring the Shattered Self: A Christian Counselor’s Guide to Complex Trauma (2020). She has also co-authored Skills for Effective Counseling: A Faith-Based  Integration (2016), and co-edited and contributed to Treating Trauma in Christian Counseling (2017).

Books Authored

  • Gingrich, H. D. (2013). Restoring the shattered self: A Christian Counselor’s Guide to Complex Trauma. Downers Grove, IL; InterVarsity Press.
  • Gingrich, H. D. (2012). Dissociation in the Philippines: A Study of Trauma, Coping, and Culture in a Student Sample. Saarbrücken: Germany: Lambert Academic Publishing.

Books Contributed To

  • Gingrich, H. D. (2014). A Christian therapist’s perspective.Section of chapter Overcoming spiritual abuse, in Miller, A. Becoming yourself: Overcoming mind control and ritual abuse, pp. 339-341London, England: Karnac Books.
  • Gingrich, H. D. (In press). Treating adult survivors of child sexual abuse in Christian counseling and psychotherapy. In J. Aten & D. Walker (Eds.), Treating trauma in Christian counseling and psychotherapy. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
  • Gingrich, H. D. (2011). Complex traumatic stress disorder and dissociative identity disorder. In T. Clinton & R. Hawkins (Eds.), Popular Encyclopedia of Christian Counseling (pp. 221-223).Irvine, CA: Harvest House.
  • Gingrich, F. C.  & Gingrich, H. D. (2011). Mood disorders. In T. Clinton & R. Hawkins (Eds.), Popular Encyclopedia of Christian Counseling (pp. 205-208)Irvine, CA: Harvest House.
  • Gingrich, H. D. (2005). Trauma and dissociation in the Philippines. In G. F. Rhoades, Jr. and V. Sar (Eds.). Trauma and dissociation in a cross-cultural perspective: Not just a North American phenomenon. New York, NY: Haworth Press.

Peer-Reviewed Scholarly Articles, Magazine Articles, and Films

  • Gingrich, H. D. (2021) Understanding trauma and the path to restoration. Christian Counseling Today, 24(4), 10-13.
  • Gingrich, H. D. (2013). Dissociation and Filipino adolescents: Symptom continuity and cultural reflections. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Cook, M., and Gingrich, H. D. (2013). Graduate counseling students’ use of Facebook privacy settings: Implications for self-disclosure. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Hogstrom, K. E., &Gingrich, H. D. (2013).Experiences and utilization of member care in an international missionary sample. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Rathbun, T. & Gingrich, H. D. (2013). War Trauma: A qualitative study of seven Ugandan women using the Harvard Trauma Questionnaire. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Gingrich, H. D., & Gingrich, F. (2011). Integration and attachment theory: A response to Greggo. Edification, 5(1), 16-19.
  • Gingrich, H. D.(2011). Traumatic stress and international Christian workers: Assessment and intervention, Christian Counseling Today, 18(3).
  • Gingrich, H. D. (2011). Redemption in the lives of hurting people.  Denver Seminary Magazine. 7(3), 11-12.
  • Killam, R. & Gingrich, H. D. (2011) Sexuality among evangelical college women. Growth: The Journal of the Association for Christians in Student Development, 10, 40-53.
  • Gingrich, H. D. & Ohlson, J. (2010). The heart of the matter (2010). Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 29, 82-87.
  • Haskell, H. & Gingrich H. D. (2007, but released in 2010). Expanding our horizons to include dreams as a spiritual resource (2007, but released in 2010). Phronesis (Journal of Asian Theological Seminary) 14,41-65.
  • Gingrich, H. D. (2009). Assessing dissociative symptoms and dissociative disorders in college students in the Philippines. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, & Trauma, 18, 403-418.
  • Gingrich, H. D. (2009). Complex traumatic stress disorders in adults (2009). Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 28, p. 269-274.
  • Gingrich, H. D. (June 30, 2009). Lost Voices – interview for film on dissociation. Director: Cassia Hendrickson.
  • Gingrich, H. D. (July/August, 2008). Lost in the forest: Reflections on nawawala sa sarili (July/August, 2008). RMTDS (Rocky Mountain Trauma and Dissociation Society) News, 2-5.
  • Gingrich, H. D. (2007). Filipino Christianity.  Denver Seminary Magazine. 3(4), 12.
  • Gingrich, H. D. (2006). Dissociative symptoms and indigenous Filipino concepts. Social Science Diliman. 3(1,2):1-48.
  • Gingrich, H. D. (2006). Philippine Society for the Study of Trauma and Dissociation. International Society for the Study of Dissociation News, 24(5).
  • Gingrich, H. D. & Gingrich F. (2005). Co-guest Editor of issue. Phronesis. (Asian Theological Seminary/Alliance Graduate School, Philippines) 12 (1).
  • Gingrich, H. D. (2005). Not all voices are demonic. Phronesis. 12, 81-104.
  • Gingrich, H. D. (2005). Trauma and dissociation in the Philippines. Journal of Trauma Practice,4(3, 4).Published simultaneously in G. F. Rhoades, Jr. and V. Sar (2005), Trauma and dissociation in a cross-cultural perspective: Not just a North American phenomenon. New York, NY: Haworth Press.
  • Gingrich, H. D. (2004). Dissociative symptoms in Filipino college students. Philippine Journal of Psychology, 37, 50-78.
  • Gingrich, H. D. (2004). International Column. Reflections on dissociation in the Philippines. International Society for the Study of Dissociation News, 22(5).
  • Gingrich, H. D. (2002). Stalked by death: Cross-cultural trauma work with a tribal missionary. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 21(3), 262-265.
  • Gingrich H. D. & Gingrich, F. (1999). Dual counselor marriages (1999). Christian Counseling Today, 7(3), 14-15.
  • Davediuk, H. (1983) Psychology: Friend or foe (1983).  The Clarion, Redeemer Christian High School, Ottawa, ON, Canada.

Book Endorsements (back cover/fly leaf)

  • Holeman, V. T. (2012). Theology for better counseling: Trinitarian reflections for healing and formation. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.
  • Harling, B. (2011). Freedom from performing. Colorado Springs, CO: Navpress.
  • Cameron, D. & Cameron, S. (2009). The rest of health: Learn the 7 vital strategies to optimize your well-being. Sisters, Oregon: VMI Publishers.
  • Harling, B. (2008). Rewriting your emotional script: Erase old messages, embrace new attitudes. Colorado Springs, CO: Navpress.

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