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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).