Trinity Western University

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John Auxier, Ph.D.

Dean of Trinity Western Seminary; Associate Professor of Marriage & Family Therapy; Chair, Smarter Families Canada

  • Biography

    John Auxier works in the Graduate School of Theological Studies, teaching in the M.A. in Marriage & Family Therapy, the M.A. in Christian Studies and the Master of Divinity programs. He is a practicing marriage and family counsellor.

    He brings a diverse background to his teaching and leadership within ACTS. He is an ordained minister with the Evangelical Free Church of Canada and has twelve years fulltime ministry experience, having served as Associate Pastor for seven years and as solo Pastor for five years. He also has many years experience in mental health.

    John is married to Doris Hutton Auxier, Associate Professor of Art at Trinity Western University, and they have three wonderful adult children.

  • Education

    B.Sc. Psychology (North Dakota); M.Div. (Princeton); M.A. Church History (Trinity Evangelical); Ph.D. Rehabilitation Counselling (Arizona)

  • Memberships & Affiliations

    Professional Credentials:
    •    Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Washington State
    •    Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy
    •    Member, Canadian Registry of Marriage & Family Therapists (R.MFT)

    Professional Associations:
    •    American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy
    •    Evangelical Theological Society
    •    Christian Association for Psychological Studies

  • Courses Taught at TWU

    Pastoral Counselling; Marriage Enrichment; Group Counselling; Theological Issues in Counselling; Theories of Counselling and Personality; Psychopathology; Ethics and Professional Issues; Addictions Counselling; Marriage and Family Counselling for Pastors; Abnormal Psychology; Psychology of Addictions; Drugs, Behavior and Society


Department or Program:

Theological Studies
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