Brian Upton, Ph.D. - Evangel University be_ixf;ym_202107 d_28; ct_50

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Brian Upton, Ph.D.

Director of Counseling Services

Wellness Center


Ph.D. Regent University – 2014 Counselor Education and Supervision M. A. Assemblies of God Theological Seminary – 1997; Master of Arts in Counseling B. S. Missouri State University – 1993; Bachelor of Science in Psychology Central Bible College Licensed Professional Counselor Approved Missouri PLPC Supervisor


MISSION STATEMENT: It is my personal mission to use the integration of my Christian faith, personal gifts, learned skills, therapeutic training and professional experience to be the vessel through which the Holy Spirit can effectively lead, restore, develop, and encourage while bringing healing and growth to others.Job Responsibilities: The Director of Counseling Services facilitates the community counseling program at Evangel University and serves directly under the Vice President for Student Development. This person performs various duties assigned by the Vice President for Student Development in the administration of counseling personnel, programs, and services. Major Duties and Responsibilities: 1. To supervise the planning, implementation, and evaluation of the operations of the Counseling Services Department. 2. To administrate and provide community counseling services for the eligible members of the Evangel University campus community. 3. To organize and provide services to assist in campus psychological emergencies. Acute crisis intervention and emergency counseling are available 24 hours a day through Counseling Services professional staff. 4. To provide consultation and assistance in Student Development programming. 5. To provide consultations with administration, faculty, and/or staff regarding students as permitted by professional ethics and legal statute. 6. To provide campus programming of a preventive and restorative nature. 7. To administrate the master’s degree level practicum counselor training program as determined on a semester by semester basis.

Org Memberships: •Member in good standing with the ACA, ACES, ASERVIC, ACAM, 5C Forum and the AACC

Courses Taught: Spring 2010 to current – Christian Development and Life Planning Fall 2013 to current – Psychology of Healthy Relationships Spring 2014 – Behavioral Sciences Seminar Spring 2006 to fall 2009 – Adult and Prior Learning Assessment Fall 2005 Psychology of Religion Spring 2005 Marriage and Family Counseling Fall 2004 Integration of Christianity and the Counselor Spring 2004 Abnormal Psychology Fall 2003 Abnormal Psychology

Publications: March 2012 Grande, T., Hallman, J., Rutledge, B., Caldwell, K., Upton, B., Underwood, L., … Rehfuss, M. (2012). Examining mental health symptoms in male and female incarcerated juveniles. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 30, 365-369. doi:10.1002/bsl.2011

Started Work: 8/18/2003

Favorite Thing About Work: My interaction with people and the ability to serve

Was an Evangel Student: I was a student at CBC in the late 80s and at AGTS in the mid 90s.

Originally From: Waupaca , WI

Personal Information: I’ve been married over 25 years to my beautiful wife Stephanie and have four wnderful children, Christopher, Ashleigh, Victoria, and Samuel. I love to sing and play golf.

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