Melody Palm, Psy.D. - Evangel University be_ixf;ym_202109 d_23; ct_50

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Melody Palm, Psy.D.

Professor of Counseling

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B.A. Bethany Bible College M.A. Assemblies of God Theological Seminary Psy.D. Forest Institute of Professional Psychology


Job Responsibilities: Professor of Counseling

Org Memberships: ACA American Counselor Association

Courses Taught: Assessment Counseling Theories Clinical Internship Integration of Psychology & Theology,Interpersonal Helping Skills Group Counseling Crisis, Trauma & PTSD Personal Dynamics of Leadership Marriage & Family Assessment Marriage & Family Intervention

Publications: 1) We Have a Scary Secret: Stopping Sexual Abuse in the Family. Chapter for edited book titled: The Church Leaders Resource Book for Mental Health and Social Problems. Published by Oxford University Press. 2)Desires in Conflict: Hope and Healing for Individuals Struggling with Same-Sex Attraction, Enrichment Journal. 3)Hands that Heal: International Curriculum to Train Caregivers of Trafficking Survivors, in cooperation with the Faith Alliance Against Slavery & Trafficking (FAAST). Co-authored three chapters: Psychological Consequences of Sexual Abuse & Spiritual Consequences of Sexual Abuse. 4)Ministering to the Abused. Enrichment Journal. 5)Core Competencies for Clergy and Other Pastoral Ministers in Addressing Alcohol and Drug Dependence and the Impact on Family Members. Contributor to SAMHSA manual that helps faith communities address issues of substance abuse and dependence. 6)Healing Body, Soul & Mind, Rapport Magazine. 7)Choosing Life: How the church can help individuals with an unplanned pregnancy. Contributing author to National Association of Evangelicals (NEA) brochure.

Started Work: Adjunct 1998, Full time 2001

Favorite Thing About Work: Preparing students for their future, working in a Christian Education System, my colleagues. They are the best.

Was an Evangel Student: 1994-1996

Favorite Memory as a Student: Carrying the bible at the 1996 AGTS graduation and being part of the ground breaking for the new seminary building.

Originally From: Arvin, CA

Personal Information: Daughter of retired Assemblies of God ministers Al & Darlene Palm. Auntie to seven nieces and nephews. Enjoy watching football, quiet evenings at home and boating on Tablerock Lake.

Other: Licensed Clinical Psychologist Licensed Assemblies of God Minister Founder Stillwater Counseling Center Board Member Project Rescue Foundation International ministry experiences in Sri Lanka,Singapore,India, Israel, Africa & Europe. Nominee for Ozarks Women of Distinction Annual Community Leadership Award

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