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Dr. Dorman established Your Next Step Institute in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, where he still serves. He has spoken and taught in my places in the United States and around the world.
He holds a Doctor of Ministry and Master of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary, and a Bachelor of Arts (Bible) from Asbury College. He has also attended Columbia International University, Coastal Carolina University and Richmond College in London England.
Dr. Smith is a Licensed Professional Counselor who is the Executive Director of Nancy K. Perry Children’s Shelter in West Columbia and Assistant Professor at South University. In the past he has been in private practice, has extensive experience in positions with the State of South Carolina and has written and presented various papers.
He holds a PHD (Counselor Education) from the University of South Carolina, a MA (Counseling Psychology) from Ball State University and a BA (History and Political Science) from Georgia Southern University.
B.A., Southern California College; M.S., California Lutheran University; Ph.D., Cambridge Graduate School of Psychology
Dr. Barbian received his Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from The Cambridge Graduate School of Psychology in Los Angeles. He holds a Masters Degree in Marriage, Family and Child Counseling, and a Bachelors Degree in Biblical Studies. He has had extensive counseling experience in private practice as well as in a church setting. He was Co-Director of Associated Christian Therapy Services in California and has been actively involved in church leadership for many years. He has been the Executive Director of the Christian Counseling Center of First Presbyterian Church in Columbia since its founding in 1997.
Dr. Barbian has received specialized training in addictions, marriage counseling, anxiety disorders, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, child therapy, Critical Incident-Stress Debriefing, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. He holds certifications in: South Carolina: Licensed Professional Counselor, Lic. #2665 South Carolina: Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor Lic. # 3823 California: Licensed Marriage, Family, and Child Counselor Lic. MFC # 27025.
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: staff member, Church of the Living Christ, 1982-89; MFCC intern, private practice, 1986-89; marriage, family and child counselor, Antelope Valley Christian Counseling Center, 1989-91; director, Care Options, 1994-97; professional advisor, CHADD, 1991-97; assistant professor, Chapman University, 1996; clinical director, part-owner, Associated Christian Therapy Services, 1991-97; executive director, Christian Counseling Center, First Presbyterian Church, 1997-present; adjunct faculty, Columbia International University, Graduate School Division, 1997-2010; adjunct faculty, Columbia International University, College of Counseling, 2010-present; SC Licensed Professional Counselor; SC Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor.
B.A., Clemson University; M.Div., Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary; D.Min., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
B.A., Columbia International University; Th.M., Dallas Seminary; D.Miss., Fuller School of Intercultural Studies
B.A., M.Ed., Columbia International University; Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Dr. Stephen Reel has served as the superintendent of Southside Christian School in Simpsonville, SC since 2004. He previously served for sixteen years at Ben Lippen School in Columbia, SC, as Bible teacher, Admissions Director, Elementary Principal, and Associate Headmaster. From 1980-1988, Dr. Reel served in the U.S. Marine Corps as an Infantry Sergeant, tactics instructor, marksmanship instructor, and competition shooter.
Dr. Reel holds a Bachelor of Arts in Bible from Columbia Bible College, a Master of Education in educational administration from Columbia International University, and an Educational Specialist and Doctor of Philosophy in educational administration from the University of South Carolina.