Last month, we had the privilege of welcoming Diane Langberg to our campus for a visit. Dr. Langberg is a practicing psychologist whose clinical expertise includes 45 years of working with trauma survivors and clergy. She speaks internationally on topics related to trauma, ministry and the Christian life.
Lessons from a Life of Counseling
Dr. Langberg shared with our staff and interns some of what she’s learned from 45 years of counseling people who have survived sexual abuse and other kinds of trauma.
00:40 Dr. Langberg’s early experiences
09:03 Facts about sexual abuse of males
14:20 Lessons learned as a caregiver
Shame, Sexual Abuse, and Healing
Dr. Diane Langberg shared with our clients some of what she’s learned about healing from shame, sexual abuse, and other kinds of trauma.
00:01 The many faces of shame (below is the Shame Compass that Dr. Langberg refers to in this section)
28:05 The trauma of sexual abuse
36:07 The shape of healing: talk, tears, time
Dr. Langberg is the director of a group practice in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, staffed by Christian psychologists, social workers and counselors. She is a faculty member of Westminster Theological Seminary and the author many books, including Suffering and the Heart of God: How Trauma Destroys and Christ Restores, In Our Lives First: Meditations for Counselors, and On the Threshold of Hope: Opening the Door to Healing for Survivors of Sexual Abuse. You can learn more about her work at her website, dianelangberg.com.