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William "Bill" Howard Searcy, D.Min.

212 Old Colony Way                                        252-305-4880 (mobile)              whsearcy@me.com (email)

Rocky Mount, NC 27804-3567                     252-558-0815 (fax)                       www.SearcyCare.com (website)

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Summary

Professional Description

  • Counselor, Counsellor, International Psychotherapist
  • Trauma and crisis counselor
  • Marriage and family counselor
  • Family, child, adolescent counselor
  • Educator, Teacher, Professor, Trainer, Lecturer
  • Community Developer, Organizer, Researcher, Project developer
  • Missionary, Minister, Pastoral Counselor, Chaplain
  • Counselor for diplomats and families of the UN & American Embassy and other Embassies

Education Summary

Harding University Graduate School of Religion (Harding School of Theology), Memphis, TN

  • Doctor of Ministry (DMin) Missions 1986

Harding University Graduate School of Religion (Harding School of Theology), Memphis, TN

  • Master of Theology (MTh (MDiv)) Counseling 1982 

Harding University, Searcy, AR

  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) (Magna Cum Laude) Double Major: Missions & Biblical Languages 1977 

Harvard University Medical School & Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Dept of Psychiatry (March 2013), Boston, MA held at Naples, FL

  • Continuing Education: "Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy & Dialectical Behavior Therapy: A    Clinical Update"

Harvard University Medical School & Cambridge Health Alliance Physicians Organization, Dept of Psychiatry   (Nov 2012), Boston, MA

  •  Continuing Education: "Treating Couples"

Harvard University Medical School & Massachusetts General Hospital Benson-Henry Institute for Mind Body    Medicine (Sep 2012), Boston, MA

  •  Continuing Education: "The Revolutionary Practice of Mind Body Medicine"

Harvard University Medical School & Cambridge Health Alliance Physicians Organization, Dept of Psychiatry  (Jun 2012), Boston, MA

  •  Continuing Education: "The Practice of Psychotherapy: Patients in Context"

Duke University Hospital (2010-12), Durham, NC 

  • CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) of the American Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (AACPE) 
  •  Four (4) Units Levels 1 & 2 of chaplain internships in all major areas of the hospital 

Diversity in Cross-cultural Experience

  • Extensive, broad, deep experience with numerous cultures in many types of activity, work and study
  • Since 1975 worked or traveled in seventy-seven (77) countries on all seven (7) continents, including Antarctica. 
  • When my first wife died in an auto accident in Kenya in 1993 my children were ages 5, 3 and 2. I continued for fourteen years as a single father rearing my children in the international environment in Kenya. They traveled with me in many forms of transport in twenty-six (26) countries on all seven (7) continents, including Antarctica.
  • Scoutmaster for international Boy Scouts of America for a troop comprised of scouts and adult leaders from many nations.
  • Lived/worked in and out of the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe from 1975-83.
  • Lived in Belize, Central America from 1984-89.
  • Lived in Kenya from May 1992 to June 2010.
  • Taught at 
    • European Christian College Instructor of Slavic Studies & Missions, Vienna, Austria (1980)
    • Harding University Visiting Professor of Missions (1989-90), Searcy, Arkansas, USA
    • Mid Atlantic Christian University (summer 2012) Adjunct Professor of Cross-cultural Commuications &    Counseling, Elizabeth City, NC, USA
    • Nairobi Great Commission School (1996-2010) Senior Professor of Counseling, Bible Texts, Cross-cultural  Communications, Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa

Education

May 2016May 2016

How to Rewire the Traumatized Brain

National Institute for the Clinical Application of Behavioral Medicine (NICABM)

2 CE hrs

Apr 2016Apr 2016

Military Care & Counseling

Light University - AACC

3 CE hrs

Apr 2016Apr 2016

Treating Moral Injury in Returning Veterans

AAPC - Pacific

1.5 CE hrs

Feb 2016Feb 2016

Positive Psychology and Soul Care

Light University -  AACC

3 CE hrs

Feb 2016Feb 2016

African American Cultural Competency

Light University - AACC

3 CE hrs

Jan 2016Jan 2016

Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution

Light University - AACC

3 CE hrs

Jan 2016Jan 2016

Hypnotherapy in Pastoral Counseling and Psychotherapy

AAPC/Pacific

1.5 CE hrs

Oct 2015Oct 2015

Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy & Neuroscience: Spiritual Experience, Biology, and Clinical Applications - Increasing Our Capacity To Love: Pragmatic/Experiential Method (PEM)

AAPC-SE

13.5 CE hrs

Aug 2015Aug 2015

Choice Therapy/Reality Therapy 

AAPC/Pacific

1.5 CE hrs

Jun 2015Jun 2015

Effective Therapy for Personality Disorders

AACC/NBCC

3 CE hrs

Jun 2015Jun 2015

Bringing Christ into the Counseling Session

AACC/NBCC

2 CE hrs

May 2015May 2015

Guilt, Shame and Anxiety: Understanding and Overcoming "Negative Legacy Emotions" Without Resort to Psychiatric Diagnoses and Medications

AACC/NBCC

1.5 CE hrs.

Apr 2015Apr 2015

The Crisis of Suicide: Understanding it, Preventing it, and Supporting Survivors

AACC & American Psychological Assoc (APA) & NBCC

2 CE hrs

Dec 2014Dec 2014

Group Therapy and Pastoral Care and Counseling

American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC) Pacific Region & National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)

2 CE hrs

Nov 2014Nov 2014

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy

American Association of Christian Counselors & The Geneva Series

3 CE hrs - Course GS506

Oct 2014Oct 2014

Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy: Strategies and Interventions in a Christian Context

American Assoication of Christian Counselors (AACC) & American Psychological Assoc (APA) & NBCCC

2 CE hrs

Oct 2014Oct 2014

Spiritually-Integrated Psychotherapy and Neuroscience: Spiritual Experience, Biology, and Clinical Applications

American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC)

12.5 CE hrs.

Sep 2014Sep 2014

The Ethics of Spirituality: Integrating Faith in Treatment Planning and Clinical Practice

American Assoication of Christian Counselors (AACC)  & American Psychological Assoc (APA) & NBCCC

2 CE hrs

Aug 2014Aug 2014

Anatomy of the Soul: Interpersonal Neurobiology and Christian Spiritual Formation

American Assoication of Christian Counselors (AACC) 

2 CE hrs

Jul 2014Jul 2014

Transactional Analysis theory and practice

American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC)Pacific Region & Nat'l Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC)

1.5 CEs

Apr 2014Apr 2014

Cultivating Spiritually Integrated Care and Counseling for the 21st Century - provider #5424

Nat'l Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) &  American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC)

15 CE hrs, provider #5424

St. Louis, MO, USA

Oct 2013Oct 2013

The Cascade of Transformation: Restoring Resilience Using Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy - provider #5424

Nat'l Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC) & AAPC

14.5 hours, provider #5424

25-27 October 2013

Kanuga Conference Center, Hendersonville, NC

Sponsored by the Southeast Region AAPC

Mar 2010Mar 2010

Alcohol & Substance Abuse Treatment at the Workplace

United Nations Office at Nairobi, UN Headquarters Gigiri-Nairobi

16 Hrs

Sponsor: Chief Medical Officer: Dr. Ling Merete Kituyi

Apr 2004Feb 2010

Continuing Education Seminars & Peer Supervision

Tumaini Counseling Center

Autistic Spectrum Disorders - Dr. Helen Hayes

2 hours peer supervision & in-service seminars

Tuamini Christian Counseling Center in Nairobi, Kenya

10th Feb 2010

Managing Conflict: Principled Negotiation - Carol Hopcraft

2 hours peer supervision & in-service seminars

Tuamini Christian Counseling Center in Nairobi, Kenya

27 Jan 2010

Therapist Self Care - Dr. Gisela Roth

2 hours peer supervision & in-service seminars

Tuamini Christian Counseling Center in Nairobi, Kenya

28 Oct 2009

MFT (Marriage & Family Therapy) - Patrice Penney

2 hours peer supervision & in-service seminars

Tuamini Christian Counseling Center in Nairobi, Kenya

2009

Brief Solution Focused Therapy - Daksha Hirani

2 hours peer supervision & in-service seminars

Tuamini Christian Counseling Center in Nairobi, Kenya

26 Nov 2008

Somatics - Hiedi Pidcoke

2 hours peer supervision & in-service seminars

Tuamini Christian Counseling Center in Nairobi, Kenya

26 Nov 2008

Children & Grief - Pamela Parsons

2 hours peer supervision & in-service seminars

Tuamini Christian Counseling Center in Nairobi, Kenya

05 Jun 2008

Motivational Interviewing - Dr. Nancy Crawford

2 hours peer supervision & in-service seminars

Tuamini Christian Counseling Center in Nairobi, Kenya

01 Mar 2007

Alexithymia as a risk factor for acting out behavior - Dr. Michael Bourke

2 hours peer supervision & in-service seminars

Tuamini Christian Counseling Center in Nairobi, Kenya

01 Mar 2007

Productions Workshop: Children & AIDS Multimedia Educational Series: There are things you can do!

5 day workshop - Multiple Presenters

Masai Ostrich Resort, Kitengala, Kenya

27 Nov – 01 Dec 2006

Multi-Sensory Trauma Processing (MTP) - Dr. Debbie Malik & Carol Jones

2 hours peer supervision & in-service seminars

Tuamini Christian Counseling Center in Nairobi, Kenya

01 Nov 2006

EMDR: An integrative method for trauma therapy & related fields - Dr. Gisela Roth

2 hours peer supervision & in-service seminars

Tuamini Christian Counseling Center in Nairobi, Kenya

01 Mar 2006

Using Art in Therapy - Alice Blanchard

2 hours peer supervision & in-service seminars

Tuamini Christian Counseling Center in Nairobi, Kenya

07 Dec 2005

Bereavement & Pathological Grief - Dr. Dick Baggé

2 hours peer supervision & in-service seminars

Tuamini Christian Counseling Center in Nairobi, Kenya

25 Apr 2005

PTSD: Early Intervention - Dr. Tonya Shaw & Dr. Nancy Crawford

2 hours peer supervision & in-service seminars

Tuamini Christian Counseling Center in Nairobi, Kenya

16 Feb 2005

Systemic Models of Therapy - Patrice Penney

2 hours peer supervision & in-service seminars

Tuamini Christian Counseling Center in Nairobi, Kenya

15 Sep 2004

Neuropsychology of Addiction - Dr. Barry Levine

2 hours peer supervision & in-service seminars

Tuamini Christian Counseling Center in Nairobi, Kenya

09 Jun 2004

Grief & Pathological Bereavement - Dr. Richard Baggé

2 hours peer supervision & in-service seminars

Tuamini Christian Counseling Center in Nairobi, Kenya

27 Apr 2004

Nov 2009Nov 2009

Certificate

Humanitarian Assistance Program (HAP)

20 hrs, 3 consultation hrs

Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), Part I

12-14 November 2009

Dec 2008Dec 2008

Certificate

Headington Institute

Helping the Helpers: Understanding, assessing and treating humanitarian workers experiencing acute stress reactions

6 CE Hrs

May 2008Jun 2008

Divemaster (June 2008) – professional certification DM-648754

PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors)

·Emergency First Responder (EFR) (most recent First Aid & CPR re-certification May 2008)

·Master Scuba Diver (April 2002)

·Rescue Scuba Diver (August 2001)

·Open Water Scuba Diver (July 2001)

·Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver (July 2001)

Specialty Certifications in:

Boat Diver

Underwater Navigator

Search & Recovery Diver

Night Diver

Deep Diver

Dry Suit Diver

Scuba Diving experience in 3 oceans and 2 seas with divers of multiple cultures:

Indian Ocean at

Watamu, Turtle Bay, Kenya and

Mombassa, Kenya and

Karafu, Zanzibar, Tanzania

Pacific Ocean at the Great Barrier Reef (Cairnes, Australia)

Atlantic Ocean (Aeolus shipwreck, Morehead City, NC)

Red Sea (Sharm el Sheik, Sinai Peninsula, Egypt) and

Mediterranean Sea (archaeological dive Alexandria, Egypt on Cleopatra’s Palace) Dec 04/Jan 05

rock quarry (Rolesville, NC)

Aug 1999Aug 1999

Certificate, Trauma & Psychology

USAID, International Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies, Kenya Red Cross

7 hrs

Sep 1982Sep 1986

Doctor of Ministry

Harding University Graduate School of Religion (renamed Harding School of Theology), Memphis, TN, USA

Harding University Graduate School of Religion (renamed Harding School of Theology)

1. 3.82 Grade Point Average; graduated 2nd in class

2. Major study: missions which included applied anthropology, applied missiology, cross-cultural communication, diffusion of innovations, ministry, history of Christian thought

3. Main Professor: Dr. C. Philip Slate

     Director of D.Min. Program: Dr. Mac Lynn

4. Doctoral Dissertation: “A Felt Needs Approach to Evangelism in Corozol District, Belize” 

5. Two internships in missions/ministry/counseling/church growth in Belize, Central America (1984) among multiple cultures, e.g. Mopan Mayan Indians, Kekchi Mayan Indians, Yucatecan Mayan Indians, Creoles, Garifuna, and Latin Meztizo refugees from El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico and Nicaragua; Dr. C. Philip Slate was supervisor

6. In Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua during the guerrilla war (1984) conducted research interviews on Liberation Theology and opposition Conservative Theology

7. Missionary under the auspices of the Churches of Christ and Health Talents International in Belize and other Central American countries concurrent with study (1984-89)

Sep 1977May 1982

Master of Theology (currently called Master of Divinity)

Harding University Graduate School of Religion (renamed Harding School of Theology), Memphis, TN, USA

Harding University Graduate School of Religion (renamed Harding School of Theology)

1. 90 Hour Degree

2. 3.54 Grade Point Average; graduated 2nd in class

3. Major emphasis: Counseling

4. Major areas of counseling study were:

·Drug and alcohol counseling

·Crisis, trauma and short term counseling

·Marriage and family therapy

·Analytical approach: main professor was Dr. John Scott (professor & therapist; preacher & elder); he was a pioneer in the use of hypnotherapy with marriage and family problems.

·Behavioral and Humanistic approaches: main professor was Dr. Bill Flatt (professor & preacher, therapist and Chairperson of the Tennessee Chapter of the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)).

·Family Systems approach: main professor was Dr. Joel Johnson (professor and family therapist, also of AAMFT).

Thesis: “The Russian Family and Its Effect Upon the Russian National Character”

·Counseling internship at Southeast Mental Health Center in Memphis, Tennessee in 1980. Dr. Leon Lebovitz (psychologist) was Executive Director of the center, Dr. Terry Davis (psychologist) was Director of Services and Allegra Garces, M.Ed. was the Mental Health Center supervisor of the internship, Dr. Bill Flatt supervised for the school. This involved

·staffing,

·intake interviews, and

·child and adult therapy

·Volunteer Counselor for the Memphis, Tennessee Suicide Prevention and Crisis Intervention Center for six (6) years (1977-83) (concurrently with other work, travel abroad and study). Mrs. Mary Allison Puckett (Executive Director) and Dr. Allen Overton Battle (psychiatrist) were the supervisors. Dr. John Scott was the supervisor on the school side for the first year of field-work.

·Counseling Field Work Practicum & Supervision as a volunteer one-on-one counselor for Shelby County Penal Farm, Memphis, Tennessee (1979-80) – this continued for two years after the school supervised work (Dr. Bill Flatt, Supervisor)

·Extracurricular

·Client Personnel Committee of Grace House Women’s Drug & Alcohol Rehab Center, Memphis, Tennessee (1981) – member/counselor/advisor

·Red Cross Emergency Disaster Services; Memphis, Tennessee Chapter (1981)

·Instructor in White Station Church of Christ bus program for slum children; Memphis, Tennessee (1978)

·Teacher in Highland Street Church of Christ single adult program; Memphis, Tennessee (1982-84)

·Taught university credit textual courses in Daniel and Revelation at Memphis State University Christian Student Center, Memphis, Tennessee (1983)

·Missionary in Soviet Union, Eastern & Western Europe (1975-83) among multiple nationalities and cultures - see work experience section below

Chairperson of Sam Walton Scholarship Committee to send poor Central American students to US universities

Jan 1981Jun 1981

Russian Language

Austrian Private School, Schwartzwaldeckhaus, Klinezell, Austria
  • Planned the school, raised funds for it and the teachers and students
  • Recruited Russian refugees in Vienna for teachers and US university students as students
  • Total immersion method: 8 hours per day with excursions, lived in gasthaus with Russian teacher
  • Studied Russian and administered the school
Jan 1978Mar 1978

German Language

Goethe Institute, Boppard, Germany

German Language 

  • Total immersion method
  • 5-7 intensive classroom and lab hours per day plus field trips
  • Lived with a German family along with Turkish, Nigerian, Syrian & Palestinian fellow students
Sep 1973May 1977

Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude)

Harding University, Searcy, AR, USA

1. 3.74 Grade Point Average on 141 Hours Undergraduate Credit

2. Double Major: Missions & Biblical Languages

3. Missions included study in:

·cultural and applied anthropology,

·cross-cultural communications,

·cross-cultural counseling

·diffusion of innovations through social networks,

·pastoral counseling,

·community and church development,

·philosophy,

·Bible textual studies,

·church growth,

·comparative religions

·missionary and church history

·ministry

·mission field work: church planting in Wiener Neustadt and Vienna, Austria; Frank Worgan and Bob Hare were supervisors

4. Biblical languages included Classical (Koine) Greek and Classical Hebrew

    Greek Independent Study Paper: "The Nature of Jesus Christ in Ancient and Modern Gnostic Expressions Refuted by Paul in Colossians 2:9" - Presented at Alpha Chi National Convention in San Antonio,  TX (March 19, 1977)

5. Extracurricular

·Campaigns Northeast (summer 1973) in Rochester, New York; Boston, Massachusetts area; Washington, D.C. area; Lebanon, Pennsylvania – door knocking evangelistic endeavors

·Worked in and/or led and organized door knocking evangelistic campaigns in Moberly, Missouri; Topeka, KS; Miami, Oklahoma; Hopkinsville, Kentucky; Little Rock, Arkansas (1973-77)

·Jail evangelist, counselor and jail ministry trainer for the College Church of Christ in Searcy, Arkansas at the White County Jail while Stateside (1975-77) – overseen by the elders of the College Church of Christ

·Missionary in Soviet Union, Eastern and Western Europe (1975-83) among multiple nationalities and cultures - concurrent with studies

Skills

Cross-cultural Communication

work with and communicate with large number of cultures experience leading projects in many cultures in 77 countries on all 7 continents Examples:  NGCS HTI  Russian Campaign SearcyCare  

Project Director
observing community needs planning and organizing projects to address needs promotion of community projects marshaling human assets for projects  implementation of projects leading projects Examples: Market Place Ministry Russian Campaign Belize Walton Scholarship Meru, Kenya Nairobi Embassy bombing Scoutmaster, International Boy Scouts of America  

Work History

May 1992Jun 2010

Counselor/Educator/Missionary in Kenya, East Africa

sponsor Richardson East Church of Christ

in Nairobi, Kenya (Aug 1996 – June 2010):

Nairobi Great Commission School (NGCS) for training ministers and church leaders

·Senior professor of counseling & cross-cultural communications, ministry, Bible, & church history at Nairobi Great Commission School (NGCS) (Aug 1996-2010);

  - taught and learned from male and female ministry students from more than 40 African tribes in Congo, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia; including Sudanese refugees

  - Courses taught at least every two years that included cross-cultural communication and diversity: 

     Counseling

     New Testament Survey

     Acts

     Letters of Paul 

     Galatians & Romans

     Daniel & Revelation

·Registrar of NGCS (1997-2007);

·Chairperson of the Board of Directors of NGCS elected annually (1997-2001) and (2007-2010);

·African Coordinator of the Abilene Christian University/NGCS Masters in Bible and Related Studies Program (1997-1999);

·Coordinator of 14 NGCS-extension centers in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda (1997-2001);

US Embassy Bombing Terrorist Attack (Aug 1998)

·Counselor in American ambassador’s trauma counseling team for Americans and Kenyans post-bomb blast (1998); official supervisors of this team were Ambassador Prudence Bushnell, US State Department psychiatrists Dr. Jamie Suarez (Africa Regional Psychiatrist for the US State Dept.), Dr. Harlan D. Wadley (US State Dept. Regional Asian and Central Asian psychiatrist) and Dr. Sherli Hervey (US State Department Regional Africa and Middle East psychologist)

·I facilitated at least twelve (12) critical incident debriefing counseling groups of at least three (3) hours each with an estimated 105+ American diplomats & Kenyan Foreign Service Nationals (FSNs) at the American Ambassador’s Residence, at the US Embassy and the American Club.

·  Advised the ambassador and directors of USAID

·  Took family members to identify bodies

·  Informed families of deceased and missing persons and initiated grief and trauma counseling

·Taught and facilitated seminars on grief and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) at the American Embassy in Nairobi and at the US Ambassador’s Residence in 1998-99

·Unofficial liaison between US Embassy/USAID, Beyond the Disaster & Operation Recovery (1998-99)

·Chairperson of the Outreach Committee of Operation Recovery

·  Did extensive debriefing counseling in the Kenya population and at the same time helped train Kenyan critical incidence debriefing counselors

·  Debriefed and setup counseling for the Kenyan business population, e.g. Co-op Bank, Kenya National Chamber of Commerce and Ufundi Cooperative, etc.; also helped to coordinate groups for these businesses

·Trained Kenyan school inspectors, school counselors and teachers in disaster & trauma for the International Federation of Red Cross/Crescent Society (IFRC) with Kenya Red Cross and USAID children’s program (1999-2000);

·Collaborated with Dr. Betty Pfefferbaum, Director of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, and the Chairperson of the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences

·Collaborated with Dr. Bryan Flynn, US Federal Government Director of the Division of Program Development for Special Populations & Projects in the Center for Mental Health Services

·Met and advised Dr. David Satcher, Surgeon General of the USA

·Met and advised Dr. Wayne Julian, head of US State Department Mental Health and Dr. Cedric Dumont, head of US State Department Medical Unit

·Met and advised the senior staff members of North Carolina Senator Jesse Helms, who was the Chairperson of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee

·Worked closely as a team with other counselors such as International School of Kenya (ISK) psychologists Leslie M. Fair-Gray and Pat McKay; ISK counselor Annette Faldyn, and Terry Howard, Bernice Rigney of Amani Counseling Center, Bernice Donar of Sans Frontiers, Captain Roseman Maloney of the US Air Force Debriefing Team out of Saudi Arabia, Captain Dr. Wilkerson of the US Army Debriefing team out of Europe, Mr. Richard Buckley (US Ambassador Prudence Bushnell’s husband), Rimi Aruwasa (British/Kenyan counselor) et al

·Worked closely with Dr. Lorin Mimless (psychiatrist was one of the US government’s main resources in PTSD) and Dr. Doris Hollander (Zimbabwean psychiatrist who lives and practices in London, England); Dr. Frank Njenga (Kenyan psychiatrist and Chairperson of Operation Recovery) as well as Dr. Wendy Bovard (American psychologist and former executive director of Oasis Counseling Center in Nairobi and Kids Alive) whom I advised in writing a disaster counseling book on the bombing for children which was paid for by the Australian High Commission (Embassy)

Church Ministry

·Chairperson and primary counselor of the Rainbow Medical Clinic & Counseling Center of the Rainbow Church of Christ in Nairobi (2000-2002)

·Preached, taught, counseled and was a leader at the Rainbow Church of Christ

·Preached, taught and counseled at many churches in multiple tribes and nationalities throughout Kenya, primarily in Churches of Christ

·Co-coordinator of the Harding University Masters in Nursing program with Janice Linck at Rainbow Medical Clinic

Community Service

·Cub Scout Pac Master, International Boy Scouts of America Pac 140 (Jan 1999 - May 2000);

  - asked by the international community to take the place of Center for Disease Control (CDC) Dr. Louise Martin-Klauke when she was killed in the US Embassy bombing in August 1998

·Assistant Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America (BSA) (Sep 1999 - May 2000)

·Treasurer, Girl Scouts of America (GSA), International Troop (1997-98)

·Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America International Troop 140 (Jun 2000-Nov 2009) – nine+ years; twenty-one scouts became Eagles during this time; troop was comprised of scouts from many nations

·Order of the Arrow (National Honor Society of BSA) Lodge 555, Ordeal member, (18 Oct 2003); Brotherhood member (24 Oct 2004)

Received the following awards and recognitions from the Boy Scouts of America (BSA): 

·Scoutmasters Key (05 Feb 2004)

·Boy Scouts of America, African District of the Direct Service Council (20 Feb 2008)

    - District Award of Merit for Outstanding Service to Youth through Idealism and Citizenship

·Members of Churches of Christ for Scouting (MCCS) (09 Apr 2009)

    - Faithful Servant Award for Living Effective Servant Leadership for Youth in the Church, Community and Scouting

·President of BSA and the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) (29 Apr 2009)

    - Scoutmaster Award of Merit for Service with Enthusiasm, Wisdom, Experience and Understanding Resulting in a Dynamic Boy Scout Troop Operation

·National Court of Honor and Direct Service Council of Boy Scouts of America (06 Dec 2009)

    - The Silver Beaver Award for Distinguished Service to Youth

in Meru, Kenya, East Africa (May 1992 - Aug 1996)

·Chairperson of the Board of Directors & Trustees of Kambakia Training Center (KTC)

·Executive Director of Kambakia Training Center (KTC), Meru, Kenya

·Instructor of counseling, Bible textual studies, missions

·Church planting and church growth mainly among tribes of the Meru, Masai, and Kikuyu

·Leadership development trainer

·Pastoral counselor

·Primary Health Care trainer

·Evangelism

Missionary-in-Residence (Jul 1990 - May 1992)

Richardson East Church of Christ, Richardson, Texas

·Research in field and survey trip to Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania

·Counselor/minister

·Fostered, trained and promoted missions and cross-cultural understanding in the local church

·Built with others the missions committee

Jan 2005Jun 2010

Counselor

SearcyCare International Counseling Service and Development Consultancy

SearcyCare was an international counseling service and development consultancy. Dr. William "Bill" H. Searcy was the founder of SearcyCare which provided counseling services to the Kenyan and international communities, including the diplomatic (UN & embassies), missionary, business, international schools and other expat communities. He traveled, lived or worked among multiple cultures in seventy-seven countries on all seven continents and lived in Kenya for eighteen years. Dr. Searcy took an eclectic multidisciplinary approach to counseling utilizing as needed the insights and methods of most major therapies. He relied heavily on psychodynamics, cognitive behavior therapy and family systems.

Founder & Counselor of SearcyCare International Counseling & Consultancy Services, Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa (2005-2010) and provided

·Marriage & family therapy,

·Trauma & PTSD Counseling & Critical Incidence Debriefing,

·Crisis & Short Term counseling,

·HIV/AIDS counseling for the patient, family and community,

·Counseling for Rape,

·Counseling for sex & gender based violence,

·Counseling for Spouse abuse,

·Counseling for Child abuse,

·Capacity building of local professionals & NGOs, schools & medical clinics,

·Counseling for transient families, mobile staff, and distance separated spouses,

·Grief therapy,

·Suicide prevention,

·Counseling for coping with children and families with disabilities such as ADHD,

·Relaxation therapy,

·Pastoral counseling,

·Counseling for Stress related issues,

·Counseling for Culture shock & cross-cultural reentry (reverse culture shock).

SearcyCare also provided

·Consultancy for development projects,

·Seminars for team and capacity building and preparation for the diffusion of innovations in development projects,

·Development of schools, churches and clinics.

Often clients were diplomats, schools, universities, missionaries, churches, businesses or NGOs who came from the following organizations

US Embassy, many departments such as

US Department of State,

USAID (United States Agency for International Development),

Military

CDC (Center for Disease Control),

United Nations,

UNICEF (United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund),

UNDP (United Nations Development Program)

UNON (United Nations Office at Nairobi),

UNEP (United Nations Environment Program),

WFP (World Food Program),

World Health Organization (WHO),

World Bank,

Food for the Hungry,

CMF (Christian Missionary Fellowship),

CBM (Christian Blind Mission),

WC (World Concern),

WVI (World Vision International),

CARE (Cooperative for Assistance and Relief Everywhere),

IFRC (International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies),

Kenya Red Cross,

German Embassy,

GDZ (German Development Agency),

Kenya National Chamber of Commerce,

Ufundi Corporation,

Cooperative Bank,

Africa Medical Research and Education Foundation (AMREF),

Africa Air Rescue (AAR),

Flying Doctors,

ICRAF (International Council for Research in Agroforestry),

The Swiss Foundation for Mine Action (De-mining),

Naya Jeevan Project of Campus Crusade for Christ,

Karen Surgery,

Oasis Counseling Center,

Beyond the Disaster,

Operation Recovery,

KMA (Kenya Medical Association),

KICOSHEP-K (Kibera Community Self-Help Programme Kenya),

Maryknoll Mission Association of the Faithful,

Roman Catholic Church,

Catholic Relief Services(CRS),

Kids Alive-Kenya,

Baptist Church,

Church of Christ,

Independent Christian Church,

many Protestant evangelical churches,

German Embassy & Foreign Ministry,

Amani Counseling Center,

Tumaini Counseling Center,

Rosslyn Academy,

Braeburn British School,

ISK (International School of Kenya),

German School,

NGCS (Nairobi Great Commission School),

USIU-A (United States International University – Africa),

Rainbow Medical Clinic & Counseling Center,

HTI (Health Talents International),

BSA (Boys Scouts of America),

Cub Scouts of America,

GSA (Girl Scouts of America),

BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation),

CID Kenya (Criminal Investigation Department),

Kenya Police Association,

British High Commission (Embassy),

Spanish community,

Members of Parliament in Kenya,

SIHG (Seeds in His Garden) orphanage,

Rainbow Children of Promise orphanage,

MITS (Made in the Streets) slum street children project,

Slums dwellers from Kibera and Mathari Valley slums.

The countries my clients came from are too numerous to list but a few are:

Argentina,

Belgium,

Belize,

Costa Rica,

Denmark,

Egypt,

England,

Ethiopia,

Finland,

France,

Ghana,

Greece,

German,

Holland,

Italy,

Japan,

Kenya (many tribes),

Lebanon,

Malawi,

Norway,

Peru,

Russia and Former Soviet Union,

Somalia,

South Africa,

Sudan,

Sweden,

Tanzania,

Uganda,

United Kingdom

USA

Clients ranged in religion from

Atheist,

Agnostic,

Christian,

Jewish,

Muslim,

Sikh,

Hindu,

Buddhist

Aug 1989Jun 1990

Visiting Professor of Missions

Harding University

·Taught textual courses in Bible, e.g. Acts, New Testament Survey

·Taught missions and cross-cultural communication courses

·Counseled students planning to live cross-culturally

·Promoted missions

May 1984Jun 1989

Missionary & Community Health Worker in Belize, Central America

sponsored by Richardson East Church of Christ, Richardson, TX

·A coordinator for Health Talents International, Inc. (HTI) Primary Health Care Project

   ·Trained Community Health Workers (CHWs)

   ·The medical training component was 80% health promotion and prevention, 20% curative in mobile medical clinics

   ·Trained Belizeans & American university students in malaria prevention & control; primary health care in the following modules:

1) food & nutrition;

2) water & sanitation;

3) disease control;

4) maternal & child health;

5) essential drugs;

6) curative care;

7) traditional medicine;

8) health education.

·This involved family and individual counseling to Belizeans among multiple cultures, e g. Mopan Mayan Indians, Kekchi Mayan Indians, Yucatecan Mayan Indians, Creoles, Garifuna (Garinagu), Mexicans and Latin Meztizo refugees from Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Honduras

·Trained USA university students and the HTI team in the diffusion of innovations, cross-cultural communication and missiology

·Chairperson of Sam Walton/Harding University scholarship committee in Belize for poor Central American students to study at American universities/USAID gave a matching grant to this program

·Trained medical doctors, medical and nursing students and missionary interns in missiology and cross-cultural communications in Belize, Guatemala City and Catacamas, Honduras in the Center for Medical Missions Training (CMMT) and the Medical Evangelism Training (MET) programs of HTI and PREDISAN

·Supervised missionary interns from Abilene Christian University (ACU)

·Collaborated socially and professionally with the Prime Minister of Belize (Dr. Manuel Esquivel) and with the Minister of Health (Dr. Assad Shoman) and the Minister of Education (Mr. Derek Aikman)

·Arranged with President Cliff Ganus of Harding University for Prime Minister of Belize to speak at US universities and meet the Governor of Arkansas and major business leaders

May 1982Aug 1984

Professional Mental Health Worker

Northeast Mental Health Center (NEMHC)

Most clients were diagnosed with schizophrenia, bi-polar affective disorder (manic/depressive), paranoid schizophrenia and borderline personality disorder. Held three positions at different times. They were:

(1) Group Therapist for Advanced Day Treatment. This involved:

·leading several group therapy sessions per week

·staffing

·individual counseling,

·emergency intake interviewing, especially for those in the acute phase of psychosis, which included writing the provisional diagnosis & treatment plan

·monitoring clients for decompensation and medication compliance

·presenting provisional diagnoses and treatment plans

·working in halfway houses and group homes

(2) Community Follow-up Social Worker (Psychiatric Social Worker). This involved:

·monitoring clients recently discharged from the acute care mental hospital, “Memphis Mental Health Institute (MMHI)”

·staffing

·individual and family counseling

·emergency intake interviewing

·home visits

·monitoring medication compliance and daily living skills, etc.

·alerting psychiatrists to clients who were decompensating & in need of court injunctions to hospital

·getting decompensating clients into the MHC & into court when placed there by the psychiatrist

·working in halfway houses and group homes

(3) Hospital Liaison. In this position

·liaised between NEMHC and MMHIand the Tennessee State Department of Mental Health

·did staffing at the MHC and the hospital

·did emergency intake interviewing followed patients’ / clients’ courses in the hospital and prepared for their release and follow-up with the mental health center

·acted when necessary as the liaison between NEMHC and the Tennessee State Department of Mental Health in Nashville

·worked with halfway houses and group homes

·Elected by the staff as

·Chairperson of Staff Coordinating Committee

·Representative of Staff Coordinating Committee to Executive Directors of NE Mental Health Center

·Representative of the Extended Care Division to the Staff Coordinating Committee

·Direct Supervisor at NEMHC was: Ms. Mickey Johnson (MSW) with Dr. John Pharis (psychiatrist); Dr. Terry Johnson (psychologist); Dr. Jack Haney (psychologist); Dr. Mike Devitt (psychologist)

May 1975Aug 1983

Missionary in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe

sponsored by College Church of Christ, Searcy, Arkansas

Missionary for eight years in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe

·  Founder of the "Russian Campaign" at Harding University

·Sponsored by the College Church of Christ in Searcy, Arkansas for five of the eight years

·This involved work for three to nine months out of each year as an evangelist in the Soviet Union and other communist countries in preaching, teaching, counseling and distribution of Bibles and Christian literature. Student while in the states and missionary when overseas

·This also entailed:

·Recruiting & training,

·  Counseling university students in very stressful situations,

·  Organizing evangelistic groups,

·  Founding and supervising language schools stateside and overseas,

·  Working with people of multiple cultures from most European countries

·  Distribution of food, clothes and soap to Poland during martial law.

·Instructor of Slavic Studies, European Christian College, Vienna, Austria (1980)

19711973

Pre-professional Counseling Experience

·President of Masquers Thespian Society (Drama Club) in Rocky Mount Senior High School (Rocky Mount, NC), which won “most excellent” awards in statewide competition, Bill Rawls was supervisor/teacher (1972-73)

·Used drama on the streets as a therapeutic technique with troubled youth (1971-73) helping them work through some of the problems they had with home, drugs and school

·Taught drama at the Market Place Ministry (operated & supervised by Jack Neese) in Terrytown Mall in Rocky Mount, North Carolina and gave troubled youths an alternative to drugs in an attempt to provide healthy alternative activities for self-expression (1971-73)

·Volunteer Counselor for Switchboard Drug Hotline, Rocky Mount, NC (1972-73)

MISC. WORK EXPERIENCE (some done concurrently with academics)

Misc. Work Experience

MISC. WORK EXPERIENCE (some done concurrently)

·Jail & prison evangelist, counselor & teacher, Searcy, Arkansas/Memphis, Tennessee while Stateside (1971-82)

·Missions, preaching and teaching for Church of Christ in USA, Europe, Asia, Africa, Central America (34years)

·Instructor for overseas travel and culture for university students (8 years)

·Arranged and led student trips abroad, especially Europe (1975-83)

·Lectured throughout the U.S.A. and Europe on diversified subjects such as drug abuse, jails and prisons, world travel, democracy and communism (1971-96)

·United Parcel Service, Memphis, Tennessee (1980) – truck loader

·International Diamond Corporation, Memphis, Tennessee (1980) - sales agent

·Amway Association, Memphis, Tennessee (1981-82) – salesperson

·Substitute Teacher for Memphis City Schools (1982)

·Waiter for Britlings Cafeteria in Memphis, TN (1982)

·Black Industries, Rocky Mount, North Carolina (summer 1971) - construction setting up & taking down electrical power lines

·B&B Construction, Rocky Mount, North Carolina (summer 1972) - building steel buildings

Accolades: HONORS AND AWARDS

President, Masquers Thespian Society - Rocky Mount [NC] Senior High School Drama Club (1972-73), won "Most Excellent Awards" in NC competition

Dean's List (1973) - Harding University 

Alpha Chi National Honor Society (inducted 1976)

     - Presented paper at National Convention in San Antonio, TX (March 19, 1977)

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities (1976-77)

Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities (1979-80)

Outstanding Young Men of America Award (1981)

The National Register of Outstanding College Graduates (1982)

The National Dean’s List (1982)

Vice President, Harding Graduate School Student Association (1979-80)

Certificate of Appreciation for work with Memphis Suicide Prevention& Crisis Intervention Center (1979)

President, Timothy [Ministers'] Club (1975-76), (1976-77), Vice President (1974) - Harding University

Award of Appreciation for Teaching Slavic Studies, European Christian College; Vienna, Austria (1980)

Club International des Grands Voyageurs (International World Travel Club)

Certificate of Appreciation, US Department of State, for counseling embassy personnel after the 1998 terrorist bombing

Treasurer, Lone Troop 5, Brownie Scouts, International Girl Scouts of America, Nairobi, Kenya (1997-98)

Pac Master, Boy Scouts of America Cub Scout International Pac 140, Nairobi, Kenya (Jan 1999-May 2000)

Asst. Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America, International Troop 140, Nairobi, Kenya (Sep 1999 - May 2000)

Scoutmaster, Boy Scouts of America, International Troop 140, Nairobi, Kenya (Jun 2000- 2009)

Contemporary Who’s Who, American Biographical Institute (2002)

2000 Outstanding Intellectuals of the 21st Century, International Biographical Institute, Cambridge, England (2002)

Outstanding Professional Award, American Biographical Institute (2002)

Climbed Mt. Kenya (Award of Achievement) (6 Jan 2002, Point Lenana, 16,355 ft.)

Antarctic Hot Tub Club, Deception Island (22 Dec 2002)

Certificate of Achievement for landing in Antarctica at Neko Harbor, Andvord Bay (23 Dec 2002)

Certificate of Landing at Port Lockroy, Antarctica (24 Dec 2002)

Order of the Arrow (National Honor Society of BSA) Lodge 555, Ordeal, (18 Oct 2003); Brotherhood (24 Oct 2004)

Scoutmasters Key (5 Feb 2004)

·  Boy Scouts of America, African District of the Direct Service Council (20 Feb 2008)

    - District Award of Merit for Outstanding Service to Youth through Idealism and Citizenship

·  Members of Churches of Christ for Scouting (MCCS) (09 Apr 2009)

    - Faithful Servant Award for Living Effective Servant Leadership for Youth in the Church, Community and Scouting

·  President of BSA and the National Eagle Scout Association (NESA) (29 Apr 2009)

    - Scoutmaster Award of Merit for Service with Enthusiasm, Wisdom, Experience and Understanding Resulting in a Dynamic Boy Scout Troop Operation

·  National Court of Honor and the Direct Service Council of Boy Scouts of America (06 Dec 2009)

    - The Silver Beaver Award for Distinguished Service to Youth

TRAVEL EXPERIENCE

Travel, living and research experience in 77 countries on all 7 continents including:

Antarctica

Argentina

Armenia

Australia

Austria

Belgium

Belize

Belorussia

Bermuda

Bosnia-Herzk

Botswana

Brazil

Bulgaria

Canada

China

Costa Rica

Croatia

Czech Republic

Denmark

Egypt

El Salvador

England

Estonia

Ethiopia

Finland

France

Fr Polynesia (Tahiti Isls)

Georgia

Germany

Greece

Guatemala

Honduras

Hong Kong

Hungary

Iceland

India

Israel

Italy

Japan

Kazakhstan

Kenya

Lesotho

Luxembourg

Malawi

Mexico

Moldavia

Mozambique

Nepal

Netherlands

Nicaragua

Norway

Poland

Portugal

Romania

Russia

Serbia

Seychelles

Singapore

Slovakia

Slovenia

South Africa

Spain

Swaziland

Sweden

Switzerland

Tadzikistan

Tanzania

Thailand

Uganda

Ukraine

United States

U. Arab Emirates

Uzbekistan

Vatican City

Zambia

Zimbabwe

Travel in 44 of the United States & DC:

Alabama

Alaska 

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Kansas

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Massachusetts

Maryland

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Nebraska

New Hampshire

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Oklahoma

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

Washington, D.C.

West Virginia

·Amazon River and Amazonian Tributaries, boating, swimming, fishing (1997)

·Mt. Everest, Nepal and trekked the Anapurna Circuit, Nepal (1995)

·Climbed Ayers Rock in Australia outside of Alice Springs in the outback (2001)

·Swimming in Persian Gulf at Abu Dhabi (2001)

·Antarctica (2002)

·Climbed Mt. Sinai (2004); outside of Sharm el-Sheik - four-wheeling in Sinai desert and Red Sea diving

·Nile Cruise, Egypt (2004) from Cairo to Abu Simbel to Luxor to Alexandria – this included an archaeology scuba dive on the underwater palace of Cleopatra and Mark Anthony

·Nile Cruise, Egypt (2006) from Cairo to Abu Simbel to Luxor to Alexandria

Certifications

Jul 2014Dec 2017

Certified Fee-Based Practicing Pastoral Counselor #94

State of North Carolina State Board of Examiners of Fee-Based Practicing Pastoral Counselors (NCBFBPPC)
Nov 2014Nov 2017

Board Certified Professional Christian Counselor (BCPCC) #1198

Board of Christian Professional and Pastoral Counselors / International Board of Christian Care (IBCC))
Board of Christian Professional and Pastoral Counselors / International Board of Christian Counselors (IBCC))
2016current

North Carolina Association of Pastoral Counselors (NCAPC)

Member

Black African American Christian Counselors (ret)

AACC

Member

Christian Care Network

Member

Society for Christian Psychology

AACC

Certified Pastoral Counselor

American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)
Jul 2014Present

Fellow

American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC)
Aug 2009Aug 2010

Accredited Supervisor (retired)

Kenya Counseling Association (KCA)
Apr 2009Jun 2010

Member (retired)

Kenya Psychological Association (KPsyA)

References

Cliff Fullerton, MD

Elder in overseeing missions, Richardson East Church of Christ

Dan Blazer, MD, PhD

retired JP Gibbons Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Duke University Medical Center

David Mills

retired, Section Chief
Exceptional Children Division
NC Department of Public Instruction; retired church elder

Ed Woodhouse

retired elder Brooks Ave. Church of Christ; retired state lobbyist for NC Poultry Assoc.

William "Bill" Howard Searcy

Portfolio

November 2008