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William "Bill" Howard Searcy, D.Min.

212 Old Colony Way                                        252-305-4880 (mobile)              [email protected] (email)

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

                                                                                                                                           www.visualcv.com/gmv4dcg (online CV) 

Education

20192019

Attachment & Communication in Marriage 2.0

Light University
20182018

Sexual Abuse, Harassment & Trauma

AACC
20182018

Trauma, Military Care & Counsel

AACC
20182018

Infertility, Adoption and Blended Families

AACC
20182018

Online and Wired

AACC

3 CE hrs

20182018

Cancer and Life Threatening Illness

AACC

3 CE hrs

20182018

Narcissistic Men & Women Who Love Them

AACC

2 CE hrs

20182018

Spiritual Struggle and Sacred Moments in Psychotherapy

Kanuga - AAPC-SE

14.5 CE hrs

20182018

Substance Abuse & Chemical Dependence

AACC

3 CE hrs

20182018

Small Groups and Recovery

AACC

3 CE hrs 

20182018

Pornography and Sexual Addiction

AACC
20182018

Personality Disorders

AACC

3 CE hrs 

2018018

Parenting & Family Systems

AACC

3 CE hrs

2018018

State of the Art

AACC 

3 CE hrs

20182018

Leadership and Influence

AACC

3 CE hrs

20182018

Global Issues and Challenges

AACC

3 CE hrs

20182018

Gerontology, Aging and Caregiving

AACC

3 CE hrs

20172017

Wisdom, Medicine and the Soul: Connections in Care 

AAPC-Kanuga

14.5 hrs

20172017

Triple P - Positive Parenting Program: Standard Stepping Stones Level 4 

University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

21.5 hrs

20172017

Practical Skills for Working with an Angry Client

NICABM-National Institute for the ClinicalApplication of Behavioral Medicine

3 hrs

May 2017May 2017

Crisis & Faith

Light University

3 CE hrs

Oct 2016Oct 2016

Mortality, Individuality and Generativity

AAPC Pastoral Institute - AAPC Southeast Region Kanuga Conference

15 CE hrs

May 2016May 2016

The Struggle is Real

AACC 2016 Summit Conference - Charleston, SC

17 CE hrs

July 2016July 2016

Sex Addiction Therapy

American Association for Sex Addiction Therapy

3 CE hrs

Feb 2016Feb 2016

Positive Psychology and Soul Care

Light University - AACC

3 CE hrs

May 2016May 2016

How to Rewire the Traumatized Brain

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

2 CE hrs

Apr 2016 Apr 2016

Treating Moral Injury in Returning Veterans

AAPC-Pacific

1.5 CE hrs

Apr 2016Apr 2016

Military Care & Counseling

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
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 80 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  

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 (Greek & Hebrew) 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 eighty (80) 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