C. GARY BARNES

Ph.D.
Licensed Psychologist

Gary Barnes is a licensed psychologist, specializing in marriage and family research, therapy, and training. He is also an ordained minister and a Professor of Biblical Counseling at Dallas Theological Seminary. After graduating from Dallas Theological Seminary, he served as an assistant pastor for seven years and then earned a Ph.D. in psychology at Columbia University. While in New York, he was a research project coordinator at NYU Medical Center's Family Studies Clinic. He later completed a two-year postdoctoral fellowship in Clinical Child Psychology through Parkland Hospital (Dallas) and the Child Guidance Clinics, followed by additional postdoctoral clinical training leading to certification as a Clinical Member of the American Board of Christian Sex Therapists.

 

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND


BS, Cornell University (1977)  

MS, Experiential Education, Minnesota State University (1978)

ThM, Theology, Dallas Theological Seminary (1983) 

MEd, Teachers College, Columbia University (1991)

MPhil, Columbia University (1994) 

PhD, Columbia University (1995)


PROFESSIONAL LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, ORDINATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS


Licensed Psychologist by Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists 

Registrant of National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology 

Certified Clinical Member of the American Board of Christian Sex Therapist

Diplomate – Sports Psychologist by National Institute of Sports, Psychology Division

Member of American Psychological Association 

Member of APA - Division 36: Psychology of Religion 

Member of APA - Division 43: Society for Couple and Family Psychology

Member of Society of Personality Assessment 

Member of Texas Psychological Association 

Member of Dallas Psychological Association 

Member of Christian Association for Psychological Studies 

Christian Association for Psychological Studies, International Board Member (2007-2013)

Sexual Wholeness, National Board Member (2014-Present)

Ordained Minister, Trinity Fellowship Church (1983)

Ordained Deacon in the Anglican Church North America (2/2015)

Ordained Priest in the Anglican Church North America (5/2016)



PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


Professor of Biblical Counseling, Dallas Theological Seminary (1997- present)

Clinical Psychology, Part-time Private Practice, Marriage & Family (1995-present)

Gottman Institute, Level 3 Training, Gottman Method Couples Therapy (2018)

Consultant & Trainer, PREP Inc., University of Denver (1992-present)

Consultant & Trainer, PREPARE-ENRICH Inc., University of Minnesota (1992-present)

Psychologist, Southwestern Child & Family (1996-97) 

Post-Doctoral Fellowship, Clinical Child Psychology, Parkland Hospital/Dallas Child Guidance Clinic/Texoma Child Guidance Clinic (1994-96) 

Clinical Psychology Internship, Bellevue Hospital/NYU Medical Center (1993-94) 

Counselor, New Hope Counseling Center (1992-94)

Consultant & Trainer, Institute for Life Coping Skills, Columbia University (1991-97) 

Instructor in Counseling Psychology Department, Columbia University (1991-93) 

Assistant Pastor, Trinity Fellowship Church, Richardson Texas (1984-90)

Community Development & Research, The STEP Foundation (1982-84)


DOCUMENTARY


Neale, Kurt & Barnes, Gary, Co-producers (2014). “Compelling Love & Sexual Identity” is a thought-provoking and moving feature-length documentary film with study guides.  www.compellinglovefilm.com


  

PODCASTS & PRESENTATIONS

         

          April 2, 2019, “Beginning Difficult Conversations” – Dallas Theological Seminary.

                        Barnes, G., Bock, D., & Woody, M.

                        https://voice.dts.edu/tablepodcast/difficult-conversation/


            September 7, 2018, “Cultural Engagement: Difficult Conversations -Dallas Theological Seminary.

                        Barnes, G., Bock, D., & Miller, W.

                        https://voice.dts.edu/chapel/cultural-engagement-difficult-conversations/


May 19, 2016, “A Conversation about Gender Dysphoria” – Chase Oaks Church.

Barnes, G., Holmes, G., & Tran, L.

https://vimeo.com/166822751


September 18, 2014, “Compelling Love” - Dallas Theological Seminary.

            Barnes, G.

            https://voice.dts.edu/chapel/compelling-love-barnes-c-gary/


August 5, 2014, “Ministering to People with Sexual Issues” - Dallas Theological Seminary.

            Barnes, G., Bock, D., & Wade, D.

            https://voice.dts.edu/tablepodcast/ministering-to-people-sexual-issues/


July 29, 2014, “A Biblical View of Sexual Intimacy” – Dallas Theological Seminary.

            Barnes, G., Bock, D., & Wade, D.

            http://www.dts.edu/thetable/play/biblical-view-sexual-intimacy/


July 22, 2014, “Ministering to People with Sexual Identity” - Dallas Theological Seminary.

            Barnes, G., Yarhouse, M. & Bock, D.

            https://voice.dts.edu/tablepodcast/ministering-to-people-wrestling-sexual-identity/


July 15, 2014, “Engaging with LGBT Persons” - Dallas Theological Seminary.

            Barnes, G., Yarhouse, M. & Bock, D.

            http://www.dts.edu/thetable/play/engaging-lgbt-persons/


Sept. 10, 2013, “Divorce, Redemption and Spousal Abuse” - Dallas Theological Seminary.

            Barnes, G., Wade, D. & Bock, D.

            https://voice.dts.edu/tablepodcast/are-there-biblical-grounds-for-divorce/


Sept. 3, 2013, “A Christian Response to Abusive Relationships” - Dallas Theological Seminary.

            Barnes, G., Wade, D. & Bock, D.

            http://www.dts.edu/thetable/play/christian-response-to-abusive-relationships/


August 13, 2013, “How do I Talk to my Teen about Sex?” - Dallas Theological Seminary.

            Barnes, G., Dickens, C., Wade, D. & Bock, D.

            https://voice.dts.edu/tablepodcast/how-do-i-talk-teen-about-sex/


August 6, 2013, “Raising Children in a Sex Saturated Society” - Dallas Theological Seminary.

            Barnes, G., Dickens, C., Wade, D. & Bock, D.

            https://voice.dts.edu/tablepodcast/raising-children-sex-saturated-society/


May 3, 2012, “Self-Esteem Problems and Gospel Freedom”- Dallas Theological Seminary.

            Barnes, G.

            https://voice.dts.edu/chapel/self-esteem-problems-and-gospel-freedom-barnes-c-gary/


May 12, 2010, “The Gospel”- Dallas Theological Seminary.

            Barnes, G.

            https://voice.dts.edu/chapel/the-gospel-c-gary-barnes/


June 18, 2008, “Driven by Love or Lust”- Dallas Theological Seminary.

            Barnes, G.

            https://voice.dts.edu/chapel/driven-by-love-or-lust-c-gary-barnes/


  

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

                         

American Psychological Association, National Convention

August 2015- “Attitudes towards, comfort level, and experiences with sexual minority disclosures: A survey of Christian ministers” Poster Presentation by Yarhouse, M. A., Bucher, E., Zaporozhets, O., & Barnes, G.

           

Texas Psychological Association, Annual State Conference

October 2001 “Domestic Violence:  Judeo-Christian Religious Beliefs and Behaviors”


Christian Association for Psychological Studies, National Conference

March 2019  “Sexual Desire Discrepancy” 1 hr. Workshop

April 2018 “Interplay of Identity & Intimacy” 1 hr. Workshop  

April 2017 “Sexuality, Diversity, Religiosity & Ethics: Professional Practice

For Challenging Times” 3 hr. Pre-Conference Training

“Sexuality, Diversity, Religiosity & Ethics” 1 hr. Workshop            

April 2015 “Church Ministers and Sexual Minorities: A National Survey”

April 2014 “Sexual Identity and the Church”

April 2013 “Growing-Up Sexually: Cutting Sexual Brokenness Off at the Pass”

April 2011 “A Celebration of Sex:  A Model for Teaching Creative Marital Intimacy” 3 hr. Pre-Conference Training

“The Collaboration of Church, Pastors, Clinicians & Academics in the Process of Theological & Psychological Integration for Applications of Spiritual Formation” 2 hr. Symposium

“Extramarital Affairs: Current Research, Therapeutic Understandings and Client Interventions”

April 2010 “Prepare/Enrich Certification” 6 hr. Pre-Conference Training

“Cultivating a Sexually Healthy Church”

April 2009 “Prepare/Enrich Certification” 6 hr. Pre-Conference Training

“Deepening Sexual Intimacy Through the Stages of Marriage” 

Invited Symposium

April 2008

“Marriage is for Lovers”

“Sexual Ethics”

“Family of Origin & Current Couple Relationships’ Influence on Spiritual Relationality”

March 2007    

“Transforming Marital Sexuality”

April 2006

(Poster accepted) “Forced Termination in Ministry: Research Findings & Prevention”

April 2005

“Foundational Skills of Sex Therapy: the DEC-R Model”


Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Regional Conference – Dallas

“Religious Coping: Healthy & Unhealthy Ways of Being Religious”


National Conference by the Coalition for Marriage, Family and Couples Education


Smart Marriages Annual Conferences

                       

July 2006 “Sexual Intimacy: the PREP approach”

July 2006  Annual Training for CPREP (Christian Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program: 3 day training)

July 2005  Annual Training for CPREP (Christian Prevention and Relationship

Enhancement Program: 3 day training)

July 2004 Annual Training for CPREP (Christian Prevention and Relationship

Enhancement Program: 3 day training)

July 2003  Annual Training for CPREP (Christian Prevention and Relationship

Enhancement Program: 3 day training)

July 2002 Annual Training for CPREP (Christian Prevention and Relationship

Enhancement Program: 3 day training)

July 2001 Annual Training for CPREP (Christian Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program: 3 day training)


American Association for Christian Counseling, Regional Conference

April 2008 –    “Transforming Marital Sexuality”

March 2004 – “A Structured Model: Communication & Conflict Resolution for Couples with ADHD.”

March 2004 – “A Collaborative Model: Pastoral & Clinical Interventions for Compulsive Behaviors”


Association for Couples in Marriage Enrichment, International Conference

July 2004 - “PREP Training” 3 day (Prevention & Relationship Enhancement Program)


Anglican Church of North America: C4SO Diocese Annual Conference

January 2017- “Sexual Integrity for Clergy: Statistics, Personal & Professional”


PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS


Barnes, G. & Glahn S. (Eds.) (In Progress). Sexual Ethics: A Christian Perspective. Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel.


Barnes,G. (In Progress). “Divorce: A Research Based Perspective.” Chapter contribution in Sexual Ethics: A Christian Perspective. Edited by Barnes, G. & Glahn S.  Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel.

Barnes,G. (In Progress). “Personal and Interpersonal Sexual Ethics.” Chapter contribution in Sexual Ethics: A Christian Perspective. Edited by Barnes, G. & Glahn S.  Grand Rapids, MI: Kregel.

Barnes, G., & Bock, D. (2015).  “Five Myths and Truths in Loneliness.”  The Gospel Coalition.


Barnes, G., & Stanley, S. (2013). “Christian PREP:  The Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program.”  Chapter contribution in Evidence Based Practices in Christian Counseling, Edited by Worthington, E. An Intervarsity-Christian Association for Psychological Studies Partnership Book.


Barnes, G., & Stanley, S. (2006). “Christian PREP:  The Prevention and Relationship Enhancement Program.”  Marriage & Family: A Christian Journal. Vol. 7, 63-76.


Barnes, G., & Stanley, S. (2004).  “A Marriage Made in Heaven:  How the Significance of Marriage Can be Taught.” Issues in Christian Education, 38 (3), 20-25.


Barnes, G., “Stopping the Burnout Progression.”  The Commentary: Association of Evangelical Ministers Quarterly, Winter 2002, Vol. 1, No. 3.


Barnes, G., “Use Conflict as a Catalyst: Communication in Marriage.”  Kindred Spirit, Summer 1999 Vol. 23, No. 2.


Barnes, G., “Can Biblical Counseling and Psychological Counseling Somehow Fit Together?” Kindred Spirit, Winter 1998 Vol. 22, No. 4.

Barnes, G., “The Role of Religious Beliefs, Non-Religious Beliefs and Psychosocial Competencies in the Occurrence of Depressive Symptoms.” Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation, 1995.



SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH

         

University of California Davis Medical School, Data Collection through Blood Testing during RAAM: Race Across America, 3,050 mile Ultra-Cycle Race, 2006.

The Cooper Institute of Research for Health and Wellness, Dallas Texas, Data Collection through Power Meter Cycling Computers, Measuring Power Wattage throughout RAAM: Race Across America, 3,050 mile Ultra-Cycle Race, 2006-2007.



COURSES TAUGHT AT DALLAS THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY

BC101 - Pastoral Counseling

BC102 - Theological and Psychological Foundations

BC235 - Social and Cultural Foundations

BC245 - Appraisal and Assessment Techniques

BC270 – Family Systems

BC280 - Group Counseling

BC295 - Premarital Counseling

BC305 - Counseling Practicum I

BC422 - Marital Counseling

BC424 - Marital Enrichment

BC497 - Human Sexuality

BC498 – Sexuality & Ethics

BC499 – Basic Issues in Sex Therapy

BC505- Family Research & Assessment

BC511 - Sexual Educator Certification I

BC512 - Sexual Educator Certification II

BC513 - Sexual Educator Certification III

DM103 - The Applied Research Project

DM356 - Marriage and Family Ministry Cohort: Seminar 2

DM605 - Selected Topics of Nurture Issues in Today's Ministry

DM615 - Advanced Pastoral Psychology and Counseling

DM640 - Human Sexuality

DM645 - Biblical Conflict Resolution I

DM646 - Biblical Conflict Resolution II

DM647 - Biblical Conflict Resolution III

 

CONTACT

gbarnes@dts.edu 

o: 214-265-1400

f: 214-265-1425


 

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