Dr. Dennis Gibson’s Resume

Professional Services Offered:

  • Mentoring, coaching, counseling, training in person, by telephone or Skype.
  • Personal, marriage and family counseling and psychotherapy.
  • Seminars on family living, on brief counseling techniques, and on parenting our own elderly parents, presented internationally.
  • Retreat speaker alone and with wife.


Birthplace/Early Schooling: Chicago, IL
Wife: Ruth Flesvig Gibson
Sons: Steven, David, Scott (all adults)

College Education:

Ph.D. Degree
University of Minnesota – Minneapolis, MN
Major: Psychology
Minor: Educational Psychology
Thesis title: Prediction of verbal behavior of individuals in small counseling groups.

Central Michigan University – Mt. Pleasant, MI
Courses in Psychology/Business Administration

B.S degree in Chemical Engineering
Northwestern University – Evanston, IL
Major: Chemical Engineering
Walter P. Murphy academic scholarship.
Honors in sports, fraternity and professional societies.

Work Experience:

Private Practice – Clinical Psychologist – Wheaton, IL
Moody Bible Institute – Evening School Instructor – Chicago, IL
Wheaton College – Part-time teacher – Wheaton, IL
Warrenville Clinic – Psychologist – Warrenville, IL
College of Wooster – Assistant Professor of Psychology – Wooster, OH
The Dow Chemical Company – Chemical Engineer – Midland, MI


Book: “The Sandwich Years” Grand Rapids, MI: Baker (With Ruth Gibson)
Book: “Vitality Therapy” Grand Rapids, MI: Baker
Book: “The Strong Willed Adult” Grand Rapids, MI: Baker
Book: “Live, Grow and Be Free” San Bernardino, CA: Here’s Life

Paper: “Socratic questions in Prochaska’s early stages of change” APA Midwinter Convention, San Diego, CA.
Paper: “Solution therapy with a dependent non-customer” American Association of Christian Counselors Regional Conference, Chicago area.
Paper: “Vitality Therapy” Presented at the annual convention of CAPS (Christian Association for Psychological Studies), Philadelphia, PA.

Article: Doubting Thomas, the obsessive. “Journal of Psychology and Christianity”, 4 (2), 34 36
Articles: Adlerian psychotherapy (pp. 23 25); Communication skills train¬ing (193 194); Conjoint family therapy (219 220); Contracts, therapeutic use (231); Family communications theory (pp. 391 394). In D.G. Benner (Ed.), “Baker Encyclopedia of Psychology” Grand Rapids, Michigan: Baker Book House.
Article: The obsessive personality and the evangelical. “Journal of Psychology and Christianity”, 2 (3), 30 35.
Articles: Various articles in “Moody Monthly”, “Today’s Christian Woman”, and “Power for Living”.

Patent: U.S. #3,322,684. A Method of Generating Froth (W/D.S. Chisholm)

Additional Training:
Alfred Adler Institute of Chicago (Psychotherapy Program)

Brief Family Therapy Center, Milwaukee, WI (Extensive workshops and personal supervision in solution focused brief therapy, under Steve deShazer, Insoo Kim Berg, Scott Miller, and Michelle Weiner-Davis (independently)

Clinical training program in transactional analysis and Gestalt Therapy, under William H. Holloway, M.D., Akron, OH

Cognitive Behavior Modification (Workshop from Dr. Donald Meichenbaum)

Cognitive Therapy Winter Workshop (by Dr. Christine Padesky)

Deeper Walk Training in Spiritual Warfare and Healing Prayer (by Dr. Marcus Warner)

Eye-Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (Level I & II Training)

Family Institute of Chicago (many seminars and workshops)

Marital Therapy course at Wheaton College taught by Dr. David Norton

Masterson Institute, New York (workshops and personal supervision in psychothera¬py of personality disorders)

Milton H. Erickson Fdn. Brief Therapy Workshops, held annually in early December, Attended several.

Minnesota Couples Communication Program (Instructor training)

Parent Effectiveness Training (Instructor training)

Postdoctoral internship in clinical psychology (one year), Norfolk Regional Center, Nebraska

Steps To Freedom in Christ (training seminars by author Dr. Neil Anderson. Also personal week going through my own experience of these steps and my use of them to my clients, by Rev. Jim Logan, Sioux City, IA)

Licensed clinical psychologist in state of Illinois #071 001808

NPI # 1982874913