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I have been a therapist for over 25 years and served the church as clergy for 15 years. Beginning in Boston, while I was a director of services for the Department of Mental Health, I served on the Governor's Round Table for abuse. There I received a service award from HAWC, "Help for Abused Women and Children".
Raising awareness about domestic violence and sexual abuse in biological families made it clear that the same dysfunctional dynamics can be imported into families of faith. I cared about this deeply. Bumping into barriers I believed that churches are called to break the silence. So adding another master's degree (Mdiv. in 2000), I became a pastor with the United Church of Christ and also taught Boundary Awareness Training to clergy cross denominationally.
Experiencing the shroud of silence in faith based communities around our country alongside hearing the stories of adult survivors, I completed my DMin in 2011, combining cognitive behavioral therapy alongside evidence based research and spiritual practices. Now in Louisville since 2008, I am a trauma informed therapist (see specialty areas: menu/counseling), educator and advocate for abuse serving as a member of the Survivor's Counsel for the KY Office of the Attorney General https://ag.ky.gov/justice-for-...
DMin (2011): Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, KY.
MDiv (2000): Andover Newton Theological Seminary, MA.
MEd (1976): Salem State University, MA.
Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC): 1991-present, #3692 MA.
Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor (LPCC): 2008-present, #1060 KY.
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor (CCMHC): 1993-present, #32936.
National Certified Counselor (NCC): 1993-present, #32936.
Certified Pastoral Counselor (American Association of Pastoral Counselors), 2015.
United Church of Christ: 2001-present. Standing in Central Assn. MA Conference.
Presbyterian Church USA; 2012-2014.
Spiritual Director (2019): Centerquest, CA.
Stewards of Children (2017): Facilitator. Darkness 2 Light, GA.
Conflict Mediation (2010): Lombard Mennonite Peace Center, IL.
Intentional Interim Minister (2005): Interim Ministry Network, MD.
Boundary Awareness Trainer: 2002-present. FaithTrust Institute, WA.
Stephen's Ministry International (2004): Stephen's Ministry Leader.
"Help for Abused Women & Children (2002)." Community service award.
"Koinonia Preaching Recognition (2000)." Andover Newton Seminary.
Weinhold, B. (2004). Consider it, take counsel and speak up! Journal of Religion and Abuse, (6)1, 31-35.
Weinhold, B., & others. (2006). Participant’s manual: Boundary training for clergy. UCC, MA Conference, Central Association.
Weinhold, B. (2011, Oct). "Spotlight on domestic violence." CJ, p. A10.
Weinhold, B. (2011, Dec). "Systemic silences [Letter to the editor]." CJ, p. A10.
Dr. Beverly Weinhold, DMin, MEd, LMHC, LPCC, CCMHC