CTS Welcomes Dr. Christina Jones Davis as New Counseling Center Clinic Director
03/27/2014 | Faculty
Following an extensive national search, the Counseling Center at Christian Theological Seminary is pleased to welcome Rev. Dr. Christina Jones Davis, Th.D., LMFT as clinic director and assistant professor of pastoral care and counseling. Dr. Davis joins CTS from Emory University in Atlanta, GA, where she taught courses in pastoral counseling and crisis care. She holds a Th.D. in Pastoral Care and Counseling, as well as an M. Div. and B.A. from Emory University. She is also a licensed marriage and family therapist and an ordained minister within the Progressive National Baptist Church.
As clinic director, Dr. Davis will oversee the CTS Counseling Center’s pastoral care and counseling practices in addition to teaching graduate level courses at CTS. Her distinguished background in spiritual care and psychoanalytical research includes a focus on providing counseling strategies for persons suffering with mental illness and addiction.
CTS President Rev. Dr. Matthew Myer Boulton remarked that Dr. Davis’s role is especially important to CTS given increased student interest in dual-degree programs. “As more individuals self-identify as ‘spiritual’ rather than as a member of a specific religion, we are seeing heightened interest in programs that address the psyche and the spirit,” Rev. Boulton said. He noted that interest in dual degree programs that combine pastoral care with M. Div. studies has grown steadily over the past decade.
Complementing her teaching, research and scholarly publication credentials, Dr. Davis brings to CTS an extensive practical record of experience in marriage and family therapy, community mental health, hospital chaplaincy and congregational ministry.