Tom Bagwell Group Therapy Trainings


  • The stages of group
  • Group is not serial individual therapy
  • If the therapist is doing most of the talking, that is a problem
  • How substance abuse group therapy may differ from regular traditional process group


November 14, 2018
Group 1 – 1:00PM – 2:30PM in FLC 119
Group 2 – 3:00PM – 4:30PM in FLC 119


Tom is a graduate of Vanderbilt Divinity School with both the Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry degrees. He is licensed as a Clinical Pastoral Therapist in Tennessee and is an ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ). In addition, Tom is certified as a Diplomate in the American Association of Pastoral Counselors and is a Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals.

Tom has served as pastor of two congregations, supervisor of a shelter for the homeless and psychiatric hospital chaplain. He was the founding Director of the Carolina Institute for Clinical Pastoral Training. Tom has been engaged in clinical practice for over 29 years. He is experienced in working with individuals, couples, families and groups with ages ranging from adolescent to senior adult. Tom has served on the adjunct faculty of the College of Theology & Christian Ministry since 1998. He has taught both general education courses such as Understanding the Bible and Spirituality in World Religions as well as upper level courses in pastoral care and psychology of religion for students majoring in ministry studies. His research and teaching interests are in pastoral theological method (or how to interpret human life situations through a theological lens), as well as understanding the nature of psychopathology and human suffering.

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