Dr. Tim Clinton, President, AACC;
(Ed.D., LPC, LMFT, BCPCC)
Dr. Clinton is President of the nearly 50,000-member American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC), the largest and most diverse Christian counseling association in the world. He is Professor of Counseling and Pastoral Care, and Executive Director of the Center for Counseling and Family Studies at Liberty University. Licensed in Virginia as both a Professional Counselor (LPC) and Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), Tim now spends a majority of his time working with Christian leaders and professional athletes. He has authored or edited thirteen books including his latest release Turn Your Life Around: Breaking Free from Your Past to New and Better You.
Dr. Ian Jones, Executive Director;
Ian F. Jones, Ph.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Psychology and Counseling at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, where is Chairman of the Division of Church and Community Ministries and holds the Baptist Community Ministries' Chair of Pastoral Counseling. With degrees in Christian Ethics, Psychology and Counseling, Sociology, and Religion, he has taught, counseled and done family conferences in the United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Malaysia, Taiwan, Korea, and Australia. Dr. Jones authored The Counsel of Heaven on Earth: Foundations for Biblical Christian Counseling. He is also a Licensed Professional Counselor, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist and an Approved Clinical Supervisor.
Dr. Robert B. Shaw, Associate Director of IBCC;
(D.Min., M.A., M.Div., LPC, NBCC, BCPCC, BCPC)
Dr. Robert B. Shaw, Jr. is a Licensed Professional Counselor in both Virginia and North Carolina. He works as a counselor at a Christian counseling agency in Lynchburg, VA., and a conference speaker. He also works at the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) in Forest, VA. Dr. Shaw is a part-time adjunct instructor at Liberty University, online. He is also a published author of several books and an ordained pastor. He currently serves as an elder at World Victory International Christian Center (WVICC.org). He has also been a worship leader and a middle school and high school teacher and athletic coach in both the public and private school environments. Dr. Shaw has spent the several years counseling military personnel and their families near FT. Bragg, NC and specializes in abuse and trauma related issues, addictions, depression, anxiety disorders, life adjustment issues, loss and grief, counseling church leaders and pastors, and adolescents and adults. Dr. Shaw and his wife have been married since 1978, and have raised five children together.
Dr. Mark Laaser, Sexual Addiction Specialty Director;
(Ph.D., CSSAS, BCPCC)
Dr. Mark Laaser is an internationally known Christian Counselor, author and speaker. He wrote the first Christian book on sexual addiction and has since written 10 more books. He directs an outpatient clinic in Eden Prairie, MN and has treated thousands of men and couples suffering from sexual addiction. Dr. Laaser has been a regular contributor to AACC conferences and video series. He teaches at Fuller Theological Seminary, Denver Theological Seminary and has pioneered Christian certification for sex addiction therapists and pastors and is pleased that this very needed specialty is now based with the BCPPC.