John W. Auxier, PhD


Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
Associate Dean of Trinity Western Seminary
Program Chair for the Master of Divinity
Trinity Western Seminary

Dr. Auxier holds a Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Counselling from the University of Arizona, (with a specialization in Addictions), a Masters of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary, and M.A. in Church History from Trinity Evangelical Theological School.

He has over 25 years of graduate teaching experience at Trinity Western and 12 years as a pastor. His professional experience also includes psychiatric social work, addictions counselling, and private practice marriage & family therapy.

Current Professional Credentials include:

  • Clinical Fellow, American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT)

  • Registered Marriage & Family Therapist (R-MFT) with the Canadian Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT).

  • Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist (L-MFT), Washington State.

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MDiv - Princeton Theological Seminary 

MA (Church History) - Trinity Evangelical Divinity School 

PhD (Rehabilitation Counseling-Addictions) - University of Arizona

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Integration of Theology and Psychology 
Addictions Recovery 
Technology and Faith 
Theology and Popular Culture 

Courses Taught:  
Pastoral Counselling Group Therapy 
Theories of Marriage & Family Therapy 
Theological Issues in Counselling 
Theology of Popular Culture 
Marriage Enrichment 
MFT Internship Supervision 
Introduction to Comic Studies

Clinical Fellow of the American Association for Marriage & Family Therapy (AAMFT) 
Licensed MFT, Washington State Board of Health Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) 
Evangelical Theological Society (ETS) 
Comics Studies Society (CSS)

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