Dan B. Allender, Ph.D.

Professor of Counseling Psychology
Ex-officio Trustee (Non-voting)
Founder Emeritus

Dr. Dan B. Allender received his Master of Divinity from Westminster Theological Seminary and his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Michigan State University. Dan taught in the Biblical Counseling Department of Grace Theological Seminary for seven years (1983-1989). From 1989-1997, Dan worked as professor in the Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling program at Colorado Christian University, Denver, Colorado. Currently, he serves as Professor of Counseling at The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. He travels and speaks extensively to present his unique perspective on sexual abuse recovery, love & forgiveness, worship, and other related topics. Dan is the author of The Wounded Heart and The Healing Path and has co-authored several books with Dr. Tremper Longman (Intimate Allies, The Cry of the Soul, Bold Love and Bold Purpose).

Dan and his wife Rebecca and their three children Annie, Amanda and Andrew live on Bainbridge Island.


To Be Told
The Wounded Heart
Breaking the Idols of your Heart
Leading with a Limp

The Other Journal @ The Seattle School of Theology & Psychology

Moby Dick and the Psychopathology of Transcendent Rage
Raping Eve: Reflections on war rape, the political process, and grace
Eroticism, Fly Fishing, and Bad Metaphors: An Interview

Views from the Edge

…of Sabbath (coming soon)
Getting Caught by Your Calling
Caring for the Tsunami Generation
Listening to Your Children’s Voice
Betrayal and the Loss of Faith