David Clarke Bio

Professional

Dr. David E. Clarke is a Christian psychologist, popular speaker, and successful author. Through his Bible-based teaching and therapy, he guides people toward healthy lives, marriages, and families.

Since 1986, Dr. Clarke has been in full-time private practice in Tampa, Florida, where he has worked extensively with individuals, couples, and families in therapy. Through his entertaining and practical seminars, he presents God's truth in the areas of emotional well-being, relationship building, and development of parenting skills.

Education and Training

He holds a B.A. in Psychology from Point Loma College in San Diego, California. He also holds an M.A. in Biblical Studies from Dallas Theological Seminary in Dallas, Texas. His Ph.D. is in Clinical Psychology from Western Conservative Baptist Seminary in Portland, Oregon.

Beginning in 1982, at a Minirth-Meier Inpatient Clinic in Garland, Texas, Dr. Clarke has trained in a number of inpatient hospitals and outpatient counseling centers. He is a licensed psychologist in the state of Florida. In addition, Dr. Clarke has been an adjunct teacher at the Tampa extensions of Dallas Theological Seminary and Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Dr. Clarke on His Philosophy

I'm a very direct, hands-on, practical person as a therapist, author, and speaker. I don't offer theories-I teach people what works. The information in my books, tapes, and in-person seminars comes out of what works in my therapy office and what works in my home. I'm very how-to oriented. I tell people what they can do today, this week, to change.

Humor is an important part of my ministry. Laughter opens people up and helps them remember and apply life principles. My audiences laugh and enjoy themselves, and learn at the same time.All my teaching and therapy is Bible-based. I wouldn't recommend anything not consistent with God's truth. My goal is to guide people toward healthy lives, marriages, and families by relying on my personal faith in God, the truths in the Bible, and the science of psychology.

Books

The author of eleven books, Dr. Clarke has written:

Media

An experienced media guest, Dr. Clarke has appeared on shows produced by numerous television and radio networks, including Focus on the Family, Coral Ridge Ministries, American Family Radio, FamilyNet television and radio, and programs including FamilyLife Today,  Janet Parshall's America,and Time for Hope.

Personal

First and foremost, Dr. Clarke is a Christian. His personal relationship with Jesus Christ is the most important part of his life. His spirituality is the driving force behind everything that he does. He is a member of Oakwood Community Church in Tampa, Florida.

Dr. Clarke has been married to his beautiful wife, Sandy, since 1982. They have four children: Emily, Leeann, Nancy, and William.

His hobbies include playing tennis with his daughter, Nancy, golf and basketball with son, William, dating his wife, Sandy,and reading superficial, but entertaining thriller novels.
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