Harvard College, B.A.
Westminster Theological Seminary, MDiv
Cambridge University, D.Phil.
Florida State University, Ph.D.

About Dr. Hurley

Dr. Jim Hurley specializes in teaching the relation of theology and counseling, neuroscience foundations for counseling and relationship of diverse therapeutic approaches. His two PhDs (D.Phil., New Testament, Cambridge; Ph.D, Marriage and the Family, Florida State) give him a unique perspective as he teaches courses designed to help students understand the relation of psychological studies, counseling and Scripture. Through prodding students to examine their views about General Revelation (i.e., God’s world around us), Special Revelation (i.e., the Scriptures), and how the two relate, he provides an atmosphere where students, upon completion of the program, have a solid foundation for their therapeutic goals as Christians. With specific focus in cutting-edge neuroscience developments and their relevance to the counseling process and therapeutic interventions, he challenges and guides his students as they think through an integrated, biblically-faithful and scientifically-based counseling framework. Dr. Hurley’s therapeutic focus is with highly conflictual couples, individuals with historical trauma/abuse, and pre-marital couples. Dr. Hurley has been involved in Prison Fellowship, the Sexual Abuse Coalition, and served on the board of Mt. Salus Christian School. He is a clinical fellow and approved clinical supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy and a practicing professional therapist. He has also served as a board member of the Pastoral Counseling Institute. Hurley has been an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church in America since 1975. He has been a Marriage and Family Therapist since 1985.