Dr. Gary J. Oliver

Gary J. Oliver is a university and seminary professor, psychologist, author, Executive Director of the Center for Relationship Enrichment and Professor of Psychology and Practical Theology at John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

He received his B.A. from Biola University, an M.Div. from Talbot Theological Seminary, a Th.M. from Fuller Theological Seminary, and an M.A. and a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and a Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor of the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT). He has earned the Certified Family Life Educator (C.F.L.E.) diploma by The National Council on Family Relations.

Dr. Oliver has over 30 years experience in individual, premarital, marital and family counseling and for the past 20 years he has had an extensive nationwide teaching ministry with Promise Keepers and The American Association of Christian Counselors. In addition to his clinical experience, Dr. Oliver has over ten years experience serving on the staff of churches in California, Nebraska and Colorado. He is also Associate Professor and Program Director for the D. Min. in Marriage and Family Counseling at Denver Seminary.

Dr. Oliver has co-authored two books with his late wife, Carrie – Raising Sons…and Loving It! published by Zondervan and Mad About Us: Moving from Anger to Intimacy With Your Mate scheduled for publication by Bethany House in the Fall of 2007. He is also the author of over one hundred articles in national magazines and journals as well as co-author of ten books with H. Norman Wright including A Woman’s Forbidden Emotion and Fears, Doubts, Blues and Pouts. Dr. Oliver is the editor of the AACC publication Marriage and Family: A Christian Journal, a contributing editor for New Man Magazine, and a regular columnist in Marriage Partnership and Home Life magazines.

Dr. Oliver travels both nationally and internationally providing seminars and workshops on a variety of topics including marriage enrichment, parenting, brief therapy, and emotional intelligence. He resides in Siloam Springs, Arkansas.

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