Ministry and #MeToo

Episode 2

The Psychology of Abuse

Dr. Diane Langberg

People who have experienced sexual misconduct and abuse are everywhere in our world—in our neighborhoods, in our workplaces and in our ministries. Abuse affects survivors in profound ways and ministry leaders have often failed to respond in ways that support victims. In this episode, Dr. Diane Langberg, a psychologist with 45-years of experience working with trauma victims, will help us understand the psychology of abuse and power. Discover how abuse affects victims, how abusers mis-use their power and how churches can change their response patterns to provide the support victims need.

Running time: 44 minutes

Dr. Diane Langberg

Psychologist; International Speaker; Expert on Trauma and Abuse of Power

Dr. Diane Langberg has received many awards for her 45 years of clinical work with trauma survivors, caregivers and clergy, in Rwanda and around the world. She directs her own Christian counseling practice with 15 therapists, co-leads the Global Trauma Recovery Institute at Biblical Theological Seminary, is on the board of G.R.A.C.E. (Godly Response to Abuse in a Christian Environment), and serves as co-chair for American Bible Society’s Trauma Advisory Council. Langberg’s latest book is Suffering and the Heart of God: How Trauma Destroys and Christ Restores.

The headshot of Dr. Diane Langberg for Ministry and MeToo Series.