Kern Stanberry takes on the position of assistant professor of counselling at Tyndale Seminary this summer. “In the five years since Kern Stanberry began working on an adjunct basis in the counselling program, his performance has been outstanding. Along with classroom teaching, he carries a strategic role as coordinator of the counselling internship, overseeing about 50 interns in community-based agencies, hospitals, mental health facilities, social service organizations and counselling centres,” shares Dr. Janet Clark, Senior Vice President Academic & Dean of the Seminary.
Prof. Stanberry is a psychotherapist and marriage and family therapist practising in Toronto. He provides supervision for therapists who are in the process of acquiring their credentials both in the college and in the professional body. He is a clinical fellow and supervisor with the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, as well as a therapist with the Ontario Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.
He recalls having a deep interest in people from an early age, particularly helping the body of Christ navigate mental health and relationships in a way that demonstrates the redemptive work of Christ in daily life. He earned his MDiv in Clinical Counselling at Tyndale in 2006.
“I really see Tyndale as a beacon of hope right here in the middle of Toronto that embraces people, God’s people,” shares Prof. Stanberry. “Tyndale provides a place of anchoring and deepening faith and, at the same time, nurturing the mission, calling and gifting of God within a secular setting.”
Prof. Stanberry witnesses the growth and development of students as they successfully move into their respective fields. “Tyndale’s graduates in the marketplace and ministry are highly respected. The skills they bring to the field are quite differentiated as they are prepared with a wide breadth of knowledge for the diversity of real life encounters out there … counselling people from the place of compassion, care and love that Christ demonstrated to us.”