Welcoming Vivette Henry
Friday, August 17, 2018
Tyndale’s Psychology program welcomes Vivette Henry to the faculty as she takes on the position of assistant professor of psychology. She brings well over a decade of experience in the psychology and counselling field as an educator, and in clinical work in private practice, as well as within the church, community and medical contexts.
Educated in Jamaica, the United States and Canada, Dr. Henry holds a PhD in Counsellor Education and Supervision and a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. She initially followed a science and business career path in the area of chemical technology. She nurtured management and leadership skills in this field before coming to faith when she felt called in a very different direction of serving others for the Lord. Her interest led her into the field of mental health and wellness. Her practice included addressing family and relationship issues, sexual issues, abuse and trauma.
As an educator committed to transformation and empowerment, Dr. Henry has drawn from her wealth of experience in training graduate students as well as church workers in lay counselling, evangelism, and discipleship and leadership within the church community.
Dr. Henry strongly feels that psychology and God are inextricably linked. “My purpose is to help students see beyond what’s in the theory and on paper and make it more applicable to real life. I’d like to provide a way for my students to see their Creator and see how psychology combines with their journey of self-development while querying and critiquing the text so they continue to build on a foundation that’s sound. I’d like to think that they will make meaningful contributions to people’s lives,” she shares.
“Tyndale is very highly ranked in terms of academia. I think I have a lot to bring at this stage with my years of experience in teaching students, impacting their lives, while I myself can grow and develop further in this context.”