William R. Clough, D.Min.

  • Program Chair, Pastoral Community Counseling Program, College of
    Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, Argosy University, Sarasota.


William R. Clough was born in Tarpon Springs, Florida. His degrees include a Bachelor of Science from Florida Presbyterian College in St. Petersburg, Florida; Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry from Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky; and Master of Arts from Salve Regina University in Newport, Rhode Island.

William is an ordained Minister, Presbyterian Church, USA; Certified by the International Critical Incident Stress Foundation in Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM); a Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress and Diplomate of the American Academy of Experts in Traumatic Stress; Clinical Member, American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT); and Educator Member, American Association of Pastoral Counselors (AAPC); and a Member of the CG Jung Society of Sarasota.

William served in the US Navy, retiring as a Commander. at Argosy University, Sarasota he has created and taught doctoral and masters level courses in Individual Spiritual Enhancement, Contemporary Issues in Pastoral Counseling, Ethics and the Helping Professions, Spiritual and Religious Issues in Counseling and Psychotherapy, Holistic Health Theory and Practice, Seminar in Leadership, Team Management, Multicultural Competencies for Counselors, Leadership in Religious Settings, Theories of Personality, Professional Development in Pastoral Counseling, Directed
Independent Study in Religion and Psychology, and Curriculum Development for Community Education.

He is married to the former Ruth Elizabeth McCracken and they have two sons Patrick (a Japanese Language translator for the FBI) and David (currently a Mental Health Counselor in Chicago) and one grandson Everett, in Portland, OR.

Workshops, Presentations and Seminar Topics

Preemptive Trauma Treatment: The Role of Religion and
Spirituality in preparing the foundation for post-traumatic growth.

Getting to Glad: The role of intrinsic religion and self-selection theory
in coping and post-traumatic growth.

Eyes on the Prize (or, make it or not, I'm not giving up): A Jungian model
of post-traumatic growth.

Following is a list of organizations with whom William R. Clough has interviewed, consulted or trained:

United States Navy

United States Marine Corps

Argosy University, Sarasota

Braden River Presbyterian Church

Peace Presbyterian Church


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