Counselor Education (GR)
Full Name: David A Lawson
Professor of Psychology and Counseling
Director, Psychology and Counselor Education Programs, Orlando Campus
B.S., Radford University; M.A., Psy.D., Biola University.
Dr. Lawson is a graduate of Biola University, where he received his doctorate in clinical psychology. He returned to his home state of Virginia and finished his clinical internship in psychology at the University of Virginia; he was subsequently hired by Liberty University, where he taught for 10 years in their counseling program. Dr. Lawson has written articles for the Journal of Psychology and Christianity, covering issues of interest related to families, sexuality, and the integration of faith and science. He has worked with the Virginia Psychological Association, and has served as a board member of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) and the Lifeline of Central Florida, a suicide prevention hotline. Dr. Lawson has also served as the president of the marriage and family counseling chapter of the Florida Counseling Association. He has reviewed articles for Communiqué, the journal of the National Association of School Psychologists, and The Journal of Counseling and Development, the journal of the American Counseling Association; he also has served as editor of the online journal, Counseling Connections. Dr. Lawson has spoken at numerous family conferences and was hired by the Department of Defense to provide marriage enrichment training to their staff. Dr. Lawson has presented numerous times at national conferences such as the American Psychological Association (APA), the American Association for Sex Educators Counselors and Therapists (AASECT), and CAPS. He is married to Amy Lawson and they have 4 children. They currently reside in Apopka and attend Renew Church.