Dr. Bob Nations

Director of Online Counseling Program/Assistant Teaching Professor

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Office Phone: 336-758-8625

Email: nationjr@wfu.edu

Mailing Address: Department of Counseling, PO Box 7406, WFU, Winston-Salem, NC 27109


DMin in Marriage and Family Counseling, Eastern Baptist
Theological Seminary
MDiv, Duke Divinity School, Duke University
BA in History, Duke University

Research and Special Interests:

Integrating Spirituality and Counseling, Premarital Counseling, Couples and Family Counseling, Group Counseling, Coaching Clergy, and Consulting Religious Organizations in Transition

Counseling Experience:

Pastoral Care and Counseling as a United Methodist Pastor
Director of Religious Services, Charter Mandela Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC
Director of Counseling and Congregational Care, Centenary United Methodist Church, Winston-Salem, NC

Professional Licensure and Memberships (selected):

American Counseling Association
American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
American Group Psychotherapy Association
Association of Clinical Pastoral Education
Carolinas Group Psychotherapy Society
International Association of Marriage and Family Counselors
The International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy
Transitional Intentional Interim Ministry Specialist
Church Transformational Team Member, Plowpoint Ministry

Recent Presentations:

National Association for Church Business Administrators Annual Conferences: Right Brain and Left Brain People in Ministry: Collusion or Collision. Part 1 in 2010 and part 2 in 2011.
NCAMFT Conference, 2009, Effective Couples Assessment Using Pre-marriage and Couples Inventories.
Wake Forest University, Professional Community Workshop, 2006, Spiritual Issues in Counseling: Applying Attachment Theory in Understanding Spirituality and Psychotherapy.
NCAMFT Conference,2006, Spiritual Issues in Couples Therapy: Applying Attachment Theory in Understanding Spirituality and Psychotherapy with couples.


I enjoy spending time with my wife, Diane. I always look forward to seeing my two adult daughters, Laura and Rosemary. I am often on FaceTime with my granddaughter, Emaline. Other than the love of being with my family, I am a big fan of ACC football and basketball. Reading, listening to music, hiking, and tracking animals (only shoot them with a camera!) in the wild are a few of my guilty pleasures.