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Christian Doctor’s Digest – October 2016

Preparing us as wise Christians to fight some of the evils in our world. Charles Fay discusses how to guide our children in making good digital decisions as they interact with the web and electronic devices. Allan Josephson, MD explores the issues surrounding the Transgender movement and how it affects every healthcare professional. Albert Mohler delves into the issue of Right of Conscience, how to approach it and how to applies to ourselves and our patients.

Meet Our Guests

Charles Fay, PhD

Charles Fay, PhD

Individual Interview Location within the program: 3:20

Charles Fay, PhD, is a parent, internationally recognized author, consultant and highly skilled public speaker. Dr. Fay earned his PhD with highest honors in 1997 from the University of South Carolina, and he currently works full time as an author, consultant, public speaker and CEO of the Love and Logic Institute. Millions of educators, mental health professionals and parents worldwide have benefited from his practical and down-to-earth solutions to the most common and frustrating behaviors displayed by youth of all ages. These solutions come directly from years of research and clinical experience serving severely disturbed youth and their families in psychiatric hospitals, public and private schools, and homes. Dr. Fay’s interest in education and psychology were peaked as a child from years of exposure to some of our nation’s most dynamic experts in these fields. This early exposure came as a result of participation in training events with his father, Jim Fay. Jim is one of the nation’s leading experts on child discipline and has more than 50 years of experience in public education. The internationally recognized Love and Logic approach was literally developed around Charles as he grew. Prior to and during his university training in school and clinical psychology, he enjoyed extensive experience working with children in psychiatric, public school and mental health settings. For more information, visit www.loveandlogic.com.

Allan Josephson, MD

Allan Josephson, MD

Individual Interview Location within the program: 33:30

Allan Josephson, MD, is Professor and Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Pediatrics with a joint appointment in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He has served on the faculties of two other schools of medicine, the Medical College of Georgia and University of Minnesota. He also serves as the Chief Executive Officer of the Bingham Clinic in Louisville, Kentucky. Dr. Josephson’s professional interests include the relationship of family problems to the psychiatric disorders of children and adolescents.  He is the lead author of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s practice parameter on The Assessment of the Family and has served as the chair of the Family Committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He is recognized nationally and internationally for his work in religion, spirituality and psychiatry. He recently received the Oskar Pfister Award from the American Psychiatric Association, given to an individual for significant achievement in the study of psychiatry and religion. Dr. Josephson previously served as president of CMDA’s Psychiatry Section. For more information about CMDA’s Transgender Identification Ethics Statement, visit www.cmda.org/ethics.

Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr

Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr

Individual Interview Location within the program: 56:30

Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr. is the president of The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is an esteemed authority on contemporary issues and has been recognized by such influential publications as Time and Christianity Today as a leader among American evangelicals. In addition to his presidential duties, Dr. Mohler hosts two programs: “The Briefing,” a daily analysis of news and events from a Christian worldview; and “Thinking in Public,” a series of conversations with the day’s leading thinkers. He also writes a popular blog and a regular commentary on moral, cultural and theological issues. To access his programs, blog and other commentaries, visit www.albertmohler.com.