Dr. Cliff Hurndon joined the faculty at Southeastern in the fall of 2006 after 27 years of clinical practice near Charlotte, North Carolina. His first 19 years of practice were at a public institute for physical rehabilitation, working with issues such as traumatic and illness-related physical and neurological disabilities. The last eight years were spent as a Christian psychologist in church-supported and other community practices. Among other positions held during this time, Dr. Hurndon was the director of clinical services at Concord First Assembly’s New Day Counseling Center.
Dr. Hurndon believes that the experiences in these various settings were God-ordained preparation for this new, previously unforeseen career as a faculty member at a Christian university. His desire is to help students learn how to maintain professional and clinical excellence in both faith-based and secular settings while living their lives as committed Christians. Dr. Hurndon believes that, for those who are called to the ministry of professional counseling and/or psychology, a Christian spiritual foundation and a sound psychological and clinical foundation need not be contradictory.
Dr. Hurndon teaches the following courses: Counseling and Contemporary Issues; Counseling Theories and Practice; Diagnosis, Assessment, and Case Management; Integration Seminar in Psychology and Theology; Marriage and Family; Physiological Psychology; Professional, Ethical, and Legal Issues; Psychotherapy: Theory and Practice; and Theories of Personality. His scholarly interests include therapeutic intervention with individuals and couples in personal and relationship issues and clinical work with geriatric and neurologically impaired populations.