Bachelor of Science in Psychology, University of Notre Dame
Master of Counseling Psychology, The Ohio State University
PhD in Counseling Psychology, The Ohio State University
Licensed Psychologist and Qualified Clinical Supervisor
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. He is a licensed psychologist and a qualified supervisor for Mental Health Counselors in Florida.
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. He has a particular interest in issues related to professional ethics in the field of mental health. Additional clinical interests include therapeutic interventions with individuals and couples with personal and relationship issues and clinical work with geriatric and neurologically impaired populations.
Dr. Hurndon teaches Professional Ethics, Community Counseling, and Counseling Skills Lab while regularly providing clinical supervision to Internship and Practicum students.