How is faith a foundational guide for healing psychological problems in the wake of trauma? Awakened by his own failures, our guest grasped for ways out of his deep depression and re-discovered inspiration in the life and works of the Apostle Paul, who himself lived a life filled with major traumatic experiences. Join us to hear new insights into how life-threatening abuse, chronic stress and self-inflicted trauma affects us physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually, and most importantly, how we can heal.
Tim Murphy, PhD, is a licensed psychologist; specializing in resilience and recovery from psychological trauma, and author of three books (most recently, The Christ Cure). He consults on mental health and public policy with national organizations and speaks extensively throughout the US. He served in the Pennsylvania State Senate (six years) as Chairman of the Aging and Youth Committee, Vice Chairman of Health and Welfare, and member of Appropriations, Banking/Insurance and Rules. As senator he authored the historic Managed Care reform Act. Elected to the US House of Representatives eight times, Congressman Murphy was a member of the prestigious Committee on Energy and Commerce, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigation, Co-Chairman of the Mental Health Caucus, and Chairman of the Doctors’ Caucus. He championed landmark mental health reforms while in Congress. After years of fighting for passage of his bill, the Helping Families in Mental Health Crisis act of 2016 passed the house 422-2, was amended onto the 21st Century Cures act and signed into law in December 2016 by President Obama.