At Indiana Wesleyan University, our Graduate Counseling programs are designed to offer a Christ-centered approach to improving your craft as a practitioner in counseling-related professions. Our faculty members are recognized leaders in the field; many of them currently practice the trade, conduct research, and regularly contribute to scholarly literature. Your learning experience here will take you far beyond basic counseling theory to implement innovative evidence-based practices in your own practice.

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Mark Gerig; MA, PhD Professor; Graduate Counseling | Chair; Division of Graduate Counseling mark.gerig@indwes.edu


Dr. Gerig has over 25 years of experience in counseling-related settings. In addition, he has served as the president of the Indiana Mental Health Counselors Association and a member of the AMHCA Professional Issues Committee. He has been honored as the 2005 AMHCA Counselor Educator of the Year and 2003 ICA Mental Health Counselor of the Year.

Educational Background:

  • B.A., 1980, Purdue University
  • M.A., 1983, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • Ph.D., 1991, University of Toledo


  • Wellness and Forgiveness
  • Counselor Professional Identity 
  • Impact of Community Forgiveness Awareness Campaign
  • Enhancing Willingness to Forgive Through Group Forgiveness and Wellness Interventions
  • Stigmatization of Mentally Ill Among CMH Professionals
  • Foundations for Mental Health and Community Counseling (Pearson Prentice Hall, 2007)
  • "Receiving Gifts from Clients" (JMHC, 2004)
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