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Corey Gilbert

Chair, Psychology Program
Associate Professor of Psychology
503-589-8124
cgilbert@corban.edu

B.A. Music - Ouachita Baptist University
M.A. Marriage and Family Counseling - Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 
M.A. Christian Education - Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 
Ph.D. Family Psychology - Capella University
Post-Doctoral Sex Therapy - Institute for Sexual Wholeness

Professional: Dr. Gilbert’s primary passion as a professor and in private practice is “seeing people draw closer to God by breaking ties with pain from the past.” He enjoys preparing students to pursue a master’s degree or to go into psychology or ministry.

Dr. Gilbert’s research includes trauma, sexual abuse, unwanted same-sex attraction, premarital counseling, and sexual issues in marriage. He frequently speaks in chapel and leads a seminar called “Discussions on Sex: Love, Sex, Dating & Marriage,” where students of all ages can ask questions and engage in honest conversations. He readily speaks at local churches, conducts marriage retreats on topics such as sexual health among other topics, and participates in discussions on sexual issues and trauma.    

Dr. Gilbert is currently a Professional Affiliate for the American Board of Christian Sex Therapists. He is also a member of the American Association of Christian Counselors, Society for Christian Psychology, and Marriage and Family Network.

Personal: Dr. Gilbert married his bride, Kelly, in 2003. They have three redheaded children. The Gilberts homeschool their children and are involved in their homeschool co-op Classical Conversations (CC), Cub Scouts where Dr. G is the Cubmaster, American Heritage Girls where Kelly serves, and other outdoor adventures. They love the outdoors and Oregon weather. Dr. G rides his motorcycle year round – it is the big loud orange one parked on the upper campus. 

Why Corban: “It is such an honor to be given the responsibility to steward others difficult stories well and have the job of drawing them to the foot of the cross for hope and glimmers of the life to come. I am honored to teach on topics such as addictions, trauma, abuse, and many other hard-to-discuss topics. Why? Because of what’s to come after the hard road of facing these issues (whether things done to us or by us). There is amazing hope and freedom in our Lord and Savior. The environment and relationships found at Corban will change your life forever and are of immeasurable value.”