Rhonda Pruitt

 Rhonda Pruitt

Address7435 Monticello Road
Columbia, SC 29203

Director of D.Min. in Member Care and Counseling Program, Columbia Biblical Seminary & School of Missions, Columbia International University

B.S., Holmes College,
M.A., Columbia Biblical Theological Seminary,
M.Ed., Regent University; University of Berlin, Germany Fellow,

Graduate School(Adjunct Faculty)
Director of D.Min. in Member Care and Counseling Program
Clinical Counseling

Seminary & School of Missions(Resident Faculty)
Member Care
Pastoral Counseling

Dr. Rhonda Pruitt brings a cross-cultural psychology flavor to the counseling program at Columbia International University. She has served as a missionary for 20 years in Asia and Europe. Out of her experience flows a passion for missions and the care of missionaries who serve globally. Dr. Pruitt is a pioneer in the field of member care. She designed and coordinates the first academic training program in member care in N. America and Europe. From 1986-1987 she served as teaching team administrator at the Taiyuan University of Technology in China. She counseled adolescents at Pines Adolescent Treatment Center in Virginia from 1987-1988 and served as an instructor and departmental director the following year at Limestone College in South Carolina. Overseas, Dr. Pruitt was visiting fellow at Leport Mental Hospital in Hungary from 1990 to 1992. She also held a private practice serving the missions community in Germany from 1996 to 2001. She has been a missionary with Pentecostal Holiness World Ministries from 1989 to the present while also serving as therapist on staff with Heartstream Resources for Cross-Cultural Workers, providing international missionary care services from 2001 to the present.

Education and Experience:

B.S., Holmes College; M.A., Columbia Biblical Theological Seminary; M.Ed., Regent University; University of Berlin, Germany Fellow; Alfred Adler Institute of Berlin, Fellow; Asbury Theological Seminary, Specialization in Human Sexuality; teaching team administrator, Taiyuan University of Technology, China, 1986-87; adolescent counselor, Pines Adolescent Treatment Center, 1987-88; instructor, department director, Limestone College, 1988-89; missionary, Pentecostal Holiness World Ministries, 1989-present (visiting fellow, Leport Mental Hospital, Hungary, 1990-92; private practice, Berlin, Germany, 1996-2001; therapist, Heartstream Resources for Cross-Cultural Workers, 2001-2004); licensed in the state of South Carolina as a Therapist and as a Licensed Supervisor; program coordinator for “Mental Health and Missions Conference”, the annual training conference for mental health professionals in N. America serving the missions community.

Areas of Interest

Care and Counseling ProgramClinical Counseling;

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