Speaker

Andreas Bochmann, PhD

Director
  • Friedensau Adventist University (Germany)
Dr. Andreas Bochmann is a pastoral counselor from Germany who is currently teaching at Friedensau Adventist University, Germany and Newbold College of Higher Education, England in a joint appointment in the areas of marriage and family counseling (Friedensau) and pastoral care and counseling (Newbold). He has studied theology at Newbold College and Andrews University, where he earned an MDiv in 1985 and has been working in various capacities in the Adventist ministry since 1981. His experience as a hospital chaplain at Waldfriede Hospital in Berlin lead him to pursue an MA in Counseling from Liberty University and later on a PhD in Pastoral Counseling from Loyola College in Maryland (now Loyola University). His doctoral studies included an internship in a Trauma Recovery Center of a Veteran's Administration Hospital and a dissertation on the impact of religious orientation on premarital couples. Dr Bochmann has published in the area of marriage and divorce, premarital counseling and human sexuality. He is a Fellow of the American Association of Pastoral Counselors, a member of German Association for Supervision (DGSv) and the German Association of Counseling Professors (VHBC), as well as the Academy for Psychotherapy and Pastoral Care (APS). He serves as an international advisor for the Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health and as an editorial advisor for P&S, the German magazine for psychotherapy and pastoral care. He considers himself as a networker, building bridges across professions and denominations. Together with his English wife Carol, Dr Bochmann has introduced the premarital and marital inventory PREPARE/ENRICH to the German speaking countries. They are married for nearly 33 years, have three adult children and two grandchildren.