Dr. Winter grew up in England and trained in medicine at St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, London, and then in psychiatry in Bristol. (He is a past member of The Royal College of Psychiatrists in the UK.) He was also a counselor, teacher, and leader at the English L’Abri and associate pastor of a church in Hampshire for some years before moving to the United States in 1992 to head the counseling program at Covenant Seminary. Now, as a Professor Emeritus, he enjoys teaching the occasional class for Covenant.
Dr. Winter’s research interests have been at the interface of psychology, medicine, and theology. Each year he travels to Poland to teach at the European Leadership Forum (teaching videos available at https://foclonline.org/users/richard-winter-0) and he is an advisory board member of the American Bible Society’s Trauma Healing Institute (http://thi.americanbible.org/).
He is the author of Choose Life: A Christian Perspective on Abortion and Embryo Experimentation (out of print); The Roots of Sorrow: Reflections on Depression and Hope (2001); Still Bored in a Culture of Entertainment: Rediscovering Passion and Wonder (2002); Perfecting Ourselves to Death: The Pursuit of Excellence and the Perils of Perfectionism (2005); and When Life Goes Dark: Finding Hope in the Midst of Depression (2012). He continues practicing therapy privately and with the Global Counseling Network (http://www.globalcounselingnetwork.com/#vision).
Dr. Winter and his wife, Jane, have four children and nine grandchildren.
See video of some of Dr. Winter’s lectures at the Forum of Christian Leaders (FCL) site:
- Christian Counseling: An Integrated and Biblical Approach
- Helping Troubled Marriages: Trouble and Truth
- Helping Troubled Marriages: Healing and Hope
Check out more of Dr. Winter’s counseling resources at FCL.
Webinar featuring Dr. Winter: Mindfulness: Is It Christian, Buddhist, or Both? And Does It Matter? (you will need to enter your name and e-mail address to view)
See resources by Dr. Winter on our site (search by speaker).