Dr. P. Gregory Blanton

Professor of Psychology, Human Services, and Clinical Mental Health

Dr. P. Gregory Blanton
Dr. Gregg Blanton has served on the faculty of Montreat College since 1997. Dr. Blanton earned a B.S. from Evangel College, an M.Ed. at Converse College, an M.Ed. at Clemson University, and an Ed.D. in counselor education from Texas A&M University—Commerce. In addition to teaching at Montreat College, Dr. Blanton maintains a private practice providing marriage, family, and individual therapy, as well as supervision of other counselors. Dr. Blanton has been a practicing psychotherapist for more than 15 years, working in a variety of institutional settings. He has published numerous articles in the Journal of Christianity and Psychology, Pastoral Psychology, The Family Journal, and Innovations in Clinical Practice. Outside his work at the college, Dr. Blanton enjoys hiking, movies, and swimming.

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Blanton, Gregg. Contemplation & Counseling: An Integrative Model for Practitioners. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press, 2019.

Blanton, Gregg. The Three Minds of Marriage. Herndon, VA: Lantern Books, 2017.

Blanton, Gregg. Mind Over Marriage: How to Improve Interpersonal Relationships through Centering Prayer. New York: Lantern Books, 2013.

Blanton, Gregg. “The Other Mindful Practice: Centering Prayer and Psychotherapy.” Pastoral Psychology 60 (2011): 133-147.

Blanton, Gregg. “Integrating Postmodern and Christian Contemplative Thought: Building a Theoretical Framework.” Journal of Psychology and Christianity 27.1 (Spring 2008): 73-84.

Blanton, Gregg. “Adding Silence to Stories: Narrative Therapy and Contemplation.” Contemporary Family Therapy 29 (2007): 211-221.

Blanton, Gregg. “Introducing Letter Writing into Christian Psychotherapy.” Journal of Psychology and Christianity 25.1 (Spring 2006): 77-88.

Blanton, Gregg. “How to Talk to Christian Clients About Their Spiritual Lives: Insights from Postmodern Family Therapy.” Pastoral Psychology 54.2 (November 2005): 93-101.

Blanton, Gregg. “Narrative Family Therapy and Spiritual Direction: Do They Fit?” Journal of Psychology and Christianity 24.1 (2005): 68-79.

Blanton, Gregg. “Creating Narratives from Meditation: A Model for Marital Therapy.”
Marriage and Family: A Christian Journal 6 (2004):43-55.

Blanton, Gregg. Review of The Mirror of God: Christian Faith as Spiritual Practice, by James W. Jones.
The Christian Scholar’s Review 33.4 (Summer 2003): 594-96.

Blanton, Gregg. “Opening Space for Dialogue Between Postmodern Therapists and Evangelical Clients.” The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families 12.4 (October 2004): 375-382.

Blanton, Gregg. “The Use of Christian Meditation with Religious Couples: A Collaborative Language Systems Perspective.” Journal of Family Psychotherapy 13:3/4 (2002): 291-307.

Blanton, Gregg. “A Model for Supervising Undergraduate Internships.” Teaching of Psychology 28:3 (Summer 2001): 217-19.

Blanton, Gregg. “Christian Meditation in Marital Therapy: a Manual for Clients.” Eds. Leon VandeCreek and Thomas L Jackson. Innovations in Clinical Practice: A Source Book, Volume 19. Sarasota, FL: Professional Resource Exchange, Inc., 2001, 451-58.

Blanton, Gregg. “Effects of a Group Treatment Model for the Predivorced on Participants’ Level of Ambivalence.” Family Journal 4:1 (January 1996): 22-30.

Blanton, Gregg. “A Manual for Time-limited Group Treatment with Separated Couples.” In Innovations in Clinical Practice: A Source Book, Volume 14. Eds. Leon VandeCreek, Samuel Knapp,and Thomas L Jackson. Sarasota, FL: Professional Resource Exchange, Inc., 1995, 309-322.