Dr. Megan Clunan
Associate Professor of Psychology and Human Services
Assistant Dean for Faculty and Program Development
Dr. Megan Clunan is an associate professor in the Psychology and Human Services Department at Montreat College. Dr. Clunan earned her B.A. from Florida State University in international affairs. Dr. Clunan’s graduate degrees were earned from the New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary — a M.A. in marriage and family counseling, a master’s of theology, and a Ph.D. in psychology and counseling.
Dr. Clunan is a licensed professional counselor, a licensed mental health counselor and certified supervisor for mental health counseling and marriage and family therapy interns pursuing licensure. She has extensive experience working with survivors of childhood sexual abuse trauma, at-risk youth, and issues related to marriage and family. She is certified in various evidence-based models, including trauma-focused cognitive behavioral therapy.
Dr. Clunan’s professional passion involves the integration of counseling psychology with Christian theology for the purpose of holistic client care.
Clunan, Megan. “Real-life connection: Bible memorization for children.” Hacks and Facts for Focus on the Family, 2021.
Clunan, Megan. “The trinity of human ontology: Relationships, identity and meaning.” The Philosophy of Theological Anthropology, (2020), 1-10. Evangelical Philosophical Society. http://epsociety.org/library/articles.asp?pid=444
Clunan, Megan. & Armstrong, Norèal. “The case of Harper, courageous cultural conversations in the counseling room: Overcoming complacency with competence and confidence” in Cases on Cross Cultural Counseling Strategies (2019). IGI Global.
Clunan, Megan. “Narrative therapy in Christian counseling.” Journal of Applied Christian Counseling, 4.2 (2018), 1-10.
Clunan, Megan. “Spiritual intimacy and the church planter marriage.” American Association of Christian Counselors, Transformation, 10.1 (2017), 1-3.
Clunan, Megan. Factors Impacting Marital Satisfaction within Church Planter Marriages in the United States. Doctoral dissertation. 2016. Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.
Clunan, Megan. “Counseling Excellence, a More Biblical View.” American Association of Christian Counselors, Transformation 7.1 (2014): 6-8.
Clunan, Megan. “Fear is Freedom.” American Association of Christian Counselors, Transformation 6.3 (2013): 1-2.
Clunan, Megan. “The trinity of human ontology: Relationships, identity, and meaning.” American Association of Christian Counselors (2021).
Clunan, Megan. “Soul Care and the Christian professor: Preventing compassion fatigue and burnout.” Society of Professors in Christian Education (2021).
Clunan, Megan & Holbrook, Josh. “The fellowship of philosophers: Ancient and innovative co-curricular learning for critical thinking.” Appalachian College Assocation (2021)
Clunan, Megan. “An Ancient Understanding Empowers Innovative Learning: Character and Academic Development Through Discipleship and Intentionality.” Society of Professors in Christian Education (2020).
Clunan, Megan and Armstrong, Noreal. “Courageous Cultural Conversations: Overcoming Complacency with Competency.” North Carolina Counseling Association (2020).
Clunan, Megan. “Entitlement is a Secondary Culture: What is the Primary Culture and What is the Antidote?” Appalachian College Association (2019).
Clunan, Megan. “The Ethical Necessity to Address the Whole Client: Why Spirituality Isn’t Antithetical to Counseling Psychology.” North Carolina Counseling Association (2019).
Clunan, Megan. “Trauma in Children and Adolescents.” Montreat College Continuing Education Workshop for Community Providers (2019).
Clunan, Megan and Armstrong, Noreal. “Food Therapy: How Food Impacts Mental Health.” North Carolina Counseling Association (2018).
Clunan, Megan. “Mental Health and Military Students.” North Carolina Student Transition Resource Initiative for Veteran’s Education (2017).