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Archibald Hart, Ph.D. and Sharon Morris May, Ph.D.

Featured on Woman to Woman on February 06, 2010.

Archibald Hart, Ph.D grew up in South Africa. He was chairman of the first African Enterprise's evangelistic mission to Pietermaritzburg in 1962. As a clinical psychologist, he is board certified in psychopharmacology. After moving to the United States, he later became dean of the Graduate School of Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary. The author of 28 books and co-founder of the Hart Institute -- a psychological counseling, training, and coaching consultancy in Sierra Madre, California, he now specializes in psychotherapy from a Christian orientation and in the treatment of depression, anxiety, and stress disorders. His major research interests are the emotional hazards of the ministry, panic disorder, stress management for leaders, and psycho-physiological measures of emotion and spirituality. Hart is the president of the International Network of Christian Counselors. He and his wife Kathleen have three grown daughters and seven grandchildren; they live in Arcadia, California.

Sharon Morris May, Ph.D. grew up in South Africa and came to the United States in 1972 with her parents. After attending UCLA and receiving her degree in psychology, May spent many years as a wife and mother, women's ministry director, Bible study leader, and women's retreat speaker. In 1995 May's husband was killed in a car accident and six months later she returned to graduate school to complete her doctorate in marriage and family therapy from Fuller Graduate School of Psychology.

May specializes in one of the most highly effective couple's and family therapy models called, Emotionally Focused Therapy. She is a licensed marriage and family therapist and is the director of the Haven of Safety Relationships at The Hart Institute. May is known as a relationship expert and more specifically as a "marriage-and-family-fight expert." She has a heart for working with couples, pastors, missionaries, and training counselors. Her aim is to help people foster close and secure relationships with their Creator and their loved ones.

May and her husband, Mike, have four sons ranging in age from 22 to 26 years: Matthew, Vincent, Alan, and Mitchell. She and her husband enjoy traveling when not at home in Arcadia, California.

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