Michael Mangis, Ph.D.

Psychology Undergraduate Programs

M.A. in Counseling Ministries Program Director, Professor of Counseling
On Faculty since 1989

Office: BGC M205
Phone: (630)752-5757
Fax: (630)752-7033
Email:

Education

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, University of Wyoming, 1989

Licensed Professional Counselor, Illinois license, 180-008640

Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Illinois license 071-004331

B.A. Psychology, Wheaton College, 1984

About Michael Mangis

For eleven years Dr. Mangis was Executive Director of Heartland Counseling in Elburn, the training clinic for the Center for Rural Psychology, the non-profit Dr. Mangis founded in 2000. At Heartland, Dr. Mangis supervised graduate interns as well as maintaining his own clinical practice. Survivor of a stroke in 2008, Dr. Mangis’ professional and research interests include traumatic brain injury, rural mental health counseling, integration of counseling and Christianity, native American issues, ethics of professional counseling, psychodynamic theory.

Courses

Presently Teaching

  • CMHC 611 Foundations of Integration I
  • CMHC 612 Foundations of Integration II
  • CMHC 622 Clinical Counseling Theories and Practice I 
  • CMHC 624 Issues and Ethics in Professional Practices
  • CMHC 661 Spiritual Direction and Care for the Soul
  • CMHC 697 Internship Seminar

Previously Taught

  • Advanced Psychodynamic Practice
  • Ethics and Professional Issues
  • Community Mental Health
  • Clinical Research Design
  • Child and Adolescent Counseling
  • Equine-Assisted Psychotherapy Seminar

Membership in Professional Societies

  • American Counseling Association
  • Christian Association for Psychological Studies CAPS.net
  • National Association for Rural Mental Health NARMH.org

Publications

Books and Book Chapters

Mangis, M. (In Press, March 2014). Brief psychodynamic psychotherapy. In E. Bland and B. Strawn (Eds.), Psychoanalysis and Christianity: A New Conversation. Downers Grove: InterVarsity.

Mangis, M. W. (2011). Contemporary Psychodynamic Psychotherapies. In S. Jones & R. Butman (Eds.), Modern Psychotherapies (2nd ed.). Downers Grove: InterVarsity.

Mangis, M.W., Post, B. (2011) ‘Temptation,” “Sin,” “Personality and Temperament.”  In G. G. Scorgie (Ed.), Dictionary of Christian Spirituality. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.

Aten, J. D., Mangis, M., Campbell, C., Tucker, B., Ahmed Kobeisy, & Halberda, R. (2009). Spirituality in therapy termination. In J. D. Aten & M. Leach (Eds.), Spirituality and the Therapeutic Process: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals (pp. 217-240): American Psychological Association.

Mangis, M. (2008). Signature Sins: Taming Our Wayward Hearts, Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press.

Mangis, M., Aten, J. D., Campbell, C., Tucker, B., Ahmed Kobeisy, & Halberda, R. (In press). Spirituality and termination. In J. D. Aten & M. Leach (Eds.), Spirituality and the therapeutic process: A guide for mental health professionals. American Psychological Association.

Mangis, M. W., & Watson, R. A. (2003). Personhood, spiritual formation, and intersubjectivity in the desert fathers and mothers. In T. Speidell & W. School (Eds.), On being a person: A multidisciplinary approach to personality theories (pp. 34-54). Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock.

Mangis, M. W. (2003). Spiritual formation and Christian psychology: A response and application of Willard's Perspective. In T. W. Hall & M. R. McMinn (Eds.), Spirituality formation, counseling, and psychotherapy. New York: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Watson, R. A., & Mangis, M. W. (2003). Personhood, Spiritual Formation, and Intersubjectivity in the Desert Fathers and Mothers. In T. Speidell, & W. School (Eds.). On Being a Person: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Personality Theories. Eugene, Oregon: Wipf & Stock.

Mangis, M. W. (2001). The Integration of Psychoanalytic Psychology and Contemplative Theology: Lessons from the History of Spiritual Direction. In T. Phillips & M. McMinn (Eds.), The Care of the Soul: Exploring the Intersection of Theology and Psychology. Downers Grove, Illinois: InterVarsity. (pp. 187-202)

Articles and Papers

Mangis, M. (2013).  Sidelining the Stigma of Mental Illness. Book review of Amy Simpson’s Troubled Minds: Mental Illness and the Church’s Mission (InterVarsity). Published in Christianity Today,  June 2013 . 5th Printing

Mangis, M. W., & Aten, J. D. (Eds.), (Winter, 2007). Special issue: Clinical supervision & Christian spirituality. Journal of Psychology and Theology.

Mangis, M. W. (2007). Kicking the patient: immediacy in the consulting room. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 35(1), 43-51.

Mangis, M., Aten, J. D., Flanagan, K. S., Saylor, N., & Sandbulte, N. (2007). Enhancing rural psychology training and awareness. The Mississippi Psychologist, 32(1), 1-4.

Watson, R. A., & Mangis, M. W. (2001). The contribution of the desert tradition to a contemporary understanding of community and spiritual intersubjectivity. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 20(4), 309-323.

Mangis, M. W. (2000). Spiritual formation and Christian psychology: A response and application of Willard's perspective. Journal of Psychology and Theology 28(4), 286-289.

Mangis, M. W. (1999). An alien horizon: The psychoanalytic contribution to a Christian hermeneutic of humility and confidence. Christian Scholar's Review, 28(3), 411-431.

Presentations

“Should I feel guilty about this? Moving beyond majority-culture guilt and shame toward reconciliation and redemption.” With Derek McNeil, Isaac Weaver, and Doug Anderson.  Presentation in Counselor Education track at Christian Association of Psychological Studies, Portland, OR 2013

“Religion in Rural Communities: Implications for Christians. With Jamie Aten, Patrick Hall, Isaac Weaver, Clark Campbell. Christian Association of Psychological Studies, Washington, DC, 2012

“Integrating our humanity into clinical practice”,  an invited panel of advanced therapists where we described our “psychotherapy blunders,” Christian Association of Psychological Studies, Washington, D.C., 2012

“What is Prayer?” Address in Wheaton College Graduate Chapel, March 28, 2012.

“Finding Freedom from the Sin that Clings So Closely.”  Invited Lecture. Institute for Spiritual Formation Fall Lecture Series, Talbot School of Theology/Rosemead School of Psychology. October 18, 2011

Invited Respondent to John Carter’s paper “Meta-theory, Relational Psychoanalysis, Christian Anthropology, and Postmodernism”. Christian Association of Psychological Studies, Indianapolis, 2010

“My Story of Immanuel: God With Me in My Stroke Recovery Journey” December 2, 2009. Address in Undergraduate Chapel, Wheaton College.

“Three pounds of flesh: Spiritual lessons from a wounded brain.”  Psychology Department Chapel, March 26, 2009.

“Christian Clinical Supervision: Strategies, Critical Issues, and Training.” Symposium presented, with colleagues, at the annual conference of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Mesa, AZ, April 2008

“The Decisions and Rewards of Practicing in a Rural Area.” Paper presented with Megan Oetinger at the annual conference of the National Association for Rural Mental Health, Kansas City, August 2007

Mangis, M. (2007). Signature sins. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies.

Mangis, M. (2006).What’s all the fuss about integration? A primer to 50 years of history. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies.

Mangis, M. (2006). Outreach to underserved populations. Preconference workshop at the annual conference of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies.

Mangis, M. (2006). Clinical supervision: A Christian approach. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies.

Mangis, M. (2005, April). Metaphors for Christian counseling and psychotherapy. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Dallas, TX.

Mangis, M. (2004, July 29). Clinical supervision I: The process and ethics of clinical supervision. Continuing Education Workshop, Elburn, IL.

Mangis, M. (2004, July 29). Clinical supervision I: The process and ethics of clinical supervision. Continuing Education Workshop, Elburn, IL.

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