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Richmont Psychologist, Dr. Jeff Eckert, Joins Bryan College to Teach on Sexual Addiction

DAYTON, TN – (February 20, 2014)

On February 14, Dr. Jeff Eckert was one of two speakers to teach during Bryan College’s “Kill Your Sexual Addiction” seminar. Speaking during the college’s Friday morning chapel session, Eckert helped students consider sexual addiction as a modern day epidemic and an age old problem, particularly in regards to male populations. His seminar was preceded on Wednesday by Marnie Ferree, a licensed marriage and family therapist with a national reputation as a leader in the field of sexual addiction, particularly as it presents in women.

“College students are at a pivotal age where they are making decisions that will impact the rest of their lives,” said Eckert. “This topic is particularly relevant as they are considering marriage and the quality of their lives going forward. It’s important to equip them with knowledge and tools so they can make wise decisions and successfully cultivate positive habits and behaviors that will build a healthy foundation in their lives for the present and the future.”

A licensed psychologist and clinical social worker, Dr. Eckert not only engages clients (ages 12 and up) in individual and group counseling settings, but oversees approximately 20 clinicians in his role as Director of the Henegar/CBI Counseling Center in Chattanooga, TN. A ministry of Richmont Graduate University, the Center serves approximately 1,400+ individuals throughout the Chattanooga area with a wide variety of counseling services on a monthly basis.

Since, 2011, Richmont has partnered with Bryan College to offer the 3+2 program which allows psychological studies students to complete their bachelor’s and master’s in five years. As of 2013, Richmont has further replicated this partnership with Emmanuel College in Franklin Springs, Georgia.

“We continue to be grateful for the many ways Richmont and Bryan partner together to share knowledge and resources,” said Richmont’s president, Bob Rodgers. “Jeff is a skilled psychologist with years of varied experiences and it is a true privilege to have him providing counseling services to clients and eye-opening material to students throughout Tennessee.”