Colorado Christian University
Dr. Brian Fidler

Dr. Brian Fidler

Faculty Spotlight

Degrees and Experience
  • Ph.D. Counselor Education and Supervision (Regent University)
  • M.S. Community Counseling and Marriage, Family Therapy (John Brown University)
  • B.G.S. General Studies (Missouri Southern State University)
  • Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC, Missouri)
  • Licensed Professional Marital and Family Therapist (LMFT, Missouri)
  • National Board-Certified Counselor (NBCC, National Board of Certified Counselors)
  • Certified Emotionally-Focused Therapist (CEFT, International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally-Focused Therapy)

Biography and Professional Achievements

Dr. Brian Fidler is a full-time online faculty member. He is a licensed professional counselor and licensed marital and family therapist in the state of Missouri, and a national board-certified therapist. Dr. Fidler is also a certified emotionally-focused therapist. Dr. Fidler feels strongly about the mission to bring healing to the broken heart and restoration to the soul (Isaiah 61:1) through the work of professional counseling.

Dr. Fidler lives in Joplin, Missouri, with his wife of 20 years and their daughter. Dr. Fidler has worked in a ministry setting for several years, and in 2011 he became the founder and executive director of a private practice. Together with his team, Dr. Fidler treats individuals, couples, and families, and is a recognized leader and provider of faith-based mental health services in the southwest Missouri community. He is a strong advocate of community involvement to bring hope and healing and has worked with local homeless shelters, ministries, churches, and colleges to bring lay counseling training to ministers and educators. 

Publications

  • Reviewer, Journal of Psychology and Theology (2020-2021).
  • Spiritual Conflict Seminar. Presenter. Ozark Christian College, Joplin, MO. (2021).
  • Loosemore, P. W., & Fidler, B. W. (2019). "Reimagining Integration in counselor education doctoral training: The compliment of convictions, contextualized expression, and pedagogy." Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 38(2), 100-111.
  • Fidler, B. W., & Loosemore, P. W. (2020). "Reimagining Integration in counselor education doctoral training: The compliment of convictions, contextualized expression, and pedagogy." CAPS 2020 Conference Presentation. March 2020.
  • Loosemore, P. W., & Fidler, B. W. (2020). "Counselor education mentorship." CAPS 2020 Conference Presentation. March 2020.
  • Integration Praxis. Presenter. John Brown University Graduate Counseling Faculty. April 4, 2019.
  • "Introduction to Trauma." Presenter. Watered Gardens Ministry Staff. July 18, 2018.
  • "Emotionally-Focused Therapy with Trauma Clients." Presenter. Cairn University Graduate Counseling Department. Online. June 16, 2018.
  • Ph.D. Counseling Education and Supervision Interview. Panel Presenter. Regent University. Online. Feb. 17, 2018.
  • Spiritual Conflict Seminar. Presenter. Ozark Christian College, Joplin, MO. Feb. 9-10, 2018.
  • "A Primer in Emotionally-Focused Therapy." Host/Sponsor. Joplin, MO. June 23, 2017.
  • "Abuse and Male-Type Depression." Presented at College Heights Christian Church, Joplin, MO. Feb. 5, 2017.
  • "Spiritual Warfare in Helping Professions." Presented at Ozark Christian College, Joplin, MO. Dec. 9, 2016.
  • "Hold Me Tight Weekend Workshop." Presented at Fort Smith, AR. Oct. 14-15, 2016.
  • "Starting a Counseling Private Practice." Presented at John Brown University, Rogers, AR. Feb. 27, 2015.
  • "Grief and Forgiveness." Course conducted at Christ's Church of Oronogo, Oronogo, MO. Sept.-Dec. 2012.
  • "Adolescent Sexuality: What to Expect, How to Help." Presented at The Joshua Center Apprenticeship Program, Fayetteville, AR. Sep. 2010.
  • "The Story of Sexuality." Poster Presentation. Presented at Christian Association for Psychological Studies Regional Conference, Kansas City, KS. April 15-16, 2010.
  • "Introduction to Mental Health Practice." Presented at Business Network International, Joplin, MO. Jan. 2010.