Dr. Alan Godwin is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Tennessee. Since 1990, he has dedicated himself to helping couples, businesses, and individuals develop better ways of handling conflict. Dr. Godwin is the cofounder of Integrity Management Resources, a consulting firm specializing in strategy development, security enhancement, relational improvement, and spiritual well-being.
Certified in Alternative Dispute Resolution, Dr. Godwin has spoken on numerous topics such as depression, anxiety, boundaries, personality disorders, conflict resolution, marriage, and parent-child relationships. He has presented day-long and half-day seminars entitled: “Character Change: An Object Relations Approach,” “Rules of Engagement: How to Fight Fair,” and “People Problems: Building Bridges & Mending Fences.”
Prior to his academic training in clinical psychology, Dr. Godwin spent 15 years in ministry to college students with Campus Crusade for Christ, during which time he earned a Master of Arts in biblical studies from Dallas Theological Seminary. He graduated from Western Seminary in Portland, Oregon with a doctoral degree in psychology in 1989.
Presently, Dr. Godwin serves on the adjunct faculty of Trevecca University in Nashville where he teaches a class for doctoral students entitled “Psychodynamic Psychotherapies.” He previously taught a class for undergraduates entitled “Lifespan Development,” and he has also guest lectured in the Marriage and Family department.
In 2007, Dr. Godwin’s article “Parenting with Integrity” was published in Faith and Family Values. Additionally, he pens a regular quarterly feature entitled “Ask Dr. Alan” for Deacon Magazine.
In his first book release, How to Solve Your People Problems, Dr. Godwin combines his professional expertise with biblical principles to help readers avoid conflict when possible and handle difficult encounters constructively. Dr. Godwin gives readers the tools and framework they need to handle conflict with grace, reason, and flexibility. He also explains how to deal effectively with unreasonable people. As a result, they will be able to transform problem situations into positive encounters and reap benefits from every relationship. How to Solve Your People Problems will help readers successfully live and work with others, implement conflict resolution, negotiate problem areas, and create positive connections—even when people disagree.
Dr. Godwin is actively involved in his church, teaching classes and serving in various capacities. In his spare time, he enjoys personal exercise, family activities, and college football. He and his wife, Penny, have been married for 30 years and have three children.