Associate Professor of Biblical Counseling; Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling Program Coordinator
B.B.A., University of West Georgia; M.Div., Luther Rice College and Seminary; M.A., Ph.D., Liberty University; L.P.C.
Ann Kerlin joined the Luther Rice faculty as an adjunct in 2011, and became part of the full time faculty in 2013. She teaches courses in counseling at the undergrad level and in the Master of Arts of Biblical Counseling degree, where she currently serves as Program Coordinator. Kerlin is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) in the state of Georgia and a Certified Professional Counseling Supervisor (CPCS).
Kerlin also serves as President of the Board of Directors at One Roof Ecumenical Alliance Outreach, a non-profit agency that serves residents of Coweta County by meeting financial and housing needs. They operate a thrift store and partner with the Coweta County Food Bank. Kerlin also serves on the patient education committee of VEDA (www.vestibular.org) and works with Shalom Recovery, a Christian residential rehabilitation center, located in Belton, SC, in an ongoing research project where she provides intake assessments for women entering the program. She is also currently engaged in several research projects with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America.
Dr. Kerlin belongs to several professional memberships including the Licensed Professional Counseling Association of Georgia, the Christian Association for Psychological Research, and the American Association of Christian Counselors. She has presented several times in conjunction with these organizations.
Please visit the following links to Dr. Kerlin’s published works and writings.
- Temple, Michell, Kerlin, Ann M., "A Qualitative Exploration of Strategic Trauma and Abuse Recovery: A Spiritually Integrated Treatment to Address Trauma," Journal of Psychology and Theology (2022, March): https://journals.sagepub.com/eprint/QBUIFAQF49CVJRK25IUZ/full
- Kerlin, Ann M. “The Impact of COVID-19 and an EF-4 Tornado in Coweta County, Georgia,” Luther Rice Journal of Christian Studies 4 (Summer 2021): 88-100.
- Parker, Jeff & Ann M. Kerlin. “What Makes a Church Inviting?” Luther Rice Journal of Christian Studies 4 (Summer 2021): 44-57.
- Kerlin, Ann M., (2019): “Women in Christian Substance Abuse Treatment; Forgiveness, Attachment Styles, and Improvements in Co-occurring Mental Health Symptoms, Journal of Religion and Health, pp. 1-25, https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-019-00948-x
- Kerlin, Ann M., (2019) “Women in Residential Recovery,” Addiction and Recovery Network, 2(4), 3 pages.
- Rohde, J. A., Fisher, E. B., Noar, S. M., Kerlin, A. M., Martin, C. F., Sandler, R. S., & Long, M. D. (2019, March). Loneliness, social isolation, and psychological distress among adults with Crohn's disease. In Annals Of Behavioral Medicine (vol. 53, pp. S824-s824). Journals Dept, 2001 Evans Rd, Cary, NC 27513 USA: Oxford Univ Press Inc.
- Kerlin, A.M., Long, M., Kappelman, M., Martin, C., & Sandler, Robert S. “Profiles of Patients Who Use Marijuana for Inflammatory Bowel Disease,” Digestive Diseases and Sciences (2018). https://doi.org/10.1007/s10620-018-5040-5, 5 pages.
- Kerlin, Ann M. "Therapeutic Change in a Christian SUD Program: Mental Health, Attachment, and Attachment to God," Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 35(4), 2017; Pages: 395-411. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/07347324.2017.1355218
- Kerlin, Ann Marie, "Disability Levels and Cognitive Functioning Reported by Patients Impaired by Gentamicin and Other Aminoglycosides." SAGE Open, Vol 7, No. 2 (May 15, 2017).
- Kerlin, Ann Marie, and Lisa S. Sosin. "Recovery From Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Spiritually Integrated Qualitative Exploration of 10 Women’s Journeys." Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health (2016): 1-21.
- Kerlin, Ann, “Pastoral Care: Past and Present,” Journal of Biblical Ministries, Vol. 1 (2014): 25-43.
- Kerlin, Ann (2013). An Exploratory Study of Recovery and Recovery Maintenance for Victims of Childhood Sexual Abuse Who Completed Faith Based Residential Treatment Programs
(Dissertation available at: http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/doctoral/770/)
- Survey Results: Damage Caused By Gentamicin,"
- "Anxiety: Is it Normal?" Published on:
- Kerlin, A.M., Long, M., Kappelman, M. et al. "Profiles of Patients who Use Marijuana for Inflammatory Bowel Disease," Digestive Diseases & Sciences (2018) 63: 1600. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10620-018-5040-5
- Ann Marie Kerlin (2017) Therapeutic Change in a Christian SUD Program: Mental Health, Attachment, and Attachment to God, Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 35:4, 395-411, DOI: 10.1080/07347324.2017.1355218
- Kerlin, A.M. Women in Christian Substance Abuse Treatment; Forgiveness, Attachment Styles, and Improvements in Co-occurring Mental Health Symptoms, Journal of Religion and Health (2019), pages 1-25. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10943-019-00948-x
- Workshop at the May 2016 LPCA Convention entitled, "Recovery from Addictions" which lasted 1.5 hours, and was presented to 85 participants.
- Poster presentation at CAPS Convention, Denver 2015: “Changes in Adult Attachment, God Attachment, and Mental Health Symptomology in Residential Treatment for Substance Abuse.“
- Presentation at CAPS East, Philadelphia in October, 2015: “Recovery from Childhood Sexual Abuse: A Spiritually Integrated Qualitative Exploration of Ten Women’s Journeys.” The presentation contained exploration of the research project along with a description of Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis, the research method used on this project.
- Presentation at CAPS East, October, 2016, “Therapeutic Change in Substance Abuse Treatment” This presentation covered several years of research on recovery projects.