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Dr. Pam Davis

Associate Professor of Counseling, Director of Graduate Programs in Counseling


Dr. Davis teaches at the Charlotte campus where she also serves as the Director of Graduate Programs in Counseling. She is a Licensed Professional Counselor Supervisor (North Carolina) and a Registered Play Therapist Supervisor for the Association of Play Therapy.  She received her MA in Counseling Ministries from Wheaton College (2002) and her PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision from Regent University (2012).

Previously serving twenty-two years as a missionary in Thailand, Dr. Davis provides clinical consultation to missionary organizations and offers online supervision to counselors working in remote, overseas locations where counseling resources are not available. She has a keen interest in cross-cultural populations and has a first-hand understanding of the unique contribution that counselors can make to families serving cross-culturally. Dr. Davis is passionate about research in the areas of missionary care, missionary resilience, and third culture kids.  She is a sought after speaker both across the US and internationally on topics involving member care and counseling for children and families. When not working, she enjoys kayaking on Lake Wylie, hiking, and experiencing almost anything new.


  • BS (Liberty University)
  • MA (Wheaton College)
  • PhD (Regent University)


  • Davis, P.S., & Kim, Y. (2020). God’s wounded servants: Exploring lived experiences of trauma among Korean missionaries. In J.J. Bonk, J.N. Jennings, J. Kim, & J.H. Lee (Eds.), Missionaries, Mental Health, and Accountability: Support Systems in Churches and Agencies. Littleton, CO: William Carey Publishing.
  • Thom, N., Davis, P.S., & Tseng, L. (2019). The implications of pre-field training, negative family-related events, and negative pre-field events for resilience among cross-cultural workers. Journal of Psychology and Theology. Retrieved from https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/0091647119878667
  • Hudspeth, E. F., & Davis, P. S. (2016). Creating an informed consent and contract for web-based supervision. Play Therapy, 11(1), 12-15.
  • Davis, P. S., Edwards, K.J., & Watson, T. S. (2015). Using process-experiential/ emotion focused therapy techniques for identity integration and resolution of grief among Third Culture Kids. Journal of Humanistic Counseling 54(2), 170-186.
  • Hudspeth, E. F., & Davis, P. S. (2015). Ethical web-based play therapy supervision. Play Therapy, 10(2), 16-20.
  • Davis, P. S. & Hudspeth, E. F. (2014). Web-based play therapy supervision: What, why, how, and who. Play Therapy, 9(4), 6-10.

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