Bill Walkup, L.C.S.W.

Education

  • M.S. in Family Studies, Texas Woman's University
    • Thesis: "Moral Development in Institutionalized Adolescences"
  • Additional graduate work in Biblical Studies, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A. in Psychology and Religious Studies, Southwest Baptist University
Certifications
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker

Selected Presentations

  • PREPARE - premarital counseling assessment workshops - 2008, 2009, 2010
  • CFAB: A Model for Effective Pre-Marriage Counseling at Missouri Association of Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference – 2004
  • C-PREP at Marriage Conference - 1997
  • I-Marriage at Marriage Conference - 2008
  • Love and Respect at Marriage Conference - 2016
  • Couple communication seminars - 1996-1999
  • Homosexuality and the Christians' Role - 1995
  • Youth and Today's Culture - 1995

Related Experience

  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, 1992-present
  • Licensed to the Gospel Ministry, 1980-present

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Christian Counselors
  • Healthy Families Healthy Homes 
    • Board Member, 2005-2011
  • Life Innovations - PREPARE-ENRICH Customized 
    • Certified Trainer, 2006-present
  • Life Innovations - PREPARE-ENRICH 
    • Certified Facilitator, 1995-present
  • PREP and C-PREP 
    • Certified Instructor, 1996-present
  • Couple Communication
    • Certified Instructor, 1995-present

Honors and Awards

  • Who’s Who Among American Teachers, 2005
  • Who’s Who Among American Colleges and Universities, 1983

Church/Community Service

  • Attends First Baptist Church, Bolivar
    • Marriage retreat leadership team - 1997-2000, 2002-2009, 2012-present
    • Deacon 2000-present, Vice-chairman of the Deacons, 2010-2011, Chairman of the Deacons, 2012-2013
    • Community Clothing Drive
    • Deacon Family Ministry
    • GHR (Growing Healthy Relationships) focusing on enriching college and graduate students' marriages