Dr. Sam Mayhugh, is an executive psychologist who recently retired from IBH, a behavioral healthcare company he founded over 30 years ago. His professional life has also been spent in private practice, in hospitals and outpatient offices.
He graduated from Olivet Nazarene University and Purdue University. His PhD is from Indiana State University. He attended post doctorate certificate programs at Harvard and Oxford University.
He has authored five works, including C.I.P. Counseling Interaction Profile (Association for Productive Teaching, 1969), co-authored the text, Managed Behavioral Health Care, an Industry Perspective, with Sharon A. Shueman, Ph.D. and Warwick G. Troy, PhD, MPH, (Charles C. Thomas, Springfield, Illinois, 1994, Harold’s Story – A Journey of Uncommon Healing, (Trilogy Christian Publishers, 2019).
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The Odyssey of King David – God’s Broken Vessel, (West Bow Press, 2020).
Harold's Story-- A Journey of Uncommon Healing, by Dr. Sam
Mayhugh, is a troubling and yet inspiring story, which effortlessly draws the reader into a three-way conversation as Harold tells his story to Dr. Sam, who then responds to the reader with insights and observations honed throughout a lifetime of helping others. Early in the telling of his story, one begins to feel the downward pull of the various traumas that Harold endured; yet even at the darkest moments, there seemed to be a ray of light in the darkness. But how? How could Harold ever recover? His story is truly a journey of "uncommon healing." Read it and weep... and rejoice!
I invite you to join me as we take a dramatic leap of faith and listen to David tell his intimate story of brokenness. He speaks candidly, directly to us in the first person, looking back over the odyssey of his life. Then I, “Dr. Sam,” will respond with some observations along the way. In the process, may we discover together that source of healing which can restore all of us—God’s broken vessels—to health and wholeness.
King David—as he shares his doubts and fears, anger, shame and suspicions—ancient maladies we now identify as self-esteem, depression, anxiety, hostility, guilt and paranoia. While our descriptive language has changed, the human condition has not. Saints are not born, they are shaped, and, like David, all have gone through the crucible of brokenness. Without exception, they possess their “saintliness” in earthen vessels, accompanied by the chips and cracks and tragic flaws that “flesh is heir to”—in constant need of repair and restoration.
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