Dr. Curt Thompson

Expert on shame and how Satan uses shame as a character in our stories to separate us from God. “How to write a new chapter in your story”, “Understanding the other characters in your story and how they affect who you are”, “How to understand the beginning of your story and where you are in a bigger story"

Curt Thompson M.D. has been dubbed the “Shame Dr.” and is a valuable friend to NCS. Curt has quickly become an expert in the area of shame and the invisible power shame has on our lives. He is a very personal speaker on a very impactful topic. Curt is a psychiatrist in private practice in Falls Church, Virginia and founder of Being Known, which develops teaching programs, seminars and resource materials to help people explore the connection between interpersonal neurobiology and Christian spirituality which lead to genuine change and transformation.

Dr. Thompson is the author of Anatomy of the Soul (Tyndale, June 2010) which demonstrates how insights from interpersonal neurobiology resonate with biblical truths about God and creation—validating the deep human need for meaningful relationships as a key to a life of hope and fulfillment. He has also produced a video series entitled Knowing and Being Known: The Transforming Power of Relationships which provides a detailed journey through Dr. Thompson’s discoveries on these themes.

Thompson graduated from Wright State University School of Medicine and completed his psychiatric residency at Temple University Hospital. He is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. His clinical focus has been the treatment of adults, adolescents, and families.

For the past several years that interest has taken a more specific turn as he has gained expertise in the emerging field of interpersonal neurobiology. Thompson believes that the findings of interpersonal neurobiology point to important tenets of Christian faith that enable us to reflect on, understand, and experience that same faith in fresh, trustworthy ways.

He and his wife, Phyllis, are the parents of two children and reside in Arlington,Virginia. He and his wife (a licensed clinical social worker) frequently provide premarital counseling services for couples in their congregation.

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