Jim Slobodzien is a Hawaii licensed Clinical Psychologist and Certified Substance Abuse Counselor. Dr. Slobodzien’s credentials include a Doctorate of Psychology in Clinical Psychology, a Masters Degree in Counseling Psychology, and a Bachelors degree in Criminal Justice, and he holds a Doctorate of Ministry degree. In addition he is an Internationally Certified Drug and Alcohol Counselor. Dr. Slobodzien has over 25 years of public service and mental health experience. He has primarily worked in the fields of alcohol/ substance abuse and poly-behavioral addictions in hospital, court and correctional settings. He has taught graduate level psychology courses as an adjunct professor of Psychology and has also maintained a private practice as a mental health consultant.
More importantly, after being raised as a Catholic, and while serving in the military, Jim had a Christian conversion experience in 1977, and he was led to a family-home church model of Christianity where he was taught “The Way” to follow Jesus as a life-style apart from any organized religions of Christianity. This unique training and experience of spending time with Jesus in the Family-home Church has guided his study of the Bible for the last 35 years. He has also suffered the abuse of pastoral power in the “Chuck Smith” Calvary Chapel franchise that teaches the cult-like Moses‘ Church government model. This has given Jim compassion for the unchurched, those caught up in the web of religious addiction, and the victims of spiritual abuse and religious extortion of our present day Organized Religion of Christianity. After all, the Bible tells us that Jesus hated the teachings of the Nicholaitans (organized religion), and that the Early Church in an effort to avoid the former pagan practices of building religious temples and financially supporting a specialized professional priesthood, went house to house planting Family-home Churches to reach unbelievers and fulfill the Great Commission.
Jim hopes to inspire others to know, understand, and follow the traditions of the first century Early Church as taught by Jesus and the Apostles and revealed in the New Testament Bible. Dr. Slobodzien has authored several books and many articles including, “Christian Psychotherapy & Criminal Rehabilitation: An Integration of Psychology and Theology for Rehabilitative Effectiveness,” “Poly-behavioral Addiction and the Addictions Recovery Measurement System (ARMS), and “Hawaii and Christian Religious Addiction: A Survey of Attitudes Toward Healthy Spirituality And Religious Addiction Within Christianity.” Dr. Slobodzien has also developed the 7 Dimension Addiction Treatment Model that has been recognized by the Joint Commission in there leading practices library as a best practice in the medical field of addictions. In addition, Jim is a classic hard rock and roll enthusiast and guitarist, and enjoys motorcycle riding.