Dr. Michael J. Bland, Psy.D., D.Min., is a Clinical Counselor at the Center for Psychological Services, Oak Lawn, IL and Clinical-Pastoral Coordinator for Victim Assistance Ministry, Archdiocese of Chicago. Dr. Bland has worked for over ten years directly with victims of sexual abuse by church personnel, including clergy. He holds a doctorate in psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology and a doctorate in ministry from the Chicago Theological Seminary. Dr. Bland has extensive clinical experience, including a psychology internship at the Department of Public Health, Division of Behavioral Health, City of Chicago and a two-year psychology externship at Chicago-Read Mental Health Center, an inpatient facility for the state of Illinois. Born in New Jersey and a graduate of St. Louis University, he is a nationally known consultant providing clinical and pastoral consultations to dioceses, religious communities, and other church related agencies. He is also a consultant to other not-for-profit and for profit agencies. Dr. Bland is himself a survivor (victim) of clergy sexual abuse as a minor.