Prof. Gabriel DY-LIACCO
Psychotherapist and pastoral counsellor
Adult and adolescent psychotherapist and pastoral counsellor for various mental health concerns including of individuals, couples, families and groups, including victims and perpetrators of abuse.
Prof. Gabriel S. Dy-Liacco is the President of the Catholic Safeguarding Institute and an Associate Professor of the School of Counseling of Divine Mercy University (Virginia, USA).
He serves on the scientific advisory board of the Centre for Child Protection of the Pontifical Gregorian University as well as on the editorial boards of several mental health journals. He has maintained a professional psychotherapy practice since 2000 in which he treats a wide range of mental health and life issues and has been treating primarily priests and religious since 2006. He provides organizational consulting services for dioceses, religious orders, seminaries, and Catholic educational institutions, and conducts safeguarding formation workshops for diocesan and religious leadership and personnel.
On December 17, 2014, Pope Francis appointed Prof. Dy-Liacco to the Pontifical Commission for the Protection of Minors and this appointment was reconfirmed in February 2018.
Gabby has been married for 21 years and he and his wife, Tammy, have five children ages 6 to 20 (four boys and one girl – the eldest).
Abuse and its cover up must stop and the wrongs done to God’s people must be corrected
Pope to warsaw Conference: Misguided concern for Church reputation should not sideline abuse victims’ welfare
In a video message to a 3-day conference in Warsaw, Poland, on safeguarding children from abuse in the Church, Pope Francis calls for real and reliable change. By Vatican News staff reporter As an important international conference on the protection of vulnerable...