Apr. 28, 2017
Dr. Keith J. Edwards is a Professor of Psychology in the Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University. He holds a Ph. D. in quantitative methods from New Mexico State University and a Ph. D. in clinical and social psychology from the University of Southern California. He is a licensed clinical psychologist. His primary clinical interests are marital and individual therapy using emotionally focused, attachment based, and experiential approaches. He has received Level I & II training in Emotion Focused Therapy for individuals with Dr. Leslie Greenberg, the founder of EFT. He is a certified EFT Couple therapist having received training from Dr. Susan Johnson. He teaches courses in individual and couple therapy at Rosemead using EFT and Brief Dynamic approaches. He has conducted seminars presenting EFT to professionals in the US and Asia. He also has conducted seminars on marriage and missionary care in Europe, Africa, Asia, and South America. Dr. Edwards conducts research on relationships and spirituality integrating emotion theory, attachment theory, and interpersonal neurobiology. His research interests include emotion, relationship functioning, and spirituality integrating Christian theology, attachment theory, and interpersonal neurobiology. He is the co-developer with Dr. Todd Hall of the Spiritual Assessment Inventory. He has held prior faculty positions at Rutgers University and Johns Hopkins University.
While teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Dr. Muehlhoff received his department's highest award for teaching and has been recognized by the International Communication Association for outstanding teaching. In his M.A. thesis Dr. Muehlhoff developed a method of encouraging civil dialogue and perspective-taking between groups who perceive themselves as morally opposed with no room for, or interest in, connection. Extending his thesis research, his dissertation focused on a performative approach to enriching marital communication. His research interests also include social justice, gender, family communication, interpersonal communication, and persuasion. Outside the classroom Dr. Muehlhoff and wife Noreen are frequent speakers at marriage conferences and seminars. His current project involves understanding the narratives of oppressed women in rural parts of New Delhi, India.