Experts on "Personality Disorders"

Tamara Anderson

  • Professor of Psychology
  • Dean of Administration

Dr. Anderson has a broad interest in the field of clinical psychology. She teaches psychopathology and ethics and law and is especially interested in the training of professional psychologists. Dr. Anderson's research interests focus on gender issues, attachment, ethics and law, and conflict resolution, in addition to previous work in the area of eating disorders. She also has extensive experience in providing workshops on topics required for licensure in various mental health and related professions. In addition to her teaching duties, Dr. Anderson is the Associate Dean of Graduate Students and serves as the Chair of the Admissions and Academic Qualifications Committee.

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Todd W Hall

  • Professor of Psychology
  • Director, Institute for Research on Psychology and Spirituality
  • Editor, Journal of Psychology and Theology

Dr. Hall’s writing and research focuses on relational approaches to spiritual development. He is considered a leading expert on spiritual development and the integration of psychology and theology/spirituality. Dr. Hall has published extensively on the topic, in journals such as the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, Mental Health, Culture and Religion, Journal of Family Psychology, Journal of Psychology and Christianity, and Journal of Psychology and Theology. He has presented over 50 papers at national conferences on the topic of relational spirituality.

Dr. Hall recently co-authored (with Dr. John Coe) Psychology in the Spirit: Contours of a Transformational Psychology (2010), part of IVP’s Christian Worldview Integration series. He also co-authored a chapter in Christianity and Psychology: Five Views (IVP, 2011). Dr. Hall developed the Spiritual Transformation Inventory (STI), which is the most widely used spiritual assessment tool among Christian colleges and universities.

Dr. Hall is a consultant for the Laity Leadership Institute, a Senior Fellow for the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), and has consulted with numerous organizations including the National Institute for Mental Health, Salvation Army, New York City Leadership Center, Moody Press, Wisdom Works, and numerous Christian universities. He is a sought-after conference speaker for Christian schools, non-profits, and churches around the country.

Dr. Hall maintains a small clinical practice in which he specializes in attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adults.

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Patricia L Pike

  • Vice Provost for Academic Administration
  • Professor of Psychology

Patricia Pike is currently vice provost for academic administration and professor of psychology at Biola University. She is a licensed psychologist in California and a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Research in Child Development and was a lead delegate for over 10 years of the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology. Pike received her bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree in psychology from the University of Hawaii and later went on to earn a doctoral specialty certificate in psychology at the California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles. She previously taught at the University of Hawaii, Mountain View College in Dallas, Texas, and the University of Texas, Arlington. Pike has invested her time outside of the classroom at the Child Guidance Center in Santa Ana, California, and the Biola Counseling Center.

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