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

Todd Hall’s writing and research focuses on relational approaches to spiritual development and leadership development. He has won awards for his research from the American Psychological Association and the Christian Association for Psychological Studies.  Dr. Hall has published extensively in journals such as Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 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 the Journal of Psychology and Theology.

Dr. Hall co-authored (with 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) called Transformational Psychology.  He is the co-author of the forthcoming book, Relational Spirituality: An Integrative Paradigm for Spiritual Transformation, with IVP Academic.

Dr. Hall has developed/co-developed several commercial assessments, including the MCORE, as well as the Spiritual Transformation Inventory (STI), and SpiritPulse, which are among the most widely used spiritual assessment tools among Christian colleges and universities.

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

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Patricia L Pike

  • Associate 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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