Experts on "Psychotherapy"

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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Nancy S. Duvall

  • Professor Emeritus of Psychology

 

Dr. Duvall's major areas of interest center on adult therapy in the psychodynamic modality, group dynamics and issues of integration. She also focuses on clinical supervision and is involved in supervision at Biola Counseling Center. She is interested in the relationship of psychotherapy and spirituality, specifically issues of the soul and self and mindfulness.

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Keith J Edwards

  • Professor of Psychology

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.

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Christina Lee-Kim

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Undergraduate Psychology Internship Coordinator

Dr. Kim is a licensed clinical psychologist and assistant professor at Biola University. She regularly teaches in both the undergraduate and graduate psychology department and supervises doctoral research. Her research interests include multiculturalism and gender issues, racial and cultural identity formation, Asian-American psychology, and the use of qualitative research methods.

Dr. Lee-Kim's appointment calendar is available.

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Armida Bustamante Millán

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dr. Millán teaches graduate courses in marriage & family therapy, child/adolescent therapy, family psychopathology, multicultural issues in therapy, and an undergraduate course in the psychology of family. Dr. Millán's research interests focus on family and child/adolescent issues. She is also interested in understanding how cultural and racial factors influence identity development and mental health. In addition, combat related PTSD and depression is an area of interest that emerged from her experience as a commissioned officer with the United States Air Force Reserve. Dr. Millán is currently inactive on Individual Ready-Reserve Status. Dr. Millán conducts parenting workshops and seminars on various topics, including ethnic minorities in education. Dr. Millán maintains a small clinical practice specializing in depression and anxiety, as well as family and child/adolescent issues.

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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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John Poston

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology

Dr. Poston teaches courses related to personality theory, psychodynamic theory, psychological assessment, and the empirical foundations of psychotherapy. He completed his doctorate in counseling psychology at Purdue University and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in clinical psychology at Albany Medical College/Albany Medical Center, which emphasized psychodynamic psychotherapy and assessment. His current research and teaching interests include psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychological testing, and the integration of psychology and theology (e.g., God Image). Dr. Poston is also a licensed psychologist who maintains a small clinical practice at the Biola Counseling Center. John lives with his wife and their three children in Fullerton, CA.

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Cherry Steinmeier

  • Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Steinmeier's areas of interest and expertise include prepracticum training, the integration of Christianity and psychology, and spiritual formation and growth. She is actively involved in the clinical training aspects of Rosemead. Her clinical specialty is object relations psychodynamic psychotherapy.

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