Faculty

Brad Overholser, M.A.

Photo - Bradley T. OverholserChair of the Human Development Department; Assistant Professor, College of Psychology & Counseling

Phone: (714) 879-3901 x1249
Email: btoverholser@hiu.edu
Office: Anahiem, Suite 900

EDUCATION:

  • M.A., Marriage and Family Therapy, Azusa Pacific University
  • B.A., Psychology, Pacific Christian College
CREDENTIALS/CERTIFICATIONS:
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist
  • AAMFT Supervision Certification
  • EMDR Certification

COURSES:

  • Strategies for Success
  • Servant Leadership
  • Christian Perspectives in Human Development
  • Applied Strategies in Human Development
  • Supervised Practicum
  • Group Therapy
  • Life Span Development
KEY AWARDS/AFFILIATIONS:
  • Member of California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • Member of American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists
  • President HIU – CAPS Chapter (Christian Association in Psychological Studies)

ACADEMIC INTERESTS:

  • Theological and Psychological theory integration
  • Curriculum development in online education
  • Student clinical and educational development for human services
  • Strengthening of the biblical institution of covenant and marriage

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

Overholser conducts workshops and presentations in both the church and community on topics of Marriage, Communication, Addiction, Self-Esteem and Divorce Recovery.

PERSONAL MISSION STATEMENT/ FAVORITE QUOTE/ SCRIPTURE/ PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION:

It my purpose to further the mission of Christ by equipping students theologically, educationally, and clinically to help those in need spiritually and psychologically. Jesus serves not only as our Savior, but is also referred to as the "Wonderful Counselor" (Isaiah 9:6). The biblical role of the Christian Church has been one of redemption and healing through the church community and Christ.

With the advent of modern education and science, there has been question as to how biblical worldview and psychology harmonize or contradict. It is my desire to empower students towards an integrative process which utilizes the resources science provides towards psychological healing, and yet preserves the integrity of scripture and God's power to heal.

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