Susan Hastings Psy.D.

Chair/Program Director Marriage and Family Therapy Program; Professor of Psychology and Counseling; Director of Hope Counseling Center

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EDUCATION:

  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • M.S., Clinical Psychology, Vanguard University of Southern California
  • B.A., Psychology, Vanguard University of Southern California

CREDENTIALS/CERTIFICATIONS:

  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (MFC #46765)
  • Psi Chi Member, The National Honor Society in Psychology
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT) Approved Supervisor
  • Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) Certified Therapist and Approved Consultant 

RESEARCH:

  • Frederick, T., Hastings, S., & Pate, R. (2014). Integrating faith and learning: Using survey research to broaden the findings. SAGE Research Methods Cases. doi:10.4135/978144627305014533947
  • Hastings, S. (2013). Foster Care Alumni Experiences: Components of a Treatment Model. Doctor of Psychology, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Irvine, CA.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

  • 2015-present Director, IRB Hope International University, Fullerton, CA
  • 2015-present Chair, IRB Home for the Hurting, Missouri
  • 2019-present Reviewer for the Journal of Feminist Family Therapy

PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS:

  • Frederick, T.; Pate, R.; Overholser, B.; Hastings, S.; Amadi, P.; Organistko, M.; & Bran, J. (2014). Integrating Faith and Learning: An Initial Study of Undergraduate Psychology, Human Development, and Graduate Marriage and Family Therapy Students. Poster Presentation: American Psychological Association, 12th Annual Mid-year Conference on Religion & Spirituality. Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

COURSES:

  • Psychopathology (Graduate Program)
  • Marriage and Family Therapy Assessment (Graduate Program)
  • Supervised Practicum (Graduate Program)

KEY AWARDS/AFFILIATIONS:

  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT)
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists - Clinical Member
  • EMDR International Association - Member
  • Delta Kappa, the International Marriage and Family Therapy Honor Society

PERSONAL PHILOSOPHY OF EDUCATION:

My goal for each student is that they gain critical thinking skills and become articulate about what they believe and why. Students should not just take my word at face value – they should think about it from their perspective and figure out what they believe.

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