Samuel Baney M.A.

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychology and Counseling

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  • M.A. Marriage & Family Therapy, Hope International University
  • B.S. Christian Ministry, Hope International University


  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist #124242 
  • Children and Adolescents Needs and Strengths (CANS) Assessment Certified
  • Prepare and Enrich Certified

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • Delta Kappa Honor Society
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT)
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT)
  • Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS)
  • American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC)

Academic Interests:

Personality theory, burnout, attachment theory, theological and spiritual integration in psychotherapy

Research or Publications:

"How Marital Satisfaction Impacts the Effects of Ministerial Burnout” Presented at the International Family Therapy Association International Congress in Aberdeen, UK

Philosophy of Education:

A teacher should seek to facilitate the success of their students and to encourage their personal growth as whole persons, with the understanding that each student will go on to impact the world in their own way.


Spending time with my family, studying theology, psychology and history, and playing boardgames

Favorite Scripture:

"But God shows his love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.” - Romans 5:8 (RSV)