Travis Research Institute

Strawn Lab
Strawn Lab
Integration/Embodiment Lab

Integration/Embodiment Lab
Strawn Lab

Brad D. Strawn, Ph.D

Office

Psychology Building 320
Fuller Theological Seminary
180 N. Oakland Ave.
Pasadena, CA 91101

Email

bradstrawn@fuller.edu

Phone

626.584.5330

Mission and PROJECTS

PEOPLE

Faculty
Students

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Mission

We strive to show the importance of both faith and psychology to human lives.

Current Projects

The efficacy of a spiritual formation course.
The relationship between spiritual direction and therapy.
The impact of embodied cognition on understanding the role of Christian practice.

Strawn Lab
Strawn Lab

People

Faculty

Brad Strawn

Brad D. Strawn

Evelyn and Frank Freed Professor of the Integration of Psychology and Theology and Chair of Integration

Students

Doctorian

Jonathan Doctorian

BA in Business Administration from Point Loma Nazarene University
Ordained in the Nazarene Church
MA project studying The Purpose in Life of Seminarian Students
MA in Psychology and MDiv from Fuller Theological Seminary
Research interests include: integration of theology and psychology and its relevance to the church, narcissism in clergy, therapy within Armenian community

Olivia

Olivia Moceri

BA in Psychology from Point Loma Nazarene University
Pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology
Research interests include: mental health in the church, clinical work with pastors, and the effect of faith on resilience

Emilie

Emilie Noah

BS in Psychology from Southern Nazarene University.
Pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology.
Research interests include: mind-body dualism, theological defensiveness, theological questing, and existential concerns that impact experiences of the body

Paul Flores

Paul S. Flores

BS in Psychology from Southern Nazarene University
MA in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary
MA in Psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary
Pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology
Dissertation (in process): The Role of a Spiritual Formation Class on Spiritual Maturity, Exploration, and Defensive Theology

Januzik

Matthew Januzik

BA in Psychology, Therapeutic & Community from Point Loma Nazarene University
Pursuing a PsyD in Clinical Psychology
Research interests include: suicide prevention training in the church, moral development and improvement, and personality psychology

Chris

Chris Gioielli

BA in Biblical Theology from Moody Bible Institute
MA in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care from Biola University
MA in Psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary
Currently pursuing a PsyD in Clinical Psychology
PsyD project (in process): Contemporary Relational Psychoanalysis and Christian Spiritual Direction: A Critical Review of the Literature
Predoctoral Internship, SUNY Stony Brook Counseling and Psychological Services

Dustin

Dustin Risser

BA in Theological Studies from Eastern University
Pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology
PhD project: Creativity, Theology and Posttraumatic Growth
Internship Placement: Georgia Southern University Counseling Center

Noah Branson

Noah Branson

BA in Psychology and BA in Church Music, Azusa Pacific University
MA in Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary
Pursuing an MA in Theology and a PsyD in Clinical Psychology
Dissertation (in process): Embodied Worship for the American Evangelical Church
Internship Placement for 2019 - 2020: Biola University Counseling Center (APA Accredited)

Taylor

Taylor Jester

Pursuing a PhD in Clinical Psychology
Master’s thesis: Examines the effectiveness of the goals of the IS500 courses at Fuller Seminary by exploring the impact of Christian tradition and mind-body dualism on students' spirituality and engagement with spiritual disciplines. Research interests include: spiritual formation, embodiment, community psychology, integration

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Strawn, B. D. & Bland, E. D. (Eds.) (2018). Special Issue on Clinical Integration: A case study approach. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 46(2), 85-139.

Strawn, B. D., Bland, E. D. & Flores, P. S. (2018). Learning clinical integration: A case study approach. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 46(2), 85-97. 

Cernero, J., Strawn, B. D. & Abernathy, A. (2017). Embodied grief and primary metaphor: Towards a new paradigm for bereavement groups. Journal of Psychology & Christianity, 36(4). 325-333.

Barsness, R. & Strawn, B. D. (2017). Courageous speech/disciplined spontaneity. In R. Barsness (Ed.)  Core competencies in relational psychoanalysis: A guide to practice, study and research. New York, NY: Routledge.

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Contact Us
Staff

Jim Cummings, MDiv, MA
Research Administrator
jamescummings2@fuller.edu

Office Hours

Monday–Friday
8 am–5 pm

Address

Room 326
180 N. Oakland Ave

Pasadena, CA 91182