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In Memory of Archibald D. Hart: One of Christian Psychology’s Founders

Archibald (Arch) D. Hart was peacefully promoted to heaven on July 18, 2021. He was 89. Dr. Hart faithfully served on the faculty of Fuller Seminary’s School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy from 1973 to 2001 and continued to teach courses for Fuller by request until 2016. He taught clinical psychology students and…

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Brad Strawn Named Chief of Spiritual Formation and Integration, and Dean of the Chapel

Fuller is happy to announce that Brad Strawn, Evelyn and Frank Freed Professor of the Integration of Psychology and Theology, has been named chief of spiritual formation and integration for the seminary. In this newly created role, Dr. Strawn will lead the development and implementation of a seminary-wide strategy aiming to ensure that theological, psychological,…

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Fuller Welcomes Alesia Starks as Instructor of Marriage and Family Therapy

The School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy welcomes Alesia Starks as a practitioner faculty colleague and instructor of marriage and family therapy. Ms. Starks began teaching in the spring as an adjunct instructor in the MS in Marriage and Family Therapy program on the Pasadena campus and will continue to bring her clinical…

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Fuller Welcomes Nancy Frigaard as Program Director of Fuller Arizona MFT Program

The School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy welcomes Nancy Frigaard as an administrative faculty colleague as she serves as the new program director for the Fuller Arizona Marriage and Family Therapy program. Dr. Frigaard is a Fuller alum and a graduate of the inaugural cohort of the MFT program in Phoenix. While in…

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Alexis Abernethy Named Chief Academic Officer for Fuller

It is a joy and honor for the seminary to announce that Alexis Abernethy, Professor of Clinical Psychology and Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, has been named Chief Academic Officer for Fuller Theological Seminary. In this role, Dr. Abernethy will be responsible for overseeing all academic programs for the seminary, including the School of…

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Fuller Announces Launch of Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy Degree

Fuller Seminary is launching a new degree today that will provide additional professional knowledge and training for mental health professionals. The Doctor of Marriage and Family Therapy* (DMFT) degree at Fuller’s School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy (SOPMFT) will provide advanced clinical training and greater expertise in areas such as assessment, consultation, and…

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Alexis Abernethy Named Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Dr. Alexis Abernethy, Associate Provost for Faculty Inclusion and Equity and Professor of Psychology, has been named Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. In her previous role, Dr. Abernethy focused her diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts on faculty-related matters such as best practices around curriculum development and classroom interactions. In her new role, she will…

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Remembering H. Newton Malony: Pastor, Psychologist, and Integration Pioneer

Henry Newton (Newt) Malony, Jr., was promoted to Heaven on August 10, 2020. He was 89. Dr. Malony was an Emeritus Professor of Psychology who served for 46 years on the faculty of Fuller’s School of Psychology (1969- 2015). During that time, he advised countless dissertations, authored or co-authored over eighty scholarly journal articles, and…

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Fuller Renames School of Psychology to the School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy

  Fuller Seminary will rename the School of Psychology to the School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy, effective July 1. This new moniker recognizes the distinct health services degrees offered by Fuller Seminary: PsyD in Clinical Psychology, PhD in Clinical Psychology, and MS in Marriage and Family Therapy. “Marriage and family therapy is…

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Michael Hardin Appointed Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy

Michael Hardin has been appointed professor of marriage and family therapy in the School of Psychology. Previously, Michael had served as department chair and professor in the Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Family Studies program at Lubbock Christian University in Lubbock, Texas. He received both his MS and PhD from Texas Tech University. Michael and…

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