BiographyI obtained a PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy from Fuller Theological Seminar. As part of studying psychology and families at Fuller, theology is a required component of one’s degree requirements. As a result, I approach the study of psychological issues like burnout from both a systemic, i.e., relational and interactional level, and theological perspective. A specific research focus for me is to identify how families can provide rich psychological resources to prevent or cope with burnout. Further, my theological training brings rich Christian spiritual resources that include workplace spirituality into this academic inquiry. I have been teaching online classes since 2014.
I am also a licensed marriage and family therapist in the state of California. Additionally, I am a clinical fellow and Approved Supervisor in the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. I was in private practice for 6 years prior to entering academia in 2006.