Joshua Knabb, PsyD, ABPP
Associate Professor of Psychology Director, PsyD Program
Office Phone: (951) 343-4405 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Location: W. E. James Building, Room J116 Office Hours: By Appointment
|PsyD, ABPP||Clinical Psychology||Azusa Pacific University||2010|
|MA||Clinical Psychology||Azusa Pacific University||2007|
|BS||Business and Management||University of Redlands||2005|
Board Certified in Clinical Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP)
Fellow, American Academy of Clinical Psychology (AACP)
Core Skills Advanced Training, International Centre for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (ICEEFT)
Licensed Psychologist, State of California (License Number PSY 24736)
Pre-Doctoral Internship, Philhaven Hospital (APA-Accredited)
PSY 320 Life-Span Development
PSY 325 Tests and Measurements
PSY 346 Abnormal Psychology
PSY 422 Theories of Counseling
PSY 473 Psychophysiology
PSY 505 MFT Counseling Theory
PSY 505 Human Growth and Development
PSY 520 Human Communication in Group Process
PSY 535 Advanced Psychopathology
Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests
Clinical psychology; psychological assessment; marriage and the family; psychology of religion; mindfulness-based therapies; attachment theory
Teaching Assistant in the Department of Graduate Psychology at Azusa Pacific University
Research, Presentations, & Publications
Peer-Reviewed Books/Book Chapters:
Knabb, J., & Frederick, T. (2017). Contemplative prayer for Christians with chronic worry: An eight-week program. New York: Routledge.
Knabb, J. (2016). Acceptance and commitment therapy for Christian clients: A faith-based workbook. New York: Routledge.
Knabb, J. (2016). Faith-based ACT for Christian clients: An integrative treatment approach. New York: Routledge.
Knabb, J., & Meador, K. (2016). A theological lens for integrating ACT with conceptions of health, healing, and human flourishing. In J. Nieuwsma, R. Walser, & S. Hayes (Eds.), ACT for clergy and pastoral counselors: Using acceptance and commitment therapy to bridge psychological and spiritual care (pp. 19-40). Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
Peer-Reviewed Books Under Contract:
Knabb, J., Johnson, E., Bates, T., & Sisemore, T. (2017). Christian psychotherapy in context: Theoretical and empirical explorations in faith-based mental health. Manuscript in preparation.
Knabb, J. (2017). The compassion-based workbook for Christian clients: Finding freedom from shame and negative self-judgments. Manuscript in preparation.
Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
Knabb, J., & Vazquez, V. (2018). A randomized controlled trial of a two-week Internet-based contemplative prayer program for Christians with daily stress. Spirituality in Clinical Practice. Advance online publication.
Knabb, J., Frederick, T., & Cumming, G. (2017). Surrendering to God’s providence: A three-part study on providence-focused therapy for recurrent worry (PFT-RW). Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 9, 180-196.
Knabb, J., & Pelletier, J. (2014). 'A cord of three strands is not easily broken': An empirical investigation of attachment-based small group functioning in the Christian church. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 42, 343-358.
Knabb, J. (2014). A preliminary investigation of the relationship between religion and marital adjustment among Christian adults from a conservative denomination. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 33, 263-276.
Knabb, J., Pelletier, J., & Grigorian-Routon, A. (2014). Towards a psychological understanding of servanthood: An empirical investigation of the relationship between orthodox beliefs, experiential avoidance, and self-sacrificial behaviors among Christians at a religiously-affiliated university. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 42, 269-283.
Knabb, J., & Grigorian-Routon, A. (2014). The role of experiential avoidance in the relationship between faith maturity, religious coping, and psychological adjustment among Christian university students. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 17, 458-469.
Knabb, J., & Pelletier, J. (2014). The relationship between problematic Internet use, psychological functioning, and God attachment among adults at a Christian university. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 17, 239-251.
Knabb, J., & Emerson, M. (2013). ‘I will be your God and you will be my people’: Attachment theory and the grand narrative of scripture. Pastoral Psychology, 62, 827-841.
Knabb, J., & Pelletier, J. (2013). The effects of parental divorce on God image among young adults at a Christian university. Marriage & Family Review, 49, 231-250.
Knabb, J., Welsh, R., & Alexander, P. (2012). Towards an integrated view of the necessity of human interdependence: Perspectives from theology, philosophy, and psychology. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 14, 166-180.
Knabb, J., Vogt, R., Gibbel, M., & Brickley, D. (2012). An empirical investigation of the relationship between clinical personality patterns and marital functioning. Couple and Family Psychology: Research and Practice, 1, 66-77.
Knabb, J., & Vogt, R. (2011). The relationship between personality and marital satisfaction among distressed married couples seen in intensive marital therapy: An actor-partner interdependence model analysis. Contemporary Family Therapy, 33, 417-440.
Knabb, J., Vogt, R., & Newgren, K. (2011). MMPI-2 characteristics of the Old Order Amish: A comparison of clinical, nonclinical, and United States normative samples. Psychological Assessment, 23, 865-875.
Knabb, J., & Vogt, R. (2011). Assessing Old Order Amish outpatients with the MCMI-III. Journal of Personality Assessment, 93, 290-299.
Knabb, J., Vogt, R., Brickley, D., & Newgren, K. (2011). Personality typologies for conservative Christians in intensive marital therapy. Marriage & Family Review, 47, 23-44.
Knabb, J., Brokaw, D., Reimer, K., & Welsh, R. (2009). Retrospective meaning-making in adulthood: A qualitative study of conservative Protestant adults who experienced parental divorce as adolescents. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 28, 44-56.
Church Membership & Activities
Member of The Grove Community Church in Riverside, California
Community Service & Involvement
Member of The Grove Community Church in Riverside, California
Editorial Board, Journal of Psychology and Theology
Interests & Hobbies
Hobbies include spending time with my family, writing, running, and watching documentaries
"If anyone proved to me that Christ was not the truth, and it really was a fact that the truth was not in Christ, I would rather be with Christ than with the truth." Fyodor Dostoyevsky
"And I saw a river over which every soul must pass to reach the kingdom of heaven and the name of the river was 'suffering.' And then I saw a boat which carries souls across the river and the name of that boat was 'love.'" St. John of the Cross