Joshua Knabb, PsyD, ABPP

Associate Professor of Psychology
Director, PsyD Program

Office Phone: (951) 343-4405
E-mail: jknabb@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: W. E. James Building, Room J116
Office Hours: By Appointment

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
PsyD, ABPP Clinical Psychology Azusa Pacific University 2010
MA Clinical Psychology Azusa Pacific University 2007
BS Business and Management University of Redlands 2005
  • Additional Education

    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)

  • Courses Taught

    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 Experience

    Teaching Assistant in the Department of Graduate Psychology at Azusa Pacific University

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Selected 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.

    Selected Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

    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., & 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., 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.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Member of The Grove Community Church in Riverside, California

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Member of The Grove Community Church in Riverside, California

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Hobbies include spending time with my family, writing, running, and watching documentaries

  • Personal Philosophy

    "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