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Veola Vazquez, PhD

Professor of Psychology
Diversity Coordinator, PsyD Program

Office Phone: (951) 552-8627
E-mail: vvazquez@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James 125A
Office Hours:

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
PhD Clinical Psychology Rosemead School of Psychology-Biola University 1998
M.A. Clinical Psychology Rosemead School of Psychology-Biola University 1995
B.A. Psychology-Spanish California Baptist College 1993
  • Courses Taught

    Introduction to Psychology
    Psychology and Christian Thought
    Lifespan Development (undergraduate)
    Child Development
    Adolescent Development
    Psychological Testing/Tests & Measurements
    Practicum Supervision
    Theories of Counseling
    Human Growth and Development (MA and PsyD)
    Psychodiagnostics
    Advanced Psychopathology
    Treatment Concerns of Interethnic & Interfaith Families
    Cultural Diversity
    Personality Testing (PsyD)
    Psychiatric Diagnosis (PsyD)
    Research Team

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Interracial Relationships
    Parenting
    Child Abuse and Child Welfare
    Impact of racism on interracial marriages
    Race-related coping vs. religious coping
    Parenting mixed-race children
    Role of forgiveness in coping with racism
    Forgiveness processes among ethnic minorities
    Role of forgiveness and micro-aggressions
    Development of cultural humility in children
    Resilience of cultural minorities and wisdom
    Spiritual disciplines and resilience among cultural minorities
    Trauma and resilience
    Contemplative Prayer
    Spirituality and coping

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    Biola University (1998-2003)

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    SELECTED PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES

    Knabb, J. J., Vazquez, V., Pate, R., & Wang, K. (in press). The Christian Gratitude Scale: An Emic Approach to Measuring Thankfulness in Every Season of Life. Spirituality in Clinical Practice.

    Knabb, J. J., Vazquez, V. E., Pate, R. A., Garzon, F. L., Wang, K. T., Edison-Riley, D., Slick, A. R., Smith, R. R., & Weber, S. E. (2021). Christian meditation for trauma-based rumination: A two-part study examining the effects of an internet-based 4-week program. Spirituality in Clinical Practice. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/scp0000255

    Vazquez, V. E., Stutz-Johnson, J., & Sorbel, R. (2021). Black–White Biracial Christians, Discrimination, and Mental Health: A Moderated Mediation Model of Church Support and Religious Coping. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. Advance online publication. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/rel0000415

    Knabb, J., Vazquez, V., & Wang, K. (2020). The Christian Contentment Scale: An emic measure for assessing inner satisfaction within the Christian tradition. Journal of Psychology and Theology. Advance online publication.

    Knabb, J. J., Vazquez, V. E., Garzon, F. L., Ford, K. M., Wang, K. T., Conner, K. W., Warren, S. E., & Weston, D. M. (2020). Christian Meditation for Repetitive Negative Thinking: A Multisite Randomized Trial Examining the Effects of a 4-Week Preventative Program. Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 7(1), 34–50. https://doi.org/10.1037/scp0000206

    Vazquez, V. E., & Jensen, G. R. (2020). Practicing the Jesus Prayer: Implications for psychological and spiritual well-being. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 39(1), pp. 65-74.

    Knabb, J. J., Vazquez, V. E., & Pate, R. A. (2019). 'Set Your Minds on Things Above': Shifting from trauma-based ruminations to ruminating on God. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 22(4), 384-399.

    Knabb, J. J., Vazquez, V. E., Wang, K.T., Bates, M.T. (2018). "Unknowing" in the 21st century: Humble detachment for Christians with repetitive negative thinking. Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 5(3), 170-187.

    Vazquez, V. E., & Bergin, A. (2019). Effectiveness of a specialized inpatient treatment program for substance and alcohol abusing pregnant women. Journal of Drug Issues, 49(3), 436-449.

    Vazquez, V. E., Otero, I., & Goodlow, J. (2019). Relationship stigma and Black-White interracial marital satisfaction: The mediating role of religious/spiritual well-being. Mental Health, Religion and Culture, 22(3), 305-318.

    Knabb, J.J. & Vazquez, V. (2018). A randomized controlled trial of a 2-week internet-based contemplative prayer program for Christians with daily stress. Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 5(1), 37-53.

    SELECTED PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

    Knabb, J., Vazquez, V., Hall, M., & Wang, K. (2021, August). The Christian Worldview Scale: An emic measure for assessing a comprehensive view of life within the Christian tradition. In E. Johnson (Chair), Taking worldview (and culture) into account in psychological science [Symposium presentation]. American Psychological Association (APA) 2021 Convention (Virtual).

    MacCallum, J. G., Matta, M. H., Chamberlin, S. M., Newman, S. R., & Vazquez, V. (2021, August). Deliberate rumination, trauma symptoms, and posttraumatic growth: The mediating role of Christian gratitude. [Poster presentation]. American Psychological Association (APA) 2021 Convention (Virtual).

    Knabb, J. J., Vazquez, V., Pate, R., & Wang, K. (2021, March). An emic approach to gratitude to God: Toward a Christian understanding of thankfulness in all seasons. Paper presented at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies Conference (Virtual).

    Vazquez, V., Stutz-Johnson, J. & Sorbel, R. (2021, March). Black-White biracial Christians, discrimination, and mental health. Paper presented at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies Conference (Virtual).

    Knabb, J. J., Vazquez, V., Pate, R., Edison-Riley, D., Slick, A., Smith, R., Weber, S., Wang, K. (2020, March). Christian meditation for trauma-based rumination: A four-week program. Paper presented at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies Conference, Atlanta, GA.

    Knabb, J. J. & Vazquez, V. (2019, October). Christian meditation for repetitive negative thinking: Theory, research, and applications. Paper presented at the American Association of Christian Counselors World Conference, Nashville, TN.

    Vazquez, V. (2019, March). Racism, marital conflict, and Black-White interracial marriage: The role of religious/spiritual well-being. Paper presented at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies Conference, Irving, TX.

    Knabb, J. J., Vazquez, V., & Pate, R. (2019, March). “Set your mind on things above”: Shifting from trauma-based ruminations to ruminating on God. Paper presented at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies Conference, Irving, TX.

    Vazquez, V. (2018, August). Racism and Black-White interracial marital satisfaction: Moderated mediation of marital conflict and religious/spiritual well-being. Poster session presented at the Division 36: Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality Hospitality Suite at the APA Convention, San Francisco, CA.

    NON-ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS/MUTLIMEDIA PRODUCTIONS

    Vazquez, V. (2018, November 14). They're an adult: Time to act like one. Biola Center for Marriage and Relationships [Vlog post]. Retrieved from http://cmr.biola.edu/blog/2018/nov/14/theyre-adult-time-act-one/

    Vazquez, V. (2018, October 3). Help! My friendships are shallow! [Vlog post]. Biola Center for Marriage and Relationships. Retrieved from http://cmr.biola.edu/blog/author/veola-vasquez/

    Vazquez, V. (2018, September 24). APA Convention highlights: Summer 2018. Center for the Study of Human Behavior. [Blog post]. Retrieved from https://blogs.calbaptist.edu/cshb/2018/09/24/apa-convention-highlights-summer-2018/

    Vazquez, V. (2018, September 17). What do I do with my kid's crazy emotions? Part 2. Southland Christian Church. [Podcast]. Retrieved from http://sccparents.libsyn.com/s3-e2-my-kids-crazy-emotions-pt-2

    Vazquez, V. (2018, September 10). What do I do with my kid's crazy emotions? Part 1. Southland Christian Church [Podcast]. Retrieved from http://sccparents.libsyn.com/my-kids-crazy-emotions-part-1

    Vazquez, V. (2018, July 27). Five tips for dealing with unsupportive family and friends: The inspired home educator, a Biola Youth Academics blog [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://youth.biola.edu/blog/unsupportive-family-and-friends/

    Vazquez, V. (2018, June 12). Dating after divorced: What do I do? Biola Center for Marriage and Relationships [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://cmr.biola.edu/blog/2018/jun/12/dating-after-divorced-what-do-i-do/

    Vazquez, V. (2018, February 6). What to think about abuse in relationships: Biola Center for Marriage and Relationships [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://cmr.biola.edu/blog/2018/feb/06/what-think-about-abuse-relationships/

    Vazquez, V. (2018). The quarter question: A coin chronicles novel. Double Letter Press, Riverside, CA.

    Vazquez, V. (2017). Convinced. Double Letter Press, Riverside, CA.

    Vazquez, V. (2017). The penny predicament: Unity study. Double Letter Press, Riverside, CA.

    Vazquez, V. (August, 2017). Engaged and Pregnant: Guest expert blog post. Biola University, Center for Marriage and Relationships, online blog.

    Vazquez, V. (December, 2017). Boundaries and blended families: Biola Center for Marriage and Relationships [Blog post]. Retrieved from http://cmr.biola.edu/blog/2017/dec/19/boundaries-and-blended-families/

    Vazquez, V. (2016). The penny predicament: A coin chronicles novel. Double Letter Press, Riverside, CA.

    Vazquez, V. (2016). The nickel nuisance: Unity study. Double Letter Press, Riverside, CA.

    Vazquez, V. (2015). The nickel nuisance: A coin chronicles novel. Double Letter Press, Riverside, CA.

    Vazquez, V. (2011, Spring). Stagnant or growth. Precious Times Magazine, Viewpoint.

    Vazquez, V. (2011, Fall/Winter). Uphill battles. Precious Times Magazine, Viewpoint.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Orangecrest Community Church

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Women's Retreat Speaker

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Hobbies: Writing fiction, sewing, camping

    Family: Married with two children

  • Personal Philosophy

    “Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.” Psalm 9:10