Veola Vazquez, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

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

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. 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
    Child Development
    Adolescent Development
    Psychological Testing/Tests & Measurements
    Practicum Supervision
    Theories of Counseling
    Human Growth and Development
    Psychodiagnostics
    Advanced Psychopathology
    Treatment Concerns of Interethnic & Interfaith Families

  • 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

    Biola University (1998-2003)

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    PEER REVIEWED RESEARCH

    Knabb, 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.

    Knabb, J., Vazquez, V., Wang, K., Bates, T. (in press). "Unknowing" in the 21st century: Humble detachment for Christians with repetitive negative thinking. Spirituality in Clinical Practice.

    MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW

    Vazquez, V., Otero, I., & Goodlow, J. (2018). “Racism and Black-White interracial marital satisfaction: Moderated Mediation of marital conflict and religious/spiritual well-being.” Manuscript submitted for publication.

    Vazquez, V. & Bergin, A. (2017). "Effectiveness of an Inpatient Treatment Program for Substance and Alcohol Abusing Pregnant Women." Manuscript submitted for publication.

    DOCTORAL DISSERTATION AND ADDITIONAL RESEARCH

    Vazquez, V.E. (1998). Adjustment and conflict patterns in Black-White interracial marriage: Effects of racism, spiritual well-being and acculturation. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

    Vazquez, V.E. (1995). An exploratory study of Black-White marriages in the mid-1990’s. Unpublished research apprenticeship project, Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.

    NON-ACADEMIC PUBLICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

    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: Guest expert blog post. Biola University, Center for Marriage and Relationships, online blog.

    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.

    PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

    Vazquez, V. (2016, September). Ethnicity, racial tension & God: A discussion about race and Christian colleges. Presentation to the Southern California Collaborative fall meeting, California Baptist University, Riverside, CA.

    Vazquez, V. (2016, May). Parenting education: Supporting parents who were not parented well. Webinar presented for the California Resource and Referral Network Joint Conference.

    Vazquez, V. (2015, November). Rekindling compassion: Supporting parents, co-workers and yourself. Paper presented at the Riverside County Office of Education Child Services Unit Staff Development, Riverside, CA.

    Vazquez, V. (2015, October). Parenting education: Supporting parents who were not parented well. Paper presented at the California Resource and Referral Network Joint Conference. Sacramento, CA.

    Vazquez, V., Kraetz, F., & Garcia, D. (2001, April). Family conversations: Discipline. Paper presented at the Biola University Salt and Light Symposium, La Mirada, CA.

    Vazquez, V., & Cimbora, D.M. (2000, September). Building stability and character in the family. Paper presented at the National Center for Strategic Nonprofit Planning and Community Leadership’s Women of Excellence Conference, Long Beach, CA.

    Vazquez, V. (1999, June). Parent education: Teaching someone who hasn't been parented. Paper presented at the California Department of Social Services' Fathers, Families & Communities Conference, San Francisco, CA.

    Vazquez, V. (1999, April). Black-white interracial marriage: Trends, pressures, and clinical implications. Paper presented at a meeting of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Colorado Springs, CO.

    Bahadur, M., Bonafiglia, C., Martinez, A., and Vazquez, V. (1999, March). A single-session consultation model for children and families coping with cancer. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the California Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.

    COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS

    Vazquez, V. (2017, November). Understanding the Bipolar Disorders. Presentation at mental health awareness event at Magnolia Church, Riverside. CA

    Vazquez, V. (2017, October). Racial reconciliation and belonging. Presentation to CBU student leadership.

    Vazquez, V. (2017, April). Healing from broken family relationships. Presentation at Biola University "AfterDark" Chapel, La Mirada, CA.

    Vazquez, V. (2017, February). Supporting a spouse when life brings pain. Presentation at "Fan the Flame” marriage conference, Evangel Ministries, Detroit, MI.

    Vazquez, V. (2017, February). Marriage: An emotional dance. Presentation at "Fan the Flame” marriage conference, Evangel Ministries, Detroit, MI.

    Vazquez, V. (2016, September). Mental health, mental illness and God: Finding meaning in suffering. Keynote speaker at mental health awareness event at Magnolia Church, Riverside, CA.

    Vazquez, V. (2016, September). Ethnicity, racial tension and God: How should Christians respond to the current multicultural world and find unity in the midst of such diversity? Presentation to new students at CBU Welcome Weekend, Riverside, CA.

    Vazquez, V. (2015, October). Understanding Bullies and Bullying Prevention. Presentation at the Orange County Children’s Book Fair, Costa Mesa, CA

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Harvest Christian Fellowship

  • 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