Veola Vazquez, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Office Phone: (951) 552-8627 E-mail: email@example.com Office Location: James 125A Office Hours:
|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|
Introduction to Psychology
Psychology and Christian Thought
Psychological Testing/Tests & Measurements
Theories of Counseling
Human Growth and Development
Treatment Concerns of Interethnic & Interfaith Families
Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests
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
Spirituality and coping
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 Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.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 An exploratory study of Black-White marriages in the mid-1990’s. Unpublished research apprenticeship project, Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University, La Mirada, CA.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.
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.
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
“Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.” Psalm 9:10