Veola Vazquez, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
CBSS Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs

Office Phone: (951) 552-8627
E-mail: vvazquez@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James 117
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

  • Teaching Experience

    Biola University (1998-2003)

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    PRESENTATIONS:

    Vazquez, V. (2012, March, April, September, October, November). Convinced: God’s Love, Your Worth. Forest Home Christian Conference Center Women’s Retreats, Forest Home, CA. See flyer attached.

    Vazquez, V. (2012, November). Emotional development in children. Radio Interview. North Dakota Family Alliance - Family Week.

    Vazquez, V. (2013, April). Are you thirsty: Seeking Godliness. Presentation to MOM'sNext group, Magnolia Avenue Baptist Church, Riverside, CA.

    Vazquez, V. (2014, March). Boys, belief and beyond: Experiencing hope in parenting. Mother-Son Retreat Keynote speaker. Forest Home Christian Conference Center.

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

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

    Vazquez, V. (2015, October). Understanding bullies and bullying prevention. Presentation at Orange County Children’s Book Fair.

    Vazquez, V. (2016, May). Supporting Parents Who Haven’t Been Parented Well. Webinar presentation for California Resource and Referral Network Joint Conference.

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

    PUBLICATIONS:

    Vazquez, V. (2011, Spring). Stagnant or Growth? Precious Times Magazine, CA.

    Vazquez, V. (2011, Winter). Uphill Battles. Precious Times Magazine, CA.

    Vazquez, V. (2012). A Mom’s Work is Never Done. Precious Times Magazine Online.

    Vazquez, V. (2012). Raising Kids in a Scary World. Precious Times Magazine Online.

    Vazquez, V. (2012). The Birds and the Bees. Precious Times Magazine Online.

    Vazquez, V. (2015). The Nickel Nuisance: A Coin Chronicles Novel. Riverside, CA: Double Letter Press. (illustrated children's fiction).

    Vazquez, V. (2015). The Nickel Nuisance Unit Study. Riverside, CA: Double Letter Press.

    Vazquez, V. (2016). The Penny Predicament. Riverside, CA: Double Letter Press. (illustrated children's fiction).

    Vazquez, V. (2017). The Penny Predicament Unity Study. Riverside, CA: Double Letter Press.

    Vazquez, V. (2017). Convinced. Riverside, CA: Double Letter Press. (Contemporary women's fiction).

    Knabb, J. Knabb, J. & Vazquez, V. (manuscript submitted for review to Spirituality in Clinical Practice). "A randomized controlled trial of a two-week internet-based contemplative prayer program for Christians with daily stress."

    Knabb, J., Vazquez, V., Wang, K., & Bates, T. (manuscript submitted for review to Spirituality in Clinical Practice). “Unknowing” in the 21st Century: Humble Detachment for Christians with Repetitive Negative Thinking."

    Vazquez, V. & Bergin, A. (manuscript to be submitted for review). "Effectiveness of an Inpatient Treatment Program for Substance and Alcohol Abusing Pregnant Women."

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Harvest

  • 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