Veola Vazquez, PhD

Professor of Psychology

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

    Biola University (1998-2003)

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Knabb, J. J. & Vazquez, V. E. (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. 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 & 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 & Culture. 22(3), 305-318.


    MANUSCRIPTS UNDER REVIEW

    Knabb, J. J., & Vazquez, V. E. (2019). The Christian contentment scale: An emic measure for assessing inner satisfaction within the Christian tradition. Manuscript submitted for 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. (2018). Christian meditation for repetitive negative thinking: A multi-site randomized trial examining the effects of a four-week preventative program. 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.

    PROFESSIONAL PRESENTATIONS

    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.

    Vazquez, V. (2016, September). Ethnicity, racial tension & God: A discussion about race and Christian colleges. Paper presented at 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.

    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

    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