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Susan Purrington, Psy.D.

Professor of Psychology

Office Phone: (951) 343-3998
Office Location:
Office Hours: By Appointment

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Psy.D. Clinical Psychology Rosemead School of Psychology
M.A. Clinical Psychology Rosemead School of Psychology
B.A. Behavioral Science: Double Emphasis in Psychology and Sociology Concordia University, Irvine
  • Courses Taught


    Introduction to Psychology


    Adolescent Development

    Child Development

    Lifespan Development

    Theories of Personality

    Abnormal Psychology

    Theories of Counseling


    Practicum I

    Practicum II

    Evaluation and Treatment of Compulsive Disorders

    HIV and AIDS Counseling

    Marriage and Family Therapy Counseling Theory

    Advanced Psychopathology

    Human Sexuality

    Clinical Skills/Professional Development

    Domestic Violence

    Professional Practice Seminar I

    Diversity Issues in Counseling Psychology

    Child Abuse/Neglect Diagnosis and Treatment

    Pre-Practicum & Practicum I

    Human Growth and Development

    Professional Ethics and Law

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    Concordia University, Irvine (2008-2013): Biopsychology, Child Development, Adolescent Development, Introduction to Psychology

    Azusa Pacific University, Community Counseling Center: Clinical Trainings for Doctoral Interns, Supervision of Pre-doctoral Therapists

    Biola University Counseling Center: Supervision of Pre-doctoral Therapists

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Frederick, T. V., Purrington, S. N., Dunbar, S. E. (2016). Differentiation of self, religious coping, and subjective well-being. Mental Health, Religion, & Culture, 553-564.

    Frederick, T.,Dunbar, S., Purrington, S., Fisher, S., & Ardito, R. (2018). Exploring the relative contributions of differentiation of self and mindfulness for predicting burnout. In Meditation: Practice, Techniques, and Health Benefits. Nova Science Press. Book Chapter.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    MomsLife Ministry Co-Leader

    Children and Family Ministries


  • Community Service & Involvement

    Executive Council 2nd VP

    Girl Scout Co-Leader

    Room Parent

    Faculty Prayer Group: for CBU Student Prayer Requests

    Parent Prayer Group: for Kinder Teachers, 2nd Grade Teachers

    Olive Crest: Kinship Families/Foster Care

    North Santa Ana Preservation Alliance


  • Personal Philosophy

    Romans 12:9-16