Jay Burke, PsyD

Associate Professor of Psychology
Program Director, Master of Science in Counseling Psychology

Office Phone: (951) 552-8190
E-mail: jburke@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building, #132
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Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
PsyD Marital and Family Therapy The Chicago School of Professional Psychology 2017
M.S. Human Development/Marriage and Family Therapy Oklahoma State University 2007
B.A. Religion Baylor University 2005
  • Additional Education

    California Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist # 91133
    Nevada Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist # 01447
    Texas Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist # 203086

  • Courses Taught

    At California Baptist University:
    Practicum I

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Marriage and Family Therapy Clinical Training
    The History of Marriage and Family Therapy
    Graduate Student Development
    Clinical Supervision
    Couples Counseling
    Career Development

  • Teaching Experience

    Previously taught masters and doctoral level coursework in marriage and family therapy graduate programs. These courses included:

    Professional Development I
    Human Sexuality
    Practicum I, Practicum II, Internship I, and Practicum Maintenance
    Couples Counseling and Domestic Violence
    Advanced Academic Writing
    Couples and Sex Therapy
    Advanced Theories of Marriage and Family Therapy
    California Law and Professional Ethics
    Treatment Planning

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Doctoral Dissertation
    "An Evaluation of the Development of MFT Competencies and the Influence of the Supervisory Relationship"
    -Utilized sample of 224 marriage and family therapy graduate students to better understand the influence of the supervisory relationship on the development of marriage and family therapy clinical competencies.

    Master’s Thesis
    "Male-Relative Caregivers: Well-Being, Service Utilization and Service Awareness"
    -Utilized sample of 144 relative-caregivers to better understand the experience of male-caregivers.
    -Utilized feminist theory and cognitive-behavioral family therapy to connect theory with clinical application.

    Burke, J. & Whittaker, K. (2019, March). The “Nuts and Bolts” of Supervision. Accepted for presentation at the International Family Therapy Association (IFTA) 2019 World Family Therapy Congress, Aberdeen, Scotland.
    Burke, J. (2018, March). An Evaluation of the Development of MFT Competencies and the Influence of the Supervisory Relationship. Presentation at the International Family Therapy Association (IFTA) 2018 World Family Therapy Congress. Bangkok, Thailand.
    Bennett, L., Burke, J., & Lechuga, D. (2016, August). Impact of Playing Position and Athletic Exposure on Cognitive Performance in Retired NFL Players. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA), Denver, CO.
    Laird, H. & Burke, J. (2016, March). Premarital Counseling for Muslims: Major Factors to Consider. Presentation at the International Family Therapy Association (IFTA) 2016 World Family Therapy Congress. Kona, HI.
    Burke, J. (2016, March). “It’s Date Night – Let’s Study”: Romantic Relationships during Graduate Training in Psychology. Presentation at the International Family Therapy Association (IFTA) 2016 World Family Therapy Congress, Kona, HI.
    Bennett, L., Burke, J., & Lechuga, D. (2015, August). Neurocognitive Profile of Disability Seeking Retired NFL Players with a History of Concussions. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association (APA), Toronto, Canada.
    Whittaker, K. & Burke, J. (2015, March). Motivational Interviewing: A Practical Application for Special Populations. Presentation at the International Family Therapy Association (IFTA) 2015 World Family Therapy Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    Burke, J. (2015, March). Providing Systemic Couple’s Treatment, with Only One Partner Present. Presentation at the International Family Therapy Association (IFTA) 2015 World Family Therapy Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    Burke, J. & Bennett, L. (2014, July). Impacts of Occupational Sitting on Overall Mental Health and Suggestions for Workplace Improvement. IOOB 2014 Conference. Los Angeles, CA.
    Burke, J., Glazek, K., & Zanjani, M. (2014, May). Predictors of Trainee Improvement during Practicum Placement. Poster presentation at the Graduate Research Forum, Los Angeles, CA.
    Burke, J. (2014). Couples Therapy, with One Person. Didactic presentation to Mariposa Women and Children’s Center, Orange, CA.
    Bennett, L. & Burke, J. Selfies: Self-Expression or Self-Absorption? (2014, August). Poster presentation at the American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention, Washington DC.
    Birch, P., Burke J., Sinacola, R., Scaglione, C. (2013). Marriage & Family Education, Marriage & Family Therapy: Advancing Family Health Together. Workshop presentation at the National Association for Relationship and Marriage Education annual conference (NARME), Irvine, CA

  • Church Membership & Activities

    I recently relocated to the Inland Empire area and I am currently visiting churches in the region, to identify a church home.

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Telehealth Psychotherapy Services
    Clinical Supervision
    Non-profit board member
    Substance Abuse Curriculum Advisory Committee
    Alumni Council

  • Interests & Hobbies

    I have a strong passion for travel and for outdoor activities (hiking, biking, kayaking, etc.). California has been a wonderful blessing for pursuing these passions! Additionally, I'm a voracious reader and you can typically find 5 or more books that I'm in the process of reading, on my Kindle device. My wife is finishing her post-doctoral training in neuropsychology, with an emphasis in working with neurodegenerative disorders and sports-related concussions.

  • Personal Philosophy

    “Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us.”
    ― David Richo

    "Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you'll recover your life. I'll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me - watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won't lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you'll learn how to live freely and lightly" (Matt 11:28-30, The Message).