John Park, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Office Phone: (951) 552-8382
E-mail: jopark@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James Building 372
Office Hours: MW 12-4pm

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology / Neuropsychology & Health Psychology Loma Linda University 09/2015
M.Div. Divinity / Hospital Chaplaincy Andrews Theological Seminary 12/2006
  • Additional Education

    Postdoctoral Fellowship in Clinical Psychology
    Specialization in Anxiety and Mood Disorders
    Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

    Clinical Pastoral Education Unit 1
    Christ Medical Trauma Level One Center
    Oak Lawn, IL

  • Courses Taught

    Advanced Statistics
    History and Systems
    Human Memory
    Tests and Measurements
    Psychology of Learning

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Cultural Issues in Health Disparities
    Faith-Based Organizations and Mental Health Services
    Religion, Spirituality, and Motivational Processes of Sex Workers
    Psychopharmacology
    Sport Psychology
    Asian American Mental Health

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    Family Interventions
    Group Psychotherapy
    Clinical Practicum IV
    Human Diversity and Cultural Issues
    Professional Roles and Supervision
    Professional Writing
    Biological Bases of Behavior
    Psychopharmacology
    Sport Psychology
    Crisis Counseling and Interventions
    Clinical Issues in Human Diversity

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    PUBLICATIONS
    Kim, S. J., & Park, J. C. (April 2019). Influence of Gender Role Attitude on Depression in Korean Employed Married Women: Focusing on the Differences Between Full-Time (FT) Workers and Part-Time (PT) Workers. Journal of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
    Park, J. C. Religious and Spiritual Leaders Have a Role in Supporting LGBT People. (2016). Perspectives, 3,2, 19-21.
    Park, J. C., Ramirez-Johnson, J., Perez, P. Impact of Education on Views of Homosexuality in the Senior Clergy of Hidalgo County, Texas. (2016). Journal of Religion and Health, 61,1-9.
    Ramirez-Johnson, J., Park, J. C., Wilson, C., Pittman, S., & Diaz, H. (2013). “Deeply Woven Roots”: Health Initiatives and Community Social Services of Faith Based Organizations of the Hidalgo, County, Texas. Journal of Religion and Health, 53, 1199-1213.

    MANUSCRIPT IN PREPARATION
    Park, J. C., & Ramirez-Johnson, J. The Provision of Mental Health Services by Religious/Spiritual Leaders of Hidalgo County, Texas. Manuscript in submission.
    Park, J. C., & Ramirez-Johnson, J. The Motivational Processes and Religious and Spiritual Beliefs on Sex Workers in Reynosa, Mexico, and McAllen, Texas. Manuscript in preparation.
    Berman, M., Park, J. C., Lindgren, M., & Hegel, M. Accept Yourself! A Randomized Controlled Trial of a Self-Acceptance-Based Treatment for Large Bodied, Depressed Women.
    Jin, D. H., Park, J. C., Betancourt, H., Flynn, P., Smith, J. C. Utilization of Spanish Primer to Communicate with Non-English-Speaking Hispanic Patients in the Interventional Radiology Laboratory. Manuscript in preparation.

    LECTURE PRESENTATIONS
    Park, J. C., & Ramirez-Johnson, J. (February 2020). The Motivational Processes and Religious and Spiritual Beliefs on Sex Workers. Lecture session at the American Annual Behavioral and Social Sciences Conference. Las Vegas, NV.
    Park, J. C., Matzel, S., & White, F. (August 2019). The Integration of the Trauma Recovery Center at the Alternatives to Domestic Violence. Lecture session at American Psychological Association. Chicago, IL.
    Park, J. C., Matzel, S., & White, F. (April 2019). The Trauma Recovery Center at the Alternatives to Domestic Violence. Lecture session at Western Psychological Association.
    Jin, D., Park, J. C., Betancourt, H., Flynn, P., Smith, J. C. Utilization of Spanish primer to communicate with non-English-speaking Hispanic patients in interventional radiology [abstract]. In Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe; 2018 Sep 22-25; Portugal: CIRSE 2018. Abstract ID #76790
    Kim, S. J., & Park, J. C. (Feb 2018). Influence of Gender Role Attitude on Depression in Korean Employed Married Women: Focusing on the Differences Between Full-Time (FT) Workers and Part-Time (PT) Workers in South Korea. Lecture presentation at the Annual American Behavioral and Social Sciences Conference in Las Vegas, NV.
    Park, J. C., Ramirez-Johnson, J., Perez, P. (May 2017). Impact of Education on Clergy Perspectives on Sexual Orientation. Lecture session at Midwest Psychological Association.
    Park, J. C., Saulman, K., & Ramirez-Johnson, J. (April 2017). Religious and Spiritual Beliefs and Its impact on Sex Workers. Lecture session at Southwestern Social Science Conference.
    Park, J. C., Calkin, B., Schlussel, T., & Ramirez-Johnson, J. (April 2017). The Role of Faith Based Organizations in Mental Health. Lecture session at Western Psychological Association.
    Park, J. C., & Ramirez-Johnson, J. (Feb 2017). The Effectiveness of Clergy in the Provision of Mental Health Services. Lecture session at the Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Conference in Las Vegas, NV.
    Park, J. C., Jin, D. H., Betancourt, H., Flynn, P., Smith, J. C. (May 2016). Utilization of Spanish Primer to Communicate with Non-English-Speaking Hispanic Patients in the Interventional Radiology Laboratory. Lecture session at Midwest Psychological Association.
    Park, J. C. (April 2016). An integrated approach to trauma and substance abuse. Presentation at Trauma Seminar at Dartmouth Medical Center, NH.
    Park, J. C., & DeBord, J. (Feb 2015). Program evaluation of a relationship group therapy program utilizing RET principles in the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation Unit. Symposium presented at the 18th Annual American Association of Behavioral and Social Sciences Conference, Reno, NV.
    Park, J. C. & Ramirez-Johnson, J. (November 2013). Clergy Perspectives on Homosexuality and Its Impact on Mental Health Services. Symposium presented at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Conference 2013, CA.
    Park, J. C., & Shi, W. (September 2012). GABA modulation of dopamine neurons: Effects of anxiolytic drugs, zolpidem and other GABA receptor subtype drugs. Presentation to Department of Pharmacy. Loma Linda University, CA.
    Park, J. C. & Ramirez-Johnson, J. (November 2012). The Beliefs and Intervention Practices of Clergy on Mental Health Issues. Symposium at the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion Conference 2012, Phoenix, AZ.
    Park, J. C. (December 2011). Biological aspect and medical treatment of cancer. Presentation to Department of Psychology, Loma Linda University, CA.
    Park, J. C. (December 2011). Sexual addictions: A general overview. Presentation to Department of Psychology, Loma Linda University, CA.
    Park, J. C. (November 2011). My clinical experience of a patient with hydrocephalus. Presentation to Department of Psychology, Loma Linda University, CA.
    Park, J. C., & Rosenblatt, D. (September 2011). Gestalt Therapy: A patient-therapist dialogue. Presentation at Loma Linda Behavioral Health Institute, CA.

    POSTER PRESENTATIONS
    Tovar, S.H., Moheban, B., & Park, J. C. (Oct 2017). Structural dissociation on complex PTSD in victims of childhood trauma. Poster presentation at LA County Psychological Association.
    Moheban, B., Tovar, S.H., & Park, J. C. (Oct 2017). Neurological basis of comorbid anorexia nervosa and depression. Poster presentation at LA County Psychological Association.
    Jin, D. H., Park, J. C., Betancourt, H., Flynn, P., & Smith, J. C. (March 2016). Utilization of Spanish Primer to Communicate with Non-English-Speaking Patients in Interventional Radiology Laboratory. Poster presentation at the Annual LLU Post Graduate Convention.
    Park, J. C. & Ramirez-Johnson, J. (May 2014). Do Clergy in Hidalgo County Serve as a Bridge or Barrier to Mental Health? Poster presentation at the Midwest Psychological Association.
    Park, J. C. (June 2013). CEHP Program: Creating a healthy environment for student success in health professions. Poster presentation at the International Positive Psychology Association.
    Park, J. C. & Ramirez-Johnson, J. (June 2013). Faith based organizations and its impact on the community. Poster presentation at the International Positive Psychology Association.
    Park, J. C. & Boyd, K. (June 2013). Creating a healthy environment for the sports fans. Poster presentation at the International Positive Psychology Association.
    Park, J. C. & Boyd, K. (May 2013). Sports Fans Behaviors: Cultural Differences of Attribution Making Across Wins and Losses. Poster session at the Midwest Psychological Association.
    Park, J. C. & Ramirez-Johnson, J. (April 2013). The Role of Clergy in the Provision of Mental Health Service. Poster presentation at Annual Post Graduate Convention.
    Park, J. C. & Boyd, K. (April 2013). Causal Attributions in Sports Fans Behaviors. Poster presentation at the Western Psychological Association.
    Park, J. C. (October 2012). The CEHP Program: Increasing Racial and Ethnic Minority Representation in the Health Professions. Poster Session at Healthy Communities Convention.
    Park, J. C. (August 2012). Addressing Racial and Ethnic Minority Disparities in Health Professions. Presidential Track Poster Session at the American Psychological Association.
    Park, J. C. (July 2012). A Cultural Study of Attributions of Sports Fans. Psi Chi Poster Session at the International Congress of Psychology Conference.
    Park, J. C. (July 2012). An Evaluation of a Health Professions Pipeline Program to Increase African-American Student Participation. International Congress of Psychology Conference.
    Park, J. C. & Ramirez-Johnson, J. (March 2012). Health Initiatives and Community Social Involvement of Faith Based Organizations. Poster presentation at the Healthy People 2012 Lifestyle Conference.

    INVITED TALKS AND PRESENTATIONS
    Park, J. C. (April 2019). Geriatric Depression. Lecture presentation at the Somang Society Health Concert Event for Dementia Awareness. Orange County, CA.
    Park, J. C. (November 2018). Evidence-based practices: Community resiliency model and EBT-plus. Alternatives to Domestic Violence. Panel discussion and presentation at the California Victim Compensation Board Treatment Recovery Center Conference. Los Angeles, CA.
    Park, J. C. (March 2017). What is Psychology and Therapy? Lecture at the Department of Social Welfare and Public Policy, Gwangju University, Gwangju, South Korea.
    Park, J. C. (April 2014). Substance Abuse Treatment. Presentation at California School of Professional Psychology, CA.
    Park, J. C. & Shi, W. (February 2013). Substance abuse and addictions: The modulating effects of GABAergic drugs on the dopamine system. Lecture presentation to Central LA Juvenile Hall,
    Park, J. C. & Ramirez-Johnson, J. (March 2012). Faith-based organizations and mental health gatekeepers.” Presentation to Loma Linda Behavioral Health Institute, CA.
    Park, J. C. (February 2012). Ethical issues in euthanasia and utilitarianism. Presentation to Department of Religion, Loma Linda University, CA.
    John C. Park 2020
    Park, J. C. (August 2011). Providing integrated care: Co-therapy with other mental health professionals. Presentation at Loma Linda University Leadership Conference, CA.
    Park, J. C. & Boyd, K. (October 2011). A cultural study of attribution process of sports fans. Colloquium at La Sierra University. La Sierra, CA.
    Park, J. C. (February 2011). Men are from Mars, and women need to visit Mars sometimes. Love and Relationship Seminar at Loma Linda Behavioral Health Institute, CA.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    First Grace Korean Baptist Church
    Naperville, IL

    East Sarang Church, Oikos Fellowship
    Chino, CA

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Private Practice
    Independent psychological and consulting practice
    Providing mental health services to the local community and the Asian American communities

    Research Consultant
    Chiron Total and Somang Society
    Orange County Dementia Foundation
    Provide consultation and lecture presentations to the Korean American population in Orange County, CA

  • Interests & Hobbies

    I grew up in the city of Chicago, and I am a lifelong Chicago Cubs, Bulls, and Bears fan. I am married to my beautiful wife of three years. We enjoy the simple pleasures in life, traveling to new places, outdoor activities such as going to the beach or hiking, trying new foods and desserts, and spending time with our loved ones.

  • Personal Philosophy

    Proverbs 3:11-12
    He has made everything beautiful in his time. He has set eternity in the human heart; yet no one can fathom what God has done from beginning to end. I know that there is nothing better for people than to be happy and to do good while they live.

    Jeremiah 29:13
    You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.

    Revelation 21:4
    He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.

    "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime."