Brad D. Strawn

Evelyn and Frank Freed Professor of the Integration of Psychology and Theology and Chair of Integration, Department of Clinical PsychologySchool of Psychology

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BA (Psychology), Point Loma Nazarene University
MA in Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
PhD in Clinical Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary, School of Psychology
Advanced training in Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy, San Diego Psychoanalytic Institute and Society

Prior to joining the faculty of Fuller’s Graduate School of Psychology in 2012, Dr. Strawn was professor of psychology at Point Loma Nazarene University and also practiced as a clinical psychologist and served as Vice President for Spiritual Development and Dean of the Chapel at Southern Nazarene University.

Strawn recently published, with W. S. Brown, The Physical Nature of Christian Life: Neuroscience, Psychology, and the Church (Cambridge University Press, 2012) and is currently writing, with E. Bland, Christianity & Psychoanalysis: New Dialogues (InterVarsity Press). His numerous articles in journals, collections, and dictionaries include, most recently, with B. A. Strawn, “Prophecy and Psychology,” in Dictionary of the Old Testament Prophets (InterVarsity Press, 2012), and “Human Bodies and Church Bodies: Spiritual Flourishing and Formation,” in Pastoralpsychologie und Religionspsychologie im Dialog (Kohlhammer, 2011).

Strawn is a member of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies; Society for the Study of Psychology and Wesleyan Studies (founding member and officer); Society for the Exploration of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapies and Theology (founding member and associate director); and the Brookhaven Institute for Psychoanalysis and Christian Theology (faculty member).

He is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene.

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Integration
  • Thinking Theologically
  • Clinical Integration Colloquium
  • Advanced Integration Seminar

Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching

Integration of Psychology and Christian Theology; Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy; Clinical Psychology; Body, Brain, and Theology

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