Stephen (Steve) Simpson began teaching at Fuller as an adjunct clinical professor in 2001, joining the School of Psychology’s full-time faculty in 2009 as director of clinical training and assistant professor of clinical psychology. Dr. Simpson has a wide range of clinical experience, and has served in positions including psychologist and director of Pasadena Psychology group, clinical director of Fuller Psychological and Family Services, supervisor for interns at Pasadena Mental Health Center, and therapist and youth program director at Behavioral Health Centers in Alhambra, California.
Specializing in couples therapy and individual therapy for adolescents and adults, Simpson’s interests include relationships, sexuality, anxiety, depression, and addictions. In addition to publishing articles in scholarly journals, he has written three books for a popular audience: Assaulted By Joy: The Redemption of a Cynic (2008), What Women Wish You Knew About Dating: A Single Guy’s Guide to Romance (2008), and What Wives Wish Their Husbands Knew About Sex (co-authored with Ryan Howes and Richard Rupp, 2007). Simpson regularly leads seminars for therapists on various clinical issues, and is a frequent speaker for lay audiences on sex, dating, parenting multiples, and Christian living. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association, and the American Association of Christian Counselors.
Areas of Expertise, Research, Writing, and Teaching
Sexuality, psychotherapy, psychopathology, depression, anxiety, marriage therapy