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Keith J. Edwards

Professor of Psychology
  • Ph.D., University of Southern California
  • Ph.D., New Mexico State University
  • M.A., New Mexico State University
  • B.Ed., University of Wisconsin

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Dr. Keith J. Edwards is a Professor of Psychology in the Rosemead School of Psychology at Biola University. He holds a Ph. D. in quantitative methods from New Mexico State University and a Ph. D. in clinical and social psychology from the University of Southern California. His primary clinical interests are marital and individual therapy using emotionally focused, attachment based, experiential approaches. He has received Level I & II training in Emotion Focused Therapy for individuals with Dr. Leslie Greenberg, the founder of EFT. He is a certified EFT Couple therapist having received training from Dr. Susan Johnson. He teaches courses in individual and couple therapy at Rosemead using EFT and has conducted seminars presenting EFT to professionals in the US and Asia. Dr. Edwards conducts research on relationships integrating emotion theory, attachment theory, and spirituality. He is the co-developer with Dr. Todd Hall of the Spiritual Assessment Inventory. He has held prior faculty positions at Rutgers University and Johns Hopkins University.

Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association (Member)
  • Christian Association for Psychological Studies (Member)

Publications

Books, Articles

  • Flere, S., Edwards, K.J., & Klanjsek, R. (2008). “Religious orientation in three central European environments: Quest, intrinsic, and extrinsic dimensions. ”International Journal for the Psychology of Religion. 18 (1), 1-21
  • Hall, M.E., Edwards, K.J., & Hall, T.W. (2006). “The role of spiritual and psychological development in the cross-cultural adjustment of missionaries.” Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 9(2): 193-208.
  • Barnett, K.L., Duvall, N.A., Edwards, K.J., & Hall, M.E. (2005). “Psychological and Spiritual Predictors of Domains of Functioning and Effectiveness of Short-Term Missionaries.” Journal of Psychology and Theology. 33(1), 27-40.
  • Edwards, K.J. (2003). “Love that lasts: A monograph for marriage enrichment.” Hacienda Heights, CA: Love That Lasts, Inc.
  • Edwards, K.J. (2003). “It takes a village to save a marriage.” Journal of Psychology and Theology, 31, 188-195
  • Edwards, K. J., & Hall, T.W. (2003). “Illusory spiritual health: The role of defensiveness in understanding and assessing spiritual health.” In T.W. Hall & M.R. McMinn (Eds.). spiritual formation, counseling, and psychotherapy (pp. 261-275). New York: Nova Science Publishers
  • Edwards, K.J. (2002). “No simple answer in the consulting room.” Christian Counseling Today, 9(2), 41-43
  • Hall, T.W., & Edwards, K.J. (2002). “The Spiritual Assessment Inventory: A theistic model and measure for assessing spiritual development.” Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 41(2), 341-357
  • Slater, W. E., Hall, T.W., & Edwards, K.J. (2001). “Measuring religion and spirituality: Where are we and where are we going?” Journal of Psychology and Theology, 29, 4-21
  • Hall, E., Duvall, N., Edwards, K.J., & Pike, P.L. (1999). “The relationship of Object Relations development to cultural adjustment in a missionary sample.” Journal of Psychology and Theology, 27, 139-153

Presentations

  • Schickendanz, J. & Edwards, K.J. (2008). “Understanding Christian Aversive Attitudes Towards Homosexual Orientation. ” A paper presented at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, annual convention, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Widger, C., Edwards, K., Poelstra, P., & Mitchell, J. (2006). “Utilizing a virtue framework for martial attachment and satisfaction.” A paper presented at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, annual convention, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Edwards, K., Poelstra, P., Mitchell, J., Kloster, M., Kendrick, M., & Wigder, C. (2005). “ A presentation at the Christian Association for Psychology Studies”, annual convetion. Dallas, TX.
  • Hall, T.W., Edwards,K.J., & Slater, W. (August 2002). “Latent relational dimensions of spirituality: Higher order factor structure and application of Item Response Theory.” Paper presented at the 110th Annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL
  • Edwards, K.J., Hall, T.W., & Slater, W. (August 2002). “The multidimensional structure of spiritual questing.” Paper presented at the 110th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL
  • Slater, W., Edwards, K.J., & Hall, T.W. (April 2002). “Gender differences in spirituality among college students.” Paper presented at the national convention of the Christian Association for psychological Studies, Chicago, IL
  • Hall, T.W., Edwards, K.J., & Slater, W. (April 2002). “A psychometric analysis of the Spiritual Maturity Index using Item Response Theory.” Paper presented at the national convention of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Chicago, IL
  • Edwards, K.J., Slater, W., Hall, T.W., Oda, A., & Eck, B. (August 2001). “Spiritual change among college students: A national study.” Paper presented at the 109th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA
  • Edwards, K.J., Murray, W.F., Hall, T.W., Lin, O., & Sleeper, H. (August 2000). “Applying the Illusory Mental Health Model to religious and spiritual assessment.” Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.