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Tamara Anderson

Associate Professor of Psychology
Associate Dean of Graduate Students
  • Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology, Los Angeles
  • M.A., Pepperdine University
  • B.S., Biola University

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Dr. Anderson has a broad interest in the field of clinical psychology. She teaches psychopathology and ethics and law and is especially interested in the training of professional psychologists. Dr. Anderson's research interests focus on gender issues, attachment, ethics and law, and conflict resolution, in addition to previous work in the area of eating disorders. She also has extensive experience in providing workshops on topics required for licensure in various mental health and related professions. In addition to her teaching duties, Dr. Anderson is the Associate Dean of Graduate Students and serves as the Chair of the Admissions and Academic Qualifications Committee.

Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association (Member, 1994-present)
  • National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (Delegate, 1995-present)
  • NCSPP - Women's Issues Committee (Vice-Chair, 2001-2002)
  • NCSPP - Ethnic/Racial Diversity Committee (Member, 2001-2002)
  • NCSPP - ERDC Institutional Award sub-com. (Chair, 2001-2002)
  • NCSPP - Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Committee (Member, 2001-2002)
  • Christian Association for Psychological Member Studies (Member, 1995-present)
  • Southern California Association of Psychology Training Programs (Member, 1996-present)
  • Federal Education Advocacy Coordinators (Campus Representative, 2001-present)

Awards and Honors

  • Distinguished Service and Outstanding Contributions Award 2001 (Presented by NCSPP | San Francisco, CA)

Publications

Books, Articles

  • Hall, M.E.L., Anderson, T.L., & Willingham, M. (in press). “Diapers, dissertations, and other holy things: The experiences of mothers working in Christian academia.” Christian Higher Education.
  • Vande Kemp, H., & Anderson, T. (1999). “Feminist Psychology and Humanistic Psychology.” In D. Moss (Ed.), Humanistic and Transpersonal psychology: A historical and biographical sourcebook. (pp. 126-144). NY: Greenwood Press.

Presentations

  • Phanco, M., Anderson, T.L., Hall, M.E.L., & Willingham, M. (August 2003). “Mothers in Christian academia: Exploring internal role conflict and faith.” Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.
  • Lee, C., T. L. Anderson, Hall, M.E.L., & Willingham, M.M. (June 2003). “A qualitative exploration of discrimination and coping experiences among Asian women in Christian academia.” Paper presented at the national convention of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Anaheim, CA.
  • Deweese, E., Hall, M.E.L., Anderson, T.L., Willingham, M.M. (June 2003). “A qualitative study of Christian women in academia who are mothers and their experience of mentoring relationships.” Paper presented at the national convention of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Anaheim, CA.
  • Kimball, C.N., Watson, T.S., Canning, S.S., Laidig, J., Hall, M.E.L., amp; Anderson, T. (April 2002). “Responsible development of women in Christian academia: Listening to seasons of life.” Presented at the national convention of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Arlington Heights, IL.
  • Hall, M.E.L., Anderson, T.L., & Willingham, M.M. (March 2002). “What are ways of making an institution family-friendly?” Paper presented at the Council of Christian Colleges and University Current Topics Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Hall, M.E.L., Anderson, T.L., & Willingham, M.M. (August 2001). “Institutional support of Christian mothers in academia.” Paper presented at annual conference of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Thorstad, R., Anderson, T.L., Hall, M.E.L., & Willingham, M.M. (August 2001). “Mothers in Christian academia and their experiences of spousal support.” Paper presented at the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Carruthers, L., Hall, M.E.L., Anderson, T.L., & Willingham, M.M. (August 2001). “Identity formation of Christian mothers working in academia.” Paper presented a the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Activities

  • APA Ethics and Law. Continuing Education Seminar (4-6 hours) fulfilling requirement for re-licensure in CA. Presented in various locations 2000, 2002, 2003.
  • DelValle, K., Hall, M.E.L., Anderson, T.L., & Willingham, M.M. (submitted for publication). “The role of manic defenses and object relations in the satisfaction of women athletes.