DepartmentTalbot School of Theology
Biola AffiliationsFaculty



  • PsyD Clinical Psychology: Family Psychology Azusa Pacific University
  • M.A. Clinical Psychology: Azusa Pacific University
  • M.A. Spiritual Formation and Soul Care Talbot School of Theology
  • B.A. Psychology California State University Chico
  • Additional studies performed at Butte College, Chico


Berry Bishop is the Interim Director of the MFT Program at Talbot. Bishop graduated from Talbot with a Master of Arts in Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, and then obtained her doctorate in psychology from Azusa Pacific University. Her primary research interest is in the area of trauma and spiritual direction. In addition to teaching, she continues to practice as a clinical psychologist. Bishop is married with two children.


  • Oct. 2012 – Present The American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Division 36
  • May 2012 – Present Talbot School of Theology Scholastic Honors Society
  • Aug. 2011 – Present Evangelical Spiritual Directors Association
  • May 2008 – Present Phi Kappa Phi, Psychology
  • Collegiate Honors Society


  • Center for Spiritual Renewal at Biola University, La Mirada. Presented on “Spiritual Direction and Trauma” for staff Spiritual Directors. April, 2016
  • Christian Community Health Fellowship Conference, Atlanta, GA. Presented on “Protecting Spiritual Health from Vicarious Trauma” to medical and mental health professionals with Strosky, D. April 2015

Areas of Expertise for Media Interviews

  • Guilt
  • Marriage
  • Mental Disorders
  • Mental Health
  • Parenting
  • Personality Disorders
  • Psychology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Sex
  • Spiritual Formation
  • Suicide
  • Trauma
  • Spiritual Direction
  • Human Development
  • Attachment
  • Relationships
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