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Biography

Dr. Cayla Bland comes to Biola from MidAmerica Nazarene University in the Kansas City area, where she was an associate professor of counseling. She received her master’s degree in Clinical Psychology from Wheaton College and her doctorate in counselor education and supervision from Regent University. Bland has 20 years of teaching experience in Christian higher education with undergraduate, graduate, and online students. During her time at MidAmerica she helped develop a master’s degree in Counseling including Council for Accreditation of Counseling & Related Educational Programs professional accreditation. She held positions of Director of Training and Marriage, Couple, and Family Track Coordinator. Her current clinical interests include couple and family therapy, and clinical supervision. Her current research interests include counselor development and supervision, clinician self-care, online education and the integration of faith and psychology.

Affiliations

  • California Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (CAMFT), 2015 to present
  • American Counseling Association (ACA), 2009 to present
  • Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES), 2009 to present
  • International Association for Marriage and Family Counselors, 2009 to 2015
  • Kansas Counseling Association (KCA), 2009 to 2015
  • Chi Sigma Iota Honors Society, 2010 to present
  • Christian Association of Psychological Studies (CAPS), 2009 to present
  • Kansas Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (KACES), 2009 to 2015
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), 1988 to present
  • Approved supervisor American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (AAMFT), 1995 to present
  • Kansas Association for Marriage and Family Therapy (KAMFT), 1993 to 2015
  • Illinois Association for Marriage and Family therapy (IAMFT), 1988 to 1993

Awards

2009 – 2012: Full tuition scholarship award, Regent University, Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision.

2009: Robert I. Brower Award: In recognition of faculty excellence in teaching in the graduate and adult programs at MidAmerica Nazarene University

Publications (Selected)

  • Supervision outcomes: Comparison of individual, triadic, and group supervision. Bland, C., (Dissertation Abstracts International, 2013).
  • Student leadership development through interpersonal growth groups, Bland, C., & Nielsen, V. (2010).
  • What’s in a name?: Considering the co-dependent label, Frank, L., & Bland, C. (Journal of Strategic and Systemic Therapies, 1992).
  • Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Kleckner, T., Frank, L., Bland, C., Amendt, J.H., & Bryant, R.D. (1992).

Presentations

  • Brown, T. K., Bland, C. S., & Cain, A. (2015, April). Vulnerability, Emotional Bravery, & Transforming Shame: The Journey Towards Clinician Resilience. Presented at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies annual conference, Denver, CO.
  • Bland, C. S. & Halling, K. (2015, March). The Big Effect of Little “t” Trauma: How Unacknowledged Trauma Refuses to Disappear. Presented at the Kansas Counseling Association Convention, Wichita, KS.
  • Bland, C. S. & Brown, T. K. (2014, April). Building Counselor Resilience to Vicarious Trauma. Presentation at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies annual conference, Atlanta GA.
  • Bland, C. S., Leaming, A. & Neely, K. (2014, March). The Resilient Counselor: What does it take to thrive in the counseling field. Presentation at the Kansas Counseling Association state conference, Manhattan, KS.
  • Holeman, V., Rose, D., Gerig, M., Smith, J., & Bland, C. (2013, April). How Are They Doing? Systematic Developmental Assessment of Counseling Students. Presentation at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies annual conference, Portland OR.
  • Bland, C. S. & Suarez, E. (2013, April). Triadic Supervision: An Effective, Efficient, and Relational Model for Training Students. Presentation at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies annual conference, Portland, OR.
  • Bland, C. S. (2013, April). Supervision Outcomes: Comparison of Individual, Triadic, and Group Supervision. Poster presentation at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies annual conference, Portland, OR.
  • Bland, C. S. & Brown, T. K. (2012, October). The Art of Creating Counselors. Presentation at the North Central Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Kansas City, MO.
  • Bland, C. S. & Fry, M. L. (2011, October). Triadic Supervision: Shaping the Future Through An Innovative & Unique Supervisory Method. Presentation at the Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference, Nashville, TN.
  • Bland, C. S. & Dahl, D. (2011, March). A Curious Neutrality: Counselor Values, Influence, & the Therapeutic Relationship. Presentation at the Kansas Counseling Association state conference, Wichita, KS.
  • Bland, C. S. & Dahl, D. (2010, March). Women in the Workplace. Presentation at the Kansas Counseling Association state conference, Overland Park, KS.
  • Bland, C. S. & Dahl, D. (2009, March). Counselor Self-Care: Preventing compassion fatigue. Presentation at the Kansas Counseling Association state conference, Great Bend, KS.

Courses

Graduate Courses Taught

  • Structure & Process of Therapy
  • Helping Skills
  • Systemic Foundation & Family Issues
  • Family Counseling
  • Marriage, Couple, & Family Consultation (on-line)
  • Family Education Experience
  • Marriage, Couple, & Family Practicum & Internship
  • Clinical Mental Health Internship
  • Career Counseling (on-line)
  • Post Modern Advanced Theories
  • Supervision in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Advanced Statistic, Teaching Assistant
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