Director, Applied Psychology
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.
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
Graduate Courses Taught