David Wang teaches integration in the undergraduate program as well as graduate coursework in trauma therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, multicultural issues in clinical psychology, structural equation modeling and objective personality assessment. His areas of research interest include trauma and traumatic stress, spiritual formation and character/virtue development, mindfulness/self-compassion, spiritual theology (with special interest in the English Puritans) and various topics related to multicultural psychology and social justice. He is also a licensed psychologist who maintains a small clinical practice at the Biola Counseling Center. Dave and his wife Vivian live with their daughters Lydia and Sydney in Fullerton, Calif. He is also a pastor at One Life City Church (Fullerton) and serves on the board of directors for Joya Scholars (joyascholars.org), a non-profit organization that seeks to inspire and prepare students from families of at-risk communities in Fullerton to succeed through higher education.
- Aten, J. D.,
Davis, E. B., Shannonhouse, L. R., Van Tongeren, D. R., Wang, D. C., &
Hall, M. E. L. (2016-2018). Leader humility in humanitarian aid organizations.
John Templeton Foundation. Funded:
- Wang, D. C., Canada, A. L., & Poston, J. M. (2016-2018). The multifaceted impact
of graduate school debt on seminary
students. Lilly Endowment. Funded:
- Wang, D. C.,
Hill, P. C., & Porter, S. L. (2016-2017). The spiritual, character, and
virtue formation of seminarians. John
Templeton Foundation. Funded: $217,000.
Journal Publications (Peer Reviewed)
- Augustyn, B., Hall, T. W., Wang, D. C., & Hill, P. C. (in press). Relational spirituality: An attachment-based model of spiritual development and psychological well-being. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.
- Shruba, A. N., Aten, J., Wang, D. C., Entwistle, D. N., Davis, W., & Boan, D. (in press). Psychological First Aid and Christian responses to suffering from natural and human-made disasters. Journal of Psychology and Christianity.
- Porter, S. L., Hall, M. E. L., & Wang, D. C. (in press). Losing my religion: spiritual discouragement amongst Christian therapists due to repeat exposure to spiritual immaturity in Christian clients. Journal of Psychology and Theology.
- Moradshahi, M., Hall, T. W., Wang, D. C., & Canada, A. (in press). The Spiritual Narrative Questionnaire: Initial development and psychometric properties. Journal of Psychology and Christianity.
- Wang, D. C., Aten, J. D., Boan, D., Jean-Charles, W., Griff, K. P., Valcin, V., Davis, E. B., Hook, J. N., Davis, D. E., Van Tongeren, D. R., Abouezzeddine, T., Sklar, Q., & Wang, A. (2016). Culturally adapted spiritually oriented trauma focused cognitive behavioral therapy for child survivors of restavek. Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 3, 224-236.
- Wang, D. C. & Tan, S-Y. (2016). Dialectical behavior therapy (DBT): Empirical evidence and clinical applications from a Christian perspective. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 35, 68-76.
- Bailey, K. L., Jones, B. D., Hall, T. W., Wang, D. C., McMartin, J. M., & Fujikawa, A. M. (2016). Spirituality at a crossroads: A grounded theory of Christian emerging adults. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 8, 99-109.
- Crawford, N. & Wang, D. C. (2016). A brief history of psychology and missions in JPT: Looking back, around, and forward. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 44, 263-267.
- Mondragon, S. A., Wang, D. C., Pritchett, L., Graham, D. P., Plasencia, M. L., & Teng, E. J. (2015). The influence of military sexual trauma on returning OEF/OIF male veterans. Psychological Services, 12, 402-411.
- Hall, T. W., Edwards, E., & Wang, D. C. (2015). The spiritual development of emerging adults over the college years: A four-year longitudinal investigation. Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 7, 1-12.
- Wang, D. C., Strosky, D., & Fletes, A. (2014). Secondary and vicarious trauma: Implications for faith and clinical practice. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 33, 281-286.
- Coleman, M. N., Chapman, S., & Wang, D. C. (2013). An examination of color-blind racism and race-related stress among African-American undergraduate students. The Journal of Black Psychology, 39, 484-502.
- Wang, D. C. (2011). Two perspectives on spiritual dryness: Spiritual Desertion and the Dark Night of the Soul. Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, 4, 27-42.
- Crisp, G., Horn, C., Dizinno, G., & Wang, D. C. (2010). Modeling the racial and ethnic implications of admissions policy changes in the pursuit of tier one status. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education, 3, 71-84.
- Wang, D. C. (2010). The English Puritans and spiritual desertion: A protestant perspective on the place of spiritual dryness in the Christian life. Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, 3, 42-65.
Book Chapters, Other Publications (Invited)
- Aten, J. D., Schruba, A., Entwistle, D. N., Davis, W., Ranter, J.,
Hwang, J., Hook, J. N., Wang, D. C., Davis, D., & Van Tongeren,
D. (in press). Faith and disaster mental health: Empirical,
theological, and psychological perspectives. In H. Gingrich & F.
Treating Trauma in Christian Counseling and
Psychotherapy. Downers Grove, IL: Intervarsity Press.
- Wang, D. C. (in
press). Mobilizing and equipping the Church for soul care and counseling: A classic
resource updated and revised. Journal of
Psychology and Theology.
- Hill, P. C.,
Laney, E. K., Edwards, K. J., Wang, D. C., Orme, W. H., Chan, A. C., &
Wang, F. L. (2017). A few good measures: Colonel Jessup and humility. In E.
L. Worthington, D. E. Davis, & J. N. Hook (Eds.),
Handbook of Humility (119-133). New York, NY: Routledge.
Wang, D. C., & Wang, A. (2014). Integrating the human capacity to recover and thrive into trauma therapy: An empirically grounded guide. PsycCRITIQUES,
Wang, D. C., & Chan, A. (2014). Didn’t we stop thinking that mental illness was caused by the devil? Revisiting the topic of psychosis and spirituality. PsycCRITIQUES, 59.
Wang, D. C. (2011). [Review of the book Soulful Spirituality: Becoming Fully Alive and Deeply Human, by Dr. David G. Benner]. Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care, 4, 314-316.