Adam Ghali, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy
NOH 102
559-453-2304

Education

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA, 2012
M.A., Theology, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA, 2012
M.A., Psychology, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA, 2008
B.S., Psychology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB Canada, 2005

Professional and Service Experience

  • Clinical psychology internship, Kern County Mental Health, Bakersfield, CA, 2011-2012
  • Guest lecturer, Ethics II, Masters in Family Counseling Program, Fresno Pacific University, Fresno, CA, 2011 and 2012
  • Teaching assistant, History and Systems of Psychology, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA, 2011
  • Psychology pre-intern, Della Martin Center for the Behavioral Sciences, Huntington Hospital, Pasadena, CA, 2010-2011
  • Volunteer Sunday School Teacher, Pasadena Mennonite Church, Pasadena, CA, 2008-2011
  • President, Association of Student Advocates for Psychological Health, Fuller Graduate Seminary of Psychology, Pasadena, CA, 2007-2011
  • Neuropsychology clerk, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, CA, 2009-2010
  • Teaching assistant, Clinical Interventions: Diversity, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA, 2009
  • Crisis counselor volunteer, Edmonton Distress Line/The Support Network, Edmonton, AB, 2004-2005
  • Peer support crisis volunteer, Student Distress Center, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, 2004-2005
  • Volunteer Youth Leader, River West Christian Church, Edmonton, AB Canada, 2001-2005

Honors and Awards

  • Depree-Bootjack Fellowship, Max De Pree Center for Leadership, 2010
  • Research Fellowship, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2008 and 2009
  • Arch Hart Scholarship, Fuller Theological Seminary, 2007
  • Gold Medal in Science, University of Alberta, 2005
  • Louise McKinney Post-Secondary Scholarship, Government of Alberta, 2001, 2002 and 2004
  • Summer Research Award, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, 2002
  • Summer Studentship, Alberta Heritage Foundation for Medical Research, 2001 and 2002
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship, University of Alberta, 2000
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship, Faculty of Science, University of Alberta, 2000

Professional Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association, 2009-present
  • California Psychological Association, 2007-present
  • American Group Psychological Association, 2011-2012
  • San Gabriel Valley Psychological Association, 2008-2011
  • American Academy of Religion, 2008

 

Publications and Presentations

Publications:
  • "Psychology in pursuit of justice: The lives and works of Emmanuel Levinas and Ignacio Martin - Baro," with D.M. Goodman and S.M. Walling, Pastoral Psychology, 59, 585-602. doi: 10.1007/s11089-0260-4, 2010.
  • "Christian psychology and the (ir)relevance of Jesus," with A.C. Dueck and D.M. Goodman, Direction: A Mennonite Brethren Forum, 38, 209-222, 2009.
  • "Prophetic words for psychologists: Particularly, ethics and peace," with A.C. Dueck, J.P. Langdal, and D.M. Goodman, Pastoral Psychology, 58, 289-301, 2009.
  • "Lost in translation: A response to Watson," with A.C. Dueck, Edification: Journal of the Society for Christian Psychology, 2, 25-27, 2008. 

Presentations:

  • The Ethical Dimension of the Culture of Psychology and the Problem of Applied Psychological Ethics, 2013 American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Honolulu, HI, 2013.
  • Recalling the Best of Times and the Worst of Times: How Religious Tradition Shapes Language, with L.D. Finlay and A.C. Dueck, poster session presented at the Christian Association of Psychological Studies International Conference, Overland Park, KS, 2010.
  • Conflict resolution: Conversation on uniqueness in Chinese culture and commonalities and comparisons across cultures, lecture given at Wenxin Counseling Center, Beijing, China, June 2010.
  • Vocational and insurance issues: Childhood cancer survivors, with L.N. Lacy, lecture given at the City of Hope Survivorship 2010 Conference, Duarte, CA, May 2010
  • Positive Ethics: Correctives. Critiques, Training, and Christianity, paper presented at the Christian Association of Psychological Studies International Conference, Overland Park, KS, April 2010.
  • "Thickening" an ethical training model: Preliminary reflections, poster session presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Toronto, ON, August 2009. 
  • Testing a religious community identification model in spiritual exemplars, with A.C. Dueck, poster session presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Toronto, ON, August 2009.
  • A Chrsitian psychology: Ethical, just, indigenous, and the suffering of the innocent, with J.P. Barsuglia, S.D. Huett, J.P. Langdal, and A.C. Dueck, poster session presented at the Christian Association of Psychological Studies International Conference, Phoenix, AZ, April 2008.
  • Moral knowledge: An interpretative model psychology needs to know, in Bringing Gadamer's philosophical hermeneutics towards the center of psychotherapy, by A.C. Dueck, symposium conducted at the meeting of the Western Commission for the Study of Religion, Pasadena, CA, April 2008.
  • Modern rationality: Implications for the ethical identity, with D.M. Goodman, J.P. Langdal and N. Cortez, poster session presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Meeting, Boston, MA, March 2008.