Thomas V. Frederick, Ph. D.

Photo - Thomas V. FrederickAssociate Professor, College of Psychology & Counseling; Assessment Coordinator for College of Psychology & Counseling

Phone: (714) 879-3901 x1310
Email: tvfrederick@hiu.edu
Office: Room 215


  • Ph.D., Marital and Family Therapy, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA
  • M.A.T., Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA
  • M.A., Psychology, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA
  • B.S., Psychology, Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, LMFT
  • California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (CAMFT) Clinical Member
  • American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists (AAMFT) Approved Supervisor


  • Christian Principles in MFT – Online and traditional format
  • Life Span Development
  • Research Methodology
  • Substance Abuse and the Family
  • Treatment of Older Adults
  • MFT Practicum
  • Statistics (Traditional Undergraduate)
  • General Social Science Research Methods (Traditional Undergraduate)
  • AAMFT Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor
  • Clinical Member of CAMFT
  • Member of American Association of Christian Counselors
  • Member, Society for Christian Psychology
  • Member, Christian Association for Psychology Studies (CAPS)
  • Member, National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)


  • Integrating Christianity and psychology
  • Spirituality in marriage and family therapy
  • Gender and the sociology of religion
  • Theories of marriage and family therapy
  • Bowen Family Systems Theory
  • Theological and psychological anthropology


  • Spiritual Transformation: Honoring Spiritual Traditions in Psychotherapy. Anticipated completion August 2013. Submitted for review.

  • Autobiography and Spirituality: Implications for Pastoral Care Practice. Anticipated completion December 2013.   

  • Recent Developments in Christian Theological Anthropology.     
    In New Directions in Anthropology Research. Nova Science Press. 2012. Book Chapter.

  • Models of Marriage and Family Therapy: A Christian Appraisal.                                             
    Linus Publications. 2012. ISBN: 1-60797-283-2. Book.

  • The Sexual Division of Household Labor
    Coauthored with Jack O. Balswick. Psychology, 2, 509-516. (2011). DOI: 10.4236/psych.2011.25079. Journal Article.

  • An Interpretation of Evangelical Gender Ideology: Implications for a Theology of Gender In Theology & Sexuality. 2011. 183-192. Published online August 2011. DOI: 10.1558/tse.v16i2.183. Journal Article.

  • Core Competencies and Christian Education: An Integrative Approach to Education in Marriage and Family Therapy Programs    
    In The ICCTE Journal: A Journal of the International Community of Christians in Teacher Education. Coauthored with Laura L. Steele, Psy.D. 2010. http://icctejournal.org/issues/v5i2/v5i2-frederick-steele/. Journal Article.

  • A Christian Perspective on Hope, Expectancies, and Therapy (pp. 151-164).                           
    In Psychology of Expectations. Edited by Pablo Leon and Nino Tamez. Nova Science Press. 2010. Book Chapter.

  • Models of Psychotherapy: Implications for Pastoral Care PracticePastoral Psychology, 58, 351-363, 2009. Journal Article.

  • Spirituality and Discipleship from a Christian Perspective
    Pastoral Psychology, 58, 553-560, 2008. Journal Article.

  • Solution Focused Therapy and the Kingdom of God: A Cosmological Integration                    
    Pastoral Psychology, 56, 413-419, 2008. Journal Article.

  • Evangelical Gender Ideology: A view from Christianity Today readersWith Jack O. Balswick, Journal of Religion and Society, 8. <http://moses.creighton.edu/jrs/2006/2006-13.html>. Journal Article.

Current Research Projects

Thomas V. Frederick (PI), Robert Pate, Brad T. Overholser, Peace Amadi, Susan L. Hastings, Wojciech Michael Organistko*, & Jacqueline V. Bran*, Integrating Faith and Learning Project. Data collection to begin in fall 2013. *denotes student contributor.



I have presented on the intersection of gender and Evangelical religion to local congregations. I have also presented on the topic of Christian approaches to marriage and family therapy as well as spousal and substance abuse.


I enjoy reading science-fiction novels, Star Wars, volunteering at church with the children’s ministry, and playing video games.


  • Gal. 3:28-29. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham's descendants, heirs according to promise.
  • Psalm 118:1. Give thanks to the LORD, for He is good; For His loving kindness is everlasting.



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