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Veola Vazquez, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology
Associate Dean, School of Behavioral Sciences, Undergraduate Program
CA Licensed Psychologist, # PSY16736

Office Phone: (951) 552-8627
E-mail: vvazquez@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James 117
Office Hours:

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Rosemead School of Psychology-Biola University 1998
M.A. Clinical Psychology Rosemead School of Psychology-Biola University 1995
B.A. Psychology-Spanish California Baptist College 1993

Courses Taught

Introduction to Psychology
Psychology and Christian Thought
Lifespan Development
Child Development
Adolescent Development
Psychological Testing/Tests & Measurements
Practicum Supervision
Theories of Counseling
Human Growth and Development
Advanced Psychopathology
Treatment Concerns of Interethnic & Interfaith Families


Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

Interracial Relationships
Child Abuse and Child Welfare


Teaching Experience

Biola University (1998-2003)


Research, Presentations, & Publications


Bahadur, M., Bonafiglia, C., Martinez, A., and Vazquez, V. “A single-session consultation model for children and families coping with cancer.” California Psychological Association, San Diego, CA. 1999.

Vazquez, V. “Black-white interracial marriage: Trends, pressures, and clinical implications.” Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Colorado Springs, CO. 1999.

Vazquez, V. “Parent education: Teaching someone who hasn't been parented.” California Department of Social Services' Fathers, Families & Communities Conference, San Francisco, CA. 1999.

Vazquez, V., & Cimbora, D.M. “Building stability and character in the family.” National Center for Strategic Nonprofit Planning and Community Leadership’s Women of Excellence Conference, Long Beach, CA. 2000.

Vazquez, V., Kraetz, F., & Garcia, D. “Family conversations: Discipline.” Biola University Salt and Light Symposium, La Mirada, CA. 2001.

"The Nickel Nuisance" - faith-based, illustrated novel for children ages 8-12. First book in The Coin Chronicles series.

"The Penny Predicament" -faith-based, illustrated novel for children ages 8-12. Second book in The Coin Chronicles series.


Church Membership & Activities



Community Service & Involvement

Women's Retreat Speaker


Interests & Hobbies

Hobbies: Writing fiction, sewing, camping

Family: Married with two children


Personal Philosophy

“Those who know your name trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.” Psalm 9:10