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Marv Erisman, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Graduate Psychology
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5508
Fax: (626) 815-5015
Marv Erisman, Ph.D., is interested in the integration of psychology, ethics, and theology, and the practical implications of this integration for psychotherapy. His focus is the role of psychotherapy in moral and spiritual identity formation, especially as psychotherapy is challenged to engage in this task in a diverse, urban, and pluralistic context. Erisman is trained in phenomenology and qualitative research and is also interested in mental models of interdisciplinary integration. As a practitioner, he applies his skills as an organizational consultant to the health care industry in the areas of organizational change, executive development, and organizational development. He is the director of integration and interdisciplinary studies within the Department of Graduate Psychology, has a keen interest in mental health delivery models, and serves the community through board participation.


Ph.D., Social Ethics, University of Southern California
M.A., Social Ethics, University of Southern California
M.Div., Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
B.A., Philosophy, Bethany College


  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Graduate Psychology


  • Conflict Management in Organizations
  • Psychology, Ethics, and Theology Integration

Courses Taught

PPSY 531 – Moral Identity Formation and Psychotherapy
PPSY 534 – Interdisciplinary Integration and Psychotherapy
PPSY 726 – Biblical Ethics and Psychotherapy
PPSY 736 – Social Ethics and Psychotherapy
PPSY 740 – Consultation in Clinical Psychology
PPSY 753 – Moral and Spiritual Identity Formation in the Family
PPSY 798 – [Multiple Courses]