Stephen Lambert, PsyD

Professor, Department of Psychology

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 2743
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Rev. Stephen S. Lambert, MDiv, PsyD, has taught more than 5,000 students since coming to APU in 1996. He won the 2009-10 APU Inspirational Faculty of the Year Award and in 2011 he was voted Faculty of the Year by student government. He is an ordained minister, certified pastoral psychotherapist, and licensed marriage and family therapist with over 15,000 hours of clinical and pastoral counseling work, primarily with socially and economically disadvantaged populations. Lambert's primary passion is for the synthesis of pastoral theology and practice with psychological theory and practice. He is especially interested in existential psychotherapy and family psychology and research related to how world religions and cultures affect family structure and process. He is well liked by students, as he considers his mentoring and relational roles with students his primary commitment, viewing them as co-partners in a quest to bring hope and greater meaning to a suffering world.


  • PsyD, California School of Professional Psychology
  • MDiv, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • MS, California State University, Fullerton
  • BS, Liberty Baptist University


  • AAMFT Site Approved Supervisor
  • Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist (LMFT), California
  • Certified Pastoral Counselor (Fellow Level), American Association of Pastoral Counselors
  • Certified Pastoral Counselor, National Ministries Division, American Baptist Churches of America (ABCUSA), accompanied with Associate Missionary Status in National Ministries
  • Ordained American Baptist Minister

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Psychology


  • Bowenian Family Systems Therapy
  • Christian Psychotherapy and Religious Mental Illness
  • Existential Psychotherapy
  • Pastoral Teaching Ministries
  • Systems-based Work with Couples and Families

Courses Taught

  • ENGL 110 – Freshman Writing Seminar
  • MIN 401 – Christian Ministry Internship I (Small Group Leader)
  • MIN 402 – Christian Ministry Internship II (Small Group Leader)
  • PSYC 110 – General Psychology
  • PSYC 355 – Psychology of Adult Development
  • PSYC 360 – Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 380 – Psychology of Personality
  • PSYC 445 – Psychology of the Family

Office Hours

Varies by semester

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