William Whitney, PhD, MFT

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 2420
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William Whitney, PhD, joined the faculty at Azusa Pacific in 2014. His areas of interest include the integration of psychology and religion/theology, positive human development, culture and diversity, and group processes / psychotherapy. His most recent book, Theology for Psychology and Counseling (Baker Academic, 2022; co-authored with Kutter Callaway) demonstrates how core tenets and principles from Christian theology inform clinical practice and research within psychology. His research has received funding from the John Templeton Foundation and the Louisville Institute. William is a licensed marriage and family therapist (MFT#90691) with a small private practice in Pasadena, California. He is past president of the Group Psychotherapy Association of Los Angeles (GPALA).


  • PhD, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • MFT, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • MSt, University of Oxford
  • MDiv, Southwestern Seminary
  • BA, Ouachita Baptist University

Academic Area

  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Psychology


  • Culture and Diversity
  • Group Processes and Behavior
  • Human Development
  • Psychology of Religion/Theology

Courses Taught

  • PSYC 110 - General Psychology
  • PSYC 260 - Writing 2: Writing in the Discipline of Psychology
  • PSYC 290 - Human Growth and Development
  • PSYC 385 - Health Psychology
  • PSYC 415 - Group Process and Behavior
  • PSYC 455 - Field Experience I
  • PSYC 460 - Field Experience II
  • PSYC 475 - Research Experience
  • PSYC 496 - Writing 3: Psychology and Christianity Integration Seminar
  • PSYC 521 - Psychology of Religion/Spirituality Graduate Research Seminar
  • PSYC 529 - Group Counseling for Children and Adolescents

Office Hours

Monday and Wednesday 11am - 12:30pm

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