Susan Purrington

Susan Purrington, Psy.D.

Associate Professor of Psychology

Office Phone: (951) 343-3998
Email: spurrington@calbaptist.edu
Department: Behavioral Sciences
Office Location: 10370 Hemet St., Riverside, CA 92503
Office Hours: By Appointment


Degree Major Emphasis Institution Date
Psy.D. Clinical Psychology Rosemead School of Psychology
M.A. Clinical Psychology Rosemead School of Psychology
B.A. Behavioral Science Concordia University

Classes Taught


Introduction to Psychology                                       


Adolescent Development

Child Development

Lifespan Development

Theories of Personality

Abnormal Psychology

Theories of Counseling



Practicum I

Practicum II

Evaluation and Treatment of Compulsive Disorders

HIV and AIDS Counseling

Marriage and Family Therapy Counseling Theory

Advanced Psychopathology

Human Sexuality

Clinical Skills/Professional Development

Domestic Violence

Professional Practice Seminar I

Diversity Issues in Counseling Psychology

Child Abuse/Neglect Diagnosis and Treatment

Pre-Practicum & Practicum I 

Human Growth and Development

Professional Ethics and Law   

Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

Concordia University, Irvine (2008-2013): Biopsychology, Child Development, Adolescent Development, Introduction to Psychology

Azusa Pacific University, Community Counseling Center: Clinical Trainings for Doctoral Interns, Supervision of Pre-doctoral Therapists

Biola University Counseling Center: Supervision of Pre-doctoral Therapists

Research, Presentations, and Publications

Frederick, T. V., Purrington, S. N., Dunbar, S. E. (2016). Differentiation of self, religious coping, and subjective well-being. Mental Health, Religion, & Culture, 553-564.

Frederick, T.,Dunbar, S., Purrington, S., Fisher, S., & Ardito, R. (2018). Exploring the relative contributions of differentiation of self and mindfulness for predicting burnout. In Meditation: Practice, Techniques, and Health Benefits. Nova Science Press. Book Chapter.

Church Membership / Activities

MomsLife Ministry Co-Leader

Children and Family Ministries 


Community Service / Involvement

Executive Council 2nd VP

Girl Scout Co-Leader

Room Parent

Faculty Prayer Group: for CBU Student Prayer Requests

Parent Prayer Group: for Kinder Teachers, 2nd Grade Teachers

Olive Crest: Kinship Families/Foster Care

North Santa Ana Preservation Alliance


Personal Quote / Scripture / Philosophy of Education

Romans 12:9-16