Elisa Shepard

Elisa Shepard, Ph.D.

Associate Provost for Online Education / Professor of Psychology

Office Phone: (951) 343-3946
Email: eshepard@calbaptist.edu
Department: Behavioral Sciences
Office Location: Yaeger C214
Office Hours: Available by appointment


Degree Major Emphasis Institution Date
Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University 2011
M.A. Clinical Psychology Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University 2007
B.A. Psychology Biola University 2005

Additional Education

Licensed Psychologist in the state of California

Classes Taught

PSY320 Lifespan Development

PSY322 Theories of Personality 

PSY422 Theories of Counseling 

PSY502s Professional Practice Seminar

PSY530 Advanced Research Methodology

PSY540 Psychodiagnostics 

PSY534 Pre-Practicum 

PSY535 Advanced Psychopathology

PSY555 Practicum I 

PSY570 Practicum II 

PSY580 Family Therapy I

PSY585 Family Therapy II

PSY597C Domestic Violence 

PSY597B HIV-AIDS Counseling 

PSY598C Aging and Mental Health

Academic Areas / Scholarly Interests

  • Clinical training 
  • Counseling theory and techniques
  • Supervision/Consultation 
  • Research methodology 
  • Child development
  • Marriage and family relationships
  • Impact of religious coping on psychological distress 

Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

PSYC209 Statistics with Computer Applications

PSYC305 Experimental Psychology

PSYC309 Abnormal Psychology

PSYC317 Psychology of Marriage 

PSYC355 Psychology of Family 

PSYC405 Social Psychology 

RSPY530 History and Systems of Psychology 

APSY417 Counseling Techniques 

APSY425 Psychology of Marriage and Family Life 

Interests / Hobbies / Travel / Family

I am married and have two spunky kids. As a family, we enjoy sports, Disneyland, beach trips, and traveling just about anywhere we can. 

Personal Quote / Scripture / Philosophy of Education

Colossians 3:12-15 Therefore, as God's chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

I feel incredibly fortunate to have the opportunity to serve students here at CBU. I believe in a balanced life - a life where we can work hard toward our professional and educational goals, have fun and make memories with those that we love, and transform ourselves as we are sharpened to be more like Christ. I hope to model this to my students and to encourage them as they seek to live their purpose.