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April L. Cunion, Psy.D.

Adjunct Faculty, Psychology

Education

  • Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, Regent University
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Regent University
  • B.A., Applied Psychology, Cedarville University

Honors and Awards

  • Recipient of the Regent University Diversity Research Award for dissertation study of intimately abused female populations, 2004-2005
  • Regent University Faculty Research Grant Recipient, 2010-2011
  • Regent University Dean's Award, 2012

Classes Taught

  • PSYC 217/317: Introduction to Marriage and Family
  • PSYC 260: Psychology of Women
  • PSYC 303: Theories of Personality
  • PSYC 211: Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 313: Research Methods
  • PSYC 321: Data Analysis
  • PSYC 400: Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 410: Physiological Psychology
  • PSYC 421: Social Psychology
  • PSYC 429: Sensation and Perception
  • PSYC 495: Internship

Research Interests

Integration of faith in marriage and the family, emotional experiences of mothers, rural psychology.

Teaching Philosophy

I see my teaching philosophy as working to truly engage students at their current level of understanding and to help promote further critical thinking within that zone of comprehension, assisting each student towards full command of the course objectives. Education that is not individualized has the probability of meeting the needs of just a few students. With respect to faith and learning integration, I embrace an integration stance that perceives Scripture and theology as influencing the study of psychology and psychology jointly influencing our understanding of theology. I seek this level of integration for each course instructed within the field of psychology. The pursuit of higher learning, in this sense, reflects a continual desire to find truth and to love the Lord with one's entire mind.

Biography

I am a graduate of Regent University, where I received both my M.A. and my Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology. I received my bachelor's degree from Cedarville University in Cedarville, Ohio, majoring in Applied Psychology and minoring in Bible. I am a licensed clinical psychologist in the state of Ohio, where I currently reside with my family, and I enjoy sports and travel.

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