Faculty

Bio

Dr. Mark Yarhouse received his B.A. in Philosophy and Art from Calvin College, along with a minor in Psychology. He completed both his M.A. in Theological Studies and M.A. in Clinical Psychology, followed by a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology at Wheaton, where he had the opportunity to be mentored by Stanton Jones, whose scholarship included work on integration of psychology and theology and the topic of homosexuality.


Upon graduation from Wheaton in 1998, Yarhouse moved to Virginia Beach and began working in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at Regent. He continued writing about integration and also about homosexuality. Since that time, Yarhouse launched the Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity (ISSI). You can learn more about ISSI at www.sexualidentityinstitute.org and follow their work at www.facebook.com/ISSI.Site. The research conducted is on sexual identity and gender identity, how it develops and synthesizes over time, and the attributions people make in response to their same-sex sexuality or experiences of gender dysphoria.


Yarhouse has published integration textbooks on family therapy, psychopathology, and sexuality/sex therapy, and has written several books on sexual identity. He regularly publishes in various journals, such as Psychotherapy and Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, as well as integration journals, such as Journal of Psychology and Christianity and Journal of Psychology and Theology.


Yarhouse encourages students in ISSI to present at local, regional and national/international conferences, and has recently co-presented with students at the APA annual conferences, as well as conferences hosted by the Christian Association for Psychological Studies and the American Association of Christian Counselors. Additionally, he provides frequent consultations to churches and other institutions. These have included several universities affiliated with the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU) as well as the National Institute of Corrections.


Yarhouse has been named the Rosemarie Scotti Hughes Endowed Chair and was previously awarded the Chancellor's Award for Excellence (Professor of the Year) for research, service and teaching at Regent.

Awards

2013-present Chair, Division 36 (Psychology of Religion) Task Force on LGBT Issues
2012-present Subject matter expert and consultant, LGBTI advisory board member, National Institute
of Corrections, Department of Justice, Washington, DC.
2014 Subject matter expert and consultant, InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, Grand Rapids, MI, A Theology of Sexuality manuscript, section on Transgender Issues.
2014 The Colossian Forum, participant in a think-tank about LGBT issues and the church, Grand Rapids, MI.
2014 Research Grant, Association for Christians in Student Development ($500) (Principal
investigator)
2010 Christian Literature Crusade's Korean translation of Family Therapies: A Comprehensive
Christian Appraisal won a "Best Christian Book of the Year" award in Ministry for 2010.
The award was given by the Korean Christian Publications Association (KCPA).
Research Grant, Regent University faculty research grant, awarded by the Faculty Senate
and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Regent University ($1600) (Co-Principal
Investigator)
2008 Research Grant, Regent University faculty research grant, awarded by the Faculty Senate
and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Regent University ($4000)
2007 Research Grant, Regent University faculty research grant, awarded by the Faculty Senate
and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Regent University ($7000)
2007 Gary R. Collins Award for Excellence in Christian Counseling, American Association of Christian Counselors
2006 Research Grant, awarded by a faith-based ministry organization for a national study of sexual attitudes and behaviors ($25,000) (Co-Principal Investigator)
Research Grant, Regent University faculty research grant, awarded by the Faculty Senate
and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Regent University ($10,000)


2004-2005 Nominated for the 2005 Outstanding Faculty Awards, State Council of Higher Education for Virginia
2004 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence, Professor of the Year, awarded by the Chancellor and President, Regent University, for outstanding contributions to teaching, scholarship, and service
2003-2006 Research Grant, awarded by the Legacy Foundation for a national study of sexual attitudes and behaviors ($36,800) (Co-Principal Investigator)
2005-2006 Research Grant, Regent University faculty research grant, awarded by the Faculty Senate
and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Regent University ($6,500)
2004-2005 Research Grant, Regent University faculty research grant, awarded by the Faculty Senate
and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Regent University ($10,000)
2003 Faculty Award for Excellence, awarded by the Vice President of Academic Affairs,
Regent University, for outstanding contributions to teaching, scholarship, and service
2003 Faculty of the Quarter, awarded by the Dean of the School of Psychology and
Counseling, Regent University, for outstanding contributions to teaching, scholarship,
and service
2003-2004 Research Grant, Regent University faculty research grant, awarded by the Faculty Senate
and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Regent University ($3000)
2003 National Association for Research and Therapy of Homosexuality Fellow Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Scientific Literature
2002-2003 Research Grant, Regent University faculty research grant, awarded by the Faculty Senate
and Vice President of Academic Affairs, Regent University ($3000)
2001-2002 Research Grant, Regent University faculty research grant, awarded by the Faculty Senate
and Provost, Regent University ($3000)
1999-2000 Research Grant, Regent University faculty research grant, awarded by the Faculty Senate
and Provost, Regent University ($3000)
1997-1998 Rech Scholar Award, Integration of Psychology and Theology, awarded by the
Department of Psychology, Wheaton College
1996-1997 Theological Studies Grant, awarded by the Department of Psychology, Wheaton College

Publications

Yarhouse, M. A., Doolin, H., Watson, K., & Campbell, M. C. (in press). "Experiences of students and alumni navigating sexual identity in faith-based higher education: A qualitative study." Growth Journal.


Maslowe, K. E., & Yarhouse, M. A. (in press). "Christian parental reactions when a LGB child comes out." American Journal of Family Therapy.


Yarhouse, M. A., Atkinson, A., Doolin, H., & Ripley, J. S. (2015). "A longitudinal study of forgiveness and post-disclosure experience in mixed-orientation couples." American Journal of Family Therapy, 43 (2), pp. 138-150. DOI: 10.1080/01926187.2014.956628


Worthington, E. L., Jr., Berry, J, Hook, J., Davis, D., Scherer, M., Griffin, B., Wade, N., Yarhouse, M. A., Ripley, J. S., Miller, An., Sharp, C., Canter, D., & Campana, K. (2015). "Forgiveness-Reconciliation and Communication-Conflict-Resolution Interventions versus Retested Controls in Early Married Couples." Journal of Counseling Psychology, 62(1), pp. 14-27.


Butman, R. E., & Yarhouse, M. A. (2014). "Psychopathology through the eyes of faith: Integrative reflections for the classroom and beyond." Journal of Psychology and Theology, 42 (2), 211-219.


Kays, J. L., Yarhouse, M. A., & Ripley, J. S. (2014). "Relationship factors and quality among mixed-orientation couples." Journal of Sex & Marital Therapy, 40 (6), 512-528.


Stratton, S. P., Dean, J. B., Yarhouse, M. A., & Lastoria, M. (2013). "Sexual minorities in faith-based education: A national survey of attitudes, milestones, identity, and religiosity." Journal of Psychology and Theology, 41 (1), 3-23.


Ripley, J. S., Bekker, C. J., Yarhouse, M. A., Jackson, L. D., Kays, J., Lane, & Lane, C. R. (2013). "Spiritual formation training at Regent University's Psychology Doctoral Program." Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 32 (4) pp. 320-329.


Johnson, V. R. F., & Yarhouse, M. A. (2013). "Shame in sexual minorities: Stigma, internal cognitions, and counseling considerations." Counseling and Values, 58, 85-103.


Ripley, J. S., & Yarhouse, M. A. (2012). "Mentoring Psy.D. students in meaningful research." Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 31 (4), 308-313.


Yarhouse, M. A. (2012). "Integration in the study of homosexuality, GLBT issues, and sexual identity." Journal of Psychology & Theology, 40 (2), 107-111.


Yarhouse, M.A., & Carr, T.L. (2012). "MTF transgender Christians’ experiences: A qualitative study." Journal of LGBT Issues in Counseling, 6 (1), 18-33.


Yarhouse, M.A., & Beckstead, A.L. (2011). "Utilizing group therapy to navigate and resolve sexual orientation and religious conflicts." Counseling and Values, 56 (1-2), 96-120.


Jones, S. L., & Yarhouse, M. A. (2011). "A longitudinal study of attempted religiously-mediated sexual orientation change." The Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy, 37, 404-427.


Yarhouse, M.A., Kays, J. L., Poma, H., Atkinson, A., & Ripley, J. (2011). "Characteristics of mixed orientation couples: An empirical study." Edification, 4 (2), 41-56.


Yarhouse, M.A., & Carr, T. L. (2011). "The Exemplar Project: Finding what makes a church exemplary in its ministry to persons who experience same-sex attraction or who struggle with sexual identity concerns." Edification, 4 (2), 32-40.


Yarhouse, M.A. (2011). "Round peg, square hole: Being an evangelical Christian in GLB studies." Edification, 4 (2), 5-12.


Yarhouse, M.A. (2011). "Walking a fine line." Edification, 4 (2), 30-31


Tan, E. S. N., & Yarhouse, M. A. (2010). "Facilitating congruence between religious beliefs and sexual identity with mindfulness." Psychotherapy, 47 (4), 500-511.


Kays, J. L., & Yarhouse, M. A. (2010). "Resilient factors in mixed orientation couples: Current state of the research." American Journal of Family Therapy, 38, 1-10.


Yarhouse, M.A., & Kays, J. L. (2010). "The P.A.R.E. model: A framework for counseling mixed orientation couples." Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 29 (1), 77-81.


Yarhouse, M. A., Nowacki-Butzen, S., & Brooks, D. F. (2009). "Multiple identity considerations among African American Christian men experiencing same-sex attraction." Counseling and Values, 54 (1), 17-31.


Yarhouse, M. A., Gow, C. H., & Davis, E. B. (2009). "Intact marriages in which one partner experiences same-sex attraction: A five-year follow-up study." The Family Journal, 17 (4), 329-334.


Yarhouse, M. A., Stratton, S. P., Dean, J. B., & Brooke, H. L. (2009). "Listening to sexual minorities on Christian college campuses." Journal of Psychology and Theology, 37 (2), 96-113.


Hunter, L. A., & Yarhouse, M. A. (2009). "Theophostic Prayer Ministry in clinical practice: Issues and concerns." Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 28 (2), 149-158.


Hunter, L. A., & Yarhouse, M. A. (2009). "Considerations and recommendations for use of religiously based interventions in a licensed setting." Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 28 (2), 159-166.


Petchauer, E. M., Yarhouse, M. A., & Gallien, L. (2008). "Initiating a culturally-responsive discourse of same-sex attraction among African-American males." Spaces for Difference: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 1 (1), 1-17.


Yarhouse, M. A. (2008). "Narrative sexual identity therapy." American Journal of Family Therapy, 36, 1-15.


Yarhouse, M. A., & Nowacki, S. K. (2007). "The many meanings of marriage: Divergent perspectives seeking common ground." The Family Journal, 15 (1), 36-45.


Russell, S. R., & Yarhouse, M. A. (2006). "Training in religion/spirituality within APA-accredited psychology pre-doctoral internships." Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 37 (4), 430-436.


Yarhouse, M. A., & Seymore, R. L. (2006). "Intact marriages in which one partner dis-identifies with experiences of same-sex attraction: A follow-up study." American Journal of Family Therapy, 34, 1-11.


Yarhouse, M. A., Brooke, H. L., Pisano, P., & Tan, E. S. N. (2005). "Project Inner Compass: Young adults experiencing sexual identity confusion." Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 24 (4), 352-360.


Yarhouse, M. A. (2005). "Christian explorations in sexual identity." Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 24 (4), 291-292.


Yarhouse, M. A., & Tan, E. S. N. (2005). "Addressing religious conflicts in adolescents who experience sexual identity confusion." Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 36 (5), 530-536.


Liszcz, A. M., & Yarhouse, M. A. (2005). "A survey on views of how to assist with coming out as gay, changing same-sex behavior or orientation, and navigating sexual identity confusion." Ethics & Behavior, 15 (2), 159-179.


Yarhouse, M. A. (2005). "Same-Sex Attraction, Homosexual Orientation, and Gay Identity: A Three-Tier Distinction for Counseling and Pastoral Care." Journal of Pastoral Care & Counseling, 59 (3), 201-212.


Liszcz, A. M., & Yarhouse, M. A. (2005). "Same-Sex Attraction: A Survey Regarding Client-Directed Treatment Goals." Psychotherapy, 42 (1), 111-115.


Yarhouse, M. A. & Tan, E. S. N., & Pawlowski, L. M. (2005). "Sexual Identity Development and Synthesis Among LGB-Identified and LGB Dis-Identified Persons." Journal of Psychology and Theology, 33 (1), 3-16.


Yarhouse, M. A., & Tan, E. S. N. (2005). "Sexual Identity and Being a Christian." Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 24 (1), 84-87.


Yarhouse, M. A. (2005). "Constructive Relationships Between Religion and the Scientific Study of Sexuality." Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 24 (1), 29-35.


Yarhouse, M. A. (2004). "Reorientation or Identity Synthesis? Metaphysical Reflections on the Current Ethical Debate." Christian Bioethics, 10 (4), 239-257.


Yarhouse, M. A., & Pawlowski, L. M. (2003). "Working responsibly with “gay” married men and their spouses." Marriage & Family: A Christian Journal, 6 (4), 459-470.


Yarhouse, M. A. & Tan, E. S. N. (2003). "'Gay' Youth? Navigating the Course of Sexual Identity Confusion in Adolescence." Marriage & Family: A Christian Journal, 6 (3), 35-368.


Yarhouse, M. A. (2003). "Applied Integration of a Sibbesian View of Assurance." The Southern Baptist Journal of Theology, 7 (4), 48-57.


Yarhouse, M. A., & Turcic, E. M. (2003). "Depression, Creativity, and Religion: A Pilot Study of Christians in the Visual Arts." Journal of Psychology and Theology, 31 (4), 348-355.


Yarhouse, M. A. (2003). "How Spitzer’s study gives a voice to the disenfranchised within a minority group." Archives of Sexual Behavior, 462-463.


Burchard, G. A., Yarhouse, M. A., Worthington, E. L. Jr., Berry, J. W., Kilian, M. K., & Cantor, D. E. (2003). "A study of two marital enrichment programs and couples’ quality of life." Journal of Psychology and Theology, 31 (3), 240-252.


Yarhouse, M. A., & Pawlowski, L. M, & Tan, E. S. N. (2003). "Intact Marriages in Which One Partner Dis-Identifies with Experiences of Same-Sex Attraction." American Journal of Family Therapy, 31, 369-388.


Yarhouse, M. A. (2003). "Working with Families Affected by HIV/AIDS." American Journal of Family Therapy, 31, 93-105.


Yarhouse, M. A. (2003). "Ethical Issues in Considering ‘Religious Impairment’ in Diagnosis." Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 5 (2), 103-119.


Yarhouse, M. A., & Anderson, G. (2002). "Persons with HIV/AIDS." Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 21 (4), 333-340.


Yarhouse, M. A., & Fisher, W. E. (2002). "Levels of Training to Address Religion in Clinical Practice." Psychotherapy, 39 (2), 171-176.


Yarhouse, M. A., Burkett, L. A., & Kreeft, E. M. (2002). "Paraprofessional Christian Ministries for Sexual Behavior and Same-Sex Identity Concerns." Journal of Psychology and Theology, 30 (3), 209-227.


Strauss, G. H., & Yarhouse, M. A. (2002). "Introduction to Special Theme Issue: Integrative Perspectives on Human Sexuality with Practical Applications, Part 2." Journal of Psychology and Theology, 30 (3), 183-184.


Yarhouse, M. A., & Throckmorton, W. (2002). "Ethical Issues in Attempts to Ban Reorientation Therapies." Psychotherapy, 39 (1), 66-75.


Strauss, G. H., & Yarhouse, M. A. (2002). "Introduction to Special Theme Issue: Integrative Perspectives on Human Sexuality with Theoretical and Empirical Contributions, Part 1." Journal of Psychology and Theology, 30 (2), 99-100.


Yarhouse, M. A., & Burkett, L. A. (2002). "An Inclusive Response to LGB and Conservative Religious Persons: The Case of Same-Sex Attraction and Behavior." Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 33 (3), 235-241.


Kohm, L. M., & Yarhouse, M. A. (2002). "Fairness, Accuracy and Honesty in Discussing Homosexuality and Marriage." Regent University Law Review, 14 (2), 249-267.


Yarhouse, M. A. (2001). "Sexual Identity Development: The Influence of Valuative Frameworks on Identity Synthesis." Psychotherapy, 38 (3), 331-341.


Yarhouse, M. A. (2001). "John Owen on Spiritual Mindedness." Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 20 (4), 342-350.


Yarhouse, M. A. (Ed.) (2001). "Introduction to Special Theme Issue: Applied Integration of Pastoral Care." Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 20 (4), 307.


Yarhouse, M. A., Burkett, L. A., & Kreeft, E. M. (2001). "Competing Models for Shepherding Those in the Church who Contend with Same-Sex Attraction." Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 20, 53-65.


Morgan, D., & Yarhouse, M. A. (2001). "Resources from Reformed Spirituality for Christian Spiritual Formation in Clinical Practice." Journal of Psychology and Theology, 29, 62-71.


Yarhouse, M. A. (2000). "Expanding Alternatives for Young Adults who Experience Same-Sex Attraction: A Systems Perspective." Marriage and Family: A Christian Journal, 3 (2), 133-151.


Yarhouse, M. A., & DeVries, H. M. (2000). "When Psychologists Work with Older Adults: A Survey of Ethical Beliefs and Practices." Journal of Clinical Geropsychology, 6 (3), 149-163.


Yarhouse, M. A. (2000). "Review of Social Cognition Research on Stereotyping: Application to Psychologists Working with Older Adults." Journal of Clinical Geropsychology, 6 (2), 121-131.


Yarhouse, M. A. (2000). "The Vice of Envy: Insights from the History of Pastoral Care." Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 19 (1), 25-37.


Yarhouse, M. A., & VanOrman, B. T. (1999). "When Psychologists Work with Religious Clients: Applications of the General Principles of Ethical Conduct." Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 30 (6), 557-562.


Yarhouse, M. A. (1999). "Abuse, Addiction, and Dependency: A Christian Perspective on the Problems of Social Impact." Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 18 (1), 54-68.


Yarhouse, M. A. (1999). "Social Cognition Research on the Formation and Maintenance of Stereotypes: Application to Marriage and Family Therapists Working with Homosexual Clients." American Journal of Family Therapy, 27 (2), 149-162.


DeVries, H. M., & Yarhouse, M. A. (1998). "Emotional and Spiritual Well-Being in Family Caregivers." Marriage and Family: A Christian Journal, 1 (3), 287-298


Yarhouse, M. A. (1998). "When Clients Seek Treatment for Same-Sex Attraction: Ethical Issues in the “Right to Choose” Debate." Psychotherapy, 35, 248-259.


Yarhouse, M. A. (1998). "Group Therapies for Homosexuals Seeking Change." Journal of Psychology and Theology, 26 (3), 247-259.


Yarhouse, M. A. (1998). "When Families Present with Concerns about an Adolescent’s Experience of Same-Sex Attraction." American Journal of Family Therapy, 26 (4), 321-330.


Yarhouse, M. A., & DeVries, H. M. (1998). "The General Principles of Ethical Conduct: A Framework for Psychologists Working with Older Adults." Journal of Clinical Geropsychology, 4 (2), 141-152.


Jones, S. L., & Yarhouse, M. A. (1997). "Science and the Ecclesiastical Homosexuality Debates." Christian Scholar’s Review, 26 (4), 446-477.


Yarhouse, M. A., & Jones, S. L. (1997). "A Critique of Materialist Assumptions in Interpretations of Research on Homosexuality." Christian Scholar’s Review, 26 (4), 478-495.


Books:


Yarhouse, M.A. (2015). Understanding Gender Dysphoria: Navigating Transgender Issues in a Changing Culture. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Academic.


Yarhouse, M.A., & Tan, E.S.N. (2014). Sexuality & Sex Therapy: A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Academic.


Yarhouse, M.A. (2013). Understanding Sexual Identity: A Resource for Youth Ministry. Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.


Sells, J. N., & Yarhouse, M.A. (2011). Counseling Couples in Conflict: A Relational Restoration Model. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. Made available in 2012 as an Authentic Media Indian reprint edition for distribution in Southeast Asia and the Middle East.


Yarhouse, M. A. (2010). Homosexuality and the Christian: A Guide for Parents, Pastors, and Friends. Minneapolis, MN: BethanyHouse.


Yarhouse, M. A., & Sells, J. (2008). Family Therapies: A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press. Translated into Korean and published in 2010 by Christian Literature Crusade, Seoul, Korea.


Jones, S. L., & Yarhouse, M. A. (2007). Ex-gays? A longitudinal study of religiously mediated change in sexual orientation. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.


Yarhouse, M. A., Butman, R. E., & McRay, B. (2005). Modern Psychopathologies: A Comprehensive Christian Appraisal. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.


Yarhouse, M. A., & Tan, E. S. N. (2004). Sexual identity synthesis: Attributions, Meaning-Making, and the Search for Congruence. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.


Yarhouse, M. A., & Burkett, L. A. (2003). Sexual Identity: A Guide to Living in the Time Between the Times. Lanham, MD: University Press of America.


Jones, S. L., & Yarhouse, M. A. (2000). Homosexuality: The Use of Scientific Research in the Church’s Moral Debate. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press


Book Chapters/Monographs/Booklets/Workbooks:


Carr, T. L., Yarhouse, M. A., & Thomas, R. (2014). "Report on TG Christians’ milestone events." In B. L. Miller (Ed.), Gender Identity: Disorders, Developmental Perspectives and Social Implications (pp. 281-283). New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers.


Carr, T. L., & Yarhouse, M. A. (2014). "God and the transgender person." In B. L. Miller (Ed.), Gender Identity: Disorders, Developmental Perspectives and Social Implications (pp. 271-279). New York, NY: Nova Science Publishers.


Yarhouse, M. A., Kays, J. & Jones, S. L. (2013). "The sexual minority client." In R. K. Sanders (Ed.), Christian Counseling Ethics (2nd ed.). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.


Doolin, H. N., Erickson, H. J., & Yarhouse, M. A. (2013). Trail Guide to Coping: Workbook. Virginia Beach, VA: Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity.


Doolin, H. N., Erickson, H. J., & Yarhouse, M. A. (2013). Trail Guide to Coping: Instructor’s Guide. Virginia Beach, VA: Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity.


Yarhouse, M. A., & Tan, E. S. N. (2012). Finding Your Path. Virginia Beach, VA: Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity.


Yarhouse, M. A. (2012). "The pastoral applications of a three-tier distinction between same-sex attraction, a homosexual orientation, and a gay identity." In R. E. Gane, N. P. Miller, & H. P. Swanson (Eds.), Homosexuality, marriage, and the church: Biblical, counseling, and religious liberty issues (pp. 347-365). Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Press. Chapter adapted from original publication.


Jones, S. L., & Yarhouse, M. A. (2012). "Ex-gays? An extended longitudinal study of attempted religiously mediated change in sexual orientation." In R. E. Gane, N. P. Miller, & H. P. Swanson (Eds.), Homosexuality, marriage, and the church: Biblical, counseling, and religious liberty issues (pp. 367-392). Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Press. Reprinted chapter.


Jones, S. L., & Yarhouse, M. A. (2012). "Sexual orientation and skin color: Deconstructing key assumptions in the debates about gay marriage and the church." In R. E. Gane, N. P. Miller, & H. P. Swanson (Eds.), Homosexuality, marriage, and the church: Biblical, counseling, and religious liberty issues (pp. 414-437). Berrien Springs, MI: Andrews University Press.


Dean, J. B., Stratton, S. P., Yarhouse, M.A., & Lastoria, M. D. (2011). "Same-sex attraction." In M. D. Lastoria (Ed.), Sexuality, religiosity, behaviors, attitudes: A look at religiosity, sexual attitudes and sexual behaviors of Christian college students (pp. 56-69). Houghton College, Houghton, NY: Association for Christians in Student Development.


Suarez, E. C. &Yarhouse, M. A. (2011). "The impact of sexual abuse on sexual identity." In Andrew J. Schmutzer (Ed.), The Long Journey Home: Understanding and Ministering to the Sexually Abused. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock.


Yarhouse, M.A. (2010). "At the intersection of religious and sexual identities: A Christian perspective on homosexuality." Monograph for the Gospel Coalition’s Christ on Campus Initiative, edited by Don A. Carson. Available: http://thegospelcoalition.org/publications/cci/at_the_intersection_of_religious_and_sexual_identities_a_christian_per.


Yarhouse, M. A. (2010). "The Sexual Identity Clinic: Modules for Informed Consent, Assessment, and Intervention." Text revision, Institute for the Study of Sexual Identity: Virginia Beach, VA.


Yarhouse, M. A. (2009). "The battle over sexuality." In N. Cummings, W. O’Donohue & L. Cummings (Eds.). The war on religion (pp. 63-93). Phoenix, AZ: Zeig, Tucker & Thiesen.


Yarhouse, M.A., & Kays, J. (2009). "Homosexuality and sexual identity." In Rosenau, D., Sytsma, M., & Taylor, D. (Eds.), Basic issues in sex therapy. Reading packet.


Yarhouse, M. A., Carr, T., Nowacki-Butzen, & Hull, C. (2007). Sexual identity: A guide for youth. Virginia Beach, VA.


Yarhouse, M. A., Nowacki-Butzen, S., Carr, T., & Hull, C. (2007). Sexual identity: A guide for parents. Virginia Beach, VA.


Yarhouse, M. A., Hull, C., Carr, T., & Nowacki-Butzen, S. (2007). Sexual identity: A guide for youth pastors. Virginia Beach, VA.


Yarhouse, M.A., & Russell, S. (2006). "Evangelicalism." In E. T. Dowd & S. L. Nielsen (Eds.). Exploration of the psychologies in religion (pp. 111-126). New York: Springer.


Jones, S. L., & Yarhouse, M. A. (2006). "Anthropology, sexuality, and sexual ethics." In R. Lints, M. S. Horton, & M. R. Talbot (Eds.), Personal Identity in Theological Perspective (pp. 118-138). Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.


Yarhouse, M. A. (2006). "How Spitzer’s study gives a voice to the disenfranchised within a minority group." In J. Drescher, & K. J. Zucker (Eds.). The Spitzer ex-gay study: With commentaries on science, religion, politics, and culture. Binghamton, NY: Haworth Press.


Morgan, D., & Yarhouse, M. A. (2002). "Resources from Reformed theology for clinical practice." In T. Hall & M. R. McMinn (Eds.), Spiritual Formation, Counseling, and Psychotherapy. Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.


Rosenau, D. E., & Yarhouse, M. A. (2002). "Homosexuality: Expanding Alternatives and Choices." In D. E. Rosenau, A Celebration of Sex (2nd edition). Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson.


Yarhouse, M. A. (2001). Expanding Alternatives to Same-Sex Attraction and Behavior: Clinical Modules for Informed Consent, Assessment, and Intervention. Self-published therapist workbook, Regent University: Virginia Beach, VA.


Jones, S. L., & Yarhouse, M. A. (2001). Can Homosexuality Be Changed? A Scientific Review of the Evidence. Booklet published by Exodus International North America. Material excerpted from the book Homosexuality: The Use of Scientific Research in the Church’s Moral Debate.


Jones, S. L., & Yarhouse, M. A. (2000). "The Use, Misuse, and Abuse of Science in the Ecclesiastical Homosexuality Debates" (pp. 73-120). In D. Balch (Ed.), Homosexuality, Science, and the “Plain Sense” of Scripture. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.


Yarhouse, M. A., & Jones, S. L. (1997). "The Homosexual Client." In R. K. Sanders (Ed.), Christian Counseling Ethics (pp. 139-160). Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

Affiliations

2000-present Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Commonwealth of Virginia
1998-present Marriage and Family Therapist, Commonwealth of Virginia
1998-1999 Marriage and Family Therapist, State of Illinois
2003-present Member, American Board of Christian Sex Therapists
2005-2007 Member, American Association of Christian Sex Addiction Specialists
1998-present American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Member
2012-present American Psychological Association, Member
1998-2005 American Psychological Association, Member
2015-present World Professional Association for Transgender Health
2002-2005 Division 2, Teaching of Psychology
2002-2005 Division 29, Psychotherapy
2002-2005 Division 36, Psychology of Religion
2012-present Division 36, Psychology of Religion
2003-present Division 44, Society for the Psychological Study of Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Issues
(Affiliate Member)
1998-present Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Member
1993-present American Association of Christian Counselors, Member
2004-2006 Council of Christian Colleges and Universities, Senior Fellow
1999 Completed Full Circle AIDS Hospice and Tidewater AIDS Crisis Taskforce
Levels I & II Volunteer Training
2004-present Christian Psychology: A Transdisciplinary Journal, Associate Editor
2004-present Society for Christian Psychology, founding board member
2000-present Journal of Psychology and Theology, editorial board member
1998-2006 The Family Journal, editorial board member
1998-2006 Journal of Family Violence, editorial board member
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1998-2008 Marriage & Family: A Christian Journal, editorial board member
2000-present Christian Counseling Today, editorial consultant
2000-2012 Christian Mental Health Resources (web-site), council of reference and advisors
2012-present Journal of Homosexuality, guest reviewer
2000-2002 Journal of Family Psychology, guest reviewer
1998-present Journal of Psychology and Christianity, guest reviewer
1999-2005 Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, guest reviewer
1999-present Perceptual and Motor Skills Psychological Reports, guest reviewer
1999-2000 Journal of Psychology and Theology, guest reviewer
1997-present InterVarsity Press, ad hoc reviewer

Meet Our Faculty

Anna Ord, Psy.D.

M.S. in General Psychology Program Director

Assistant Professor

757.352.4673 annashi@regent.edu
Cassandra D. Page, Psy.D.

Assistant PSC Director

Assistant Professor

757.352.4292 cpage@regent.edu
Jennifer Ripley, Ph.D.

Director of Marriage & Ministry Assessment Training & Empowerment (MMATE) Center

Professor

757.352.4296 jennrip@regent.edu
Anderson B. Rowan, Ph.D.

Psy.D. Program Director

Professor

757.352.4433 arowan@regent.edu
James N. Sells, Ph.D.

Assistant Dean for Academics

Professor

757.352.4368 jsells@regent.edu
Jacqueline R. Smith, Ed.D.

Counseling Department Chair

Clinical Counseling Programs Director

Associate Professor

757.352.4499 jrsmith@regent.edu