David E. Roy, Ph.D.
5475 N. Fresno, Suite 109, Fresno, CA 93710
Voice: 559/435-7838, Fax: 559/435-6314, E-Mail: email@example.com
Director, Center for the Creative Transformation. CCT offers:
Ph.D., 1978, School of Theology at Claremont; pastoral psychotherapy. Dissertation: “Toward a Process Therapy” (integration of Whitehead's process thought with Gestalt Therapy theory)
Rel.M., 1972, School of Theology; preparation for Ph.D. program
24 graduate units in psychology, University of Arizona, 1966-67
B.A., 1966, Earlham College; psychology
Professional Licenses and Credentials:
American Association of Pastoral Counselors, Fellow
California Marriage, Family, Child Counselor License (MFT 8793)
Clinical Member, American Assn. for Marriage and Family Therapy
Clinical Member, California Assn. of Marriage and Family Therapists
California Community College Credential: Religion, Philosophy & Psychology
Academy for Guided Imagery -- Certification Completed, 1993 (150 hours)
EMDR, Level I, 1/94 (14 hours)
Imago Therapy (Marital), 20 hours, 6/97
Cross-Cultural Counseling, AAPC Pacific Region Fall Conference, 15 hours, 10/93
Gestalt Therapy Institute of Los Angeles, 1974-75 (30 weeks, 80 hours)
Clinical Pastoral Education (clinical internship) two quarters, basic and advanced, 1972 & 1974:
Lanterman State Hospital, Pomona
Post-doctoral supervision by clinical psychologists and psychiatrists (300 hours), 1978-84
Post-doctoral supervision in career guidance and counseling (100 hours), 1983-84 (Center for Ministry, Oakland, CA, and Western Career Development Center, Los Angeles, CA)
Publications and Papers:
Š The Spirit of Therapy: Facilitating Creative Transformation (in preparation).
Š Toward a Process Psychology: An Model of Integration, Adobe Creations Press, 2000.
Š "The Correlation Between Whitehead's Theories of Concrescence and Perception," in Whitehead and Perception, ed. Franz G. Riffert, Peter Lang, 2007.
Š “The Adventure of Pastoral Care and Counseling,” in the Handbook of Process Theology, ed. Jay McDaniel and Donna Bowman, Chalice Press 2006.
Š "The Promise of Process Psychology," in Searching for New Contrasts, ed. Franz G. Riffert and Michel Weber, Peter Lang, 2003.
Š “Process Psychology: The Next Fifty Years,” published in the conference proceedings for the 12th Chinese Congress on Psychology (Shandong Normal University, Jinan, China) 11/7/2009.
Š Pastoral Care Implications of Four Texts, Lectionary Homiletics, August, 2005.
Š “Clinical Implications of Whitehead's Anthropology,” Process Studies, Winter-Spring 2000 (29:1-2).
Š Pastoral Counseling Implications of Four Texts, Process and Faith On-Line Resources, April, 2000.
Š "The Web of Drops," Journeys, Summer-Fall, 1999 (1:2).
Š Pastoral Counseling Implications of Four Texts, Lectionary Homiletics, August, 1994.
Š “Spirituality and Psychotherapy: A Common Ground Across Boundaries,” The Journal of Pastoral Care, Summer, 1992 (46:2)
Š “The Value of the Dialogue Between Process Philosophy and Psychotherapy,” Process Studies, Fall, 1985 (14:4)
Š Several sermons published in Creative Transformation.
Š “The Grace Tape,” Center for the Healing Journey, 1993 (An introduction to grace and guided imagery meditations on grace)
Š “Process Psychology: The Next Fifty Years,” presented at the 12th Chinese Congress on Psychology at Shandong Normal University, Jinan, China, 11/7/2009.
Š “Four Process Observations on Neuroscience & Spiritual Practices,” presented at the Conference on Neuroscience & Spiritual Practices, Claremont, CA, 10/12-14, 2008.
Š “The Process Theologian Embodied in the Pastoral Counselor,” presented at the Legacy & Lure of John B. Cobb, Jr., Claremont, CA, Feb. 14-18, 2008.
Š "Whitehead and Gestalt Therapy: Towards a Process Psychology," presented at the 5th Field Being Conference, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, 8/26/01
Š "Psyche and Self in Process Psychology: An Introduction," presented at the Silver Anniversary International Conference on Whitehead, Claremont, CA 8/2-9/98.
Š "Consciousness: A Pivotal Concept for the Human Condition," presented at the third Conference on Consciousness ("Toward a Science of Consciousness"), Tucson, AZ, 4/98.
Š “The Sacred in Our Soul: A Siren for Change, a Cradle of Love,” presented at the Process Philosophy and Transpersonal Psychology Conference, 3/96.
Š “The View from the Chair: The Emergence of the Soulful Self”, presented at the Process Philosophy and Psychotherapy Conference, 10/92.
Š “Process Visions for Therapy,” presented at Process Visions for Therapy, 8/84
Š “Consciousness, Physiological Psychology and Process Thought,” presented at Process Philosophy and Physiological Psychology Conference, 1978 (with Roger Sperry)
Courses, Conferences, Workshops (as Presenter and/or Organizer):
Š “The Role of Spiritually Rooted Compassion in a Sustainable Community,” 15-hours (one-unit) class at Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ (7/24-26/2009).
Š Co-organizer of “Seeking a Deeper and Fuller Humanity: Process Visions for Psychology from East and West,” Claremont, CA, 4/1-11/2011 (Co-sponsored by the China Project, the Center for Process Studies, and the Claremont School of Theology. (Participants include approximately 20 professors of psychology from various universities in China.)
Š Organizer and sponsor for CCT’s Annual Conference on Spirituality & Psychotherapy:
Š Speaker at the 12th Chinese Congress on Psychology (Shandong Normal University, Jinan, China) 11/7/2009. Paper: “Process Psychology: The Next Fifty Years.”
Š Keynote Speaker, AAPC Pacific Region Fall Meeting, San Diego, 10/05: “Facilitating Creative Transformation: The Spirit of Therapy in the Postmodern Era”
Š Presenter at the 5th Field Being Conference, Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, 8/2001
Š Coordinator and Presenter for the Inaugural Conference of the Assn. for Process Psychology, San Diego, CA, 11/99
Š Co-Chair and presenter for the Process Psychotherapy section of the Silver Anniversary International Conference on Whitehead, held in Claremont, CA, 8/2-9/98.
Š Presenter for Toward a Science of Consciousness -- Tucson III, Tucson, AZ, 4/98.
Š Major Presenter at the Process Philosophy and Transpersonal Psychology Conference, a weeklong meeting at the Esalen Institute, 3/96 (including John Cobb, David Griffin, Michael Murphy, Stan Grof, Rick Tarnas, Frances Vaughan, and others).
Š Chair, "The Spirit of Therapy," for the Fall Meeting of the Pacific Region of the American Assn. of Pastoral Counselors, Fresno, CA, 10/95
Š Co-Chair and Presenter at “Process Philosophy and Psychotherapy Conference,” (Co-sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Psychotherapy Institute, The Center for Process Studies and The Clinebell Institute), Claremont, CA, 10/92
Š Chair of and Presenter at, “Process Visions for Therapy” conference, Claremont, CA, 8/84.
Š Participant, “Jung, Hillman and Whitehead” conference, Claremont, CA, 2/83
Š Presenter at and Co-Organizer of “Process Philosophy, Physiological Psychology and Roger Sperry” (with Roger Sperry), Claremont, CA, 1978
Workshops & Lectures:
Š “The Spiritual Heart of Therapy: An Inclusive Spirituality for All Growth and Healing,” a two-day (9-hour) workshop in Fresno, CA, 9/21-22/07
Š "The Spirit of Therapy: Facilitating Creative Transformation," three-hour session at the 2006 American Assn. of Pastoral Counselors' Annual Convention, Louisville, KY, 4/2006
Š "The Spirit of Therapy: Facilitating Creative Transformation," day-long pre-conference session at the 2004 American Assn. of Pastoral Counselors' Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, 4/2004
Š "The Spirit of Therapy," two-hour CEU workshop for the Fresno Chapter of the California Assn. of Marriage and Family Therapists, 3/04
Š "The Spirit of Therapy," two-hour CEU workshop for the Los Angeles Chapter of the California Assn. of Marriage and Family Therapists, 1/04
Š “Advanced Practicum on Mindfulness in Psychotherapy,” day-long CEU workshop for MFTs & LCSWs, Fresno, 5/2002
Š “Introduction to Compassionate Creativity,” day-long CEU workshop for MFTs & LCSWs, Fresno, 3/2002
Š "Mindfulness in Psychotherapy," day-long CEU workshop for MFTs & LCSWs, Fresno, 11/2001; 4/2002
Š Introduction to Process Psychology, day-long pre-conference session at the 2000 American Assn. of Pastoral Counselors' Annual Convention, Williamsburg, VA, 4/2000
Š The Spirit of Therapy: An Introduction to Process Psychology, day-long pre-conference session at the 1999 American Assn. of Pastoral Counselors' Annual Convention, Albuquerque, NM, 4/99
Š Internet Marketing, two-hour workshop at the 1999 AAPC Annual Convention, Albuquerque, NM, 4/99
Š Internet Resources for Psychotherapists, two-hour workshop at the 1999 AAPC Annual Convention
Š A Process Psychology Perspective on the Mind-Body Problem, Consciousness, and Spirituality, a two-hour workshop for the Fresno Chapter of the California Assn. of Marriage and Family Therapists, 5/98
Š "Dissolving Inner Barriers to Success," a two-hour workshop for the 10th Anniversary Central California's Women's Conference, Fresno, CA, 9/97
Š “Spirituality and Psychotherapy: A Process Group,” a six-week group for psychotherapists at Center for the Healing Journey, Fall of 1996, Fresno, CA.
Š “Beyond Turf Battles Over Body, Mind, and Soul: A Pastoral Counseling Mission for the 21st Century,” co-presenter for a four-hour workshop for the American Assn.. of Pastoral Counselors’ 33rd Convention, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 5/96
Š “Sacred Intimacy,” a tow-hour workshop for MFT Day (sponsored by Fresno/CAMFT), Fresno, 3/96
Š “Spirituality and Psychotherapy: A Consultation Group,” an eight-week group for psychotherapists at Center for the Healing Journey, Fall of 1995, Fresno, CA.
Š “Spirituality for Growth and Healing,” MFT Day, Fresno, CA, 3/95.
Š "Soulful Psychotherapy: Parts Work," lecture to a general audience at Valley Women's Books and Gifts, Fresno, CA 1/95
Š “Spirituality for Growth and Healing,” four-hour workshop given at the Academy for Guided Imagery’s Seventh Annual Conference, San Francisco (12/1-4/94)
Š “Shame, Self-Esteem and Spirituality,” two-hour workshop at MFT Day, Fresno, CA, 3/94
Š “Spirituality for Growth and Healing,” lecture to a general audience at Valley Women’s Books and Gifts, Fresno, CA, 3/94
Š “Spirituality and Psychotherapy,” two-hour workshop at the Fresno Chapter of CAMFT, 11/93
Š “Guided Imagery,” lecture to Psychology of Religion class, Pacific College, 9/93
Š “Shame, Self-Esteem and Spirituality,” lecture to a general audience at Valley Women's Books and Gifts, Fresno, CA, 5/93
Š “Spirit and Psyche: A Common Ground for Healing,” (two two-hour presentations), Spirit in Health Conference (national audience), San Diego Hospice, 8/92
Š “Shame, Self-Esteem and Spirituality,” lecture at Sierra Gateway Hospital, Fresno, CA 11/92
Š “Shame, Self-Esteem and Spirituality,” six-hour workshop at the Center for the Healing Journey, Fresno, CA, 5/92
Š “Spirituality and Addictions,” Lecture to Physicians at Community Hospital, Fresno, CA, 3/92
Š “Spirituality and Psychotherapy,” 90-minute presentation at the CSU Fresno Counseling Center, 5/91
Š “Family Counseling,” lecture at Mennonite Brethren Biblical Seminary, 4/91
Š Co-Presenter, “Process Thought and Pastoral Counseling,” four-hour workshop at the 21st and 22nd Annual Conferencse for American Assn. Pastoral Counselors (1984, San Diego; & 1985, Minneapolis)
Š “Spirituality and Relationships,” lecture to Business and Professional Singles, Fresno, CA, 2/91
Š Leader and Presenter on “Management of Creative Conflict within the Church”, 1984-86 (four three-hour workshops for the Mich. UCC Conference).
Š Guest on KNXT CH 49’s Forum for a Better Understanding (3/19/07, 12/1/08, 12/15/08). Topics included contemplative spirituality, science and religion, Buddhism and Christianity.
Adjunct staff, Wesley United Methodist Church (preach, teach, consultant to staff)
United Church of Christ (ordained, 1980)
Former Dean, Sequoia Association, Northern California-Nevada Conference, UCC
Boards, Offices and Honors:
Founder and Chair, Robinson Award Committee for the Outstanding Advocate for the Common Good
Past- President, Fresno Ministerial Association
Former Member, City of Fresno Human Relations Commission (2001-2003 )
Past President, Fresno Chapter of CAMFT
Past-Editor of Newsletter for the Pacific Region, American Assn. of Pastoral Counselors
Former Member of the Executive Committee, Pacific Region, AAPC (Treasurer)
Past Member, Steering Committee of Process and Faith
Past Member, Steering Committee of the Fresno Lay Institute of Theology
Past Member, Mental Health Task Force, Fresno Metro Ministry
Founding Member, Board of Directors of Institute for Religion & Wholeness (now the Clinebell Institute)
United Methodist Scholarship Seminarians Tour (CST)
National Defense Education Act Fellowship (U of A)
1990-present: Center for Creative Transformation, Director. Duties: Psychotherapy, pastoral counseling, supervision of clinical and support staff, conduct educational workshops for professionals (clergy and psychotherapists) and for the general public.
1989-91: Licensed Mental Health Clinician, Fresno County (First MFT hired by county mental health).
1988: Lecturer, California State University Fresno Taught a course on “Multi-cultural Aspects of Counseling”
1987-90: Senior Staff Therapist, Life Choices Counseling Center (Fresno, CA)
1986-87: Private Practice Psychotherapy (Kalamazoo, Michigan)
1984-86: Executive Director, Samaritan Center of Southwestern Michigan. Duties: Psychotherapy and supervision of psychologists, social workers and pastoral counselors, as well as administrative personnel. Related to more than 60 churches.
1976-84: Assistant Director, Community Counseling Service:
I. Director of Pastoral Advisory Committee program Duties: Psychotherapy, supervision of psychologists, social workers, marriage and family counselors and pastoral counselors, as well as support staff. Developed and maintained relationship with Mid-Wilshire Parish churches.
II. Director and senior counselor of career development program for clergy and laity under Western Career Development Center. Duties: counseling; supervision of professional and support staff. Related to denominational judicatories.
1982: Visiting Lecturer, Claremont School of Theology Taught “Schools of Psychotherapy”
1978-80: Consultant to professional staff of Maya Way (multi-ethnic residential drug-rehabilitation program for women)
1975: Instructor, Chaffey College -- Taught the Dynamics of Interpersonal Relationships.
1973-75: Assistant Director, Pomona Valley Pastoral Counseling Center Supervision of clinical students and residents, evaluation and assignment of cases, psychotherapy, public relations. Initiated policy of payments to student trainees.