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Rev Keith A Puffer; PhD, LMHC Professor; Psychology keith.puffer@indwes.edu Department - Psychology Division - Behavioral Science

Biography

Over the course of twelve years, 1986-1998, Dr. Puffer earned two master's degrees, theological and psychological, and one doctorate in Counseling. He functions, at the present time, as a professor to Psychology undergraduates and master-level students in Counseling. One day a week, he serves as a therapist in his private practice. Moreover, he is licensed as a Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) by the state of Indiana.

Educational Background:

  • B.S., 1979, Michigan State University
  • M.A., 1990, International Christian Graduate University
  • M.A., 1991, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School
  • Ph.D., 1998, Purdue University

Interests

Research areas of interest along with publications include:

  • Family influences in collegiate career development
  • Late life depression
  • Biblical assumptions of human nature for Christian mental health professionals
  • Religious doubt and adolescent identity formation
  • Emotional intelligence and collegian's career development
  • The schizophrenic experiences of an adult woman
  • Religious doubt and prosocial behavior

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