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At Indiana Wesleyan University, our Psychology program is designed to offer a Christ-centered approach to preparing you for a career in this vital and growing field. Our faculty members are recognized leaders in psychology, in research, and in their contributions to scholarly literature. Your learning experience here will take you far beyond basic psychological theory to implement innovative evidence-based practices in your own practice.

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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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