Joshua J. Knabb, PsyD, ABPP, is a board-certified clinical psychologist and Fellow of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology, specializing in individual and couples therapy. Residing in Southern California with his wife and two children, Dr. Knabb is a professor of psychology at California Baptist University (CBU), serving as Director of the Doctor of Psychology (PsyD) in Clinical Psychology Program in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences. In addition to his work as an educator and psychotherapist, Dr. Knabb is the Editor for the Journal of Psychology and Christianity, and he was recently elected to a three-year appointment as Member-at-Large with the American Psychological Association’s (APA) Division 36 (Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality) Executive Committee. His writings and research have been published in a wide variety of academic journals over the last decade, and he has written several books on Christian approaches to psychotherapy, the psychology of religion and spirituality, and related topics. His research interests include, in no particular order, marriage and the family, psychological assessment, attachment theory, transdiagnostic constructs and interventions, mindfulness-based therapies, the psychology of religion and spirituality, emic assessment and intervention strategies within the Christian tradition, and Christian meditative and contemplative practices.
Knabb, J., Frederick, T., & Cumming, G. (2016). Surrendering to God’s providence: A three-part study on providence-focused therapy for recurrent worry (PFT-RW). Psychology of Religion and Spirituality. Advanced online publication.
Knabb, J., & Pelletier, J. (2014). ‘A cord of three strands is not easily broken’: An empirical investigation of attachment-based small group functioning in the Christian church. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 42, 343-358.
Knabb, J. (2014). A preliminary investigation of the relationship between religion and marital adjustment among Christian adults from a conservative denomination. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 33, 263-276.
Knabb, J., Pelletier, J., & Grigorian-Routon, A. (2014). Towards a psychological understanding of servanthood: An empirical investigation of the relationship between orthodox beliefs, experiential avoidance, and self-sacrificial behaviors among Christians at a religiously-affiliated university.Journal of Psychology and Theology, 42, 269-283.
Knabb, J., & Grigorian-Routon, A. (2014). The role of experiential avoidance in the relationship between faith maturity, religious coping, and psychological adjustment among Christian university students. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 17, 458-469.
Knabb, J., & Pelletier, J. (2014). The relationship between problematic Internet use, psychological functioning, and God attachment among adults at a Christian university. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 17, 239-251.
Knabb, J., & Pelletier, J. (2013). The effects of parental divorce on God image among young adults at a Christian university. Marriage & Family Review, 49, 231-250.