FACULTY – Harvey Payne, Psy.D.
Academic Dean, School of Counseling
Psy.D., Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
M.A., Denver Seminary
B.S., Lancaster Bible College
Dr. Payne completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the Alfred I. duPont Institute, now the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, in child psychology. He has worked in the mental health field (counselor, psychologist) for 30 years. His primary work has been in organizations serving children and adolescents with a variety of life issues and disabilities. During his career, he has functioned in a variety of capacities from front-line worker to mental health provider to administrator and educator. He has consulted overseas in Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Kazakhstan. Most recently he was Dean of the College of Counseling at Columbia International University.
Current research and practice interests include the use of narrative to bridge Christian faith and psychology in theory and practice, in-session outcome measures to increase clinical effectiveness, the overlap of attachment theory and the Christian model of covenant relationships, professional ethics, and Pivotal Response Treatment for autism spectrum disorders.