Director, Graduate Programs in Counseling
Office Location: Don Beaver Science Building, Fourth Floor, Room 429
Office Number: (405) 491-6656
- Ph.D. – Clinical Psychology, Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, Sept. 2001 – Aug. 2007.
- M.A. – Theology, Graduate School of Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, Sept. 2001 – June 2006. Curriculum Vitae
- M.A. – Psychology, Graduate School of Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, California, Sept. 2001 – June 2003.
- B.S. – Psychology & Theology (Summa cum laude), Southern Nazarene University, Bethany, Oklahoma, Aug. 1997 – May 2001.
- Pew Younger Scholar’s Program, Seminar in Psychology, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, Indiana, May 2000 – June 2000.
Dr. Paul Jones became Director of the Graduate Program in Counseling in 2012 and began teaching at SNU in 2008. Prior to joining the SNU faculty, he completed his doctoral internship with the Oklahoma Health Consortium and a postdoctoral fellowship with University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Student Counseling Services. He is licensed in the state of Oklahoma as a Health Service Psychologist and served for four years as the Executive Director of the Life Counseling Center, SNU’s community mental health center and training clinic for the Graduate Programs in Counseling. When wasting time, Paul enjoys videos games, watching sports with passion, and getting scrappy with other faculty and staff members on the basketball court. He and his wife, Kim, live in Bethany with their son, Cameron.
Dr. Jones’s research interests include the integration of psychology, philosophy, and Wesleyan theology. He is particularly interested in the role of ethics and virtue theory as it relates to clinical practice. In addition, he is interested in the theory and application of relational psychoanalysis and attachment theory.
- PSY5313 – Lifespan Development
- PSY5143 – Psychological and Family Assessment
- PSY6293 – Philosophy of Interpersonal Relationships
- PSY5263 – Psychopathology
- PSY6333 – Theories of Counseling
- PSY4113 – Psychology of Religion
- PSY4213 – Principles of Counseling
- PSY4273 – History and Systems of Psychology
In 2011, Dr. Jones was a committee member on Brooke Montoya's poster presentation entitled Relationship attributions, commitment, and satisfaction in married and dating couples at the annual meeting of the Oklahoma Psychological Society. In 2008, Dr. Jones published his first book entitled Traditioning as Integration: Rationally Justifying the Practice of Relational Psychoanalysis in Social Trinitarian Theology.