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School of Psychology Dean Winston Gooden Retires

Winston Gooden, Senior Professor Judy Balswick, and Associate Professor Pam Ebstyne King at a celebration in his honor

SOP Celebrates 50 Years
Born out of the Christian community’s need for psychologists who are committed Christians and competent clinicians and scholars, the School of Psychology fulfills the hope for a school where theology and psychology are in continuous dialogue, a place where the Cross informs all models of healing and transformation, a place whose graduates are agents of transformation serving church and community.

In 1961, psychologist John G. Finch delivered a series of lectures at Fuller Seminary on the theological and psychological dimensions of humankind. The vision he articulated, one that integrated the Christian faith with the field of psychology, sparked the idea for a School of Psychology at Fuller.


Named Winston Gooden’s successor as of July 1 is Mari Clements, who has served as associate professor of psychology in Fuller’s Department of Clinical Psychology since 2001. With research that has centered on the impact of marital conflict on family members, Dr. Clements has been published in a number of scholarly journals and books. Look for the new FULLER magazine in October where she will discuss the School of Psychology’s vision for the future.
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