Faculty — Carolyn Pela, Ph.D., LMFT, CFLE - Arizona Christian University

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

Carolyn Pela, Ph.D., LMFT, CFLE

Professor – Assistant Dean
Head of the School of Arts, Sciences and Humanities
Chair, Department of Human Development and Family Studies

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Degrees and Experience

  • Ph.D. Psychology (Capella University)
  • M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy (University of Wisconsin)
  • B.S. Psychology and Sociology (Grand Canyon University)

Publications and Presentations

  • Pela, C., Sutton, P. (2013-Current). Sexual attraction fluidity and well-being: A longitudinal outcome study.
  • Pela, C. (2019). Narrative therapy and unwanted same-sex attractions: Claiming lost stories. 5-day workshop presented at the Behavioral Healthcare Center, Doha, Qatar.
  • Pela, C. & Rosik, C. (2016). Evaluating Research. Presented at the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice & Scientific Integrity Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.
  • Pela, C. (2016). Sexual Attraction Fluidity Exploration in Therapy I. Presented at the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice & Scientific Integrity Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.
  • Pela, C. & Nicolosi, J. (2016). Clinical outcomes for same-sex attraction distress: Well-Being & Change. Presented at the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice & Scientific Integrity Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.
  • Pela, C. (2016). Clinical outcomes for same-sex attraction distress:
    Well-Being & Change. Presented at the International Federation of Therapeutic Choice in Budapest, Hungary.
  • Pela, C. & Nicolosi, J. (2016). Clinical outcomes for same-sex attraction distress: Well-Being & Change. Presented at the Christian Association for Psychological Studies International Conference.
  • Rosik, C. R., & Pela, C. (2015). Cultural competence: Psychotherapy with religious-identified clients: Addressing therapist bias. Presented at the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice & Scientific Integrity Annual Conference, Dallas, TX.
  • Pela, C., & Nicolosi, J. (2015). Change & well-being: Psychotherapy for unwanted same-sex Attraction. Presented at the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice & Scientific Integrity Annual Conference, Dallas TX.
  • Pela, C. (2014). New professional and student workshop: application of mainstream psychotherapy to unwanted SSA at the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice & Scientific Integrity Annual Conference, West Palm Beach, FL.
  • Pela, C. (2011) Narrative Therapy & SSA Women: Claiming Lost Stories. Presented at the Alliance for Therapeutic Choice & Scientific Integrity, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Publications:
    • Pela, C. (2016). Book review of Sheila Jeffrey’s Gender hurts. Journal of Human Sexuality, 6.
    • Pela, C. (2013). Narrative therapy & SSA women: Claiming lost stories. Journal of Human Sexuality, 5.
    • Patton, M.B., & Pela, C. (2012). Book review of Janelle M. Hallman’s Heart of female same-sex attraction. Journal of Human Sexuality, 4.

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