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About Dr. Wang


Dr. Wang is a licensed psychologist and on full-time faculty at Fuller Theological Seminary, where he is the Cliff and Joyce Penner Chair for the Formation of Emotionally Healthy Leaders. He conducts research and teaches courses in Trauma Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, Multicultural Psychology, and the Integration of Psychology and the Christian faith. He also oversees research grants funded by the John Templeton Foundation, Templeton Religion Trust, and the Lilly Endowment on spiritual and character/virtue development as well as the relationship between trauma, culture, spiritual formation, and resilience (for more information on one of these grants, see here).


While in graduate school at the University of Houston (Ph.D. Counseling Psychology), he completed his internship and most of his clinical training at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, where he provided therapy to individuals and groups struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and borderline personality disorder. Dr. Wang also holds a Masters of Theology (Th.M) degree with a concentration in Spiritual Theology from Regent College (Vancouver, British Columbia).  While there, and under the supervision of Dr. J.I. Packer, he completed and published his thesis on Spiritual Depression (from the perspective of the English Puritans) and the Dark Night of the Soul in the Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care – you’re welcome to read these articles here:

Dr. Wang also holds a B.A. in Computer Science and Social Welfare from the University of California, Berkeley. 


Dr. Wang is also Pastor of Spiritual Formation at One Life City Church and serves on the board of directors for the Caring for Clergy Field Guide (, Mosaic Center for Spiritual Formation (, and Joya Scholars, a non-profit organization that seeks to inspire and prepare students from families of at-risk communities in Fullerton to succeed through higher education.

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