Sessional Instructor of Psychology and Human Services, Assistant Director, Adult Degree Completion
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I’ve been honored and privileged to work with adults attending TWU to complete their degree and move forward with their dreams and goals.

Helping students overcome barriers and constraints and being equipped to make a difference in this world is inspirational to be a part of. Aside from leading the program, Debra loves to integrate experiential, career and whole person learning into every course that she teaches. As an instructor, she views her role as a “guide on the side” and loves learning together.

Research & Scholarship


2002 - Licensed Mental Health Counselor, State of Washington

1999 - Master of Counseling, Trinity Western University (ACTS)

1995 - BA, Psychology, Trinity Western University

1994 - Certificate in Biblical Studies, Bodenseehof Bible School, Germany

1993 - BA, Physical Education, Trinity Western University

Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Association of Christian Counselors
  • American Psychological Association
  • Association for Experiential Education
  • NACADA (Adult Learning).


  • Adult Education (Andragogy) and Degree Completion
  • Psychology and Human Services
  • Experiential Learning
  • Career Development and Coaching
  • Health and Wellness
  • Soul Care and Spiritual Formation
  • Grief and Trauma Therapy
  • Life Coaching and Chaplaincy

Courses Taught

  • Life Long Learning (LDRS/UNIV 301)
  • Introduction to Psychology (PSYC 105/106)
  • Theories of Personality (PSYC 301)
  • Psychology and Spirituality (PSYC 411)
  • Senior Thesis (PSYC 497)
  • Introduction to Human Services (SOCI 201)
  • Human Services Practicum