Matthew Jarvinen, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor, MACC
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, PSY #29459

Dr. Matthew Jarvinen joined the Masters of Arts in Clinical Counseling Program during its inception and helped to craft some of the core curricula regarding the integration of psychotherapy and theology. He is a licensed clinical psychologist and Clinical Director & Director of Research at BOLD Health in Encinitas, and also sees patients in private practice in Mission Valley and Del Mar.

 

Dr. Jarvinen earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fuller Theological Seminary’s School of Psychology in Pasadena, CA. He has published articles in the Journal of Psychology & Christianity and the Journal of Positive Psychology and has served as an academic manuscript reviewer for the Journal of Positive Psychology. His clinical specialties include addiction, trauma, Intensive Short-Term Dynamic Psychotherapy (ISTDP), and the integration of psychotherapy and religion/spirituality.

Education

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, 2016
  • M.A., Religion, Point Loma Nazarene University, 2011
  • M.A., Psychology, Point Loma Nazarene University, 2009
  • B.A., Psychology, Point Loma Nazarene University, 2007
  • B.A., Philosophy/Theology, Point Loma Nazarene University, 2007

Courses Taught

PSY601  Issues in Psychotherapy: Theology Integration

Experience in Field

Teaching Experience

  • Point Loma Nazarene University, Adjunct Professor, 2016-Present
  • Point Loma Nazarene University, Adjunct Professor, 2016-Present
  • Azusa Pacific University, Adjunct Professor, 2012-2013
  • San Diego State University, Teaching Associate, Graduate Psychology Department, 2008-2009
  • San Diego State University, Teaching Associate, Undergraduate Psychology, 2007-2008

Clinical Experience

  • BOLD Health, Clinical Director & Director of Research
  • Center for Enriching Relationships, Clinical Psychologist, 2016-Present
  • Robert J. Neborsky, M.D., Inc., Postdoctoral Fellow/Clinical Psychologist, 2016-2017
  • Lighthouse Psychological Services,  Psychological Assistant, 2016-Present
  • Kaiser Permanente San Diego, Department of Psychiatry & Addiction Medicine, Clinical Internship, 2015-2016

Professional and Community Involvement

  • California Psychological Association (CPA), 2016-Present
  • Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS), 2015-Present
  • Society for the Exploration of Psychoanalytic Therapies and Theology (SEPTT), 2013- Present
  • International Experiential Dynamic Therapy Association (IEDTA), 2016-Present
  • Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy (AEDP) Institute, 2016- Present
  • San Diego Psychoanalytic Center (SDPC), 2016-Present

Awards and Honors

  • 2nd Place in CAPS Student Paper Competition – Fuller Graduate School of Psychology 2015-2016    
  • Clare W. Headington Memorial Scholarship ( x2) – Fuller School of Psychology 2013-2014; 2015-2016
  • 1 st Place in CAPS Student Paper Competition – Fuller  Graduate School of Psychology 2014-2015
  • Travis Award (x2) – Fuller Graduate School of Psychology 2013-2014; 2014-2015
  • John P. Davis Jr. Memorial Award – Fuller Graduate School of Psychology 2014-2015
  • Alumni/ae Merit Scholarship Award   – Fuller Graduate  School of Psychology 2014-2015
  • Dean’s List (x3) – Fuller Graduate School of Psychology 2012-2015
  • For further award information, please refer to CV

Dissertations, Presentations, and Publications

  • Jarvinen, M. J. (2017). BOLD Health: Treating addiction at its core. Manuscript in Preparation. Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, CA.

  • Jarvinen, M. J. (2017). Attachment and cognitive openness: Emotional underpinnings of intellectual humility. Journal of Positive Psychology, 12 (1), 74-86.
  • Jarvinen, M. J. (2016). The relational cost of moralism: Implications for congregational practice. Journal of Psychology
  • Jarvinen, M. J. (2016). Self-regulation, neuroscience, and religious participation: How practice leads to mora formation.
  • Jarvinen, M. J. (2016). Freud meets Kaiser: How psychodynamic psychotherapy can ‘thrive’ within an HMO setting. Manuscript in preparation. Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA.
  • Jarvinen, M. J. (2016). Is it better to give or to receive?: Personal reflections on the experience of psychodynamic psychotherapy. Manuscript in preparation. Fuller Graduate School of Psychology, Pasadena, CA.
  • For further publication information, please refer to CV