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Clarence Hibbs Faculty Profile

Clarence Hibbs

Emeritus Professor of Psychology
Psychology Division, Graduate School of Education and Psychology


Dr. Hibbs is a full-time faculty member of Seaver College who also teaches and serves as program director of the Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology with an Emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy program at the Graduate School of Education and Psychology. Dr. Hibbs teaches family therapy courses and supervises clinical practica. He is a clinical member and approved supervisor for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy. Dr. Hibbs is also a member of the American Family Therapy Academy, the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists, the Western Psychological Association, and International Association for Family Psychology.



  • PhD, University of Iowa
  • MA, University of Iowa
  • Mdiv, Abilene Christian University
  • BA, Abilene Christian University

Selected Works

  • Practice Pattern Survey: California Data. 1998. (w: Lisa Mussman). CAL-AAMFT News, Vol VI (4), 1-5.
  • The Church as a Multigenerational Relational System. 1992. In H. Vande Kemp (Ed). Family Therapy: Christian Perspectives. Grand Rapids: Baker.
  • A Systems Theory View of the Church. 1983. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, Vol. 2., 26-30.
  • Graduate Study May Be a Hazard to Marriages. 1982. Family Therapy News, Nov. 1982, Vol. No. 6.
  • Vocational Interest and Personality: Correlates of Differential Abilities. 1977. With Robert G. Turner. Psychological Reports. June 1977, 727-30.
  • American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • American Family Therapy Academy
  • California Association for Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Western Psychological Association
  • International Academy of Family Psychology
  • President, Seaver College Faculty Organization, 1987-88
  • Seaver College Faculty Member of the Year, 1986
  • Irvine Fellow, Cultural Diversity, Seaver College, 1993
  • Freshman Seminar Teaching Award, Seaver College, 1995