Dr. Linda Hoover

Dr. Linda Hoover

Executive Dean, Dean of Undergraduate Studies


My education and life’s work are a mix of pastoral ministry and clinical practice. It’s great to offer students an integrated learning experience, drawing from both perspectives. My heart is to develop Spirit-formed counselors who have a solid theological and biblical foundation.

Certifications and Credentials

  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist – Texas and California
  • Ordained minister – Assemblies of God

Research and Interest Areas

  • Mental health in the church
  • Helping the helpers: Pastors and their families

Courses Taught

  • BIBC-2301 Biblical Counseling
  • BIBC-3301 Counseling Theories
  • BIBC-3305 Counseling Skills
  • BIBC-3315 Marriage and Family Counseling
  • BIBC-4303 Senior Internship
  • BIBC-4310 Counseling Children and Adolescents
  • BIBM-2305 Healthy Family Dynamics
  • SOCI-3301 Human Development
  • PSYC-4305 Personality Development
  • BIBC-5304 Marriage and Family Therapy
  • BIBC-5309 Career Counseling
  • BIBC-5311 Counseling Practicum
  • BIBC-5313 Counseling Diverse Populations
  • BIBC-5316 Healthy Family Systems
  • BIBC-5318 Assessment
  • BIBC-5319 DSM-5 Assessment

Contact Info



Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology with Family Emphasis

Antioch University-Santa Barbara

M.A. in Clinical Psychology with MFT Emphasis

Chapman University

B.A. in Psychology

Chapman University