The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion— to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. They will be called oaks of righteousness, a planting of the LORD for the display of his splendor.

Isaiah 61:1-3

Malinda
Fasol, Ph.D.

Email: MalindaFasol@letu.edu

  • Program Chair, Graduate Psychology

  • Assistant Professor of Psychology


In addition to teaching classes at LeTourneau, Dr. Fasol is a Licensed Professional Counselor with the state of Texas and a neurotherapist and psychotherapist at Focus for Living.

Dr. Fasol works with individuals, couples, and families. She has extensive counseling experience in a variety of settings, including church-based counseling ministries, private practice, and social services organizations.

Malinda served as a director of a non-profit foster care agency, and worked with foster children, foster parents, and biological parents. Additionally, she has worked as a researcher and clinician in the area of media and distorted body image. She is actively involved in promoting healthy body image in teens and adults.

 

Education

  • Ph.D., Doctorate of Philosophy in Psychology & Counseling, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
  • M.A., Marriage & Family Counseling, New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary
  • B.A., Communication & Education, William Jewell College

 

Experience

2015-Present

Chair of the School of Psychology
LeTourneau University

2013-Present

Assistant Professor
LeTourneau University

2010-Present

Licensed Therapist
Focus for Living

2011-2013

Adjunct Instructor
LeTourneau University

2005-2008

Program Manager / Regional Director
Remi Vista Youth & Family Services

 

Courses Taught

  • Psychopharmacology
  • Family Assessment
  • Counseling Theories
  • Psychopathology
  • Professional Seminar
  • Family Systems & Therapies
  • Lifestyle Career Development
  • Psychological Testing

 

Workshops & Seminars

  • Basics of Brain-based Education: a two-day introduction to biopsychology and how the brain learns; designed for public and private school educators, administrators, and staff. The cost of the seminar includes two one-hour presentations (one scheduled in the Fall and one in the Spring of the school year) for parents on the role of sleep, diet, exercise/play, and parental involvement in the learning process.
  • Neuropsychology for Educators: a four-hour introduction to brain-based education and principles. This seminar is designed for introducing district-level administrators and curriculum specialists to principles of brain-based education.
  • Talking with Your Kids about Sex and Sexuality: A one, two, or four-hour workshop for parents on how and when to educate children about sex and sexuality from the biblical Christian worldview. The multiple formats provide for deeper exploration of the parents' role in sex education and additional time for questions.
  • Sex and Sexuality for Parents of Teens: A four-hour workshop designed for parents who want to engage their teens in productive discussions about sex, sexuality, and making good choices within the biblical Christian worldview.
  • Eating Disorders and Body Image: Multiple formats available for civic organizations, schools, churches, and women's groups to present information to young adult men and women, parents and teens about how to have a healthy relationship with food, and what happens physically, emotionally and spiritually when you don't.