Deb Hannaford

Deb Hannaford


Deb brings a uniquely integrated approach to lecturing in behavioral and social sciences. With post-graduate study in the US in missiology, anthropology, and psychology, her years as a clinician working with culturally diverse populations in clinics contracted with the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health and also in private practice, help inform her teaching. Prior pastoral ministry experience feeds Deb’s desire to better equip both professional and lay people-helpers. She is currently conducting research in preparation for writing a book to assist those who come alongside people who suffer grief and loss. Passionate about expanding cross-cultural understanding and reducing the stigma associated with mental health, Deb’s most recent public speaking invitation came from Reel Spirituality and “The Edge”, where she explored “Crossing the Cultural Divide: What it Takes and Why it Matters” at Dendy Opera Quays, in Sydney.


Master of Science (Marriage and Family Therapy, MSMFT) (Fuller’s Graduate School of Psychology) 2011

Master of Arts (Intercultural Studies) (Fuller Theological Seminary) 2004

Field of Research

  • 1601 Anthropology
  • 1699 Other Studies in Human Society
  • 1701 Psychology
  • 1799 Other Psychology and Cognitive Sciences
  • 2002 Cultural Studies

Research and Professional Grants

  • 2011
    • Mental Health Stipend Recipient, $18000, The Los Angeles County Department of Mental Heath

Professional Memberships

Board of Behavioural Sciences (since 2009)

California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists (since 2009)

International Center for Excellence in Emotionally Focused Therapy (since 2011)

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