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Geoffery Mabe

PhD Student

Biography

Geoffrey is from Knoxville, TN. He received his B.A. in Bible and Psychology from Freed-Hardeman University, an M.A in General Psychology from East Tennessee State University, and an M.A. in Marriage and Family Therapy/Professional Counseling from Johnson University. His current faculty advisor is Dr. Spencer Olmstead and he has worked with Dr. Amy Rauer since 2016. Geoffrey is currently investigating how past perceptions of interparental conflict exposure are related to present-tense depression symptoms and religious participation.


Research

Teaching Experience:

2016 - Present University of Tennessee, Department of Child & Family Studies, Knoxville, TN

  • Graduate Research Assistant for Dr. Amy Rauer
  • Assisted in conducting literature review in the broad area of senior adult couple relationships as well as coding videos of senior adult interactions for accuracy.

2014 - Present University of Tennessee, Department of Child & Family Studies, Knoxville, TN

  • Graduate Research Assistant For Dr. Delores Smith
  • Assisted in conducting literature review in the broad areas of domestic violence and corporal punishment as well as consulting on statistical analysis of research data

Spring 2005 East Tennessee State University, Department of Psychology, Johnson City, TN

  • Defended Thesis: “Parenting Style and its Relationship to Interpretation of the Bible and Worship Style in College Students”

Ministry Experience:

2002 - Present South Knoxville Church of Christ, Knoxville, TN Preaching Minister

  • Duties consist primarily of delivering two sermons per week, teaching one to two Bible classes per week, making regular pastoral visits with church members, and planning church activities

1999 - 2002 South Knoxville Church of Christ, Knoxville, TN

  • Associate Minister
  • Duties consisted primarily of teaching teenage level Bible class, planning youth group and church-wide activities, and occasional preaching duties

1996 - 1997 Dyer’s Chapel Church of Christ, Lexington, TN

  • Associate Minister
  • Duties consisted primarily of teaching teenage level Bible class, planning youth group activities, and occasional preaching duties

1995 - 1996 Wildersville Church of Christ, Lexington, TN

  • Associate Minister
  • Duties consisted primarily of teaching teenage level Bible class, planning youth group activities, and occasional preaching duties

Counseling Experience:

2009 - Present South Knoxville Church of Christ, Knoxville, TN

  • Private Counseling Practice
  • Maintain a counseling load of no more than 10 hours per week consisting of individual, couple, and family clients

2011 - 2014 Johnson University, University Counseling Center, Knoxville, TN

  • Post-Graduate Counseling Extern
  • Maintained a counseling load of approximately 20 hours per week in a university counseling center

Education

PhD. Expected December 2019, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN

  • Child and Family Studies

M.A. 2009, Johnson Bible College (Johnson University), Knoxville, TN

  • Master of Arts in Marriage and Family Therapy/Professional Counseling

M.A. 2005, East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN

  • Master of Arts in General Psychology

B.A. 1994, Freed-Hardeman University, Henderson, TN

  • Double Major, Bible and Psychology
  • Alpha Chi NaXonal Honor Society
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude

Curriculum Vitae


Professional Service

2014 - 2016 University of Tennessee, Department of Child and Family Studies, Knoxville, TN

  • Graduate Teaching Assistant for Dr. Delores Smith, Family Interaction
  • Assisted professor in class planning, syllabus writing, and grading

2013 - 2014 Johnson University, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Knoxville, TN

  • Adjunct Instructor, Introduction to Psychology
  • Taught freshman-level introductory psychology course

2013 - 2014 Johnson University, School of CongregaNonal Ministry, Knoxville, TN

  • Adjunct Instructor, Pastoral Counseling
  • Taught senior-level class designed to introduce students to church-based counseling issues and responsibilities

2005 - 2014 East Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions (Southeast Insitute of Biblical Studies), Knoxville, TN

  • Adjunct Instructor, Personal Counseling
  • Taught senior-level class designed to introduce students to church-based counseling issues and responsibilities

1998 - 1999 East Tennessee State University, Department of Psychology, Johnson City, TN

  • Adjunct Instructor, Advanced General Psychology
  • Taught sophomore level, writing-intensive class designed to provide deeper engagement of select topics in psychology.

1997 - 1998 East Tennessee State University, Department of Psychology, Johnson City, TN

  • Graduate Assistant for Dr. James Perry
  • Tutored undergraduate psychology students enrolled in introductory statistics course

Community Service:

2011 - Present Knoxville Police Department, Knoxville, TN

  • Volunteer Police Chaplain
  • Serve one 24-hour period a month as an on-call chaplain, assisting police officers in conducting death notifications and responding to death scenes.
  • Serve the spiritual needs of police officers and civilian employees of the department. participate in monthly ride-alongs with police officers.

Publications

Grantham, D.B., & Mabe, G.R. (2009). Compassion fatigue: The costs of caring. Blue & White, Nov/Dec, 4-5. (NOTE: Non-academic/university publication)

Professional Presentations:

Mabe, G.R. (February, 2011). “Self-Care.” Lecture presented at the East Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions Lectureship. Knoxville, TN.

Mabe, G.R. (February 2006). “The Emotional Life of Jesus.” Lecture presented at the East Tennessee School of Preaching and Missions Lectureship. Knoxville, TN.

Mabe, G.R. (February 2014). “Dealing With Life’s Habits and Hangups” Lecture presented at the Southeast Institute for Biblical Studies Lectureship. Knoxville, TN.

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