Associate Professor and Chair, Psychology
Psy.D., George Fox University
M.A., George Fox University
B.A., George Fox University
Hired in 2012
Dr. Elliott Lawless became a teacher because he loves psychology, theology, and the integration of the two. Elliott’s dissertation focused on the measurement of physical symptoms in depression, especially physical movement. While this is still a research interest, he has also pursued research in the psychology of religion, existential anxiety, the psychology of shyness, and the integration of psychology and theology. Clinically, Elliott’s training focused on the treatment of chronic mental illness and psychotic disorders. He believes that those who are chronically mentally ill are some of the most under-served populations in our community. Elliott is passionate about equipping future counselors to provide this needed service and dispel the many myths and fears concerning the mentally ill. Through teaching and training students, he hopes to open minds and hearts to creates paths of healing in our communities.
Elliott was born and raised in a Christian home in the Portland area and is happy to be back in the Pacific Northwest. In his free time, he enjoys fly fishing, reading, writing, playing the guitar and drums, running, and cooking. His favorite hobby, however, is picking up new hobbies.