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Kay Bruce, Psy.D.

Professor of Counseling
Counseling Program Director

Kay Bruce

“My passion for students is that the classroom becomes a place of compassion, learning truth, grappling with genuinely tough questions, and experiencing the fingerprints of God on the heart.”

  • Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology, George Fox University
  • M.A. in Clinical Psychology,  George Fox University
  • Graduate Diploma of World Ministry, Western Seminary
  • Certificate of Graduate Studies in Bible and Theology, George Fox University
  • Certified Trainer for Suicide Intervention Workshops, QPR Institute


Contact Information

LOCATION: Portland Campus, Bueerman Hall, 3rd Floor
PHONE: 503.517.1875
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Further Ministry Experience

A top priority is sharing the comfort and peace found in Jesus Christ with those who are wounded and oppressed.  This has happened in a variety of places and roles, including as a professor, licensed professional counselor in both Oregon and Washington, volunteer hospital chaplain, founder and director of a counseling center, responder for disaster mental health, and as a trainer in overseas settings.  Specialties include crisis and trauma work, suicide intervention, support for survivors, sexual abuse, grief and bereavement, relational challenges, depression, and anxiety disorders.  Kay and her husband Paul have been married for over 36 years and have three married children and four grandchildren.

Recent Published Work