About Andrea C. Walker, Ph.D.
Dr. Andrea C. Walker is a licensed mental health and addictions counselor in the state of Oklahoma (LADC/MH), as well as a board-approved supervisor for students pursuing licensure in drug and alcohol counseling. Her research has focused on grief/bereavement related issues with American Indians and college students, religiosity/spirituality of emerging adults, and positive psychology variables such as compassion, community connectedness, and hope. Dr. Walker is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Oklahoma Drug and Alcohol Professional Counselors Association, and the National Council for Family Relations.
|Present||Professor, Oral Roberts University ‐ Department of Graduate Professional Counseling|
Recent Works (6)
Perceived Religious Pressures as an Antecedent to Self-Reported Religious/Spiritual ...
Journal of Psychology and Theology (2023)
Past research has confirmed the utility of environmental variables, and perceptions of religious pressure in particular, in predicting faith maturity ...
Spiritual Struggle and Spiritual Growth of Bereft College Students in ...
Salubritas: International Journal of Spirit-Empowered Counseling (2021)
This article examines spiritual struggle in bereft Christian evangelical students and how struggle might potentiate spiritual growth. The death loss ...
An Examination of Religious Schemas through the Lens of Self-Determination ...
Christian Higher Education (2021)
Religious development literature in Christian higher education has successfully utilized Self-Determination Theory to explain how environmental factors predict faith maturity ...
Chapters in Edited Books (6)
Contribution to Book
Children's Encounters with Death, Bereavement, and Coping
Children's Encounters with Death, Bereavement, and Coping (2010)
Vulnerable populations include those that have particular exposure to possible threat of wrongdoing resulting from having characteristics that present potential ...
Invited Presentations (6)
Conference Presentations (6)
Faith Maturity through the Lens of Self-Determination Theory
Association of Spiritual Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling (ASERVIC) (2018)
This presentation looks at the construct of faith maturity and how contextual variables, as identified through Self-Determination Theory, impact faith ...
Religious Development of College Students in Diverse Environments
National Social Sciences Association annual conference (2015)
Research is presented regarding differences in religious development variables of individuals in a Christian Evangelical university environment and a non-religious, ...
Violent Loss and Religious Coping: A Multi-Group Path Analysis
National Council for Family Relations annual conference (2015)
This presentation addresses the differences in predictions of positive and negative religious coping among individuals experiencing violent loss, non-violent loss, ...
Resilience, Transformation, and Gender: Distress within Students at a Christian ...
Association for Death Education and Counseling (2014)
Sex differences in distress variables are common, but recent research suggests exaggeration of thesedifferences in conservative Christian environments due to ...