"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." - Nelson Mandela
James Franklin Sapp
Psychology Program Coordinator/Assistant Professor
School of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Knoxville Campus: Knoxville - Hardin Valley
Education is what transforms the world. I am a life long learner. I have been to 20 countries and half of them were for missions work overseas. Working on my 2 doctoral degrees was quite an experience. I learned so much and have been able to share this knowledge with students. I enjoy teaching Psychology in the GPS/online program at King University. I am so blessed to be the GPS Psychology Program Coordinator for Nashville, Knoxville, & Kingsport.
2006 – 2011 Northcentral University, Prescott Valley, AZ PhD, Doctor of Philosophy in General Psychology. Dissertation: Exploring the Relationships between Spiritual Well-Being, Religious Distress, and Depression among College Freshmen.
2002 – 2004 Southern California University for Professional Studies, Santa Ana, CA. PsyD, Professional Doctor of Psychology (Meets educational requirements for licensure as a psychologist in CA). Doctoral Project: Literature Review of Adolescent Suicide.
1989 – 1991 East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN M.Ed., Master’s in Marriage and Family Therapy
1985 – 1989 Kentucky Christian College, Grayson, KY B.S., Bachelor’s in Counseling Psychology and Bible
2004-Present TN Department of Health Boards – LPC - Licensed Professional Counselor (#1840)/MHSP (Mental Health Service Provider)
1995-Present NBCC - NCC – National Certified Counselor (#40474).
Recent Publications and Presentations
PRESENTATIONS AND PUBLICATIONS
4/24/2015 Alliance Conference -Philadelphia, PA - Presentation on The Leadership Ideal
8/4/2011 APA – Washington, DC Poster Presentation on my dissertation
4/22/2011 TLPCA – Nashville, TN Poster Presentation on my dissertation
7/2007 International Guest lecturer at HCJB College in Quito, Ecuador:
- Moral development
- Influence of media violence on youth
3/29/2011 ProQuest – Dissertation Published
My research interests are in spirituality, depression, and religious distress.