Christin J. Fort, Ph.D., M.A.

Pasadena, CA (Los Angeles)

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology
PsyD Program Chair (2023-2024)
School of Psychology & Marriage and Family Therapy
Fuller Theological Seminary

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary
M.A. in Clinical Psychology, Fuller Theological Seminary
M.A. in Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
B.A. in Psychology, Minor in Biblical & Theological Studies, Wheaton College (IL)

Professional Memberships
American Psychological Association
Christian Association for Psychological Studies
Society of Biblical Literature

Member of CAPS

Previous Service

Dr. Christin J. Fort has been a board member of CAPS since 2020. Currently she serves as Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at Fuller Theological Seminary and interim Chair of the PsyD Program. Prior to serving at Fuller, Dr. Fort was a tenure-track professor in Wheaton College’s School of Psychology, Counseling & Family Therapy. As Wheaton’s inaugural Director of Integrative Dialogue, she enjoyed each opportunity that she had to fan into flame her undergraduate students’ burgeoning love of both academic and embodied forms of integration. Now, as a doctoral faculty advisor at Fuller, Dr. Fort runs the Integration, Intersectionality & Intersubjectivity research lab where she continues to foster a deep love of integration with the diverse members of her research lab as well as with her students in the classroom.

In her clinical practice, Dr. Fort finds great meaning in her work with inter-racial couples and multi-racial families, and in her journey with clients through the process of healing following experiences of trauma and loss. As a psychoanalytically informed psychotherapist, she is drawn toward the integration of depth-oriented theory and theological reflection. Since earning her degrees in psychology and theology, her scholarly writing has focused on themes of integration, intersubjectivity, and intersectionality. The intersection of these themes is particularly evident in her column on Justice in Research, Teaching and Clinical Practice in The Journal of Psychology & Christianity.

When she isn’t writing, speaking or providing therapy, she can be found sipping a chai latte, reading historical fiction, traipsing around the country or the globe with her closest friends, and laughing with her four remarkably inspirational adult siblings.

Vision Statement

It has been a privilege to serve as an active member of the CAPS community for the last 10 years. As I have transitioned from graduate student to clinical professional and doctoral faculty, I have encountered many of the unique strengths of our organization, as well as several of our areas for growth. After several years of service, I continue to believe that our collective ability to create courageous space for innovative thought, prayerful reflection and incarnational transformation in the field of integration (and beyond) is unparalleled. Yet, from my perspective as an African American female psychologist, it is essential that we re-commit ourselves to the costly, Christ-honoring work of creating a more inclusive professional community centered on embodied integration that prioritizes equity for the sake of justice. These lofty aspirations have real life implications that are only possible with wisdom and vision shared in community.

I believe that these endeavors can only be accomplished if we embrace a posture of cultural humility and a commitment to attend to, and honor, the voices of those who have been marginalized in every sphere of our personal and professional lives. I trust that the Spirit can empower us to move forward in this way, and I would be honored to partner with the rest of our CAPS Board as we lean into this calling as a leading professional organization.