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Counseling and Psychology Faculty

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Robert Mapes, Ph.D.

Department Chair
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972-825-4714
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Education

  • Ed.D., Texas A&M University at Commerce
  • M.Div., Texas Christian University
  • M.S., East Texas State University
  • B.A., Southwestern Assemblies of God University

Biography

Teaching Experience

Dr. Mapes is a professor and the Chairman of the Department of Counseling/Psychology at Southwestern Assemblies of God University. (SAGU) In addition to overseeing the Counseling/Psychology department he also teaches counseling and psychology courses at the undergraduate and graduate level. Dr. Mapes has taught courses in Bible, theology, sociology, counseling, and psychology at the college and university level.
Counseling and Mental Health Experience

Dr. Mapes served as the Director of a community Crisis Center providing crisis intervention services. He developed special programs to train paraprofessionals in crisis counseling, organized a daily support and assistance program to aging adults, developed a peer counseling support program for children, established support groups and gave crisis assistance to victims of family violence, and established a program for the distribution of food and emergency aid. His weekly newspaper column, “Crisis Lines” dealing with mental health issues, was published in several North Texas newspapers. Dr. Mapes has also served as the Director of Counseling and Placement at SAGU. Dr. Mapes established North Texas Counseling and Education Services, a community counseling service that provides individual, group, and marriage counseling. He currently serves as its administrative director and remains active in community counseling.

Ministry Experience

Dr. Mapes is an ordained minister, former pastor, and has several years of ministry experience. He has filled multiple roles in churches and ministry settings. He remains active in church ministry through teaching, preaching and presenting seminars.