Gordon Lindbloom

Professor Emeritus / Adjunct Faculty

Dr. Lindbloom’s research focused on the applications of forgiveness in counseling practice, and on spirituality—especially spiritual conflict, strain and stress for clients and professionals. Emerging evidence points to the fact that  personal conflicts about spirituality and religion have powerful impact on individuals’ mental and physical health. Dr. Lindbloom’s other areas of research included stress in the workplace, teamwork and collaboration, interpersonal conflict, treatment of anxiety disorders, and integration of mental health and addictions treatment.

Over the years, his areas of interested included career development, work stress, conflict, teamwork, and change in organizations, best practices in mental health and addictions, and forgiveness, spirituality, and religion in well-being and counseling. 

Dr. Lindbloom taught high school, spent two years serving with the Peace Corps in India, has worked with chronically mentally ill persons, trained in family therapy, consulted with public and private-sector organizations, and served in administrative roles including department chair of the Counseling Psychology Department.



  • Lindbloom, G. (1993) Learning about Organizational Cultures and Competence, in Ethical and Social Issues in Professional Education. Brody, C., and Wallace, J.(eds.) Albany, SUNY Press.
  • Lindbloom, G. & Boland, K. (1992). Psychotherapy Cults: An Ethical Analysis. Cultic Studies Journal. Bonita Springs, Florida, American Family Foundation.
  • Lindbloom, G., (1981). A decision-making perspective on marital counseling: Issues and implications. The School Counselor, 28, 208-215.

Academic Credentials

PhD 1974, MA 1970 University of Oregon, BA 1963 Northwest Nazarene College