Mario Guzmán

Assistant Professor of Psychology

Education

Ph.D. in Psychology (2015), Michoacan University of San Nicolas of Hidalgo Master Degree in Cognitive and Behavioral Therapy (2009), Mexican Institute of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, México, D.F. Master in Analytical Psychology (2002), Ramon Llull University, Barcelona España Licentiate in Psychology (2000), Autonoumus University of Guadalajara

Associated Academic Programs

Counseling Psychology Psychology

“Psychology studies both the adversities and the positives of life and the impact that they have on mental health. Therefore, it is necessary that we see that both opposite sides are part of the human experience and that it is in the balance of those two extremes that human flourishment can be found.”

Dr. Mario Guzmán’s experience with a psychologist at a young age had a life-long impact on him. “I found the idea of understanding human behavior and human flourishing fascinating. Now after more than 20 years of studying and working in psychology, I can see that the knowledge that we have is not conclusive, that we don’t have ‘ultimate’ truths, but that our understanding and appreciation of human behavior is in constant progress and process.”

His wish is that his students can see that psychology is part of human knowledge and involves seeking answers about our nature and development. “But I also wish that they can see that knowledge and wisdom need to be constantly cultivated through study, life, and sharing with others. And I hope to promote the idea that faith and science don’t need to be separate or in a constant combat, but that both can enrich the other in ways to better understand the human experience and our relationship with God.”

What drew him to Trinity:

Guzmán was drawn to the College because of its spirit of integrating and appreciating faith and science under the same roof. “Christianity and science have many things in common but especially the attitude of constant search and the disposition to share with others what we have received.”

Research interests:

Guzmán’s research focuses on several areas, including evidence-based treatment in psychotherapy, especially those from the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy perspective. “I’m also interested in human flourishing and overcoming difficulties in life, such as post-traumatic growth, resilience, and meaning and purpose in life.” Another involves psychology and religion. “I consider religion and its narrative a powerful expression of both, the relationship between God and men, but also as a deep teaching on human psychology.” He is also researching his growing interest in immigration, adaptation, and flourishing.

All these areas are influenced by his strong Christian vocation. “The Beatitudes in Matthew 5: 1- 12 are the instructions for all Christians to transform the world, so my research interest is based on those instructions and how science and faith can work together to make them possible.”

When he’s not teaching:

Guzmán works with the Hispanic community providing parenting seminars and lectures, as well as working with clients, writing, and research. “I also love to spend time with my wife and three kids. I enjoy jogging and doing artistic and cultural activities.”

www.drmarioGuzmán.com

  • Winner of the Dr. Santiago Cendejas Huerta Prize for Postgraduate Thesis 2016 in the Field of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences, granted by Michoacan Academy for Science
+ Expertise

Dr. Mario Guzmán’s experience with a psychologist at a young age had a life-long impact on him. “I found the idea of understanding human behavior and human flourishing fascinating. Now after more than 20 years of studying and working in psychology, I can see that the knowledge that we have is not conclusive, that we don’t have ‘ultimate’ truths, but that our understanding and appreciation of human behavior is in constant progress and process.”

His wish is that his students can see that psychology is part of human knowledge and involves seeking answers about our nature and development. “But I also wish that they can see that knowledge and wisdom need to be constantly cultivated through study, life, and sharing with others. And I hope to promote the idea that faith and science don’t need to be separate or in a constant combat, but that both can enrich the other in ways to better understand the human experience and our relationship with God.”

What drew him to Trinity:

Guzmán was drawn to the College because of its spirit of integrating and appreciating faith and science under the same roof. “Christianity and science have many things in common but especially the attitude of constant search and the disposition to share with others what we have received.”

Research interests:

Guzmán’s research focuses on several areas, including evidence-based treatment in psychotherapy, especially those from the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy perspective. “I’m also interested in human flourishing and overcoming difficulties in life, such as post-traumatic growth, resilience, and meaning and purpose in life.” Another involves psychology and religion. “I consider religion and its narrative a powerful expression of both, the relationship between God and men, but also as a deep teaching on human psychology.” He is also researching his growing interest in immigration, adaptation, and flourishing.

All these areas are influenced by his strong Christian vocation. “The Beatitudes in Matthew 5: 1- 12 are the instructions for all Christians to transform the world, so my research interest is based on those instructions and how science and faith can work together to make them possible.”

When he’s not teaching:

Guzmán works with the Hispanic community providing parenting seminars and lectures, as well as working with clients, writing, and research. “I also love to spend time with my wife and three kids. I enjoy jogging and doing artistic and cultural activities.”

+ Courses, Publications & Research

www.drmarioGuzmán.com

+ Awards & Memberships
  • Winner of the Dr. Santiago Cendejas Huerta Prize for Postgraduate Thesis 2016 in the Field of Humanities and Behavioral Sciences, granted by Michoacan Academy for Science