Directory & Faculty Profiles

Christa Banton, EdD, MS, MSP, LMFT, CCTP

I have been teaching with the University of Phoenix for 13 years and have been teaching at the university level for 17 years. I have taught at several schools in the Inland Empire (California) and I am currently teaching at University of Phoenix (on-ground/on-line), and University of California, Riverside, Extension. I teach courses in Case Management, Financial Social Programs, Aging and Mental Health, Mandated Reporting, Boundaries in Relationships, Clinical Psychology, Career Success, Critical Thinking, Introduction to Psychology, Personality, Motivation and Learning, MFT courses, research and a variety of other human services related courses. I currently am working at Barstow Community College as a Professor/Mental Health Counselor. My work has consisted of several challenging positions such as working with sexually exploited youth, Probation involved youth, youth with severe mental and emotional disturbances, youth aging out of the foster care system, in social programs, being a consultant, working with HIV infected/affected individuals, and working with individuals on parole and individuals who are incarcerated. I have worked for CAMFT (California Association for Marriage and Family Therapists) on their CEPA and Auditing Committees as an appointee. I also do clinical private practice. I am also a Fellow in Residence at the University of Phoenix, Center for Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Research. I am a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist. I currently have 5 degrees which include: an AA in Liberal Arts, BA in Psychology, MS, Counseling Psychology, MS in Public Administration and Social Change, and EdD. Educational Leadership, Higher Education. I also am a Certified Clinical Trauma Professional with a specialization in trauma.

Scholarship & Research



Journal of Leadership Studies-Symposium Piece-Relational Leadership: Perspectives of Key Constructs on Diversity, Inclusion, and Social Equity in Higher Education

Psychology Today
Blog Posts Published


American Psychological Association Conference-Utilizing Clinical Hypnotherapeutic Intervention with CBT to Treat Pandemic-Aug. 13-2021 Symptomology

ILA Conference Geneva Switzerland 2021
Presenter -Topic-"The Stress Arc in Leadership and 3 Powerful Disciplines for Mitigating Major Stress Impacts in a New Era"-Upcoming
Presenter -Topic-“Improving Higher Education’s Role in Diversity and Social Equity through Relational Leadership in the New Era”-Upcoming
Presenter-Topic-"Healthcare Leadership-Using Virtuous Leadership in Chaos to Reimagine Beneficial Practices of Employee Cognitive Psychology"-Upcoming
2021-Knowledge Without Boundaries National Summit-College of Doctoral Studies Research Conference-University of Phoenix-Panel Discussion-"Exploring Emergent Trends in Leadership and Education"-Based on published symposia article from the Journal of Leadership Studies-


Associate Faculty
Primary College or School: 
College of Social Sciences