Dr. Fernando A. Ortiz serves as a professional consultant with the Saint John Vianney Center providing religious workshops, consultations and assessments.
Dr. Ortiz received his Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Washington State University. He has two Masters Degrees; one in Psychology and one in Religious Studies. His undergraduate degree is in Philosophy from Saint John’s Seminary College. After his Ph.D., he completed a postdoctoral specialization in counseling with multicultural populations and has since received an M.B.A. in Healthcare Management. He is a Licensed Psychologist in Washington State and is certified by the Council for the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. He is currently the Director of the Counseling Center at Gonzaga University in Spokane, WA. Prior, he was an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology at the doctoral program at Alliant International University in San Diego, California, where he taught personality assessment, psychotherapy, and multicultural competencies development for psychologists. He has co-authored many peer-reviewed venues, including, the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, and the Journal of Research in Personality. He works closely with Catholic Dioceses and seminary personnel, providing consultation and training on the psychological treatment and screening of candidates to the priesthood, especially in regards to multicultural seminary and religious students and clergy. As a clinician, he has extensive experience with people in service ministry and in the helping professions. He has a particular interest in promoting self-care, stress management, and resilience in people who serve in these important roles within the Church community. Dr. Ortiz is currently a member of the National Review Board.