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About Thomas G Plante PhD, ABPP

Thomas Plante, Ph.D., ABPP is the Augustin Cardinal Bea, S.J. University Professor and directs the Spirituality and Health Institute at Santa Clara University. He is also an adjunct clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. He recently served as vice-chair of the National Review Board for the Protection of Children and Youth for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and is past-president of the Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (Division 36) of the American Psychological Association. He has authored or edited 23 books including Graduating with Honor: Best Practices to Promote Ethics Development in College Students. (2017), Healing with Spiritual Practices: Proven Techniques for Disorders from Addictions and Anxiety to Cancer and Chronic Pain (2018), Religion, Spirituality, and Positive Psychology: Understanding the Psychological Fruits of Faith (2012), Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church: A Decade of Crisis, 2002-2012 (2011), and Spiritual Practices in Psychotherapy: Thirteen Tools for Enhancing Psychological Health (2009). He has published over 200 scholarly professional journal articles and book chapters as well. He teaches courses in abnormal, health, ethics, and the psychology of religion and maintains a private clinical practice as a licensed psychologist in Menlo Park, CA.

Positions

2012 - Present Augustin Cardinal Bea, SJ University Professor, Santa Clara University
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2009 - Present Adjunct Clinical Professor, Psychiatry, Stanford University
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2002 - Present Director, Spirituality & Health Institute, Santa Clara University Ignatian Center for Jesuit Education
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2002 - Present Professor, Santa Clara University Department of Psychology
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1999 - Present Scholar in Residence, Santa Clara University Markkula Center for Applied Ethics
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2005 - 2007 Department Chair, Santa Clara University Department of Psychology
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2004 - 2005 Acting Dean, School of Education, Counseling Psychology, and Pastoral Ministries, Santa Clara University
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1999 - 2002 Department Chair, Santa Clara University Department of Psychology
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1994 - 2002 Associate Professor, Santa Clara University Department of Psychology
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Curriculum Vitae




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Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, American Psychological Association
  • Fellow, Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • SCU's Public Intellectual Award

Courses

  • Ethics in Psychology (Psyc 114)
  • Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (Psyc 193)
  • Abnormal Psychology (Psyc 115)
  • Health Psychology (Psyc 117)
  • Adv Topics/Health (Psyc 118)
  • Adv Topics/Abnormal (Psyc 116)

Education

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1986 - 1988 Postdoctoral Fellowship and Clinical Internship, Yale University
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1987 Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Kansas
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1983 M.A. in Clinical Psychology, University of Kansas
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1982 ScB Psychology, Brown University
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Contact Information

408-554-4471
tplante@scu.edu

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Books (16)

Psychology and Behavior (2)

Articles (161)