The Augustin Cardinal Bea, SJ University ProfessorCV
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ScB Psychology 1982, Brown University
MA Clinical Psychology 1983, University of Kansas
PhD Clinical Psychology, 1987, University of Kansas
Postdoctoral Fellowship and Clinical Internship, 1986-88, Yale University
PSYC 2: General Psychology II (DOC)
PSYC 114: Ethics in Psychology (DOC)
PSYC 115: Abnormal Psychology (DOC)
PSYC 116: Advanced Topics in Abnormal Psychology (DOC)
PSYCH 117: Health Psychology (DOC)
PSYC 118: Advanced Topics in Health Psychology (DOC)
PSYC 193: Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (DOC)
- Psychology, religion, and health outcomes
- Sex offending clergy
- Psychological screening of Catholic and Episcopal clergy applicants
- Professional and personal ethics
- Psychological benefits of physical exercise
Recent Journal Articles
For more complete list see my
Plante, T. G. (2017). The 4 Ds: Using Ignatian spirituality in secular psychotherapy and beyond. Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 4(1), 74-79.
Plante, T. G., & Pistoresi, S. (2017). A survey of ethics training in undergraduate psychology programs at Jesuit universities, Pastoral Psychology, 66(1), 1-6.
Callister, E. S., & Plante, T. G. (2017). Compassion development in undergraduates: A Catholic college example. Pastoral Psychology, 66 (1), 1-6.
Plante, T. G. (2016). Principles of incorporating spirituality into professional clinical practice. Practice Innovations, 1 (4) 276-281.
Plante, T. G., & Halman, K. E. (2016). Nurturing compassion development among college students: A longitudinal study. Journal of College and Character, 17(3), 164-173.
Plante, T. G., & Mejia, J. (2016). Psychometric properties of the Santa Clara Brief Compassion Scale. Pastoral Psychology, 65(4) 509-515.
Plante, T. G. (2016). Beyond mindfulness: Expanding integration of spirituality and religion into psychotherapy. Open Theology, 2, 135-144.
Plante, T. G. (2015). Four lessons learned from treating Catholic priest sex offenders. Pastoral Psychology, 64 (3), 407-412.
Rashedi, R., Plante, T. G., & Callister, E. S. (2015). Compassion development in higher education. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 43(2), 131-139.
Thomas, S. N., & Plante, T. G. (2015). Psychological well-being of Roman Catholic and Episcopal clergy applicants. Pastoral Psychology 64,875-881.
Plante, T. G. (2014). Four steps to improve religious/spiritual competence in professional psychology. Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 1 (4), 288-292.
Plante, T. G., Oppezzo, M., Diaz, L., Pistoresi, S., Santos, M., & Fahey, J. Kay, E., Britton, B., & Khan, S. (2014). The influence of exercise environment and gender on mood and exertion. International Journal of Exercise Science, 7(3) 220-227.
PDFs Available for Recent Research and Journal Articles
Compassion Predictors in Undergraduates: A Catholic College Example (PDF)
Compassion Development in Higher Education (PDF)
Four steps to improve religious/spiritual cultural competence in professional psychology (PDF)
Beyond Mindfulness (PDF)
Nurturing Compassion Development Among College Students: A Longitudinal Study (PDF)
Psychometric Properties of the Santa Clara Brief Compassion Scale (PDF)
Psychological Well-Being of Roman Catholic and Episcopal Clergy Applicants (PDF)
Adult Clinical Psychology (PDF)
Get Rich U or Get Transformed U: Reflection on Catholic Liberal Arts Education in the 21st Century (PDF)
The influence of exercise environment and gender on mood and exertion (PDF)
Exercising with an iPod, friend, or neither: Which is better for psychological benefits? (PDF)
How does one become spiritual? The Spiritual Modeling Inventory of Life Environments (SMILE). (PDF)
Effects of perceived fitness level of exercise partner on intensity of exertion (PDF)
Learning from Spiritual Models and Meditation: A Randomized Evaluation of a College Course (PDF)
Meditation Lowers Stress and Supports Forgiveness Among College Students: A Randomized Controlled Trial (PDF)
The Development of the Santa Clara Brief Compassion Scale: An Abbreviation of Sprecher and Fehr’s Compassionate Love Scale (PDF)
What Do the Spiritual and Religious Traditions Offer the Practicing Psychologist? (PDF)
The Development of a Brief Version of the Santa Clara Strength of Religious Faith Questionnaire (PDF)
The Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Roman Catholic Church: What Psychologists and Counselors Should Know (PDF)
Reliability and Validity of the Santa Clara Strength of Religious Faith Questionnaire (PDF)
A Proposed Psychological Assessment Protocol for Applicants to Religious Life in the Roman Catholic Church (PDF)
Homosexual Applicants to the Priesthood: How Many and Are They Psychologically Healthy? (PDF)
- Plante, T. G. (2016). Commentary: Much to do in preventing sexual abuse of children, Philadelphia Inquirer, June 11, 2016.
- Plante, T. G. (2015). 6 reasons why giving is good for the soul. San Francisco Chronicle, December 22, 2015.
- Plante, T. G. (2015). “Spotlight” revisits a painful time in the Catholic Church. San Jose Mercury News, November 17, 2015
- Plante, T. G. (2015). We’re shocked by every nice guy caught with child porn. But we shouldn’t be. Our image of pedophiles is completely wrong. The Washington Post, July 8, 2015.
- After Words: Savoring the rewards of patience, contemplation, and TLZ, Santa Clara Magazine, August 2009.
- Time Magazine, Oct. 17, 2005 issue.
- Church Official Convicted in Clergy Abuse Scandal, PBS News Hour, June, 2012
- A Perspective on Clergy Sexual Abuse
- Some Facts To Remember In Clergy Sexual Abuse Discussions - Catholic San Francisco, April 23, 2010
- Can psychology help a church in crisis? Monitor on Psychology, June 2002.
- What Might Spirituality and Religion Offer the Contemporary Practicing Psychologist
- Students have the power to give their elders a gift that is both priceless and free USA Today – College, December 11, 2012