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Department ofPsychology

Thomas Plante

Thomas Plante

The Augustin Cardinal Bea, S.J. University Professor

Curriculum Vitae (CV)


Professor of Psychology and by courtesy, Religious Studies and the Jesuit School of Theology, as well as Emeritus Adjunct Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, and Editor, Spirituality in Clinical Practice

Thomas G. Plante, Ph.D., ABPP is the Augustin  

Plante, T., & Peng, E. (2023). Use of the MMPI-3 with Catholic and Episcopal seminary and religious life applicants. Pastoral Psychology

Rader, C., & Plante, T. G. (2023). Potential benefits of the Examen for psychological health and well-being: A pilot study. Pastoral Psychology.

Plante, T., & Peng, E. (2024). Use of the MMPI-3 with Catholic and Episcopal seminary and religious life applicantsPastoral Psychology.

Plante, T. G. (2023). Ethical considerations in working with Roman Catholic seminarians and men and women in religious formation. Integratus: The Journal of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association, 1(4), 293-303.

Plante, T. G. (2023). What is Catholic psychotherapy and how should it move forward? Integratus: The Journal of the Catholic Psychotherapy Association, 1(1), 7-17 (invited lead paper).

Plante, T. G., Schwartz, G. E., Exline, J. Park, C., Paloutzian, R. F., Seitz, R. J., & Angel, H. F. (2023). Human interaction with the divine, the sacred, and the deceased: Topics that warrant increased attention by psychologistsCurrent Psychology. 

Plante, T. G. (2023). Principles for managing burnout among Catholic Church professionals, Pastoral Psychology, 72(1), 23-31.  

Plante, T. G.  (2023). Religion has a public relations problem: Integrating evidence-based thinking into clinical practice. Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 10(4) 358-363.

Eros, A., & Plante. T. G. (2023). The effects of centering prayer on well-being in a sample of undergraduate students: A pilot study. Pastoral Psychology.

Recent Op-Ed Articles
In the News

February 28, 2024

Thomas Plante discusses the challenges faced by today’s Catholic seminarians with the release of Trinity’s Triumph, a film written by New Jersey priest, which aims to humanizes Catholic clergy. Religion News Service. Also in National Catholic ReporterAmerica Magazine, and Church Leaders.

February 16, 2024

Thomas Plante was interviewed by Fox 2 News on the mental toll of mass shootings after the shooting during the Kansas City Chiefs Superbowl celebration.

February 16, 2024

Thomas Plante was quoted in the  USA Today article, "Me first! How passengers are cheating their way onto the plane faster."