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This information is made available in order to facilitate research, mentorship, and teaching opportunities among scholars interested in the psychological study of religion. ALL other uses are prohibited. Name and Title

      Thomas Plante
      Professor of Psychology, Santa Clara University

      Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, Stanford

Primary Institutional Affiliation

      Santa Clara University

Mailing Address
      500 El Camino Real, Psychology Department, SCU, Santa Clara, CA 95053-0333
Email AddressResearch Interests
      My research interests are best described as research on relationship between spirituality and religious practices and mental and physical health outcomes as well as psychological and assessment issues among Catholic and Episcopal clergy.
Representative Publications
    • Plante, T. G. (Ed). (2010). Contemplative Practices in Action: Spirituality, Meditation, and Health. Santa Barbara, CA: Praeger/ABC-CLIO.
    • Plante, T. G. (2009). Spiritual Practices in Psychotherapy: Thirteen Tools for Enhancing Psychological Health. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
    • Plante, T. G., & Thoresen, C. E. (Eds.) (2007). Spirit, Science and Health: How the Spiritual Mind Fuels Physical Wellness. Westport, CT: Praeger/Greenwood.
    • Plante, T. G. (Ed.). (2004). Sin against the Innocents: Sexual Abuse by Priests and the Role of the Catholic Church. Westport, CT: Praeger/Greenwood.
Research Keywords
      Measurement, mental health/psychopathology
Psychology and Religion Courses, Seminars, or Programs Taught
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