Plante, Thomas G. 1960-

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PLANTE, Thomas G. 1960-


Born January 23, 1960, in Providence, RI; son of Bernard (in construction) and Marcia (a teacher) Plante; married Lori Goldfarb (a psychologist), November 6, 1988; children: Zachary. Education: Brown University, Sc.B. (magna cum laude), 1982; University of Kansas, M.A., 1983, Ph.D., 1987; Yale University, postdoctoral study, 1987-88; Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, CA, special student at Jesuit School of Theology, 2003. Religion: Roman Catholic. Hobbies and other interests: Running, wine and his home vineyard, piano.


Office—Department of Psychology, Santa Clara University, 500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95053-0333; 885 Oak Grove Ave., Ste. 203, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4421. E-mail[email protected].


Walter V. Clarke Associates, Inc., Providence, RI, research associate, 1979-84; Northeast Kansas Community Mental Health and Guidance Center, Leavenworth, psychotherapist, 1985-86; Yale University, New Haven, CT, clinical intern in psychiatry, 1986-87; psychologist in private practice, 1988—. University of Kansas, instructor, 1983-86; Pacific Graduate School of Psychology, adjunct faculty, 1988-91; Stanford University, fellow at Behavioral Medicine Summer Institute, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 1988, staff psychologist in Behavioral Medicine Program, 1988-90, lecturer, 1990-2001, clinical instructor, 1990-94, clinical assistant professor, 1994-2000, adjunct clinical associate professor, 2000—; Santa Clara University, associate professor, 1994-2002, professor, 2002—, department chair, 1999-2002, director of Center for Professional Development, 2001-05, scholar in residence at Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, 1999—; University of Durham, visiting professor, 2003; conference and workshop presenter; guest on media programs; public speaker. Samaritans, Inc., counselor and supervisor, 1981-82; Menninger Foundation, clinical psychology trainee, 1985-86; Stanford University Medical Center, staff psychologist, 1988-90, clinical supervisor, 1989-94, member of medical staff, 1989-2003; Children's Health Council, Palo Alto, CA, director of training programs, 1990-92, chief psychologist and department head, 1990-92, founder and director of Stress and Coping Clinic, 1991-94, director of mental health services, 1992-94; Lucille Salter Packard Children's Hospital, member of medical staff, 1992-2003; consulting psychologist. California State Board of Psychology, licensing examiner, 1994-2001; American Board of Professional Psychology, diplomate, examiner in clinical psychology, 1996—. California Province of the Society of Jesus, member of sensitive incident team, 2002—; Diocese of San Jose, member of diocese review board, 2002—; Franciscan Friars, member of independent resource team for Santa Barbara province, 2004—.


American Psychological Association (fellow), Society of Behavioral Medicine (fellow), Academy of Clinical Psychology (fellow), Sigma Xi.


MacArthur/Ford Foundation fellow, 1988; grants from California Wellness Foundation, John Templeton Foundation, and James Irvine Foundation.


(Editor and contributor) Bless Me Father for I Have Sinned: Perspectives on Sexual Abuse Committed by Roman Catholic Priests, Praeger Publishers (Westport, CT), 1999.

Contemporary Clinical Psychology, with instructor's manual, John Wiley (New York, NY), 1999, 2nd edition, 2005.

(With K. Sullivan) Getting Together, Staying Together: The Stanford University Course on Intimacy, AuthorHouse (Bloomington, IN), 2000.

(Editor, with A.S. Sherman, and contributor) Faith and Health: Psychological Perspectives, Guilford Press (New York, NY), 2001.

Do the Right Thing: Living Ethically in an Unethical World, New Harbinger (Oakland, CA), 2004.

(Editor and contributor) Sin against the Innocents: Sexual Abuse by Priests and the Role of the Catholic Church, Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 2004.

Contributor to books, including Exercise Psychology: The Influence of Physical Exercise on Psychological Processes, edited by P. Seraganian, John Wiley (New York, NY), 1993. Series editor, "Abnormal Psychology," Greenwood Press (Westport, CT), 2004—. Contributor of dozens of articles to professional journals, including Clinical Psychologist, Ethics and Behavior, Conversations in Jesuit Higher Education, America, Journal of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity, Journal of Psychology and Christianity, Computers in Human Behavior, Journal of Human Movement Studies, International Journal of Stress Management, and Pastoral Psychology. Associate editor for child clinical psychology, Association of Psychology Post-doctoraland Internship Center Newsletter, 1991-94. Member of editorial board, American Journal of Health Behavior, 1996—, International Journal of Stress Management, 1999—, Psychology of College Students, 2004—, and Human Development, 2004—.

Some of Plante's writings have been translated into Korean, Polish, and Czech.


Thomas G. Plante told CA: "I am an academic. Being a professor at a liberal arts college is the perfect job for me. Teaching, research, and writing feed on each other and make a fabulous combination. I write because I want to and need to do so. I feel that I have something to share with my students and others.

"I am interested in ethics, faith, and health, issues regarding Catholic clergy, and clinical psychology. I am very pleased that I have been able to make contributions to these fields and to have both academics and the general public interested in some of my projects."



Santa Clara University Web site: Thomas G. Plante Home Page, (December 12, 2005).