Selected APA Governance and Leadership Positions

Council Leadership Team, Member-at-Large, 2018-

Council Civility Ambassador, 2017-

Civility Working Group, Chair, 2016-17

Council Representative, Division 36 (Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality), 2016 –

Presidential Working Group on an Expanded APA Advocacy Model, 2018-19

President, Division 36, 2011


Editor, Spirituality in Clinical Practice, 2019-

Associate Editor, Psychology of Religion and Spirituality, 2010 – 2016.

Fellow, APA Divisions 12 (Clinical), 36 (Religion/Spirituality), 38 (Health), 46 (Media & Technology), 47 (Exercise & Sport)


Selected Community Service

Chairperson, Institutional Review Board (IRB), Santa Clara University, 2012 -

Stanford University Medical Center Human Embryonic Stem Cell Advisory Committee, 2005 – 08

National Review Board for Child/Youth Protection, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Member and Vice Chair, 2008-12

Review Board Member for Child and Youth Protection, Jesuit West, 2002-

Review Board Member for Child and Youth Protection, Diocese of San Jose, CA, 2002-


Current Positions

AUGUSTIN CARDINAL BEA, S.J. UNIVERSITY PROFESSORSHIP, Professor of Psychology and by courtesy, Religious Studies Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA. (1994 - )

SCHOLAR IN RESIDENCE, Markkula Center for Applied Ethics, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA (1999 - )

ADJUNCT CLINICAL PROFESSOR, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University Medical School, Stanford, CA. (1990 - )

BLOGGER, Psychology Today Magazine (2009 - )

LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST, Private Practice, Menlo Park, CA. (1989 - )


Selected Relevant Previous Positions

VISITING SCHOLAR, Ethics Institute, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH.

VISITING PROFESSOR, University of Durham, Durham, England

ACTING DEAN, School of Education, Counseling Psychology, and Pastoral Ministries, Santa Clara University.

CHAIRPERSON, Department of Psychology, Santa Clara University

MEDICAL STAFF, Lucille Salter Packard Children's Hospital at Stanford, Stanford, CA.

MEDICAL STAFF, Stanford University Hospital and Clinic, Stanford, CA.

DIRECTOR, Mental Health Services, The Children's Health Council, Palo Alto, CA.


ScB,, Psychology, Brown University, 1982

MA, Clinical Psychology, University of Kansas, 1983

PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Kansas, 1987

Clinical Internship & Postdoctoral Fellowship, Clinical & Health Psychology, Yale University, 1986-88

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