Thomas G. Plante, Ph.D., ABPP is the Augustin Cardinal Bea, S.J. University Professor, professor of psychology and, by courtesy, religious studies, and directs the Applied Spirituality Institute at Santa Clara University. He is also an adjunct clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine. He recently served as vice-chair of the National Review Board for the Protection of Children and Youth for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and is past-president of the Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality (Division 36) of the American Psychological Association (APA). He has authored or edited 25 books including, Graduating with Honor: Best Practices to Promote Ethics Development in College Students (2017, Praeger), Do the Right Thing: Living Ethically in an Unethical World (2004, New Harbinger), Sexual Abuse in the Catholic Church: A Decade of Crisis, 2002-2012 (2011, Praeger), and Spiritual Practices in Psychotherapy: Thirteen Tools for Enhancing Psychological Health (2009, American Psychological Association). He is editor of the APA journal, Spirituality in Clinical Practice. He has published over 200 scholarly professional journal articles and book chapters as well. He teaches courses in abnormal psychology, health psychology, the psychology of religion and spirituality, and professional ethics and maintains a private clinical practice as a licensed psychologist in Menlo Park, CA. He is best reached at