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Theresa Clement Tisdale, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Graduate Psychology
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5205
Fax: (626) 815-5015
Dr. Tisdale is a licensed clinical psychologist and professor of graduate psychology. Her three primary clinical, academic, and research interests are: psychoanalysis, the psychology of religion and spirituality, and spiritual formation. Dr. Tisdale has also taught internationally in Manila, Philippines, Singapore, and Chiang Mai, Thailand. She is an active member of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies (CAPS) and was recently elected to a three-year term as a member-at-large of the Executive Committee of the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 36 (Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality). Dr. Tisdale serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Spiritual Formation and Soul Care and the Journal of Psychology and Theology. Dr. Tisdale is also an active member of Division 39 (Psychoanalysis) and Division 29 (Psychotherapy) of APA. She maintains a private practice in Glendora California. While on faculty with Azusa Pacific University, Dr. Tisdale served as Director of the Azusa Oxford Semester in Oxford, England from 2007-09.


Ph.D. - Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University
M.A. - Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University
B.A. - Radford College


  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Graduate Psychology


  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychology of Religion and Spirituality
  • Spiritual Formation

Courses Taught

PPSY 533 – Spiritual Formation and Psychotherapy
PPSY 737 – Clinical Practicum V: Interdisciplinary Integration
PPSY 760 – Techniques of Change: Psychodynamic Interventions
PPSY 763 – Psychodynamic Systems of Psychotherapy I
PPSY 765 – Psychodynamic Systems of Psychotherapy III
PPSY 798 – [Multiple Courses]

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