Theresa Clement Tisdale, PhD, PsyD

Professor, Department of Clinical Psychology

Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 5204
Fax: (626) 815-5015
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Theresa Clement Tisdale, PhD, PsyD, ABPP is a clinical psychologist and psychoanalyst. She is board certified in Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychology and Psychoanalysis by the American Board of Professional Psychology, and has a private practice in Glendora, CA.

Tisdale is a professor of clinical psychology. While at APU, she taught internationally in Manila, Philippines; Singapore; and Chiang Mai, Thailand. She served as director of the Azusa Oxford Semester in Oxford, England from 2007-09.

Tisdale is a member of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, the American Psychological Association, Division 36 (Society for the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality), and Division 39 (Society for Psychoanalysis and Psychoanalytic Psychology), the American Psychoanalytic Association, and the International Psychoanalytic Association. In 2002, she received the Edith Sabshin Excellence in Teaching Award from the American Psychoanalytic Association.

Tisdale serves on the editorial board of several academic journals. She has edited or co-edited special issues or sections for four different journals. She also reviews book proposals for publishers and grant proposals for organizations.

Tisdale presents and publishes in the areas of psychoanalysis, psychoanalysis and religion, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, addressing religion and spirituality in clinical practice, spiritual formation, and the integration of psychology and Christianity.


  • PsyD - Newport Psychoanalytic Institute
  • PhD - Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University
  • MA - Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University
  • BA - Radford College


  • Board Certified - Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychology, American Board of Professional Psychology
  • Board Certified - Psychoanalysis, American Board of Professional Psychology
  • Certified - Clinical Psychoanalysis

Academic Areas

  • Honors College
  • School of Behavioral and Applied Sciences
    • Department of Clinical Psychology


  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Psychology of Religion and Spirituality
  • Spiritual Formation

Courses Taught

  • PPSY 703 Psychological Theories: Psychoanalytic/Psychodynamic
  • PPSY 707 Clinical Interventions: Psychodynamic
  • PPSY 720 Clinical and Professional Consultation
  • PPSY 763 Psychodynamic Systems of Psychotherapy I
  • PPSY 764 Psychodynamic Systems of Psychotherapy III
  • PPSY 790 Integration II: Christian Spiritual Formation and Psychotherapy
  • PPSY 791 Integration III: World Religions/Spirituality and Psychotherapy
  • PPSY 798 Special Topics: Dream Interpretation