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Todd W Hall

Professor of Psychology

Director, Institute for Research on Psychology and Spirituality

Editor, Journal of Psychology and Theology

  • Doctoral specialization, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Ph.D., Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University
  • M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A., Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University
  • B.A., Biola University

CV Document (PDF)

Dr. Hall’s writing and research focuses on relational approaches to spiritual development. He is considered a leading expert on spiritual development and the integration of psychology and theology/spirituality. Dr. Hall has published extensively on the topic, in journals such as the Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, Mental Health, Culture and Religion, Journal of Family Psychology, Journal of Psychology and Christianity, and Journal of Psychology and Theology.  He has presented over 50 papers at national conferences on the topic of relational spirituality.

Dr. Hall recently co-authored (with Dr. John Coe) Psychology in the Spirit: Contours of a Transformational Psychology (2010), part of IVP’s Christian Worldview Integration series. He also co-authored a chapter in Christianity and Psychology: Five Views (IVP, 2011).  Dr. Hall developed the Spiritual Transformation Inventory (STI), which is the most widely used spiritual assessment tool among Christian colleges and universities.

Dr. Hall is a consultant for the Laity Leadership Institute, a Senior Fellow for the Association of Biblical Higher Education (ABHE), and has consulted with numerous organizations including the National Institute for Mental Health, Salvation Army, New York City Leadership Center, Moody Press, Wisdom Works, and numerous Christian universities. He is a sought-after conference speaker for Christian schools, non-profits, and churches around the country.

Dr. Hall maintains a small clinical practice in which he specializes in attachment-based psychoanalytic psychotherapy with adults.

For more information, please visit the personal website of Professor Todd W Hall.

Affiliations

  • Member, American Psychological Association
  • Member, Christian Association for Psychological Studies

Publications

Recent Books, Recent Articles
  • Hall, T.W. & Fujikawa, A. (in preparation).  God images and the sacred. In K. Pargament (Ed.-in-Chief), J. Exline & J. Jones (Assoc. Eds.), APA handbooks in psychology: APA handbook of psychology, religion, and spirituality: Vol 1. (pp. xxx-xxx). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

  • Coe, J. & Hall, T.W. (2011). A Transformational Psychology View.  In Christianity and Psychology: Five Views. Eds. Eric Johnson & Stanton Jones. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press.

  • Edwards, K.J., Hall, T.W., Slater, W., Hill, J.  (2011). The Multidimensional Structure of the Quest Construct. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 39:2, 87-110.

  • Coe, J.C. & Hall, T.W. (2010). Psychology in the Spirit: Contours of a Transformational Psychology. InterVarsity Press, Christian Worldview Integration Series.

  • Hall, T.W. Fujikawa, A., Halcrow, S., Hill, P.C., Delaney, H. (2009). “Attachment to God and implicit spirituality: Clarifying correspondence and compensation models.’ Journal of Psychology and Theology, Vol 37(4), 227-242.

  • Hall, T.W. (2007). “Psychoanalysis, attachment, and spirituality Part I: The emergence of two relational traditions.” Journal of Psychology and Theology, Vol 35(1), 14-28.

  • Hall, T.W. (2007). “Psychoanalysis, attachment, and spirituality Part II: The spiritual stories we live by.” Journal of Psychology and Theology, Vol 35(1), 29-42.

  • Hall, T.W., Reise, S.P.  & Haviland, M. (2007). Item Response Theory Analysis of the Spiritual Assessment Inventory.  International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 17(2), 157-178.

     

  • Hall, M.E.L., Edwards, K.J. & Hall, T.W. (2006). “The role of spiritual development in the psychological and cross-cultural functioning of missionaries.” Mental Health, Culture and Religion, 9(2), 193-208.

  • Noffke, J. & Hall, T.W. (2007).  Attachment psychotherapy and God image.  In G. Moriarty & L. Hoffman (Eds.). God Image Handbook for Spiritual Counseling and Psychotherapy: Research, Theory, and Practice.  Philadelphia, PA: Haworth Press.

Note: this is only a select list of publications by this faculty member. For a complete list, please see their CV Document.

Presentations

  • Hall, T.W. (April, 2011).  The Relational Revolution: How Relationships Change Your Brain, Soul and Ability to Love.  Plenary presentation, Christian Association for Psychological Studies International Conference, Indianapolis, IN.

  • Kim, S., Williams, J. K., Edwards, K. J., & Hall, T. W. (2011, January).In pursuit of interpersonal distance and self-reliance: neural substrates of attachment system deactivation in avoidant individuals. Poster session presented at the meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, NY.

  • Kim, S., Williams, J. K., Edwards, K. J., & Hall, T. W. (2010, October). The processing of threats to self-sufficiency in avoidantly attached individuals: a neurophysiological investigation. Poster session presented at themeeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Portland, OR.

  • The Furnishing the Soul Project: The Spiritual Lives of Students in Christian Colleges in America.  Invited research presentation, CCCU International Forum on Christian Higher Education, CCCU, Atlanta, February 26, 2010.

  • Smith, E., Augustyn, B. & Hall, T.W. (May, 2009). The longitudinal impact of adult and God attachment on empathy during college.  Paper presented at the national convention of the American Psychological Society, San Francisco, CA.

  • Augustyn, B., Smith, E., & Hall, T.W. (May, 2009).  The Cross-sectional and longitudinal predictability of forgiveness based on adult and God attachment.  Paper presented at the national convention of the American Psychological Society, San Francisco, CA.

  • Hall. T.W. (March, 2006).  The Spiritual Transformation Inventory: Spiritual assessment and the relational revolution.  Invited presentation to the International Forum on Christian Higher Education, Coalition of Christian Colleges and Universities, Dallas, TX.

  • Hall, T.W. (August, 2005).  Knowing more than we can say: A relational spirituality paradigm. Paper presented at the 113th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

  • Hall, T.W., Fujikawa, A., Hill, P.C., Delaney, H. (August, 2005).  Spiritual transformation: A structural model of relational spirituality. Paper presented at the 113th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

  • Hall, T.W., Halcrow, S.,  Hill, P.C., & Delaney, H. (August, 2005).  Internal Working Model Correspondence in Implicit Spiritual Experiences. Paper presented at the 113th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

     

Note: this is only a select list of presentations by this faculty member.

For a complete list, please see their CV Document.

Research Interests

  • Christian spirituality
  • Spiritual development
  • Measurement of spirituality
  • Attachment theory
  • Relational psychoanalysis
  • Interpersonal neurobiology
  • Integration of psychology and theology
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