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Todd W. Hall

Professor of Psychology
Director, Institute for Research on Psychology and Spirituality
Editor, Journal of Psychology and Theology
  • Ph.D., Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University
  • Doctoral specialization, University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A., Rosemead School of Psychology, Biola University
  • B.A., Biola University

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Dr. Hall's writing and research focuses on relational approaches to spiritual transformation and leadership. He is considered a leading expert on spiritual formation 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 secondary schools, Bible institutes, and 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 colleges. He is a sought-after conference speaker for Christian schools, non-profits, businesses, 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 about Dr. Hall, please visit Dr. Hall's website.

Courses

  • Attachment-Based Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
  • Advanced Research Design
  • Theological and Psychological Anthropology

Affiliations

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

Awards and Honors

  • Narramore Award for Excellence in Integration, Christian Association for Psychological Studies, 2011.
  • Margaret Gorman early Career Award, American Psychological Association, Div. 36 (2001)

Publications

Recent Books, Recent Articles

  • Hall, T.W. & Fujikawa, A. (in press). God images and the sacred. In K. Pargament, J. Jones, A. Mahoney & E. Shafranske (Eds,), Handbook of Psychology, Religion, and Spirituality. Washington, D.C.: 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.
  • Coe, J.C. & Hall, T.W. (2010). Psychology in the Spirit: Contours of a Transformational Psychology. InterVarsity Press. (Due to Release in Spring, 2010).
  • Worthington, E., Hall, Sandage, S., Davis, D., Hook, J. & Miller, A., M.E.L., Hall, T.W. (2008). “Training for spirituality in clinical practice and research”. In J. Aten & M. Leach (Eds,), Spirituality and the Therapeutic Process: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
  • 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.
  • Noffke, J. & Hall, T.W. (2008). “Attachment theory and God image.” In G. Moriarity & L. Hoffman (Eds.). Handbook of God Image. Routledge.
  • 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, 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.
  • Hall, T.W. & Porter, S. (2004). “Referential integration: An emotional information processing perspective on the process of integration.Journal of Psychology and Theology, 32(3), 167-180.
  • Hill, P.C., Hall, T.W. & Pike, P. (2004). “Research in explicitly integrative programs: Rosemead School of Psychology.Journal of Psychology and Christianity.
  • Hall, T.W. (2004). “Christian spirituality and mental health: A relational spirituality framework for empirical research.Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 23(1), 66-81.
  • Hall, T.W. & McMinn, M.R. (Eds.) (2003). Spiritual Formation, Counseling, and Psychotherapy. New York: Nova Science.
  • Edwards, K.J. & Hall, T.W. (2003). “Illusory Spiritual Health: The role of defensiveness in understanding and assessing spiritual health.” In T.W. Hall & M.R. McMinn (Eds.). Spiritual Formation, Counseling, and Psychotherapy. New York: Nova Science.

Presentations

  • Hall, T.W. (April, 2011). “The Relational Revolution.” 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 the meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Portland, OR.
  • Reiner, S. R., Anderson, T. L., Hall, M. E. L., & Hall, T. W. (August, 2008). “Adult and God attachment and gender as predictors of perceived stress.” Presented at the 2008 American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA.
  • 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., Hill, P.C., & Delaney, H. (August, 2005). “Spiritual transformation across the college years: A longitudinal investigation.” 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.
  • Hall, T. W., & Hill, P. C., Delaney, H. D., & Miller, W. R., (June, 2005). “Spiritual formation and spiritual transformation: A longitudinal investigation.” Presentation to the STP Research Networking Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Delaney, H. D., & Miller, W. R., Hall, T. W., & Hill, P. C. (June, 2005). “Spiritual formation and spiritual transformation: A randomized clinical trial.” Presentation to the STP Research Networking Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Hall, T.W., Halcrow, S., Hill, P.C., & Delaney, H. (April, 2005). “Internal Working Model Correspondence in Implicit Spiritual Experiences.” Paper presented at the National Convention of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Dallas, TX.
  • Hall, T.W. (April, 2005). “Implicit Relational Representations: A Relational Spirituality Paradigm.” Paper presented at the National Convention of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Dallas, TX.
  • Teal, J. & Hall, T.W. (April, 2005). “The Spiritual Experience Interview: A Relational Spirituality Paradigm for Assessing Spiritual Development.” Paper presented at the National Convention of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Dallas, TX.
  • Atkinson, P., Hall, T.W., Hill, P.C. (October, 2004). “Development of interpretive guidelines for the Spiritual Assessment Inventory.” Paper presented at the annual convention of the Society for the Scientific Study of Religion, Kansas City, MO.
  • Hall, T.W., Halcrow, S., Hill, P.C., & Delaney, H. (July, 2004). “A Multidimensional Approach to Correspondent and Compensatory Attachment to God.” Paper presented at the 112th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Waikiki, HI.
  • Hall, T.W. & Porter, S. (March, 2004). “Referential Integration: An Emotional Information Processing Perspective on Integration.” Paper to be presented at Christianity and the Soul of the University, Baylor University, Waco, TX.
  • Hall, T.W., & Teal, J. (August, 2003). “The Spiritual Assessment Interview: A Relational Spirituality Paradigm for Assessing Spiritual Development.” Paper presented at the 111th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • Hall, T.W. (June, 2003). “Relational spirituality: Implications of the Convergence of Attachment Theory, Interpersonal Neurobiology and Emotional Information Processing.” Paper presented at the National Convention of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Anaheim, CA.
  • Hall, T.W. & Hill, P.C. (June, 2003). “Assessing spiritual transformation in college students: A relational spirituality perspective.” Paper presented at the National Convention of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Anaheim, CA.
  • Hall, T.W. (August, 2002). “Relational spirituality: A theoretical framework for integrating rational and experiential processes in spirituality.” Margaret Gorman Early Career Award Address to Division 36 (Psychology of Religion), presented at the 110th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Hall, T.W., Edwards, K.J., & Slater, W. (August, 2002). “Latent relational dimensions of spirituality: Higher order factor structure and application of Item Response Theory.” Paper presented at the 110th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Edwards, K.J., Hall, T.W., & Slater, W. (August, 2002). “The multidimensional structure of spiritual questing.” Paper presented at the 110th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Slater, W., Edwards, K.J., & Hall, T.W. (August, 2002). “Spiritual change among college students: Final results of a National Study.” Paper presented at the 110th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Chicago.
  • Slater, W., Edwards, K.J., & Hall, T.W. (April, 2002). “Gender differences in spirituality among college students.” Paper presented at the National Convention of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Chicago, IL.
  • Hall, T.W., Edwards, K.J., & Slater, W. (April, 2002). “A Psychometric Analysis of the Spiritual Maturity Index Using Item Response Theory.” Paper presented at the National Convention of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Chicago, IL.
  • Slater, W., Edwards, K.J., & Hall, T.W. (February, 2002). “Gender differences in spirituality among college students.” Paper presented at the National Assessment Conference of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities, San Antonio, TX.

Research Interests

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