Personal Information

California School of Professional Psychology

Clinical PsyD

San Francisco Beach St Campus

Professor, Clinical PsyD Program

Professor Emeritus

Alliant International University San Francisco
One Beach Street, Suite 100
San Francisco CA 94133-1221

Courses, Research Interests, Publications

Chemical Dependency Workshops

Psychodiagnostic Assessment

Biological Basis of Behavior

Dissertation Seminar

Psychometrics

PsyD Clinical Dissertation Seminar

Cognitive and Affective Psychology

Statistics and Research Design

Psychotherapy methods and outcome; Buddhist perspectives on cognitive psychology; psychometrics and statistics; international and multicultural research; psychodiagnostic assessment; institutional studies; psycholinguistics

Tori, C. D. (2004). Self-representation in a selfless society: Reliability and validity of the Tennessee Self-Concept Scale in Thailand. In S. Shohov (Ed.), Advances in psychology research, Vol. 30 (pp. 35-56). New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Tori, C. D., & Ducker, D. G. (2004). Sustaining the commitment to multiculturalism: A longitudinal study in a psychology graduate program. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 35, 649-657.

Tori, C. D., & Bilmes, M. (2002). Multiculturalism and psychoanalytic psychology: Validation of a defense mechanisms measure in an Asian population. Psychoanalytic Psychology, 19, 701-721.

Ducker, D. G., & Tori, C. D. (2001). The reliability and validity of a multicultural assessment instrument developed for a graduate program in psychology. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 32, 425-432.

Thomas, T., Tori, C. D., Thomas, B., & Mehta, R. H. (2000). Medical, psychological, and spiritual benefits of longterm Iyengar yoga practice. Yoga Rahasya, 7(1), 77-86.

Thananart, M., Tori, C. D., Emavardhana, T. (2000). A longitudinal study of psychosocial changes among Thai adolescents participating in a Buddhist ordination program for novices. Adolescence, 35, 285-293 .

Tori, C. D. (1999). Change on psychological scales following Buddhist and Roman Catholic retreats. Psychological Reports, 84, 125-126.

Thomas, T., & Tori, C. D. (1999). Sequela of abortion and child relinquishment among women with major psychiatric disorders. Psychological Reports, 84, 773-790.

Hurwich, J., & Tori, C. D. (1999). Consequences of impending national change: Symptoms of psychological distress among homosexual and heterosexual men living in Hong Kong. Journal of Homosexuality, 38, 85-96.

Tori, C. D., & Emavardhana, T. (1998). The psychology of Thai delinquent youth: A study of self-perception, ego defenses, and personality traits. International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology, 42, 305-318.

Emavardhana, T., & Tori, C. D. (1997). Changes in self-concept, ego defense mechanisms, and religiosity following seven-day Vipassana meditation retreats. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 36, 194-206.

Thomas, T. J., Tori, C. D., Wile, J. R., & Scheidt, S. D. (1996). Psychological characteristics of psychiatric inpatients with reproductive loses. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Undeserved, 7, 15-22.

Tori, C. D., & Siripanich, R. (1994). Prevalence and connotative meaning of cigarette smoking among Thai adolescents and young adults. Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, 77, 379-383.

Tori, C. D., & Amawattana, T. (1993). Knowledge and attitudes about AIDS: A comparative study of Thais involved in sexual occupations, university students, and immigrants living in the United States. Journal of the Medical Association of Thailand, 76, 46-52.

Hsieh, J. S-L., & Tori, C. D. (1993). Neuropsychological and cognitive effects of Chinese language instruction. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 77, 1071-1081.

Tori, C. D. (1989). Quality assurance standards in the education of psychologists: Reliability and validity of objective comprehensive examinations developed at a freestanding professional school. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 20, 203-208.

Tori, C. D. (1989). Homosexuality and illegal residency status in relation to substance abuse and personality traits among Mexican nationals. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 45, 814-821.

Pickar, D.B., & Tori, C. D. (1986). The learning disabled adolescent: Eriksonian psychosocial development, self-concept, and delinquent behavior. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 15, 429-440.

Bryant, E.T., Scott, M.L., Golden, C.J., & Tori, C. D. (1984). Neuropsychological deficits, learning disability, and violent behavior. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 52, 323-324.

Tori, C. D. (1978). A smoking satiation procedure with reduced medical risk. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 34, 574-577.

English, G., & Tori, C. D. (1973). Psychological characteristics of drug abuse clients seen in a community mental health center. Journal of Community Psychology, I, 403-407.

Tori, C., & Worell, L. (1973). The reduction of human fear: A comparison of counterconditioning, expectancy, and cognitive information. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 41, 269-278.

McReynolds, W. T., & Tori, C. (1972). A further assessment of attention placebo effects and demand characteristics in studies of systematic desensitization. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 38, 261-264.

Tori, C. D. (in press). Buddhism in the Western context: The primacy of meditative practice. In D. K. Nauriyal, M. Drummond, & Y. B. Lal (Eds.), Buddhist thought and applied psychology: Transcending the boundaries. London: Routledge Curzon.

Tori, C. D., and Emmvardhana, T. (2554) [2001]. Self concept, ego defense mechanisms and personality traits of young men involved in homosexual prostitution.Thammasat University Journal of Liberal Arts, 1 (2), 68-84.

Academic History and Background

PhD, Psychology, University of Kentucky, 1971

MA, Psychology, California State University, San Jos, 1969

BS, Biological Sciences, University of Dayton, 1964

Licensed Psychologist (Clinical), California (PSY 4104)

Haggin Fellowship: University of Kentucky

Dissertation Year Fellowship: University of Kentucky

Professional Practice and Community Service

Psychological dimensions of religious healing.

Spirituality as a salutogenic factor in African-American adolescents: Understanding the relationship among religion, health, and well-being.

The effects of political violence on childhood aggression in Israel.

Barriers to consistent condom use: A major HIV risk factor among homeless adolescents.

Teaching mothers in recovery how to communicate about their addiction with their children.

Family characteristics of Hispanic male adolescents involved in youth gangs.

Illness meaning and psychosocial adjustment in individuals with Lupus.

Travel Vipassana meditation Psycholinguistics Physical exercise