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Bede Healey

Adjunct Professor

Part-Time Faculty


Dr. Healey has devoted his professional life to the study of the integration of spirituality and psychology and working with religious issues in psychotherapy. In addition to being a clinical psychologist, he has been a Benedictine Monk for over 40 years, most recently residing at New Camaldoli Hermitage in Big Sur CA, and now residing and serving as Prior at Incarnation Monastery in Berkeley, CA.


  • Christian monasticism
  • Psychoanalytical psychotherapy
  • Psychological assessment

Research Areas

  • Projective assessment
  • Integration of spirituality and psychology


  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Clinical Psychology, The Menninger Clinic, Topeka, KS
  • PhD in Clinical Psychology, Derner Institute, Adelphi University 
  • MA in Counseling, Webster University

Prior Experience

  • Adjunct Professor Jesuit School of Theology/Santa Clara University
  • Staff Psychologist, Menninger Clinic
  • Director Religion and Psychiatry Menninger Clinic

Awards & Distinctions

  • William Smith Award for Outstanding Young Alumnus, The Menninger Foundation Alumni Association, 2000
  • William C. Menninger Award for outstanding contribution to residents' psychiatric education Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry and Mental Health Sciences,1995
  • Ishak Ramzy Professor, Karl Menninger School of Psychiatry and Mental Health Sciences, 1994-1995
  • Paul W. Pruyser Award for Professional Writing,  Menninger Alumni Association, 1992

Selected Publications

  • Healey, B. (2002). Psychological Investigations and Implications for Living Together Alone. In The Privilege of Love Camaldolese Benedictine Spirituality Peter-Damian Belisle, O.S.B. Cam., Editor; Introduction by Michael Downey Liturgical Press. Collegeville, MN 
  • Healey, B. (2001). On the re-creating of desire and purity of heart: an exploration. In Purity of heart and contemplation: a monastic dialogue between Christian and Asian traditions.  Edited by Bruno Barnhart and Joseph Wong. Continuum.
  • Grame, C.; Tortorici, J.; Dillingham, J.; Healey, B.; and Winklebaur, P. (1999). Addressing Spiritual Issues Among Clients with Dissociative Disorders in the Context of Religion and Psychotherapy. In press: The Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic