Father Thomas Batsis, a Licensed Psychologist (clinical), is a Professor in Residence at Loyola Marymount University's (LMU) School of Education. He also serves as Executive Director of LMU's Center for Catholic Education.
California Graduate Institute: PhD, Psychology 1983
Title of Dissertation: Biofeedback Training: Its Effect on Locus of Control, Anxiety, and Academic Underachievement.
University of Louisville: M.Ed., School Administration 1972
Title of Thesis: Characteristics of Persons Involved in an Education Council.
Bellarmine College: BA, History 1964
Secondary Teaching Credential
Areas of Expertise (4)
Psychology and Catholicism
Industry Expertise (4)
Mental Health Care
Frederick Milton Thrasher Award (professional)
Received the Frederick Milton Thrasher Award from the National Gang Crime Research Center "...for outstanding contributions to scholarship, service, and innovations in Gang Research Issues."
Received official Recognition from the Archdiocese of Los Angeles's Department of Catholic Schools for Recognition "...for dedicated service as a member of the Catholic School Board, 1990 - 1995."
Media Appearances (1)
Rev. Thomas Batsis, O.Carm., Appointed Professor Emeritus
Loyola Marymount University online
News blog article announcing Father Thomas Batsis appointment to the position of Professor Emeritus at LMU.
Event Appearances (3)
Multicultural counselor training through experiential group activities
Association for Counselor Education and Supervision (ACES) Conference San Diego, CA
Creating a safe learning space for the school community
National Catholic Educational Association Convention Anaheim, CA
Culturally Responsive Career Counseling
Eleventh International Counseling Conference Bangkok, Thailand
Research Grants (1)
Conrad N. Hilton Grant
(LMU Center for Catholic Education: Conrad N. Hilton Foundation $750,000.00
Grant awarded to Fr. Tom Batsis, S.P. Martin, K. Huchting, A. Sabatino, and F. Dell’Olio to support three research projects at the Center for Catholic Education: (a) Catholic Schools Research Study, (b) Archdiocesan Partner 200-Day Study, and (c) The Future of Catholic Education in Los Angeles Planning Initiative.
Campus safety and youth gangs: Counselors’ perceptionsSchool Counseling – A “world C.L.A.S.S.” profession: Collaboration, Leadership, and Student Support
Youth Gangs: A Counselor's ViewJournal for the Professional Counselor
Helping schools respond to gang violenceJournal of Gang Research