Instructor Bios

Frank J. Moncher, Ph.D.

Frank J. Moncher is a licensed clinical psychologist in Virginia and Washington DC currently employed by the Diocese and Catholic Charities of Arlington. He received his B.A. in psychology from Kent State University and his Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina, Columbia. After working several years in the Department of Psychiatry at the Medical College of Georgia, Dr. Moncher joined the IPS faculty in2000, and served as Director of Clinical Training from 2001-2003 and Director of the IPS Training Clinic from 2006-2007. His research interests include the integration of Catholic thought into psychotherapy, child and family development issues, and the evaluation of candidates for religious life. He has presented on these topics in Italy, Spain, Mexico, as well as at national Christian conferences. Selected recent publications and presentations include: (a) Religious and Spiritual Aspects of Family Assessment published in the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinics of North America; (b) A psychotherapy of virtue: Reflections on St. Thomas Aquinas’ theology of moral virtue, in the Journal of Psychology and Christianity; (c) Psychological Evaluation for Applicants to the Seminary, an invited presentation to a Religious Order’s vocations’ council; (d) Christian Anthropological Foundations for a Psychotherapy of Virtue, an invited presentation at the Society for Christian Psychology, and (e) Motherhood and Fatherhood: The psychological foundations for children’s security and flourishing in an increasingly complex world, a presentation at the International Federation of Catholic Physicians Conference.