Dr. Glen Moriarty grew up in Cape Cod and north-central Massachusetts. He attended Valley Forge Christian College where he was enrolled in a Pastoral Studies program. During that time, he became very interested in psychology and decided to further his education at Forest Institute, where he graduated with a Master's and Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Following, Moriarty began Regent's two-year fellowship in the integration of psychology and spirituality and became a licensed psychologist.
Moriarty describes the main interest that has been consistent throughout all of his education as "the emotional experience of God." He has written Pastoral Care of Depression: Helping Clients Heal Their Relationship with God to help clergy and mental health professionals learn how to address this issue in psychotherapy. Additionally, he is the director of Missionary Outreach Support Services, a web-based, mental health consultation service to missionaries.
Moriarty's teaching philosophy is based on the fundamental idea that the desire to learn is inherent in human nature. He believes that students seem more likely to actualize this tendency when information is presented in a manner that taps both the rational mind and the emotional mind. An orderly, logical, clear presentation helps students develop a rational understanding of current research and underlying theoretical assumptions. Illustrations, exercises and case examples provide students with a vicarious emotional learning experience that enables them to apply knowledge to real life. He finds that an integration of these two styles results in optimal learning.
Distinguished Young Alumni, Valley Forge Christian College 2006
Who’s Who Among Students in Universities and Colleges, Forest Institute 2000
Fellowship Award, 1999 - Chosen by student body of Forest Institute
“For the respect and comradeship he demonstrates towards his peers, and the positive example he sets.”
President’s Leadership Award, Valley Forge Christian College 1996 & 1998
Scholar Athlete Award – 1998 - Valley Forge Christian College/Chosen by the NCCAA
Simpson, J., & Moriarty, G. (2014). Multimodal Treatment of Acute Psychiatric Illness. New York, NY: Columbia University Press.
Moriarty, G., (Ed.) (2010). Integrating Faith and Psychology: 12 Psychologists Tell Their Stories. Downers Grove, IL: InterVarsity Press
Moriarty, Glen L., & Hoffman. L. (Eds.) (2008). The God Image Handbook for Spiritual Counseling and Psychotherapy: Research, Theory and Practice. Routledge: New York.
Moriarty, Glen L. (2006). Pastoral Care of Depression: Helping Clients Heal Their Relationship with God. Routledge: New York.
Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:
"Stay Awhile and Listen: User Interactions in Crowdsourced Psychology" (2015). Advances in Social Network Analysis and Mining.
Doran, Clazaroosa, Massari, Jackson, Moriarty, & Yeine. "The Efficacy of a Manualized Group Treatment Protocol for Changing God Image, Attachment to God, Religious Coping, and Love of God, Others and Self" (2014). Dr. J.D. Rasar, Dr. F.L. Garzon, Dr. G.L. Moriarty, F. Volk and C. O'Hare Pages 267 - 280
Davis, E. B., & Moriarty, G. L., & Mauch, J. C. (2013). "God images and god concepts: Definitions, development, and dynamics." Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.
Moriarty, G. (2012). "Where do we want to be in 10 years?: Towards an integration strategy for clinical psychology." Journal of Psychology and Theology.
Davis, E. B., & Moriarty, G. L. (2012). "God images and god concepts: Working definitions and conceptual clarifications." In E. B. Davis, R. Mullis, & Hofer, S. L. (Eds.), The relational-spiritual journey of students in explicitly Christian doctoral psychology programs [Special issue]. Journal of Psychology and Theology
Thomas, M., Moriarty, G., Anderson, E. (2011) "The Effect of a Manualized Group Treatment Protocol on god Image and Attachment to God." Journal of Psychology and Theology.
Moriarty, Glen L., (2009) "Psychology 2.0: Harnessing Social Networking, User-Generated Content, and Crowdsourcing in Organizational Contexts." Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture.
Keckler, W. T., Moriarty, G., & Blagen, M. (2008). "A qualitative study on comprehensive missionary wellness." Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 27, 205-214.
Moriarty, Glen L., Thomas, M., Allmond, J. (2008). "God Image Psychotherapy: Comparing Approaches." Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 9 (3/4).
Moriarty, Glen L. (2008). "Time-Limited Dynamic Psychotherapy and God Image." Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health, 9 (3/4).
Moriarty, Glen L., Hoffman, L., (2008). "God Image Introduction and Overview. Journal of Spirituality in Mental Health," 9 (3/4).
Moriarty, Glen L., Hoffman, L., and Grimes, C. (2007). "Understanding the God Image through Attachment Therapy: Theory, Research, and Practice." American Journal of Pastoral Counseling, 9 (2), 43-56.
Moriarty, Glen L. (2005). 5loaves.net – "A Christian Social Network: Definitions, Development and
Survey Results. Journal of Popular Religion and Popular Culture."
Schwandt, J., & Moriarty, G., (Accepted by Missiology). "What has the past 25 years of Member Care taught us? An overview of missionary mental health."
Moriarty, G. (2014). "Head God and Heart God: Pastoral Work to Help Clients Overcome Harmful God Images." In (Watts Ed.). Head and Heart: Perspectives from Religion and Psychology. Templeton Press: Philadelphia, PA.
Olson, L. Maclin, V. Moriarty, G. Bermudez, H. (2012) "Child and Adolescent God Images" In (Walker and Hathaway Eds.) APA Press: Washington, DC
Moriarty, Glen. L. & Davis, W. (2011). "God Images: theory, research and clinical practice." In Psychology of Religion and Spirituality for Clinicians (Aten, Worthington Eds) Guilford Press: New York
Hoffman, L., Moriarty, G., & Williamson, N. (2009). "The dynamics of religious experience and psychological health: An existential-psychodynamic perspective." In J. H. Ellens (Ed.), The healing power of religion (Vol. 3). Westport, CT: Praeger.
Moriarty, Glen L. (2006). "Healing the Religious Imagination through Short-term Dynamic Psychotherapy." In God Images and the Religious Imagination (Pierre Hegy, Editor). Mellen Press: New York
Moriarty, Glen L. (2006). "Cognitive Therapy, Depression and God Image." In God Images and the Religious Imagination (Pierre Hegy, Editor). Mellen Press: New York
Parker, S., & Moriarty, G., (2006). "Working with God Images in Therapy." In God Images and the Religious Imagination (Pierre Hegy, Editor). Mellen Press: New York
Society for the Scientific Study of Religion
Christian Association for Psychological Studies
American Psychological Association
Journal of Psychology and Theology, Guest Reviewer
Religious Research Review, Guest Reviewer
Journal of Popular Culture and Religion, Guest Reviewer