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Tim Langdell

Tim Langdell

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Tim's work combines: Philosophy & Religion, Non-Profit Organizations, and Teaching / Mentoring

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Day In The Life

Per Diem Chaplain

Provide pastoral care to patients, staff and families and to take assessments of patient needs.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree


    Claremont School of Theology

  • Graduate Degree

    Clinical Child Psychology

    University of Nottingham

  • Doctorate

    Clinical Psychology


Here's the path I recommend for someone who wants to be a Per Diem Chaplain:

Bachelor's Degree: Divinity/Ministry

Graduate Degree: Clinical Child Psychology

Doctorate: Clinical Psychology

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Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Works as a healthcare chaplain for palliative care facilities, hospitals, and hospices throughout Southern California.

  • 2.

    Specializes in providing spiritual guidance and end of life care to cancer patients, as well as additional care for the dying.

  • 3.

    Wrote a novel on how to cope with vision loss and adjust to changes in life due to blindness. He also has a fantasy novel titled "The Rise of the Angeliti."

  • 4.

    Took the first steps into autism research with a study into how autistic people process faces.

  • 5.

    Is a healthcare chaplain and Zen Buddhist priest based in Southern California. A Zen master teacher, he also serves as the abbot for the Pasadena Zen Center.

  • 6.

    Plans to make the best use of his professional training as a Zen Buddhist priest as well as a Christian priest.

  • 7.

    Is a licensed psychologist in the United Kingdom and a member of the American Psychological Society.

Defining Moments

How I responded to discouragement


    No, I have not heard from anyone these things.

  • How I responded:

    Concentrate on your own and focus on your goal.