Dr. Tim Langdell is a psychologist, author, and Zen Buddhist priest based in Pasadena, California. Originally from the United Kingdom, Dr. Langdell is known for his ground-breaking early research into autism spectrum disorder, being the author of numerous books, and serving as a Zen Buddhist priest and abbot of the Pasadena Zen Center. He also works as a palliative chaplain for hospitals, hospices, and care homes throughout Southern California.
Dr. Langdell began his psychological career at the University of Leicester, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. He enjoyed studying the subject so much he decided to pursue a doctorate in the field by attending the University College London straight out of his undergraduate studies. While studying at the University College London, he decided to obtain his concurrent Master of Arts at the UniversTim Langdellity of Nottingham.
He obtained a Master of Arts in Clinical and Educational Psychology and the next year received a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Dr. Langdell’s autism research is quite groundbreaking; in fact, he was one of the very first people to study the disorder.
In addition to his psychological research, Dr. Langdell is also known as Rev. Langdell and studies many topics related to spirituality and religion. He received his Master of Divinity from the Claremont School of Theology in 2015. In his spare time, he reads new writings on spirituality to help enhance both his spiritual Zen guidance and end of life chaplain services.