Bryan Silva, OMI

Director of Internship Program

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  • Doctor of Psychology, Pepperdine University, Graduate School of Education and Psychology, 2005
    Master of Science in Counseling Psychology, Mount St. Mary’s College, Los Angeles, CA, 1991
    Master of Divinity, Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley, CA, 1984
    Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy, St. Mary’s College, Moraga, CA, 1979
    Clinical License, Marriage, Family and Child Therapist (M.F.T.), State of California, License # 33922

Academic Interests: Fr. Silva’s training is largely in Forensic Psychology. His research interests include: clergy sexual misconduct, clergy formation, investigation of factors and deficits which contribute to acting-out behavior in clergy, and assessment of readiness for ministry in candidates and newly ordained clergy.

Fr. Silva has researched, written and delivered various presentations for religious congregations and dioceses. He has served on the Standards Revision Committee for the Congregation of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM) and Praesidium. He co-authored a presentation for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) on the topic of Internet Pornography Use Among Catholic Clergy which was delivered at their national meeting in June of 2011. He created and administers a risk assessment program in conjunction with St. Luke Institute in Silver Spring, Maryland which assesses the risk of clergy and religious who have previous allegations and are currently on safety plans.

Fr. Silva oversees the Internship program at Oblate School of Theology.