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Thomas Nicholas Tormey

Thomas Nicholas Tormey, American psychotherapist. Diplomate in sex therapy American Board Sexology. Underwood fellow, 1976-1977, National Institute of Mental Health fellow, 1977.


  • Tormey, Thomas Nicholas was born on September 19, 1938 in Des Moines. Son of Thomas Carmody and Catherine Alexandria (Reinig) Tormey.

  • Education

    • Bachelor magna cum laude, Loras College, 1961. Master of Arts, Mount St. Bernard Seminary, 1964. Doctor of Philosophy, Union Graduate School, 1978.


    • Associate pastor Christ the King Church, Des Moines, 1965-1967. Instructor, counselor St. Albert High School, Council Bluffs, Iowa, 1967-1968. Founding pastor Drake Newman Community Church, Des Moines, 1968-1975.

      Private practice psychotherapy West Des Moines, Iowa, since 1975. Institute director Siena Heights College, Adrian, Michigan, 1976. Fellow National Center for Campus Ministry, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1970.

      Member staff La Jolla (California) Program, 1972. Adjunct assistant professor University Osteopathic Medicine and Health Science, Des Moines, since 1976, School Social Work University Iowa, Des Moines, since 1980. Director conference on human sexuality Drake University, Des Moines, 1978.

    Major achievements

    • Diplomate in sex therapy American Board Sexology.


    Party affiliation: Democrat


    Director campus ministry Diocese of Des Moines, 1970-1975. Board directors Polk County Mental Health Center, Des Moines, 1970-1980, Civic Music Association Des Moines, 1979-1987 Health Care Plus, Inc., Des Moines, 1980-1983, Young Womens Resource Center, Des Moines, 1980-1987. Member Community Focus Study, 1988-1989.

    Member American Assn Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists, Society for Science Study of Sex, Iowa Psychological Association.



    Classical music, detective fiction, bicycling.


    • Married Julie Ellen Gammack, June 2, 1979. 1 child, Thomas James Gammack.
    • father: Thomas Carmody Tormey
    • mother: Catherine Alexandria (Reinig) Tormey
    • spouse: Julie Ellen Gammack
    • child: Thomas James Gammack Tormey
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    Born September 19, 1938