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Student Publications and Presentations

Congratulations to the following students, whose recent scholarship was accepted for conference presentations and/or publication:

Arroyo, J. (2014). Is a pedophile a pervert? Conceptualizing pedophilia through Lacan's notion of perverse structure. Metaxu, 1(1).

Arroyo, J. (2014). On checking the box marked "other": The meaning and political horizon of the body as a multicultural other. Humanistic Psychologist, 42(1), 94-97.

Arroyo, J. (2014). Is a pedophile a pervet? Understanding pedophilia through Lacan's notion of the perverse. Paper presented at the 9th Annual Graduate Association of Psychology Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Arroyo, J. (2014). The stylish selective self: How clothing as a skin-tool transforms one's experience in the world. Paper presented at the Merleau-Ponty and Psychology Student Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

Arroyo, J. (2012). On checking the box marked other: The phenomenological meaning and political horizon of the body as a multicultural other. Paper presented at the 2012 International Human Science Research Conference, University of Quebec, Montreal.

Arroyo, J. (2013). Therapy--get over it and move on: An ethical interpretation of therapeutic action and the termination of treatment. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Graduate Association of Psychology Symposium, Duquesne University, Psychology Department.

Arroyo, J. (2014). Is a pedophile a pervet? Understanding pedophilia through Lacan's notion of the perverse. Paper presented at the 9th Annual Graduate Association of Psychology Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Arroyo, J. (2014). The stylish selective self: How clothing as a skin-tool transforms one's experience in the world. Paper presented at the Merleau-Ponty and Psychology Student Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

Axelrad, J. (2016). Non-reactive present moment awareness. Paper presented at the Graduate Student Association of Psychology Annual Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

Axelrad, J., & Brooke, R. (2013). The cost effectiveness of psychological services. Pennsylvania Psychologist (June).

Axelrad, J. (2014). Time and Sense are one: Thinking and temporality with Merleau-Ponty. Paper presented at the Merleau-Ponty and Psychology Student Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

Barackman, A. (2013). Preparing for comps: A sample exam question and response. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Graduate Association of Psychology Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Barackman, A. (2012). "I am not interested at all": Exploring resistance through a home visit. Paper presented at the Society for Personality Assessment (SPA), Chicago.

Barackman, A. (2011). Lived rather than known: Investigating the embodied aspects of the therapeutic encounter through Merleau-Ponty. Paper presented at the Society for Phenomenology and the Human Sciences (SPHS), Philadelphia, PA.

Bekkeli, K. (2015). Talking together: Phenomenological and conversation analytic contributions to the study of conversation. Paper presented at the 10th Annual Graduate Student Association of Psychology Annual Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Bradley, J. (2016). Exploring nature-based client-centered play therapy. Paper presented at the Duquesne/University of West Georgia Human Science Symposium, University of West Georgia.

Brown, E. (2016). A phenomenological investigation of craft work. Paper presented at the Society for phenomenology and the human sciences, Atlanta, GA.

Brown, E. (2015). Listening to African American women's experiences of trauma and community. Paper presented at the Association for Women in Psychology, San Francisco, CA.

Chai, K. (2016). Save the humans: Rehabilitating reductionist, anthropocentric views of petkeeping with ecopsychology. Paper presented at the Twelfth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign, IL.

Chai, K. (2016). What is this?: Not-knowing in the case conceptualization process. Paper presented at the Graduate Student Association of Psychology Annual Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

Chai, K. Y. Y. (2015). Narrative Analysis on the experiences of cosmetic psychopharmocological drug use. Paper presented at the 11th International Congress of Qualitative inquiry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dixit, S. (2016). Listening to Children's voices: A theoretical understanding of working with children in research. Paper presented at the ICRAC International Conference on Psychology and Allied Sciences, Goa, India.

Dixit, S. (2016). Listening to children's voices: A theoretical understanding of working with children in research. International Journal of Education & Management Studies, 6(1), 60-64.

Dixit, S. (2016). Speaking from places: A child centered study. Paper presented at the ICRAC International Conference on Psychology and Allied Sciences, Goa, India.

Dixit, S. (2016). The story of being fat: Understanding obesity in a victim of child sexual abuse through Merleau-Ponty. Paper presented at the Duquesne/University of West Georgia Human Science Symposium, University of West Georgia.

Dixit, S. (2016). The story of being fat: Understanding obesity in a victim of child sexual abuse through Merleau-Ponty. Paper presented at the AWP Association for Women in Psychology Conference, Pittsburgh.

Dixit, S. (2015). A dialogue with a fanatic hindu that resides within me. Paper presented at the 10th Annual Graduate Student Association of Psychology Annual Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

Dixit, S. (2014). The journey of an Orphan: Across personal and mythical terrains. Paper presented at the Duquesne University, Department of Psychology Alumni Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Dixit, S. (2014). Whose body am I living in? Paper presented at the 9th Annual Graduate Association of Psychology Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Dixit, S. (2014). Whose body am I living in? Paper presented at the Merleau-Ponty and Psychology Student Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

Dixit, S. (2014). Merleau Ponty and the paradox of living in Women's Body. Paper presented at the 33rd International Human Science Research Conference Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

Dunn, J. (2014). Found objects, secret spaces, and assemblage. Paper presented at the Society of Phenomenology and the Human Science Conference-2014, New Orleans, LA.

Dunn, J. (2014). Vampirism and borderline phenomena: What carmilla has to tell us about countertransference with borderline structured patients. Metaxu, 1(1).

Dunn, J. (2013). Found objects, secret spaces, assemblage. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Graduate Association of Psychology Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Freeman, E. (2016). Derrida and Levinas on eating (Well). Paper presented at the Duquesne/University of West Georgia Human Science Symposium, University of West Georgia.

Freeman, E. (in press). What makes a life grievable?: Deconstructing the developmental tasks of aging and dying through narrative. Feminism and Psychology, Special Issue(Different Adulthoods).

Freeman, E. (2015). Humanistic approaches to psychopathology. In R. Bargdill & R. Broome (Eds.), Humanistic Contributions for Psychology 101: Growth, Choice, and Responsibility: University Professors Press.

Freeman, E. (2015). Is need a lack?: The role of eating in the ethical adventure according to Levinas and women who self-starve. Paper presented at the Psychology and the Other, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.

Freeman, E. (2015). Levinas and Derrida on eating well and loving others. Paper presented at the Psychology for the Other Seminar 2015, Seattle University, Seattle, WA.

Freeman, E. (2014). Need is not a lack: Levinas on the role of eating in the ethical adventure. Paper presented at the Psychology for the Other Seminar, Seattle University, Seattle, WA.

Gimeno, R. (2016). Reflections on heartbreak: Archetypal imagery, and Gustave Moreau's painting 'A dead poet carried by a centaur. Paper presented at the 33rd International Conference on Psychology and the Arts, Université de Reims, France.

Gimeno, R. (2014). Ecofeminism and humanistic psychology. Paper presented at the APA Annual Convention, Washington, DC.

Gruner, D. (2015). Subjects and alienations of affective labor, or theoretical grounding for study of psychotherapist as affective laborer. Metaxu, 1(2), http://metaxujournal.com/.

Gruner, D. (2016). Alienation in the affective labor economy and implications for the (im)possibility of radical psychotherapy. Paper presented at the Psychology and the Other Conference, Lesley University, Cambridge.

Gruner, D. (2015). Alienationin the affective labor economy and implications for the (Im)possibility of radical psychotherapy. Paper presented at the 10th Annual Graduate Student Association of Psychology Annual Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

Gruner, D. (2014). A time and place for emotion in children's education. Paper presented at the 9th Annual Graduate Association of Psychology Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Gupta, N. (2015). Exploring the schizoid defense of the closet through the existential phenomenology of R. D. Laing. Humanistic Psychology.

Gupta, N. (2016). Harnessing existential-Phenomenological research as an emancipatory tool for oppressed communities. Paper presented at the Duquesne/University of West Georgia Human Science Symposium, University of West Georgia.

Gupta, N. (2014). Exploring the social pathology of the closet through the existential phenomenology of R. D. Laing. Paper presented at the Society of Phenomenology and the Human Science Conference-2014, New Orleans, LA.

Gupta, N. (2015). Pursuing social justice through aesthetic scholarship: A (Neuroscientific) argument. Paper presented at the 10th Annual Graduate Student Association of Psychology Annual Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Gupta, N. (accepted). The cinematic Chiasm: Evoking societal empathy through the phenomenological language of film. Janus Head: Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature, Continental Philosophy, Phenomenological Psychology, and the Arts.

Gupta, N. (2014). Levinas and psychology: Transgenerational trauma as the duty of love. Paper presented at the 9th Annual Graduate Association of Psychology Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Gupta, N. (2014). Stories of Faith, stories of humanity: Using phenomenological methods to launch an interfaith digital storytelling intervention. Paper presented at the 32nd International Human Science Research Conference, Aalborg, Denmark.

Gupta, N. (2013). Stories of faith, stories of humanity: Launching a digital storytelling project to facilitate interfaith dialogue. Paper presented at the Ninth International Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, Urbana-Champaign.

Guthrie, L. (2016). Chiasm and communion: Jungian Phenomenology. Paper presented at the Jungian Society for Scholarly Studies 2016 Conference Earth/Psyche: Foregrounding Earth's Relations to Psyche, Santa Fe: New Mexico.

Hamilton, S. (2015). The adolescent's experiences and perceptions of ADHD. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Conference of the Society for Humanistic Psychology, Chicago, IL. 

Hamilton, S. (2014). Understanding the lived experience of ADHD: A holistic approach to understanding ADHD and implications for treatment. Metaxu, 1(1).

Hamilton, S. (2012). The Survivor, the stereotype, and agency: The necessity of creating a space for the individual's experience. Paper presented at the Association for Women in Psychology Conference, Palm Springs, CA.

Jenkins, J. (2015). Body hair, gender, and disciplined bodies: Markers of femininity, a thematic discourse analytic. Paper presented at the Psychology and the Other Conference, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.

Jenkins, J. (2015). Body hair, gender, and disciplined bodies: Markers of femininity, a thematic discourse analysis. Paper presented at the 10th Annual Graduate Student Association of Psychology Annual Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Kelly, S. (2014). Psychoanalysis as an art of madness. Metaxu, 1(1).

Kelly, S. (2012). Lacanian approach to addiction treatment: The case of Dawn. Paper presented at the French Psychoanalysis Class, Emory Psychoanalytic Institute, Atlanta, GA.

Kelly, S. (2012). Psychoanalysis as the Art of Madness. Paper presented at the Affiliated Psychoanalytic Workgroups Study Weekend, Fordham University, New York, NY.

Kelly, S. (2012). Using a Lacanian approach in psychotherapy. Paper presented at the Lacanian Psychoanalysis Class, University of West Georgia, Carrollton, GA.

Kelly, S., & Malone, K. (2012). Beyond objectivity to extimité: Feminist epistemology and psychoanalysis. In A. Gülerce (Ed.), Re(con)figuring Psychoanalysis: Critical Juxtapositions of the Philosophical, the Sociohistorical, and the Political. Palgrave MacMillian Press.

Kelly, S., & Malone, K. (2011). Leverage of the letter in the emergence of desire: A case of presumed addiction. Lacan and Addictions: An Anthology. Karnac Press.

Malone, K., Roberts, J., & Kelly, S. (2011). The position of the subject in the clinic. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association, Division 24: Theoretical & Philosophical Psychology, Wahington, D.C.

Kelly, S. (2014). Doing without the father after having made use of him: Some thoughts on the intersection of theory and clinical practice. Paper presented at the 9th Annual Graduate Association of Psychology Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Koelsch, L., & Kelly, S. (2012). The never-ending hangover: Private embarrassment for public consumption. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for Women in Psychology, Palm Spring, CA.

Malone, K., & Kelly, S. (2012). Beyond objectivity to Extimité: Feminist epistemology and psychoanalysis. In A. Gülerce (Ed.), Critical Explorations through Psychoanalysis: In Between Dynamics of Psychic Singularity and Praxis of Universal Solidarity. Hampshire: Palgrave MacMillian press.

Kocherzat, K. (2016). Lost world found: The case of Mrs. C. Paper presented at the Graduate Student Association of Psychology Annual Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

Kocherzat, K. (2016). Psychodynamic treatment of depression in an adult patient: Learning to pull a 'Pop'. Paper presented at the Graduate Student Association of Psychology Annual Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

Lawson, M. (2016). Experiences of 'at homeness' in therapeutic communities. Paper presented at the Interdisciplinary Coalition of North American Phenomenologist (ICNAP), ASU College of Letters and Sciences, Phoenix, Arizona.

Lawson, M. (2016). The healing nature of communion: Scottish psychoanalysis, R. D. Laing, and therapeutic communities. Paper presented at the Psychology and the Other, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.

Lawson, M. (2016). The healing nature of communion: Scottish psychoanalysis, R. D. Laing, and therapeutic communities. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 36(1), 20-28.

Lawson, M. (2016). Open Dialogue: An applied Laingian practice. Paper presented at the Duquesne/University of West Georgia Human Science Symposium, University of West Georgia.

Lawson, M. (2015). Gender implications of the touch taboo in psychotherapy: A feminist rhetorical analysis. Women and Language, 38(2), 55-80.

Lawson, M. (in press). Open Dialogue: An applied Laingian practice. Existential Analysis.

Lawson, M. (2014). Open dialogue as the embodiment of human science based practice. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Division 32, Palo Alto, CA.

McCann, C. (2013). Faces make faces: A mimetic reading of Winnicott's mirror-role. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Graduate Association of Psychology Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.

McCann, C. (2014). Living with contaminated water near sites of unconventional Marcellus Shale extraction: Methodological questions. Paper presented at the 9th Annual Graduate Association of Psychology Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

McCann, C. (2014). Merleau-Ponty's phenomenology of speech in depth psychotherapy. Paper presented at the Merleau-Ponty and Psychology Student Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

O'Brien, P. (2014). Why did you say that?! The phenomenology of an uncanny experience. Paper presented at the Merleau-Ponty and Psychology Student Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

O'Connor, C. (2014). Fluidity and intersubjectivity: A feminist perspective on embodying uprightness. Humanistic Psychologist, 42(1), 88-93.

O'Connor, C. (2014). The end of the beginning: Reflections of a developing therapist. Paper presented at the 9th Annual Graduate Association of Psychology Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.

O'Connor, C. (2014). Fluidity and intersubjectivity: A feminist perspective on embodying uprightness. Paper presented at the Duquesne University, Department of Psychology Alumni Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

O'Connor, C. (2013). The therapist as victim and perpetrator: Ferenczi and the impossibility of my work. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Graduate Association of Psychology Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

O'Connor. (2012). Fluidity and Intersubjectivity: A Feminist Perspective on Embodying Uprightness. Paper presented at the International Human Science Research Conference, Montreal.

O'Connor. (2012). Hypnotherapy as Situated Practice. Paper presented at the Fifth Annual Conference of the Society for Humanistic Psychology, APA Division 32, Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Payton, J. (2012). Keep on trucking: Navigating a new phase of life. Paper presented at the Society for Personality Assessment Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
Wagner, K., Parnell, S., Barackman, A., & Payton, J. (2012). Bringing tests to life: The home. Paper presented at the Society for Personality Assessment, Chicago, IL.

Payton, J. (2010). Whatever happened to the Sangha: Mindfulness meditation and depression in the West. Paper presented at the 5th Annual Graduate Psychology Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

Pietrusza, C. (2014). The divided sex: A contemporary existential phenomenological approach to a case study of ofender dysphoria. Paper presented at the 33rd International Human Science Research Conference Anigoish, Nova Scotia.

Pietrusza, C. (2015). After Oedipus: Queering psychoanalysis. Paper presented at the 10th Annual Graduate Student Association of Psychology Annual Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

Pietrusza, C. (2015). A chance to hurt is a chance to heal: The Levinasian ethics of BDSM praxis. Paper presented at the Society for Phenomenology in the Human Sciences Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Pietrusza, C. (2014). From the dyadic to the triadic: Nonborderline children of mothers with borderline personality disorder. Metaxu, 1(1).

Pietrusza, C. (2014). A chance to cut is a chance to heal: The Levinasian ethics of BDSM practice. Paper presented at the 9th Annual Graduate Association of Psychology Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Pietrusza, C. (2013). Learning dwelling, building home: A phenomenological case study. Paper presented at the Society for the Phenomenology in the Human Sciences Annual Conference, Eugene, OR.

Whitlock, J., Pietrusza, C., & Purington, A. (2013). Young adult respondent experiences of disclosing self-injury, suicide-related behavior, and psychological distress in a web-based survey. Archives of Suicide Research, 17(1).

Pietrusza, C. (2013). Notes on a structural theory distinguishing borderline and antisocial phenomena. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Graduate Association of Psychology Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Pietrusza, C. (2013). On (not) getting the Zabriskie Point: Antonioni's transnational perspective on 1960s American counterculture. Paper presented at the Duquesne University English Graduate Student Association's (anti)Foundations Interdisciplinary Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Pietrusza, C. (2012). Communities of concern: The impact of online discussions about self-injury. Paper presented at the Annual Conference for the Association for Women in Psychology, Palm Springs, CA.

Pietrusza, C. (2012). Making contact: Toward a phenomenology of self-injury. Paper presented at the Graduate Association of Psychology Symposium Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Pietrusza, C. (2012). Suicide watch: A qualitative analysis of help-seeking and advice-giving for suicidal ideation in an online community. Paper presented at the Eastern Psychological Association 2012 Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.

Whitlock, J., Prussien, K., & Pietrusza, C. (2015). Predictors of self-injury cessation and subsequent psychological growth:  results of a probability sample survey of students in eight universities and colleges. Child and adolescent psychiatry and mental health, 9(19).

Pittenger, F. (2014). The infancy of Christendom: Childhood and the phenomenology of embodied divinity in the infancy gospel of Thomas. Paper presented at the Society of Phenomenology and the Human Science Conference-2014, New Orleans, LA.

Pittenger, F. (2014). From an epistemology of faith to everyday understanding: Reflections on Kierkegaard, Rosenzweig, and clinical practice. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 54(3), 377-388.

Pittenger, F. (2014). Intolerable inheritance-Debts, departures, and derivations in Freud's development of the death instinct. Paper presented at the Duquesne University, Psychology Alumni Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Pittenger, F. (2012). Inscrutable gods, inscrutable skulls: Cetacean phrenology as tautegorical theology in Moby-Dick. Paper presented at the Florida State University Department of Religion Graduate Student Symposium: "Beyond Borders: Constructing, Deconstructing, and Transgressing Boundaries", Tallahassee, Florida.

Simon, A. (2015). Responsive communication: The transparency of sound and alterity of text. Paper presented at the Psychology and the Other, Lesley University, Cambridge, MA.

Simon, A. (2016). Building narrative competency amongst training clinicians. Paper presented at the Graduate Student Association of Psychology Annual Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

Simon, A. (2016). Derrida and psychology: Hospitality and the Commons. Paper presented at the Duquesne/University of West Georgia Human Science Symposium, University of West Georgia.

Simon, A. (2014). Left hemispheric growth in the age of technopoly. Paper presented at the 33rd International Human Science Research Conference Antigonish, Nova Scotia.

Simon, A. (2015). Zeno's paradox: Difference and diffidence. Paper presented at the 10th Annual Graduate Student Association of Psychology Annual Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Simon, A. (2014).The transcendent World: A Merleau-Pontian reading of natural spaces. Paper presented at the Merleau-Ponty and Psychology Student Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

Simon, A. (2014). The transcendence of living speech and the alterity of the written word. Paper presented at the Duquesne University, Department of Psychology Alumni Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Simon, A. (2013). Sensorium and horizon. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Graduate Association of Psychology Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Turgeon-Dharmoo. (2016). Four possible traps for liberation psychology. Paper presented at the Graduate Student Association of Psychology Annual Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

Turgeon-Dharmoo, L. (2015). Dostoevsky & The Death Instinct: A relational, life-affirming take on the repetition compulsion. Paper presented at the 10th Annual Graduate Student Association of Psychology Annual Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Turgeon-Dharmoo, L. (2014). Focusing on process in group psychotherapy. Paper presented at the Duquesne University Department of Psychology Training Colloquium, Pittsburgh, PA.

Turgeon-Dharmoo, L. (2014). Levinas, language and psychotherapy: A study of case and a case study. Paper presented at the 33rd International Human Science Research Conference Antigonish, Canada.

Turgeon-Dharmoo, L. (2014). Levinas, Language, and Psychotherapy: A study of case and a case study. Paper presented at the Psychology for the Other Seminar, Seattle University, Seattle, WA.

Turgeon-Dharmoo, L. (2014). Pausing and supposing: The belated consideration of an instance of penile display in a 5-6 year-old boy. Paper presented at the 9th Annual Graduate Association of Psychology Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Turgeon-Dharmoo, L. (2013). Unveilings of a monument for improved gender relations in India. Paper presented at the 8th Annual Graduate Association of Psychology Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Verbos, J. (2016). Metaphors in play: Language, tension, and Gestalt (Play) Therapy. Paper presented at the Graduate Student Association of Psychology Annual Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh.

Verbos, J. (2014). World for word: The transformation of the social, embodied experience of reading in the acquisition of literacy. Paper presented at the 9th Annual Graduate Association of Psychology Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Verbos, J. (2014). The terrible birth of a dead man: The failure of the text in the face of certain kinds of silence. Paper presented at the Duquesne University, Department of Psychology Alumni Conference, Pittsburgh, PA.

Young, S. (2014). In the shadow of white men--A Jungian approach to racial projection and the white male unconscious. Paper presented at the 9th Annual Graduate Association of Psychology Symposium, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.