Daniel Burston

Associate Professor
McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts
Psychology

214 Rockwell Hall
Phone: 412.396.6514
burston@duq.edu

Education:

Ph.D., Psychology, York University, 1989
Ph.D., Social & Political Thought, York University, 1985
Bio and Expertise
Bio

Daniel Burston is an Associate professor of Psychology at Duquesne University. He holds doctorates in Psychology and Social and Political Thought from York University in Toronto, and authored The Legacy of Erich Fromm (Harvard University Press, 1991), The Wing of Madness: The Life and Work of R.D. Laing (Harvard University Press, 1996), Psychotherapy as a Human Science (with Roger Frie, Duquesne University Press, 2006) and Erik Erikson and the American Psyche: Ego, Ethics and Evolution (Jason Aronson, 2007.) His books were reviewed in The New York Times Book Review, The New York Review of Books, The Boston Sunday Globe, The Boston Book Review, The New Republic, The Washington Times, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Observer, The Guardian, The Economist, The New Statesman, The New Scientist, The Financial Times, The Globe and Mail, The Jerusalem Post, Library Journal, MacGill's Literary Journal, The Journal of the History of the Human Sciences, Radical Philosophy, The Australian Journal of Psychotherapy, The Canadian Journal of Psychology, The Canadian Journal of Sociology, The Journal of Feminist Family Therapy, Existential Analysis and The Journal of Phenomenological Psychology.

Burston has been an keynote speaker at St. Elizabeth's Hospital (NYC), The Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico City) , The Mexican Institute of Psychoanalysis (Mexico City), The Erich Fromm Society (Tubingen/Munich), The William Alanson White Institute (NYC), The Philadelphia Association (London), The Washington School of Psychiatry (Washington, D.C.), The Royal College of Psychiatry (London), The Institute for the History of Psychiatry (Cornell University Medical Center, NYC), Austen Riggs Treatment Center (Stockbridge, MA), Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (Pittsburgh, PA), The Center for Philosophy of Science (University of Pittsburgh) The Toronto Psychoanalytic Institute and the Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Institute.

His latest book, A Forgotten Freudian: The Passion of Karl Stern (Karnac, 2016) chronicles the life and career of an important but neglected figure in the history of Canadian psychiatry and psychoanalysis. He co-curates the Karl Stern Archive at the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, and chairs the committee for the annual Karl Stern Distinguished Speaker Series on Psychoanalysis and Religion at Duquesne University. He chaired Duquesne's Psychology Department from 2006-2012.

Expertise

• Psychoanalysis and Politics
• Psychoanalysis and Religion
• Analytical Psychology
• Critical Theory
• Existential Analysis
• History of Psychology
• Psychiatry and Psychoanalysis
• Anti-Semitism

Recent Publications
Publications

(Only recent publications are listed - a list of faculty publications prior to 2010 can be found here)

Burston, D. (2018). Authority, Tradition and the Postmodern University. Eidos.

Burston, D. (2018). It's Hip to Be Square: The Myths of Jordan Peterson. Psychotherapy and Politics International, 11.

Burston, D. (2018). Psychiatry and Anti-Psychiatry: Myth, Rhetoric and Reality. Eidos.

Burston, D. (2018). Psychiatry, anti-psychiatry and anti-anti-psychiatry: Rhetoric and Reality. Psychotherapy and Politics International.

Burston, D. (2018). Wooden Ships: Cultural Cohesion and Continuity in Freud and Erikson. Free Associations.

Burston, D. (2017). It Can't Happen Here: Trump, Authoritarianism and American Politics. Psychotherapy and Politics International, 15 (1), 9.

Burston, D. (2017). Pharisees, Freudians and The Fetishism of the Text: Catholic Triumphalism in Jacques Lacan. Psychotherapy and Politics International, 15 (1), 8.

Burston, D. (2016). A Forgotten Freudian: The Passion of Karl Stern, Karnac.

Burston, D. (2015). The Politics of Psychiatry and the Vicissitudes of Faith Circa 1950: Karl Stern's Psychiatric Novel. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 51 (4), 351-365.

Burston, D. (2014). Cyborgs, Zombies and Planetary Death: Alienation in the 21st Century. Humanistic Psychologist, 42 (3), 283-291.

Burston, D. (2014). Our imperiled age: An unfinished dialogue between Carl Jung and Karl Stern. International Journal of Jungian Studies, 6(3). doi: 10.1080/19409052.2014.923779

Burston, D. (2014). Alienation. In T. Teo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology (pp. 76-82). New York: Springer.

Burston, D. (2014). Anti-psychiatry. In T. Teo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology (pp. 109-115). New York: Springer.

Burston, D. (2014). Anti-Semitism. In T. Teo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology (pp. 115-120). New York: Springer.

Burston, D. (2014). Humanism. In T. Teo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology (pp. 915-918). New York: Springer.

Burston, D. (2014). Zionism. In T. Teo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology (pp. 2093-2098). New York: Springer.

Burston, D. (2012). Psychoanalysis and Pyschiatry in the 21st Century. The Psychoanalytic Review, 99 (1), 63-80.

Burston, D. (2011). Psychoanalysis, Psychiatry and Bipolar Disorder in the 21st Century. Irish journal for Lacanian Psychoanalysis, 46, 3-11.

Burston, D. (2011). Souvenirs sur Paul Roazen. Le Coq-Heron (207), 14-=21.

Burston, D. (2010). Authority, Effectiveness and Teaching in the Postmodern University. Philosophy in the Contemporary World, 17 (2), 12-24.

Burston, D. (2010). Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: Myths, Realities, Consequences. Journal for the History and Philosophy of Psychology, 12 (2), 1-10.

His books have been reviewed in: The New York Times Book Review, The New York Review of Books, The Boston Sunday Globe, The Boston Book Review, The New Republic, The Washington Times, The Times, The Sunday Times, The Observer, The Guardian, The Economist, The New Statesman, The New Scientist, The Financial Times, The Globe and Mail, The Jerusalem Post, Library Journal, MacGill's Literary Journal, The Journal of the History of the Human Sciences, Radical Philosophy, The Australian Journal of Psychotherapy, The Canadian Journal of Psychology and the Canadian Journal of Sociology, and the Journal of Feminist Family Therapy.

Other scholarly work
Recent Interview

This video segment will be presented at the Oxford University Workshop on Émigré Physicians and Neuroscientists, Aug 27-30, 2015. 

Username: Karl Stern
Password: Sternerstuff

http://edtech.msl.duq.edu/Mediasite/Play/8f66f27dda144c04807615f08ec365561d

Undergraduate Courses

Introduction to Psychology as a Human Science, PSYC 203

Special Topics: Anti-Semitism, PSYC 270

Graduate Courses

Intro to Psychology as a Human Science, PSYC 537

Emotion, Cognition, and Motivation, PSYC 637

Presentations

Since 1986, Burston has been an invited and/or keynote speaker at:

  • St. Elizabeth's Hospital (NYC)
  • The Autonomous University of Mexico (Mexico City)
  • The Mexican Institute of Psychoanalysis (Mexico City)
  • The Erich Fromm Society (Tubingen/Munich)
  • The William Alanson White Institute (NYC)
  • The Philadelphia Association (London)
  • The Washington School of Psychiatry (Washington, D.C.)
  • The Royal College of Psychiatry (London)
  • The Institute for the History of Psychiatry (Cornell University Medical Center, NYC)
  • McMaster University (Hamilton, ON,)
  • Austen Riggs Treatment Center (Stockbridge, MA)
  • Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (Pittsburgh, PA)
  • The School of Psychotherapy, St. Vincent's Hospital, Dublin.

He has also given papers at the annual conferences of Cheiron, The American Academy of Psychoanalysis, The British Psychological Society, The American Psychological Association, the Eastern Psychological Association and the International Federation for Psychoanalytic Education.