Roger Brooke

McAnulty College and Graduate School of Liberal Arts

207 Rockwell Hall
Phone: 412.396.6563


Ph.D., Psychology, Rhodes University, 1989
M.A., Clinical Psychology, U. Witwatersrand, 1983
B.A., Psychology, Philosophy, U. Cape Town, 1976
Bio and Expertise

Roger Brooke was born, raised, and educated in South Africa. His professionally formative years were spent in the upheavals there in the 1980s. Since 1994 he has been Professor of Psychology at Duquesne University. From 1994-2007 he was Director of Training in Clinical Psychology, and was centrally involved in the development of the doctoral program and its accreditation with the American Psychological Association. His graduate teaching has included courses on the foundations of psychology as a human science, clinical formulation, psychoanalysis, Jungian psychoanalysis, Daseinsanalysis, aging and mental health, psychological assessment of the elderly, and military psychology. His orientation rests on four primary traditions: Existential phenomenology, Jungian psychology, psychoanalysis, and clinical psychology. He has published widely, and in 2015 his book, Jung and Phenomenology, was republished as a Classic Edition, still foundational in the field twenty-five years after its original publication (Routledge, 2015). He is often on demand as a lecturer and teacher, and has been keynote speaker at conferences both in the USA and overseas.

Since 2008, he has been Director of the Military Psychological Services, through which he has trained doctoral students to be competent working with veterans and their loved ones. He is especially proud of the fact that his doctoral students have won more than $3 million in benefits compensations that had been inappropriately denied by the Veterans Administration-they have not lost a case on appeal. In 2018, he was awarded the Pennsylvania Psychological Association's Public Service Award for his work with veterans, all of which has been as a volunteer and in addition to his University commitments.

He is a Board Certified Clinical Psychologist and has been an examiner for the American Board of Professional Psychology. He was on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology from 2005-2012, and was on the Board of Directors, and President of the nationally renowned organization, Soldier's Heart. In 2006 he was invited to become an affiliate (honorary) member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. He has taught at the CG Jung Analyst Training Program of Pittsburgh since his arrival in the United States. He has had a private practice of approximately ten hours per week since 1983, and has over twenty years of hospital consultancy experience.


• Clinical Psychology
• Psychodynamic psychotherapy
• Psychoanalytic and Jungian psychology, existential phenomenology, hermeneutics
• Trauma, including developmental trauma
• Veterans' issues, including combat trauma

Recent Publications

Brooke, R. (2015). Jung and Phenomenology, Classic Edition. London and New York: Routledge.

Brooke, R. (2015). An honored guest in the iMfolozi and the possibility of homecoming. In M. Sipiora (Ed.), Imagining Psychological Life: Philosophical, Psychological & Poetic Reflections. Pittsburgh: Trivium Publications.

Brooke, R. (2014). The upright posture revisited: Introduction to four papers in critical philosophical anthropology. Humanistic Psychologist, 42, 80-82.

Brooke, R. (2012). An archetypal perspective for combat trauma. Bulletin of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology, 13(1), 2-7.

Brooke, R. (2012). Notes on the phenomenology of interiority and the foundations of psychology. International Journal of Jungian Studies, 2012, 1-16.

Brooke, R. (2012). Unusual treatment: A personal memory of helping people with PTSD in South Africa. The Specialist: Newsletter of the American Board of Professional Psychology, Summer 2012, 51-53.

Brooke, R. (2011). Psychological trauma and the combat verteran. Officer Review, 51, 12.

Graduate courses

Clinical formulation, PSYC 640
Approaches to Psychopathology, PSYC 543
Psychology as a Human Science, PSYC 537
Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice, PSYC 566
Special topics: Jungian Psychoanalysis, PSYC 673
Special topics: Medard Boss and Daseinsanalysis, PSYC 673
Aging and Mental Health


Introduction to Psychology as a Human Science, PSYC 203
Existential Phenomenology, PSYC 410
Psychoanalytic Psychology, PSYC 412

The Psychology of Place: Psyche, Self, and World

Roger Brooke describes the Psychology of place in relation to psyche, self, and the world in the context of Jung's phenomenology