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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

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. Since 2008 he has been Director of the Military Psychological Services. 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 is on the Board of Directors of Soldier's Heart. He teaches graduate and undergraduate courses, supervises doctoral students, has a private practice, and is a consultant Clinical Psychologist at LifeCare Hospital, Pittsburgh. 


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

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