Dissertations in Progress
Copies of the dissertation proposals are available for review in the Department Office.
Anyone wishing to get in touch with an author should contact the Psychology Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-396-6520.
Axelrad, Jeremy--The inheritance of this moment: An exploration of temporality, subjectivity, and liberation in non-dual contemplative practice and psychotherapy
Bekkeli, Kai--How talk changes in psychotherapy: A longitudinal, conversation analysis of change in talk-in-interaction in psychotherapy
Cashore, Dorothy--Listening for the desert: An Ecopsychological autoethnography
Freeman, Erica--Writing the absence: A study of the influence of two female British Psychoanalaysts on Jacques Lacan's early conceptualizations of feminine sexuality and castration
Gill, Ashley--Reclaiming the politicized body: Investigating women's tatoos
Gimeno, Rebecca-Encountering pornographic imagery: An empirical-phenomenological study of women's negative experiences
Gruner, Daniel--Ethnography of crisis intervention team trainings for corrections personnel
Jenkins, Jayme--Exiting white supremacy: Exit intervention programs as cultural therapeutic in societies of control
Kocherzat, Kathleen--I do have a softer side: A phenomenological investigation of a prisoner-dog relationship in the Canine Partners for Life Training Program.
Lawson, Monica--From needed relationships to needed communities: An ethnography of existential issues in a therapeutic community
O'Brien, Patrick--A phenomenological investigation into the Yips
Pietrusza, Celeste--Kink in flux: BDSM praxis and the production of subjectivities
Samson, Elizabeth--Beyond a reasonable doubt: A discourse analysis of forensic and psychological truth in child narratives
Verbos, John--Non-symbolic exact quantity representation in a language-impaired population