Distinguished Speaker Workshop Faculty

Formerly Minicourses
Since 1971 the Department has sponsored a minicourse (one credit), held over a weekend, each Spring and each Fall. This program has allowed us to expose faculty and students to thinkers and subject matter beyond our own resources.
These instructors are invited because of their national or international standing and because of their known expertise, typically in human science psychology. Students are consulted regarding possible instructors, and their input is taken into consideration when making the final choice. Recent faculty include:

March 22-24, 2019

Michelle Fine, Ph.D.
To whom are we accountable? Critical participatory action research in revolting times
Musings on epistemological, ethic, design, collaborative analysis and generating "research of use"

November 3-5, 2017

Patricia Gherovici
Livable embodiments: Trans* Psychoanalysis as a new discipline

April 21-23, 2017

Ruthellen Josselson
On knowing the other: Relationality and qualitative research

March 13-15, 2015
Gary Greenberg
Psychotherapy on the couch: Diagnosis, treatment, prognosis

March 21-23, 2014
Erik Craig
The lost language of being: Exploring ontology's endangered destiny in existential thought and practice

February 1-2, 2013
Donna Orange
The Suffering Stranger: Hermenuetics for Every Day Clinical Practice and Through Phenomenology to the Ethics of Clinical Hospitality

March 9-11, 2012
Linda Finlay
Mapping Phenomenological Research

November 11-13, 2011
Leslie Swartz
Reframing psychology in challenging contexts: Lessons and experiences from South Africa

March 11-13, 2011
Larry Davidson, Ph.D.
Recovery from and in Psychosis: Toward Respectful Clinical Science and practice

November 5, 2010
Patricia Gherovici, Ph.D.
Being a psychoanalyst at the margins: Clinical work with marginalized populations

March 12-14, 2010
Edward Tick, Ph.D.
War and the Soul

November 6-9, 2009
Alphonso Linigis, Ph.D.
Violence and Splendor

Jan 30-Feb 1, 2009
Ian Parker
Deconstructing Psychological Discourse: Politics, Language, and Subjectivity

October 24-26, 2008
Robert Whitaker
Reality check: What the scientific literature has to reveal about mental disorders and the merits of our drug-based paradigm of care

April 4-6 2008
William J. Purcell
Families, Social Justice, and the Law

Oct 5-7, 2007
Nancy McWilliams
The Psychodynamic diagnostic manual: An effort at clinically relevant diagnosis

February 2, 2007
Robert Sardello
Body Awareness: From Body-Soul to Soul-Body

October 27-29, 2006
David Abram
Depth Ecology: The Wild Horizons of Ecological Psychology

February 24-26, 2006
Eliana Gil
The use of play therapy in the assessment and treatment of abused and traumatized children

October 7-9, 2005
Richard Doyle
Darwin's Pharmacy

March 4-6, 2005
Isaac Prilleltensky
Community Psychology: Critical Approaches to Liberation and Well-Being

Fall 2004
George Atwood
The Development of the Intersubjective Viewpoint in Psychoanalysis, with Special Reference to the Study of Psychotic States

Spring 2004
George Kunz
Phenomenology of Facing

Fall 2003
Lewis Gordon
Four Lectures on Power

Spring 2003
Elizabeth Debold
Beyond Gender: Human Development and Liberation from an Evolutionary Perspective

Fall 2002
Les Todres
Embodied Inquiry: Some Touchstones and Openings for Qualitative Research

Spring 2002
David R. Loy
The Lack of Self - Death and Life in Psychotherapy, Existentialism and Buddhism

Fall 2001
Mladen Dolar and Slavoj Zizek
Towards A Lacanian Critique of Ideology

Spring 2001
James Griffith and Melissa Griffith
The Body’s Voice in Psychotherapy: Implications for Clinical Practice

Fall 2000
Paul Roazen
Political Theory and Depth Psychology

Spring 2000
Jill Morawski
Masculinities: Negotiating the Mirrors of Gender

Fall 1999
Ernesto Spinelli
The Therapeutic Relationship: An Existential Phenomenological Perspective

Spring 1999
Robert Sherry
An Introduction to Child Psychotherapy

Fall 1998
Alan Goldstein
An Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Spring 1998
Kenneth Gergen
The Social Construction of Knowledge in Psychology

Fall 1997
Fred Evans
Merleau-Ponty and the Foundations of Psychology

Spring 1997
Edward Sampson
Psychology’s Problem with the Other