Distinguished Speaker Workshop Faculty

Formerly Minicourses

Since 1971 the Department has sponsored a minicourse, held over a weekend, each year. 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:

February 26, 2021, via Zoom
Annie Rogers
The Drive as Montage in the Time of Pandemic

February 2, 2020
Nancy McWilliams, Ph.D.
Individuality: Implications for Psychotherapy

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