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Department Events

Dr. Jon Mills, Psychology Colloquium, March 15, 2019, 12:30-2:00, 202 Rockwell Hall

Trauma, Attachment & Relational Parameters in Treating Suicidality, pdf

In this colloquium, I wish to highlight the nature of attachment related trauma on psychic structure and explore how this process manifests across many clinical syndromes. I will also introduce a relational framework in how to approach these patients in treatment focusing on the clinical parameters of therapeutic action, the working alliance, efficacies, and limitations based upon my personal experience. The treatment of a suicidal patient will be discussed.

Michelle Fine-Distinquished Speakers Worshop

In this workshop, we will explore epistemological, ethical and design concerns in community based scholarship. We will take up a "deep dive" into three projects. Particular methods we will explore: mapping, focus group, creative auto-ethnographic writing, participatory survey designJanuary 18, 2019

Everyday Psychosis 2019 - Louis Sass

This talk offers a hermeneutic-phenomenological perspective on three dangers relevant to the psychotherapy of an underserved and poorly understood population: persons with schizophrenia and related psychotic conditions.


2019 Dissertation Defenses

May 6, 2019

2:00 pm, Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center

Ashley Gill, M.A.

Reclaiming Embodiment: An existential-phenomenological exploration of women's tattoos

Director: Eva Simms, Ph.D.
Readers: Susan Goldberg, Ph.D., and Lori Koelsch, Ph.D.


April 8, 2019

10:00 a.m., 202 Rockwell 

Patrick O'Brien

The Yips: A phenomenological investigation into the experience of a lost movement

Director: Eva Simms, Ph.D.
Readers: Alexander Kranjec, Ph.D., and Leswin Laubscher, Ph.D., 


April 29, 2019
2:00 pm, 202 Rockwell Hall

Celeste Pietrusza

Kink in flux: BDSM theory & sexual praxis

Director: Lori Koelsch, Ph.D.
Readers: Drs. Barnard and Hook.


March 22, 2019

3:30 pm, Rangos outdoor patio if weather permitting
202 Rockwell Hall if raining

Dorothy Cashore

Listen for the desert: An ecopsychological autoethnography

Director: Will Adams, Ph.D.
Readers: Suzanne Barnard, Ph.D. and Elizabeth Fein, Ph.D.


January 18, 2019

9:30 am, Rockwell Hall room 202

Rebecca Marcelina Gimeno

A darker side of Venus: An empirical-phenomenological study of women's negative experiences encountering pornographic imagery

Director: Will Adams, Ph.D.
Readers: Lori Koelsch, Ph.D. and Russell Walsh, Ph.D.


11:00 am, Rockwell Hall room 202

Elizabeth Samson, MA

Beyond a reasonable doubt: A discourse analysis of forensic and psychological truth in child narratives

Director: Lori E. Koelsch, Ph.D.
Readers: Jessie Goicoechea, Ph.D., and Russell Walsh, Ph.D., 

2019 Lacan's Écrits Conference


Silverman Symposium

Each year, the Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center holds a Symposium on a specific theme, featuring internationally renowned scholars in phenomenology.

Recent Talks and Events

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