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. His graduate teaching has included courses on the foundations of psychology as a human science, clinical formulation, psychoanalysis, Jungian psychoanalysis, Daseinsanalysis, aging and mental health, psychological assessment of the elderly, and military psychology. His orientation rests on four primary traditions: Existential phenomenology, Jungian psychology, psychoanalysis, and clinical psychology. He has published widely, and in 2015 his book, Jung and Phenomenology, was republished as a Classic Edition, still foundational in the field twenty-five years after its original publication (Routledge, 2015). He is often on demand as a lecturer and teacher, and has been keynote speaker at conferences both in the USA and overseas.
Since 2008, he has been Director of the Military Psychological Services, through which he has trained doctoral students to be competent working with veterans and their loved ones. He is especially proud of the fact that his doctoral students have won more than $3 million in benefits compensations that had been inappropriately denied by the Veterans Administration-they have not lost a case on appeal. In 2018, he was awarded the Pennsylvania Psychological Association's Public Service Award for his work with veterans, all of which has been as a volunteer and in addition to his University commitments.
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 was on the Board of Directors, and President of the nationally renowned organization, Soldier's Heart. In 2006 he was invited to become an affiliate (honorary) member of the Inter-Regional Society of Jungian Analysts. He has taught at the CG Jung Analyst Training Program of Pittsburgh since his arrival in the United States. He has had a private practice of approximately ten hours per week since 1983, and has over twenty years of hospital consultancy experience.
• Clinical Psychology
• Psychodynamic psychotherapy
• Psychoanalytic and Jungian psychology, existential phenomenology, hermeneutics
• Trauma, including developmental trauma
• Veterans' issues, including combat trauma
EducationPh.D., Psychology, Rhodes University, 1989
M.A., Clinical Psychology, U. Witwatersrand, 1983
B.A., Psychology, Philosophy, U. Cape Town, 1976
Courses, Publications & Interviews
- Clinical formulation
- Approaches to Psychopathology
- Psychology as a Human Science
- Psychoanalytic Theory and Practice
- Special topics: Jungian Psychoanalysis
- Special topics: Medard Boss and Daseinsanalysis
- Aging and Mental Health
- Introduction to Psychology as a Human Science
- Existential Phenomenology
- Psychoanalytic Psychology
(Only recent publications are listed - a list of faculty publications prior to 2010 can be found here)
Brooke, R. (2019). A fundamental reframing of combat PTSD. The Pennsylvania Psychologist, 79 (3), 35.
Brooke, R. (2019). Jung's fantasies of Africa, and Africa's healing of analytical psychology. International Journal of Jungian Studies, 11, 140-159, doi: doi:10.1163/19409060-01101003.
Brooke, R. (2019). Veterans' PTSD: moral injury and nightmares of the dead. The GPPA Report, 2-3.
Brooke, R. (2018). Descartes' dualism and the phenomenological tradition. Journal of Analytical Psychology, 63 (5), 656-660.
Brooke, R. (2017). An archetypal approach to treating combat posttraumatic stress disorder. In David Downing and Jon Mills (Eds.), Outpatient treatment of psychosis: psychodynamic approaches to evidence based practice. (pp. 26 pages). Karnac Books.
Brooke, R., Laubscher, L., & Fischer, C. (Ed.). (2016). A qualitative vision for psychology. Pittsburgh: Duquesne University Press.
Brooke, R. (2016). Phenomenology of the transference. In Jeff. McCurry (Ed.), The radically human world: essays in honor and memory of Fr. David Smith (pp. 10). Duquesne University Press.
Brooke, R. (2016). Some common themes of psychology as a human science. In A qualitative vision for psychology. Duquesne University Press.
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., & Axelrad, J. (2013). Cost-effectiveness of psychological services. The Pennsylvania Psychologist, 73 (6), 13-14.
Brooke, R. (2013). Notes on the phenomenology of interiority. International Journal of Jungian Studies, 5 (1), 1-16, doi: 10.1080/19409052.2012.726927.
Brooke, R. (2012). An archetypal perspective for combat trauma. Bulletin of the American Academy of Clinical Psychology, 13(1), 2-7.
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.
Brooke, R. (2010). War, trauma, and bringing them all home. Psychology in Society, 40, 103-107.
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