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Spring 2015

April 24, 2015

3:00 p.m. 202 Rockwell Hall

Reena Sheth

Exploring meanings of identity, selfhood, and migration in the lives of first-generation Gujarati Asian Indian Americans: A narrative study

Director: Leswin Laubscher, Ph.D., Readers: Marco Gemignani, Ph.D. and Jessie Goicoechea, Ph.D.


February 27, 2015

10:00 a.m. 613 Union

Denise Mahone

The visible and invisible aspects of miscarriage: A hermeneutic, imaginal study

Director: Will Adams, Ph.D., Readers: Roger Brooke, Ph.D., ABPP and Russell Walsh, Ph.D.


Fall 2014

November 7, 2014

10:00 a.m., Location TBA

Jessica Callanan

Becoming a sex offender: A study of constitution at the intersection of the mental health and legal systems

Director: Martin Packer, Ph.D., Readers: Drs. Goicoechea and Churchill


2:00 p.m., Location 202 Rockwell Hall, James G. McGinley Conference Center

Teal Fitzpatrick

Primitive defenses and unilateral termination of psychotherapy: Are the Lerner defense scales useful in predicting premature termination in psychotherapy?

Director: Roger Brooke, Ph.D., ABPP, Readers: Drs. Goicoechea and Kranjec


Summer 2014

August 8, 2014, 1:00 pm, James G. McGinley Conference Room, 202 Rockwell Hall

Mengchun Chiang

Sojourning in the margin: Living as wives of international students

Director: Leswin Laubscher, Ph.D., Readers: Suzanne Barnard, Ph.D. and Lori Koelsch, Ph.D.


July 28, 2014, 2:00 pm, 202 Rockwell Hall, Conference Room

Leah Boisen

Going viral: A critical, post-structural exploration of feminist culture jamming as cultural therapeutic

Director: Suzanne Barnard, Ph.D., Readers: Laura Engel, Ph.D. and Leswin Laubscher, Ph.D.


May 16, 2014, 1:00 p.m. Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center

Ibrahim Ishaq Kurdieh

The influence of loving-kindness meditation on everyday experiences of being angry: An empirical phenomenological study

Director: Eva M. Simms, Ph.D, Readers: Anthony Barton, Ph.D. and Russell Walsh, Ph.D.


Spring 2014

March 21, 2014
3:30 p.m. 545 College Hall

Thomas Hallinan

Addiction to prescription drugs: An interpretative phenomenological analysis and constructionist study

Director: Marco Gemignani, Ph.D.
Readers: Will Adams, Ph.D. & Jessie Goicoechea, Ph.D.


Fall 2013

November 8, 2013
12:00 p.m. Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center

Karin Leah Arndt

A room of one's own, revisited: An existential-hermeneutic study of female solitude

Director: Eva M. Simms, Ph.D.
Readers: Will Adams, Ph.D. & Anthony Barton, Ph.D.

September 30, 2013
3:00 p.m., 207 College Hall, Berger Gallery

Joseph Hamer

Where and when things fall apart: Relating narratives of post-election violence from Nairobi

Director: Leswin Laubscher, Ph.D.
Readers: Rodney Hopson, Ph.D. & Martin Packer, Ph.D.

August 29, 2013
1:45 p.m. Silverman Phenomenology Center

Cody L. Maddox

Psychotherapy as constitutional practice: A detailed interaction analysis of the change process in psychotherapy

Director: Martin Packer, Ph.D.
Readers: Jessie Goicoechea, Ph.D. and Kevin Smith Ph.D.


Summer 2013

June 14, 2013
1:00 p.m. Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center

Mark Kroll-Fratoni

The significance of Meister Eckhart's view of the self for psychoanalytic theories of subjectivity: A radical hermeneutic study

Director: Will Adams, Ph.D.
Readers: Leswin Laubscher, Ph.D. and Marie Baird, Ph.D.


May 3, 2013
12:00, Berger Gallery, 2nd floor College Hall

Julie Futrell

Beyond symptom accumulation: A Lacanian clinical approach to obsession
A case study and theoretical exposition

Director: Bruce Fink, Ph.D.
Readers: Suzanne Barnard, Ph.D. and Colleen Carney, Ph.D.


Spring 2013

March 22, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m., Simon Silverman Phenomenology Center, Gumberg Library

Claire Steele LeBeau

Maternal guilt: An existential phenomenological study of the early experiences of first-time mothers

Director: Eva M. Simms, Ph.D.
Readers: Will Adams, Ph.D. and Russell Walsh, Ph.D.


March 22, 2013
1:00 p.m., Berger Gallery, 2nd floor College Hall

Jeb G. Jungwirth

The ethical imagination: A hermeneutical study

Director: Russell Walsh, Ph.D.
Readers: Will Adams, Ph.D. and Eva Simms, Ph.D.