Member News

Stay current with the latest member news - In this issue we bring you updates on Steven Handwerker, Robert Stolorow, Kareen Malone, Donald Froyd, and Elliot Benjamin

Steven Handwerker, PhD

International Advisory: Humanitarian and Sustainability Crisis
Intervention Team has, for one year,  been coordinating efforts on the ground  between  NGO's, APA volunteer experts from Division 48 as well as other Divisions and community leaders so that citizen needs could be established and met. These interventions involve creating sustainability and survival support to residents in the hardest hit areas of the Island nation.  The details of these interventions, both the dynamics of the coordination efforts and the operationalization/mobilization strategies will be described in the Midwinter Conference coming up in April.  If anyone has any interest or input to offer in relation to this Effort please contact Steve Handwerker, or write P.O. Box 880229, Boca Raton, FL 33488 or call (561) 447-6700.  
Peace & Spirituality Working Group
As liason for Division 48 Peace Psychology and Division 32 I would welcome any input to further the connection beween our divisions. The Peace and Spirituality Working Group established 14 years ago  in division 48, has generated over 80 convention programs in areas of work involving humanitarian and humanistic dimensions of concerns. Please contact mewith any ideas for ways we can create greater coordination of efforts and connection between these two divisions. Thank you.

Robert Stolorow, PhD

Robert Stolorow's new book, World, Affectivity, Trauma: Heidegger and Post-Cartesian Psychoanalysis, was released by Routledge on April 14, 2011.  Other publications by Dr. Stolorow include:

  • Stolorow, R. D. & Atwood, G. E. (1979). Faces in a Cloud: Subjectivity in Personality Theory. Northvale, NJ: Jason Aronson.

  • Atwood, G. E. & Stolorow, R. D. (1984). Structures of Subjectivity: Explorations in Psychoanalytic Phenomenology. Hillsdale, NJ: Analytic Press.

  • Stolorow, R. D., Brandchaft, B., & Atwood, G. E. (1987). Psychoanalytic Treatment: An Intersubjective Approach. Hillsdale, NJ: Analytic Press.

  • Stolorow, R. D. & Atwood, G. E. (1992). Contexts of Being: The Intersubjective Foundations of Psychological Life. Hillsdale, NJ: Analytic Press.

  • Orange, D. M., Atwood, G. E., & Stolorow, R. D. (1997). Working Intersubjectively: Contextualism in Psychoanalytic Practice. Hillsdale, NJ: Analytic Press.

  • Stolorow, R. D., Atwood, G. E., & Orange, D. M. (2002). Worlds of Experience: Interweaving Philosophical and Clinical Dimensions in Psychoanalysis. New York: Basic Books.

  • Stolorow, R. D. (2007). Trauma and Human Existence: Autobiographical, Psychoanalytic, and Philosophical Reflections. New York: Routledge.

  • Stolorow, R. D. (2011). World, Affectivity, Trauma: Heidegger and Post-Cartesian Psychoanalysis. New York: Routledge.  

Kareen Malone, PhD

Kareen received her PhD from the University of Dallas in psychology and literature. She studied phenomenological psychology at Duquesne University, phenomenology and humanistic psychology at Georgia State University and Jungian approaches and literature at the University of Dallas with Robert Romanyshyn and Thomas Moore.  She has studied feminism & philosophy of Science, and Cognitive Science at the Georgia Institute of Technology. She is in the process of her analytic formation with Après Coup (New York) in Lacanian psychoanalysis.  Après-Coup is chartered by the Board of Regents of the State of New York.  She also studied with École freudienne de Quebec and GIFRIC in Quebec Canada known for their very successful non biological treatment of psychosis, focused on subjective ethics as framed with Lacanian psychoanalysis.  She has two anthologies on Lacanian psychoanalysis (State University of New York Press). She is third author on Science as Psychology (Cambridge University Press).  Kareen is the Director of the Doctoral program in Consciousness and Society, a new program that brings together humanistic, transpersonal and critical psychologies.  She is a fellow of the American Psychological Association. In 2010, she was elected President of Division 24 for 2010, The Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology. Kareen integrates Lacanian psychoanalysis and culture studies with the goals of a more emancipatory psychology, clinical practice, and reflective discipline. She wants to move with a vision that understands the question of being human from perspectives that grants the leap of faith that she would call the subjective.  She is an Associate Editor for Theory and Psychology and Frontiers of Psychoanalysis and Neuropsychoanalysis, a new open access on-line journal integrating a more reflective psychology with a broad-based understanding of disciplinary possibilities.  She is on the editorial board of Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society and Subjectivity: International Journal of Critical Psychology

Donald Froyd, Doctoral Candidate, Walden University

I am currenty a doctoral candidate at Walden University and Dr. Brent Robbins is the methods expert on my dissertation which is titled, "Retaliatory Violence After Family Court: Victim Safety After Family Court Litigation in Intimate Partner Violence Cases."  I am currently in the data collection phase of the dissertation and am making progress toward finally finishing the study!  I currently have one paper written by myself and Dr. Robbins, "Batterer and Violence Typologies for Family Court IPV Cases: Putting Research to Practice" under peer review at the Family Court Review. I also have another paper "Family Therapists Assisting in Court Related Cases: Maintaining Impeccable Clinical and Ethical Integrity" under peer review at the Journal of Marital and Family Therapy. Also, I will be providing a series of 3 workshops for superior court professional personnel, local mental health professionals, as well as members of the local BAR association of family law attorneys regarding violence typologies and how they can assist in family court cases with intimate partner violence as a factor.

Elliot Benjamin, PhD

At the May ASPSI Conference (Association of Spirituality and Paranormal Studies) in Pennsylvania I'm giving a talk entitled "An Exploration of the Possibility of Life After Death Through Ostensible Communications of Mediums with Deceased Persons" and serving on a panel entitled "The Relevance of Psi Phenomena in the Afterlife" which will also include a talk.  Both of my talks at this conference will be published in the Annual Conference Proceedings.  I also have an article entitled "My Personal Session with a Shaman" that will be published in the June, 2011 edition of Searchlight journal, which is another ASPSI publication. In August, 2011 I'm giving a talk at APA in Washington D.C. at the annual conference, 8/4 - 8/7, entitled "Extended Science, Experiential Analysis, and the Phenomenon of Alleged Afterlife Communications of Mediums." And finally, I have been interviewed by Jime Sayaka on the Subversive Thinking blog, which has also been published on the Integral World website in more readible (and corrected) form under the title of "On Cults, Evolution, Psi, and Wilber: Interview with Philosopher and Mathematician Elliot Benjamin".