Associate Lecturer with the Open University. Research interests are primarily in the area of critical theory and psychoanalytical approaches to textuality and culture with a particular interest in positions of rhetoric inhabited in relation to analysis. Published work has ranged from readings of the early work of Freud, identity and bodily habitation, linguistic negotiation in rap and hip-hop, and the role of phantasy in children’s literature.
Laura Thompson is a Chartered Psychologist and Lecturer in Social Psychology at Loughborough University. Her research is applied and ‘real-world’, focusing broadly on health, communication and socio-psychological approaches to occupational psychology. Taking an interdisciplinary approach, Laura draws across a range of methods, in particular conversation analysis, to help solve problems within the health sector, psychiatry and private or public companies. Her research aims to form the foundations for psychological treatments and interventions for individuals with health conditions, including schizophrenia and multiple sclerosis.
I am a linguist with research and teaching interests covering a wide range of topics in linguistics and linguistic theory, with a particular focus on various aspects of meaning (semantics and pragmatics). This has included work on lexical and syntactic meaning, semantic change, phatic communication, prosodic meaning, multimodality and stylistics.
Recent publications include a book, Relevance Theory (Cambridge University Press, 2013) and a collection edited with Siobhan Chapman, Pragmatic Literary Stylistics (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014).
I have also worked with a number of groups interested in connections between work at school and at university. I am a member of the UK Linguistics Olympiad committee and, with Marcello Giovanelli and Andrea Macrae, I coordinate the Integrating English project (http://integratingenglish.org)
I am a semi-retired psychoanalyst with an interest in the ongoing development of psychoanalytic theory. Currently I am exploring overlaps between psychoanalysis and Cognitive Semiotics, a branch of linguistics that is bringing about a “relational turn” in its own field.
As a researcher, I’m responsible for the Multimodal Communication/Linguistics section of the BlackBox project, investigating performing arts from cognitive and ethnographic perspectives.
Previously, I did post-doctoral research on cognitive semiotics, metaphors, metonymy, gestures and epistemic stance at Humtec – RWTH Aachen University (Germany) with the Natural Media – Gesture lab, teaching Master’s courses in Media Informatics on “Media, Culture and Mind” and “Semiotics and Embodied Cognition in the Digital Age” from 2009-2014. I held a one-year FIIRD fellowship granted by the Foundation for Interreligious and Intercultural Research and Dialogue for research on multimodal cognitive semiotics in relation to religious and spiritual thought at the University of Geneva (Switzerland). I was also lecturer at the University of Palermo (Italy), where my doctoral training began, which was also conducted in the USA at the University of California-Berkeley (Linguistics) as visiting researcher and at Case Western Reserve (Cognitive Science) as visiting scholar.
Broadly, my research lies in the intersection of language, culture and cognition, focusing on multimodal cognitive semiotics and symbolic systems (e.g. religions and religious discourse; performing arts and literature) and the socio-anthropological aspects of conceptual blends. One special research interest of mine is on multimodal metaphors (speech, gesture, cultural artifacts) and how these might be applied in other domains such as in psychotherapy and forensic interviews in order to better understand the epistemic stance of the speaker and how it’s represented in “natural media” (voice, gestures, posture, gaze, etc.). In this sense, I adhere to an embodied and embedded view of the human mind following contemporary cognitive science.
Within the BlackBox research framework, I’m interested in investigating what dancers and other performers might be able to inform science about the relationship between body and cognition and creative processes in general.
Anna Madill is Deputy Head and Professor in the School of Psychology, University of Leeds and is the psychology contact for, and member of, the Centre for Interdisciplinary Gender Studies. Anna Madill is a Chartered Psychologist, a Chartered Scientist, Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. She Co-Founded and Chaired (2008-11) the British Psychological Society Qualitative Methods in Psychology Section, is Associate Editor of the British Journal of Clinical Psychology and on the editorial boards of the British Journal of Social Psychology, Qualitative Psychology, and Qualitative Research in Psychology. Her interests include qualitative methods, psychoanalysis, Lacan, visual analysis, erotic manga, women’s erotic cultures, health and wellbeing.
Affiliation: Private Practice & Brooklyn College, The City University of New York
My name is Peter Schneider. I am a psychotherapist with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from New York Univ. and a certificate in psychoanalysis from the NYU Post-doctoral program. I have been a faculty member at Brooklyn College and Empire State College (SUNY). My article on speech pragmatically and psychotherapy was published in an early number of your journal Language and Psychoanalysis. I have also had articles in Contemporary Psychoanalysis; Psychoanalytic Psychology; and Psychoanalysis and Contemporary Thought. My current interests center on integrating psychoanalytic, Jamesian, and phenomenological views of the self. My e-mail is email@example.com
Affiliation: Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis
Robert D. Stolorow is a Founding Faculty Member at the Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Los Angeles, and at the Institute for the Psychoanalytic Study of Subjectivity, New York. Absorbed for more than four decades in the project of rethinking psychoanalysis as a form of phenomenological inquiry, he is the author of World, Affectivity, Trauma: Heidegger and Post-Cartesian Psychoanalysis (Routledge, 2011) and Trauma and Human Existence: Autobiographical, Psychoanalytic, and Philosophical Reflections (Routledge, 2007) and coauthor of eight other books. He received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Harvard in 1970 and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of California at Riverside in 2007.
Marianna is a EU Marie Curie awarded postdoc researcher at the UvA. Her research focuses on the differences between visual and verbal metaphors, and taps into the type of knowledge that comes into play when we understand a visual as opposed to a verbal metaphor. To achieve this, she uses quantitative analyses and computational modelling techniques, combined with psychological data. Her current postdoctoral project is called COGVIM (Cognitive Grounding of Visual Metaphor, https://cogvim.org/).
I essentially try to better understand the links between affect regulation and psychopathology, mainly by studying mental functioning (mentalization, alexithymia). Part of my work bears on the theoretical analysis of these themes, using a mainly psychoanalytical approach that integrates elements of theories of emotion. I also conduct empirical research using a number of methodological strategies: discourse analysis (quantitative and qualitative), creation and use of questionnaires, experimental tasks, etc. I created a grid for verbal elaboration of affect (GÉVA), a verbal measurement of affect mentalization, a central part of many research projects.
Wolfgang Tschacher was born in Stuttgart, Germany, studied psychology at Tübingen University where he received his Ph.D. in 1990. Psychotherapy training in systemic therapy at the Institute of Family Therapy, Munich. Habilitation in psychology and Venia legendi 1996 at University of Bern, Switzerland, professorship in 2002. He currently works at the University Hospital of Psychiatry, where he founded the department of psychotherapy research. His main interests are in quantitative psychotherapy research, time-series methods and experimental psychopathology, with an emphasis on dynamical systems, complexity science, embodied cognition, and phenomena of cognitive self-organization. Organizer of the series of ‘Herbstakademie’ conferences on systems theory in psychology. For a list of publications and conference information see www.upd.unibe.ch or www.embodiment.ch
Zsófia Demjén is Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the UCL Centre for Applied Linguistics, University College London. Her research interests include health communication, metaphor, and the intersections of language, mind and health(care). She is author of Sylvia Plath and the Language of Affective States: Written Discourse and the Experience of Depression (2015, Bloomsbury), co-editor of The Routledge Handbook of Metaphor and Language (2017) and her work has appeared in the Journal of Pragmatics, Applied Linguistics, Communication & Medicine, Medical Humanities, and Discourse Studies among others.
Affiliation: Rutgers – State University of New Jersey
I use mixed methods to investigate the communication and social practices used to negotiate interactions in a variety of health and mental health contexts. My scholarship consists of three intertwining threads guided by my interest in patient engagement in real world contexts. The first thread is situated in the community and reconceptualizes the notion of communicative competence by centering on what patients do in their everyday lives. Much of this work examines the situated communication practices of individuals diagnosed with neurological and psychiatric disorders to provide a grounded perspective on everyday functioning and community participation.
The second thread is situated in the clinic and is informed by my work in the community reconceptualizing competence. I also examine clinical work practices and clinical reasoning to consider applications of patient-centered constructs such as shared decision making. These first two threads weave together a situated understanding of the “everyday-ness” of an individual’s functioning – which is often neglected or misunderstood – with an understanding of what happens in the clinic.
The final thread considers the societal need for patient participation in the collective sense, namely how to reach and work with patient communities to pose more relevant research questions and develop more sensitive research strategies to better serve patient populations and better assist caregivers and clinicians. My work informs our understanding of best practices, intervention development and implementation and therefore contains a strong applied component, particularly to inquiry in health services.
I work in the areas of experimental psycholinguistics, experimental cognitive linguistics, bilingual cognition, linguistic and cultural relativity, first, second and additional language learning.
The main questions that guide my research concern language-driven human cognition and can be summarised as follows:
1. To what extent do speakers with different cultural and linguistic backgrounds think and perceive the world differently?
2. To what extent does additional language learning transform the way we perceive the world?
Recent research programmes have looked at the effects of colour terminology on colour categorical perception, the relationship between grammatical aspect and perception of goal-oriented motion events, the lexicalization of path, manner and causation of motion and motion event cognition, the effects of grammatical gender on object perception, the count/mass noun distinction and the construal of individuation, in populations such as monolingual, bilingual, and multilingual adults, child L1 and L2 acquirers, instructed and naturalistic foreign language learners, and involving speakers of languages such as Afrikaans, Arabic, English, French, German, Greek, Japanese, Sotho, Spanish, Swati, Swedish, Tswana, Xhosa, Zulu.
Sheryl Prentice (PhD, Lancaster, UK) is currently a researcher on the Native Language Influence Detection 6 project at Lancaster University, UK. She is a member of Lancaster University’s Corpus Approaches to Social Science Centre (CASS) and the University Centre for Computer Corpus Research on Language (UCREL). She specializes in the psycho-linguistic study of violent extremism from a multidisciplinary perspective, particularly via the use of automated approaches. She has published papers on the use of corpus linguistic methods in the study of online counter(terrorism) and radicalization, and nationalism.
Dr. Jessica Nina Lester is an Assistant Professor of Inquiry Methodology in the School of Education at Indiana University, US. She teaches research methods courses and also focuses much of her research on the study and development of qualitative methodologies. She situates much of her substantive research within discourse studies and disability studies, with a particular focus on education and mental health contexts. Dr. Lester is the co-editor of The Palgrave handbook of child mental health: Discourse and conversation studies and The Palgrave handbook of adult mental health: Discourse and conversation studies. She has most recently published in journals such as Qualitative Inquiry, Patient Education & Counseling, and Discourse Studies.
Professor Mike Hazelton has worked in different parts of Australia – New South, Western Australia and Tasmania, and has had extensive experience leading schools of nursing at the University of Tasmania, Curtin University and the University of Newcastle. He is Honorary Director of the Halla /Newcastle Centre for Problem Based Learning, Cheju Halla University, Republic of Korea and was Visiting Professor in the School of Healthcare, University of Leeds between May and September 2010.
Professor Hazelton’s clinical work as Professor of Mental Health Nursing has included involvement in various types of cognitive behaviour therapy. For instance, he participated as both an individual therapist and group skills therapist in the delivery of dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT) for borderline personality disorder in the Centre for Psychotherapy, Hunter New England Area Health Service between 2005 and 2010. He was also involved in a program providing group-based cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) for depression to clients referred by local general practitioners in the Newcastle/Hunter region in 2006 and 2009. Professor Hazelton is also an accredited Mental Health First Aid Master Trainer and has provided mental health first aid training to students, university staff and community members since 2009. Many of Professor Hazelton’s research publications and presentations reflect his ongoing commitment to clinical work and health professional education.
Professor Hazelton has a research background in both qualitative and quantitative methods, has published widely on mental health and mental health nursing and has undertaken consultancies for various governments, both Commonwealth and State in Australia. A particular area of focus in his work is on discourses of mental health, illness and recovery. Professor Hazelton is a past Editor of the International Journal of Mental Health Nursing and is currently a member of the Editorial Advisory Committee of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry. To date he has supervised 16 PhD students to successful completion; been the recipient of a number of awards for mental health nursing research; and in 2003 was made a Life Member of the Australian College of Mental Health Nurses, the highest honour awarded by that professional organisation.
I am Assistant Professor at the Department of English, the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. I work on linguistic and communication patterns in mental healthcare discourse including psychotherapy, counseling, and public health promotion, and enjoy collaborative research with mental healthcare practitioners. I have a keen interest in the use, management of, and response to metaphors in psychotherapy across different cultural contexts. Relevant publications include a monograph (Metaphor in Psychotherapy. A Descriptive and Prescriptive Analysis. Amsterdam and Philadelphia: John Benjamins) and articles in both linguistics and psychology journals.
Affiliation: Sigmund Freud University Vienna and Università del Salento
Dr. Omar Gelo graduated in Psychology at the University of Urbino (Italy) in 2000. He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Ulm (Germany) in 2007, where he also worked as a research assistant. In 2007 he begun to work as assistant professor at the Department of Psychotherapy Science of the Sigmund Freud University Vienna (Austria). In 2008 he became Assistant Professor for Dynamic Psychology at the Department of History, Society and Human Studies of the University of Salento (Italy). Since 2014 he is Associate Professor for Dynamic Psychology at the same department where he since then director of the Bachelor and Master Program in Psychology. Since 2008 he works as consultant of the Sigmund Freud University Vienna (Austria), where he also the director of the International Ph.D. Program in Psychotherapy Science at the Sigmund Freud University Vienna (Austria).
His research interests concern: (a) the epistemological reflection on the scientific status of psychotherapy and psychological intervention; (b) the methodological reflection on the application of quantitative, qualitative and mixed methods in psychotherapy and clinical research; (c) the empirical investigation of the psychotherapeutic process in different therapeutic schools (comparative process-outcome research); (d) psychotherapy integration; and (e) the application of dynamic systems theory to the study of psychotherapy; (e) the investigation of psychotherapeutic development. He recently co-edited the volume “Psychotherapy Research: Foundations, Process, and Outcome” (Springer, Vienna).
Giuseppe Iurato, BSc, MSc Mathematics, PhD in Applied Physics (curriculum in History and Science Education). His main research interests are in the interplay between natural and exact sciences with humanities, their applications and epistemological foundations.”,”interplay between natural and exact sciences with humanities, their applications and epistemological foundations.
Dr Andrew Geeves is a Sydney-based researcher with an interest in psychoanalysis, the experience of expert performance and the emotions involved in this experience, especially for musicians. He graduated from a PhD in Psychology from Macquarie University, Sydney in 2012 in which he drew on semi-structured interviews and in-depth fieldwork to build a grounded theory of the experience of music performance for professional musicians. Since then, he has gained experience working as a music performance coach and researcher with Opera Australia and as a lecturer and tutor at Macquarie University in addition to conducting performance-based research with sportspeople. He is currently nearing the end of his training to become a registered psychologist and plans to pursue psychoanalytic training in the future. He dreams of residing in New York City and achieving a balance in his work between research, teaching, writing and practicing as an analyst.
Affiliation : NYC College of Technology, City University of New York (CUNY)
Lubie G. Alatriste is associate professor in the Department of English, City University of New York. She currently teaches second language writing, composition, and courses in literacy and linguistics. Her research focuses on genre teaching and transfer as well as critical discourse. Most recently she has developed a framework for application of discourse research results in professional practice. Her most recent publications appeared in Journal of Second Language Writing, Idiom, and NYSTESOL Journal. Her most recent book is an edited collection by Multilingual Matters, UK.
Affiliation : International Psychoanalytic University Berlin
Prof. Dr. Michael B. Buchholz, Dipl.-Psych., Professor for Social Psychology at the International Psychoanalytic University (IPU), Berlin (Germany), head of the Dissertation Program at IPU. PhD in Psychoanalysis 1980 (Frankfurt), Habilitation in Social Sciences 1990 in Göttingen; Psychoanalyst and Training Analyst in the German Psychoanalytic Society. Editorial board of “System Familie”, “Psychotherapie und Sozialwissenschaft”, “Psychosozial”, “International Forum of Psychoanalysis”, „Language and Psychoanalysis“. More than 150 publications. Qualitative studies: analysis of a 30 session short-term therapy (1996), scenarios of contact (1997), sexual offenders in group therapy (2008), empathy conversations in psychotherapy.
Robert Beshara is a doctoral candidate in Consciousness and Society at the University of West Georgia, where he researches the ‘psychology’ of Islamophobia in the United States using critical theory and qualitative research. He has taught the following courses at the undergraduate level: Personal Relationships and Introduction to General Psychology. He has presented his academic work at international conferences in: Key West, FL; Atlanta, GA; Vienna, Austria; Oxford, UK; and Berkeley, CA. And he has published on diverse topics, such as cinema, consciousness, the Internet, emotions, and psychoanalysis. Furthermore, he is a fine artist with experiences in theatre, music, and film.
David Hafner, a practicing psychoanalyst residing in Monterrey, is professor of clinical psychology at the University of Monterrey. His research interests include addiction, pathological grief, and the psychoses, in relation to language acquisition and the hypothesis of the unconscious. He treats and researches substance addictions and severe mental illnesses at DIMAC drug rehabilitation center and maintains a private clinical practice. He regularly contributes and translates for Language and Psychoanalysis, The Lacanian Review (Hurly-Burly), Décsir, and (Re)-turn.
Affiliation : Birkbeck College, University of London
Jean-Marc Dewaele is Professor of Applied Linguistics and Multilingualism at Birkbeck, University of London. He has published widely on individual differences in psycholinguistic, sociolinguistic, pragmatic, psychological and emotional aspects of Multilingualism. He is the author of a monograph Emotions in Multiple Languages in 2010 (2nd ed in 2013). He is Vice-President of the International Association of Multilingualism and former president of the European Second Language Association. He is General Editor of the International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism. He won the Equality and Diversity Research Award from the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (2013) and the Robert C. Gardner Award for Outstanding Research in Bilingualism (2016) from the International Association of Language and Social Psychology.
Affiliation : International Psychoanalytic University Berlin
I am a doctoral student of Humboldt-University Berlin and member of the doctoral program PSAID at International Psychoanalytic University (IPU). At IPU I am research assistant at the CEMPP Project (Conversation analysis of empathy in psychotherapy process research).
Zachary Tavlin is a PhD candidate in English at the University of Washington. His research focuses on nineteenth- and twentieth-century American literature, the history of philosophy, psychoanalysis, phenomenology, and the visual arts. He has published widely on a variety of topics, appearing in Language & Psychoanalysis, The Comparatist, Theoretical Practice, and InVisible Culture among a number of other venues. Forthcoming works include essays and book chapters on Faulkner and Heidegger, Borges and Spinoza, Cormac McCarthy, and the films of Hal Hartley.
I am currently a doctoral candidate in Psychology: Consciousness and Society at the University of West Georgia, USA. My dissertation research considers personal experiences of change occurring in three psychotherapeutic modalities: Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Psychoanalysis. I am fascinated by and committed to exploring both the empirical and the philosophical / ethical dimensions of psychotherapy practices. I am also interested in Critical approaches to Psychology, particularly the concept of Psychologization as both an object of critique and a standpoint for examining subjectivity. I completed my B.A. in English Literatures and Cultures from Brown University and my M.A. in Psychology from University of West Georgia.
Dr Beverley Costa, a psychotherapist, set up Mothertongue multi-ethnic counselling service in 2000. Mothertongue also runs a dedicated Mental Health Interpreting Service. In 2009 Mothertongue won The Queen’s Award for Volunteering. Beverley is an Honorary Research Fellow at Birkbeck, University of London and has written a number of papers and chapters on therapy across languages. Together with Jean Marc Dewaele, their paper: Psychotherapy across Languages: beliefs, attitudes and practices of monolingual and multilingual therapists with their multilingual patients, won the 2013 BACP Equality and Diversity Research Award.
She established “Colleagues Across Borders” in 2013 which offers pro bono peer support and training, via Skype, to refugee psychosocial workers based in the Middle East. She set up the Bilingual Therapist and Mental Health Interpreter Forum in 2010. This meets twice a year in London. She produced the world premiere of the play about a cross language couple “The Session in 2015 at The Soho Theatre, London. She is currently producing an Arts Council England funded play about interpreters.
Adrienne Harris, Ph.D. is Faculty and Supervisor at New York University Postdoctoral Program in Psychotherapy and Psychoanalysis. She is on the faculty and is a supervisor at the Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California. She is a member and Training Analyst in the IPA. She is an Editor at Psychoanalytic Dialogues, and Studies In Gender and Sexuality. In 2009, She, Lewis Aron, and Jeremy Safron established the Sandor Ferenczi Center at the New School University.
She, Lew Aron, Eyal Rozmaren and Steven Kuchuck co-edit the Book Series Relational Perspectives in Psychoanalysis, a series now with over 60 published volumes. She has written on topics in gender and development, analytic subjectivity and self-care, primitive states and the analytic community in the shadow of the First World War. Her current work is on analytic subjectivity, on intersectional models of gender and sexuality, and on ghosts.
Affiliation: International Psychoanalytic University Berlin
Michael M. Dittmann, BA and MA in Psychology („Open up open-topic closing – local production of social relation in a psychodynamic short-term Therapy“), BA Econonomic Psychology („Psychological impact study of the work of Michelangelo da Caravaggio ‚Amor vincit omnia‘“); University Lecturer and Research Associate for Social Psychology at the International Psychoanalytic University (IPU) Berlin (Germany); current research projects: Conversation Analysis of Empathy in Psychotherapy Process Research (CEMPP), Typical Problematic Situations (TPS), Joint Evaluation of Therapeutic Help (JETH); publications: challenging situations (2015) and empathy (2015; 2016).
Ian Parker is Professor of Management in the School of Management at the University of Leicester, Co-Director of the Discourse Unit (www.discourseunit.com) and a practising psychoanalyst in Manchester. His books include Lacanian Psychoanalysis: Revolutions in Subjectivity (Routledge, 2011), and six books in the series ‘Psychology after Critique’ (Routledge, 2015).
Fernanda Carra-Salsberg has been a postsecondary foreign language educator for the past fifteen years. Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina, her interest in language, culture, migration and identity formations stems from her repeated relocations as a child and an adolescent migrant, and from experiences as a foreign-language pedagogue. She has taught English as a Second language and Spanish. Carra-Salsberg is currently teaching Spanish Grammar to Heritage and Second language learners at York University, Ontario, Canada. Carra-Salsberg has obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree with honours in Spanish Language, Literature and Linguistics at York University, a Bachelor of Education Degree in Second Language Acquisition and History at OISE UT, and a Master of Arts Degree in Spanish Language and Ibero-American Literature at the University of Toronto.
Most recently, Carra-Salsberg has completed an Interdisciplinary Doctoral Degree at the Faculty of Education, York University. Carra-Salsberg resides in the Greater Toronto area (Ontario, Canada) with her spouse and two daughters.