My research focuses on the intersection between language and clinical psychology, including both qualitative and quantitative research approaches a) to inform the development of policy guidelines and interventions to improve provision of healthcare, and b) to explore media presentations of mental health.
I am also the co-founding editor (together with Dr. Andrew Wilson) of the journal ‘Language and Psychoanalysis’. The ‘Language and Mind Network’ which aims to bring together individuals with an interest in the intersection of language and psychology, including psychotherapy, clinical psychology and the humanities, and thus to encourage dialogue and collaboration.
Jonathan Wyatt is a senior lecturer at the University of Edinburgh. His article with Beatrice Allegranti, ‘Witnesing Loss: A Materialist Feminist Account’, won the 2015 Norman K. Denzin Qualitative Research Award. His recent books include On (writing) families: Autoethnographies of presence and absence, love and loss, co-edited with Tony Adams and published by Sense.
Matthias Schwannauer graduated with first degrees in Philosophy and Psychology from the University of Marburg in 1994. In 1998 he completed his applied clinical psychology training at the University of Marburg with internships in Marburg, Berlin and Edinburgh. His first position as a qualified clinical psychologist was in the Adolescent Mental Health Services in Greater Glasgow NHS. He moved to NHS Lothian and the University of Edinburgh in January 2000. During this time he was able to carry out his PhD research into psychological interventions for bipolar disorders. This research involved the implementation of a randomised controlled trial of Cognitive Interpersonal Therapy and an investigation of the role of interpersonal and cognitive factors in mood regulation in bipolar disorders and the recovery process.
Since 2009 he is Head of Clinical & Health Psychology and Programme Director for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology training programme at the University of Edinburgh. He is further a Consultant Clinical Psychologist in the Early Psychosis Support Service at CAMHS Lothian.
My research investigates “lived experience”. I am interested in how our personal histories, bodies, culture, and existential situation influence how we experience ourselves and other people, and how we interpret, avoid and express feeling and being. I use Interpretative Phenomenological Analysis to conduct experience-near interviews with special populations. My current projects include i) therapeutic listening and communication; ii) life transitions and identity development; iii) and emotional communication and perception
Lorena Georgiadou is Lecturer in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Applied Social Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. She is interested in the role of linguistic and cultural diversity in relational contexts such as Higher Education, counselling and research practice.
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.
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 : 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).
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.