Psychoanalysis & Psychology Courses

My courses in psychology & psychoanalysis


At Derner Schoolmof Psychology at Adelphi University  I teach a variety of courses which rotate from semester to semester and year to year. To view recent syllabi please click on the course titles as described below.

In the masters programs in General Psychology and Mental Health Counseling I teach Trauma, and in the Ph.D program in Clinical Psychology I teach Bearing witness to trauma. Both courses focus significantly on mechanisms of intergenerational trauma, and further information on my work in this area may be found in the research and social justice areas of my website. I have taught Multicultural issues in school psychology in the School Psychology masters program, and I have also taught Multiculturalism in the Ph.D. program. I developed a new Ph.D. elective in 2010, Madness & Psychosis: Origins and Psychotherapeutic Interventions. I have also taught a masters course in School Psychology, Psychodynamic Perspectives in Working with Children. In addition, I teach a Clinical Case Concentration course with an emphasis on consultation and supervision, and  I sometimes conduct a rotation of Clinical Case Conference in the Ph.D. program. I  also do individual clinical supervision and I run a doctoral research group. For details of the research group click on the “My research and scholarly projects” link above, and for a list of dissertations that I have chaired, please click on my faculty profile link on the home page of this website.. I also occasionally supervise Ph.D. students in an externship at the Early Learning Center on Adelphi’s campus.

I also occasionally teach and supervise in the Adelphi Postgraduate Programs in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy – a group of programs that provide psychoanalytic training at Adelphi for licensed clinicians, and recently I have taught Child Psychopathology and Trauma in those programs. I have also taught a seminar on working with children at Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis.

For my own writings relating to child therapy, intergenerational trauma, and the social origins of psychosis please see “my recent writings”, elsewhere on this website, and for  additional readings I have found useful please visit the Bookshelf section of this website. You may also click on any of the following bibliographies:

Bibliography of books on doing emotional work with children

Bibliography of resources on child trauma

Bibliography of resources on the social origins of and social treatments for schizophrenia and the psychoses

Bibliography on intergenerational trauma and its treatment

Bibliography on qualitative and narrative approaches to research in psychology


For details of the films I use in my psychology courses, please click on each film title for a link to further information.

CrashCrash. (2005) Paul Haggis, Director.



CrumbCrumb. (1994). Terry Zwigoff, Director



FarmingvilleFarmingville. Directed by Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini [2004]



Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies. A-35, Helen K; A-62, Rachel G.; A-63, Menachem S.

Healing HomesHealing homes. (2011). Daniel Mackler, Director.



Inside Out: Portraits of ChildrenInside out: Portraits of children. (1996). Joanna Lipper, Director




Last journey into silence. (2001). Shosh Shlam, Director.

Long night’s journey into day: South Africa’s search for truth and reconciliation. (2000). F. Reid & D. Hoffman, Directors.

Ma vie en rose. (1999). Alain Berliner, Director.




Open DialogueOpen dialogue. (2011). Daniel Mackler, Director.



Sex in a cold climate. Video accompanying The Magdalene Sisters (2003). Peter Mullan, Director

ShoahShoah. (1985), Claude Lanzmann, Director




Take These Broken WingsTake these broken wings. (2009). Daniel Mackler, Director.



The color of fear. Directed by Lee Mun Wah, [1995]

The lost boys of Sudan. Directed by Megan Mylan and Jon Shenk, [2003]

The lost children []

Unseen Tears: The Impact Of Native American Residential Boarding Schools In Western New York, by Ron Douglas

Waltz With BashirWaltz with Bashir. (2009). Ari Folman, Director




SpiderSpider. (2003). David Cronenberg, Director.




Salad Fingers: “Postapocalyptic cartoon series”!!


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