My courses in psychology & psychoanalysis
At Derner Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies 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 teach 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 also teach a masters course in School Psychology, Psychodynamic Perspectives in Working with Children. In addition I sometimes conduct a rotation of Clinical Case Conference in the Ph.D. program and I 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. I also supervise Ph.D. students in an externship at the Early Learning Center on Adelphi’s campus.
I also teach in the Adelphi Postgraduate Programs in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, 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 click on any of the following bibliographies:
For details of the films I use in my psychology courses, please click on each film title for a link to further information.
Crash. (2005) Paul Haggis, Director.
Crumb. (1994). Terry Zwigoff, Director
Farmingville. Directed by Carlos Sandoval and Catherine Tambini 
Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies. A-35, Helen K; A-62, Rachel G.; A-63, Menachem S.
Healing homes. (2011). Daniel Mackler, Director.
Inside 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 dialogue. (2011). Daniel Mackler, Director.
Sex in a cold climate. Video accompanying The Magdalene Sisters (2003). Peter Mullan, Director
Shoah. (1985), Claude Lanzmann, Director
Take these broken wings. (2009). Daniel Mackler, Director.
The color of fear. Directed by Lee Mun Wah, 
The lost boys of Sudan. Directed by Megan Mylan and Jon Shenk, 
The lost children [http://www.cultureunplugged.com/play/1758/The-Lost-Children]
Waltz with Bashir. (2009). Ari Folman, Director
Spider. (2003). David Cronenberg, Director.
Salad Fingers: “Postapocalyptic cartoon series”!!