Associate Professor

Biography

Dante was right - heaven and hell are about circles. The circling that brought me to West Georgia runs around a life-long appreciation for psychology as philosophy, science, social heuristic, and treatment modality, but mostly as a path through life. I lived and worked in Yucatan, Mexico (a second hearth), and worked in directing two doctoral programs in counseling psychology before coming to the-then State University of West Georgia on sabbatical in 1999. When I was invited the following year to give up tenure, take a pay cut, and commute 100 miles each way from Auburn, I jumped at the chance. And for the last years here I have enjoyed the kindest and wisest colleagues, and the most apt and adequate student classroom companions, that anyone could wish. I am a grateful guy. I am in the process of finishing two texts, one a compilation of allegories related to teaching and psychotherapy and supervision, and the other a free Open Educational Resource, Introduction to Introduction to General Psychology (available here). What joy I find in my vocation! In addition to my university work I practice (which is to say, never get right) psychology in psychotherapy and assessment, and enjoy these involvements as well. I enjoy music, cooking, dogs and cats, living in the country where I can see the stars, walking and bicycling, fatherhood, and I savor the fierce, healing, and refining companionship of my wife Jeanette.

  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Fall 2017 Sections

    Summer 2017 Sections

    • PSYC-2010 (Psychology as a Human Science) Section: 01
    • PSYC-4040 (Psychology of Dreams) Section: 01
    • PSYC-5040 (Psychology of Dreams) Section: 01

    Spring 2017 Sections

    • PSYC-2010 (Psychology as a Human Science) Section: 02
    • PSYC-6284 (Psychopathology and Health) Section: 01
    • PSYC-8005 (Human Science Methodologies) Section: 01

    Fall 2016 Sections

    • PSYC-1101 (Intro to General Psychology) Section: 21
    • PSYC-4085 (Horizon Seminar-MENTORSHIP) Section: 04
    • PSYC-5085 (Horizon Seminar-MENTORSHIP Int) Section: 02
    • PSYC-6899 (Master's Thesis) Section: 02
    • PSYC-7810 (Tutorial-ADV TEACHING PRACTICU) Section: 05

    Summer 2016 Sections

    • PSYC-2010 (Psychology as a Human Science) Section: 02
    • PSYC-4040 (Psychology of Dreams) Section: 01
    • PSYC-5040 (Psychology of Dreams) Section: 01
    • PSYC-7810 (Group Facilitation) Section: 01

    Spring 2016 Sections

    • PSYC-1101 (Intro to General Psychology) Section: 01
    • PSYC-4085 (Mentorship Intro to Gen Psyc) Section: 04
    • PSYC-5085 (Mentorship Intro Gen Psych) Section: 04
    • PSYC-6085 (Topics in Psychotherapy) Section: 01
    • PSYC-6899 (Thesis) Section: 24

    Fall 2015 Sections

    • PSYC-1101 (Intro to General Psychology) Section: 01
    • PSYC-2010 (Psychology as a Human Science) Section: 01
    • PSYC-4085 (Mentorship In Intro to GenPsyc) Section: 03
    • PSYC-5085 (Mentorship in Intro to GenPsyc) Section: 05
    • PSYC-9087 (Teaching Practicum) Section: 01

    Summer 2015 Sections

    • PSYC-2010 (Psychology as a Human Science) Section: 02
    • PSYC-4040 (Psychology of Dreams) Section: 01
    • PSYC-5040 (Psychology of Dreams) Section: 01

    Spring 2015 Sections

    • PSYC-1101 (Intro to General Psychology) Section: 01
    • PSYC-4085 (Mentorship in Intro Gen Psyc) Section: 01
    • PSYC-5085 (Mentorship in Intro Gen Psyc) Section: 02
    • PSYC-6284 (Psychopathology and Health) Section: 01

    Fall 2014 Sections

    • PSYC-2010 (Psychology as a Human Science) Section: 02
    • PSYC-6280 (Theory/Pract Clinical Assessm) Section: 01
    • PSYC-7810 (Theory&PractOfClinicalAssess) Section: 04

    Summer 2014 Sections

    • PSYC-2010 (Psychology as a Human Science) Section: 01
    • PSYC-4040 (Psychology of Dreams) Section: 01
    • PSYC-5040 (Psychology of Dreams) Section: 01
    • PSYC-6899 (Thesis) Section: 02
    • PSYC-6899 (Thesis Writing) Section: 04
    • PSYC-7810A (Psychology of Dreams) Section: 01

    Spring 2014 Sections

    • PSYC-1101 (Intro to General Psychology) Section: 02
    • PSYC-6220 (The Counsel & Psychoth Process) Section: 02
    • PSYC-6287 (Clinical Practicum) Section: 02
    • PSYC-6899 (Thesis) Section: 02
    • PSYC-7810 (Tutorial: Co-enroll in 6287 02) Section: 02

    Fall 2013 Sections

    • PSYC-1101 (Intro to General Psychology) Section: LXB
    • PSYC-1101 (Intro to General Psychology) Section: L2B
    • PSYC-4085 (Colloquium:WhatMattersInPsych) Section: 02
    • PSYC-5085 (Colloquium:WhatMattersInPsych) Section: 02
    • PSYC-9087 (Teaching Practicum) Section: 01

    Summer 2013 Sections

    • PSYC-3150 (Abnormal Psychology) Section: 02
    • PSYC-4040 (Psychology of Dreams) Section: 01
    • PSYC-5040 (Psychology of Dreams) Section: 01

    Spring 2013 Sections

    • PSYC-1101 (Intro to General Psychology) Section: 01
    • PSYC-6284 (Psychopathology and Health) Section: 01