Dr. David Goodman teaches Applied Group Dynamics, Abnormal Psychology, Cross-Cultural Psychology, and Psychology, Power, and Politics.
David M. Goodman
Professional Title: Assistant Professor of Psychology
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology; Psychoanalysis; Intersubjectivity; Existential-Phenomenological Thought; Continental Philosophy and Philosophical Ethics; Levinas Studies; Theories of Self and Subjectivity; Critical Psychology; International Psychology
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: Psychology, Power, and Politics; Abnormal Psychology; Applied Group Dynamics; Cross-Cultural Psychology; Counseling Internship Seminar
Education: BA, Azusa Pacific University; MA,Fuller Theological Seminary; MA, PhD, Fuller
Graduate School of Psychology
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions: Goodman, D. (2012). The Demanded Self: Ethics and Identity in Modern Psychologies. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press.Huett, S., & Goodman, D. (2012). Levinas on Managed Care: The (A)proximal, Faceless Third-party and the Psychotherapeutic Dyad. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology. Manuscript accepted for publication.Satir, D., Goodman, D., Shingleton, R., Porcerelli, J., Gorman, B., Barlow, D., & Thompson-Brenner, H. (2011). An Alliance-Focused Therapy for Anorexia Nervosa. Psychotherapy, 48 (4), 401-420.Goodman, D. (2010). Hearing “Thou Shall Not Kill” when All the Evidence is to the Contrary: Psychoanalysis, Enactment, and Jewish Ethics. In L. Aron & L. Henik’s (Eds.) Answering a Question with a Question: Judaism and Contemporary Psychoanalysis (pp. 129-152). Brighton, MA: Academic Studies Press.Goodman, D., Dueck, A., & Langdal, J. (2010). The ‘Heroic I’: A Levinasian Critique of Modern Narcissism. Theory & Psychology, 20 (5), 1-19. DOI 10.1177/0959354310370238Goodman, D., & Marcelli, A. (2010). The Great Divorce: Ethics and Identity. Pastoral Psychology, 59 (5), 563-583. DOI 10.1007/s11089-009-0263-1Goodman, D., Walling, S., and Ghali, A. (2010). Psychology in Pursuit of Justice: The Works and Lives of Emmanuel Levinas and Ignacio Martin-Baro. Pastoral Psychology, 59 (5), 585-602. DOI 10.1007/s11089-009-0260-4 Goodman, D. (2009). Emmanuel Levinas. In D. Leeming, K. Madden, & S. Marlan’s (Eds.) Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion. Springer Reference.Goodman, D., & Grover, S. (2008). Hineni and Transference: The Remembering and Forgetting of the Other. Pastoral Psychology, 56 (6), 561-571. DOI 10.1007/s11089-008-0143-0Dueck, A., & Goodman, D. (2007). Expiation, Substitution, and Surrender: Levinasian Implications for Psychotherapy. Pastoral Psychology, 55 (5), 601-617. DOI 10.1007/s11089-007-0067-0
David founded and currently co-directs a Theoretical, Historical, and Philosophical Psychology Research Lab wherein he leads a team of undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate researchers in the study of multiple domains of the psychological discipline including (but not limited to) critical psychology, moral developmental theory, intersubjectivity and relational psychoanalysis, hermeneutical and dialogical psychologies, and the interfacing of religious/theological and psychological theories of selfhood. The lab membership is interdisciplinary and inter-institutional, with members from Harvard, Boston University, Lesley University, and Assumption College. Additionally, with the assistance of the research lab and steering committee, David chaired the international conference, Psychology and the Other, which occurred October 1-3rd, 2011. The conference will run again in early October 2013. More information is available on the website: www.psychologyandtheother.com. Furthermore, David's research interests include spiritual, existential, religious, and theological traditions and discourses. He is interested in considering how these discourses shape our experience of human suffering, healing, and potential and how these discourses might interface and translate into clinical contexts. David is also interested in how psychologies form in other cultures and participates in conversations that empower the formation of indigenous versions of psychology. This has led him to a significant amount of international travel and cross-cultural research, predominately in Asia.
In addition to teaching, David also…… works with patients in his private practice in Cambridge, MA.… is involved in conducting research and teaching at Cambridge Hospital/Harvard Medical School.… is on the teaching faculty at the Massachusetts Institute for Psychoanalysis where he teaches a seminar on culture and psychoanalysis.… etc!
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