Levinas Seminar Paper Archive

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For abstracts written prior to 2011 please contact the Psychology Department at psychology@seattleu.edu with the paper title and author which are listed below

2011

  • Alexandra L. Adame, Ph.D., Seattle University - “Compassion for Things I’ll Never Know”: The Philosophical Basis of Transpersonal Responsibility"
  • Michael J. DeVries, Ph.D., Trinity Christian College - "In-habiting Buber’s Thought in the Practice of Psychotherapy"
  • Ada Fetters - "What Shall We Do Without Us?"
  • David Flaxer - "Levinas in Practice: Mental Health Treatment in a Community-Based Clinic"  
  • Jeff Grant and Rodrigo Reyes-Alvarez del Castillo - “A Hopeful Stance: How Ethics, Compassion and Empathy can Elicit Change"
  • Steen Halling, Ph.D., Seattle University - "What in the Life World is Levinas Talking About?"  
  • Ken Kimmel – “Wounded by the Other: Transcending Narcissism through the Experience of ‘Exteriority,’ as Understood in Levinas, Jewish Mysticism & Dreams”
  • George Kunz - “Adults only due to extravagant language, possible misreading of texts, and painful messages about hypostatic therapeutic change”
  • Claire Steele LeBeau - "The Delicate Balance between Naming and Bearing, Giving and Receiving, Rejection and Return to the Other: A Levinasian Exploration of Holding Pain"
  • Heather Macdonald, David M. Goodman, and Katie Howe –  "The Ghetto Intern: Culture and Memory" 
  • Donna Orange - "Inclusion: Attitudes Toward Otherness For Clinical Therapeutics"
  • Eric R. Severson - "Disruption and Epiphany: Levinas at Work in Therapy"

2010

  • Ada Fetters - Must Out of Sight Mean Out of Mind? Levinas, Language and the Schizophrenic Other
  • Brian W. Becker, Ph.D. - The Logic of Love: A Personal Account of Moving Toward the Particular Other 
  • David Flaxer - Interiority and Exteriority: Levinas and Psychological Practice 
  • David M. Goodman, Ph.D. & Steven Huett, M.A. - Effacing the Divine Trace: The (A)Proximal, Faceless Third-Party and the Psychotherapeutic Dyad 
  • Don MacDonald - Levinas Meets Macmurray and They Wonder If Psychotherapy Has Any Merit 
  • Eric R. Severson, Ph.D. - Time, Lament and Testimony:Levinas and the Impossible Possibility of Therapy
  • Herman Gill, Ph.D. - “Other” as Excluded Self-Object
  • Heather MacDonald, Psy.D. - Levinas In The Hood: Portable Social Justice 
  • Patrick Cheatham - A Dialogue of Searching: Levinas and The Sexual Encounter

 2009

  • Joshua W. Clegg - In a rationality of peace the rupture of the other is inscribed in the acts of reason
  • Ed Durgan - Quality of life amongst chronically mentally ill adults on Vancouver's downtown east side across a variety of dwelling situation
  • David M. Goodman & Brian W. Becker - The psyche awakened: trauma, violence, and the other  
  • George Kunz - Non-useless suffering   
  • Kathleen M. Pape - The face of the other as an ethic of motherhood  
  • Jeff Warren - Sound and Proximity  

2007

  • Kevin C, Krycka Levinas & Gendlin: Joint contributions for a 1st Person approach to understanding difficult situations in the Mid-East
  • Corey Beals The Ring of Gyges and Fading Exteriority
  • Dominique Walmsley Sensibility and the Face: Breaking Through the Shame
  • David M. Goodman and Scott F. Grover Hineni and Transference: The Remembering and Forgetting of the Other
  • Al Dueck and Elizabeth Welsh An Unfolding of Love in the Works of Kristeva and Levinas Implications for Psychotherapy
  • Leora Bernstein because of confidential information of a case study, she requests her paper not be placed on the web.
    Anyone who would like a copy of her paper ask at lb711@partners.org  
  • Brandie Siegfried Levinas, Models of Memory, and the Psychology of Resiliency
  • Karen Halsey Turning Toward the Other: Reflections on a Pivotal Experience of Alterity, Desire, and Inspiration in Relationship
  • Claire Steele LeBeau Therapeutic Impasse and the Call of the Other to Keep Looking
  • John C. Hecker Contemplating an Understanding of Anxiety through Levinas contra Heidegger:  Heroism as a Meaningful Treatment Option
  • Marie McNabb A Saying without a Said, the Opposite of Transcendence: Levinas and the aftermath of the violence of murder in PTSD treatment
  • Wayne Dykstra Envisioning a Levinas Inspired Psychotherapy
  • Mitchell Harris and Brent D. Slife Otherness as Fundamental to Relationship in Psychotherapy
  • Gloria Gage A Levinasian Defense for the Homeless 
  • Pamela Telkamp Lifelong Learning Face-to-Face: Adult Education and the Theories of Emmanuel Levinas

2006

  • David Goodman Demandedness: An Alternative to the Normal Bell Shaped Self 
  • Jeff Warren: Is the Mystery of Music the Mystery of the Other?
  • George Kunz: Levinas psychoanalysis
  • Melissa Geib: To Caress the Other: Emmanuel Levinas and Psychotherapy
  • John Hacker: Displacing Individualism with a Paradigm of Others; Considering the Role of Ethnicity in Moral Character Development
  • Brian Becker: Self as Other? A Levinasian Analysis of Carl Jung’s Concept of the Self-Ego Relation
  • David Harrington: Wish You Were Here
  • Anna Orton: The Paradoxical Power of the Symptomatic Child; An Integration of Levinisian Ethics and Family Systems Theory
  • Trevor Slocum: From Pride to Humility . He requests that his paper not be placed on the web.
    Anyone who would like a copy may email him at trevor@slocumcounseling.com.
  • David Goodman Demandedness: An Alternative to the Normal Bell Shaped Self
  • Jeff Warren: Is the Mystery of Music the Mystery of the Other?
  • John Hacker: Displacing Individualism with a Paradigm of Others; Considering the Role of Ethnicity in Moral Character Development
  • Anna Orton: The Paradoxical Power of the Symptomatic Child; An Integration of Levinisian Ethics and Family Systems Theory
  • Trevor Slocum: From Pride to Humility

2005

  • Richard Cohen - On the way to a Levinas Inspired Psychology for the Other
  • Dueck and Goodman - Substitution and the Trace of the Other: Levinasian Implications for Psychotherapy
  • Grimesey - The Tragedy of Domestic Violence: Dynamics and Solutions as Understood Through the Philosophy of Emmanuel Levinas
  • Harrington – Time and Weighing: Theodicies of Everyday Life
  • George Kunz – How is Responsibility Therapeutic?
  • Paul Marcus – Love Without Lust
  • Steele - On the way to Interiority: The need for facade and the therapeutic process towards revelation
  • Warren – Do I Know You? Memory, Trauma and the Other
  • Williams and Gantt - Emmanuel Levinas: Exploring the Possibility of a Meaningful Psychology of Religion

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