Director of Clinical Training
B.A. - University of Michigan
M.S & Ph.D. - Stony Brook University
Predoctoral Internship - Montefiore Hospital
Postdoctoral Internship - University Counseling Services (CWRU) & Hospice of the Western Reserve
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I enjoy conducting research and writing review papers in the areas of social and clinical psychology, and I have a special interest in topics related to spirituality, religion, and the virtues. Much of my work focuses on the challenges that people experience when they try to forgive themselves and others. I also have a special interest in the topic of spiritual struggle, particularly situations in which people become angry at God.
Over the next 3-5 years, most of my upcoming projects will focus on anger toward God, interpersonal forgiveness, and self-forgiveness (perhaps with links to work on humility and self-compassion). Much of my own work will probably center on anger toward God. However, I am very open to having students do projects on interpersonal forgiveness and self-forgiveness as well.
It is possible that I will accept one graduate student for the 2013-2014 academic year. Note that I can only admit students to the clinical psychology program at this time, because we no longer have a social psychology program at CWRU.