2008 NOMINEE, DISTINGUISHED PRACTITIONER AWARD, Canadian Psychological Association

2007 APPRECIATION AWARD for Outstanding Contributions to the Advancement of Canadian Psychology; Section on Psychoanalytic & Psychodynamic Psychology, Canadian Psychological Association

2006 GRADIVA AWARD WINNER, National Association for the Advancement of Psychoanalysis

As a psychologist, psychoanalyst, and academic philosopher, my scholarly activities have been both diverse and interdisciplinary. I have authored and/or edited many works including ten books: Other Banalities: Melanie Klein Revisited (2006); Treating Attachment Pathology (2005); Relational and Intersubjective Perspectives in Psychoanalysis: A Critique (2005); Psychoanalysis at the Limit: Epistemology, Mind, and the Question of Science (2004); Rereading Freud: Psychoanalysis through Philosophy (2004); When God Wept: A Novel (2003); The Unconscious Abyss: Hegel's Anticipation of Psychoanalysis (2002); A Pedagogy of Becoming (2002); The Human Aspect (1999); and The Ontology of Prejudice (1997).

Click here for Scholarly Books


I am also Editor of two book series,Contemporary Psychoanalytic Studies and New Imago, and serve on the Editorial Board for the journal, Psychoanalytic Psychology. Having held graduate and undergraduate faculty appointments in over fifteen universities and colleges, I am the founding President of the Section on Psychoanalytic and Psychodynamic Psychology of the Canadian Psychological Association, and am a Core Faculty member at the Adler School of Graduate Studies in Toronto.

As a theoretical scholar and applied clinician, I have been preoccupied with advancing both conceptual and technical innovations in psychoanalysis, clinical treatment interventions, diagnosis and pathology, and philosophical psychology. Many of my recent publications have centered around the philosophy of psychoanalytic psychology, existential phenomenology, German Idealism, and process thought. My scholarly research interests are broadly focused on the philosophy of psychoanalysis and its practical application, character pathology, attachment disorders, Modern through contemporary European Continental philosophy, process metaphysics, value inquiry, and the ontology of the unconscious.

Please refer to my Vitae for a complete record of my teaching background, publications, and academic pursuits. I have also posted several Online Papers which you can download for your reference.