Associate Professor Emerita of Clinical Psychology
She has worked for many years as a clinical psychologist in a variety of settings, such as academia, community mental health, private practice, and the theater. Her interests include psychoanalytic theory and practice, child development, cross-cultural psychology, women's studies, theater, and Puerto Rican culture.
This course will give an overview of two major psychological theories, attachment and psychoanalytic theories. These theories emphasize the development and derailment of relationships, self and other-wise. We will use these theoretical perspectives to explore the interpersonal, intersubjective, and intrapsychic dimensions of our relational worlds. Historical and cross-cultural aspects of these psychological approaches will be integrated throughout our discussions. Primary and secondary sources, memoirs, clinical cases and research, and plays/film will be used to illustrate psychological concepts based on relational patterns. We will elaborate on possible interdisciplinary applications of these theoretical frameworks.