My interests lie at the intersections of
anthropology and psychology, and include psychological anthropology, cultural
psychotherapy, critical psychoanalysis, and trauma. My early research explored the dynamics of intercultural psychological
treatments; as a practicing psychotherapist, I have sought to bring
ethnographic inquiry into a dialogue with clinical practice. My more
recent work addresses individual and collective trauma in the wake of 9/11, and
has led me to examine the psychological and social consequences of disasters
and mass violence.
2000. Cultural psychotherapy: Working with culture in the clinical
encounter. NJ: Jason Aronson.
2003. Cultural turns in psychology. In D. Hill & M. Kral (Eds.) About
psychology: Essays at the crossroads of history, theory and philosophy. Albany
NY: SUNY Press.
2005. The psychological treatment of trauma and the trauma of
psychological treatment: Talking to therapists about 9-11. In Wounded City:
The Social Effects of the World Trade Center Attack on New York City. NY:
Russell Sage Foundation.
2005. The Listening Cure: Listening for Culture in Intercultural
Psychological Treatments. Psychoanalytic Review Vol. 92(3), 431-452.
2008. Therapy after terror: 9/11, psychotherapists, and mental
health. NY: Cambridge Univ. Press.