Mary Watkins

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Mary Watkins, Ph.D.

Ph.D., M.A., Clinical and Developmental Psychology, Clark University;
Licensed Clinical Psychologist M.A. Phenomenological Psychology, Duquesne University

Mary Watkins, Ph.D., is a core faculty member, Co-Chair of the Community Psychology, Liberation Psychology, and Ecopsychology specialization of the M.A./Ph.D. Depth Psychology Program, and founding Coordinator of Community and Ecological Fieldwork and Research at Pacifica Graduate Institute. She is the author of Waking Dreams, Invisible Guests: The Development of Imaginal Dialogues, the co-author ofToward Psychologies of Liberation, Talking With Young Children About Adoption, a co-editor of Psychology and the Promotion of Peace (Journal of Social Issues, 44, 2), and essays on the confluence of liberation psychology and depth psychology. She works at the interfaces between Euro-American depth psychologies and psychologies of liberation from Latin America, Africa and Asia. She has worked as a clinical psychologist with adults, children, and families, and with small and large groups around issues of peace, envisioning the future, diversity, vocation, immigration and social justice. She is a Peacebuilding Associate of the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding and is a member of the national Steering Committee for Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR).

Publications Include: Waking Dreams; Invisible Guests; Talking with Young Children about Adoption; Toward Psychologies of Liberation

Areas of Emphasis: Imaginal/Archetypal Psychology; Object Relations Theory; Liberation Psychology; Participatory and Phenomenological Research; Dialogue Theory/Praxis

Student Fieldwork: Examples of Community/Ecological Fieldwork and Research Proposals and Papers (password protected)
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