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Curriculum Vitae

Personal Profile
I was born in 1949 in Montabauer, Germany and have lived in Canada since 1957. I won numerous public speaking awards in both elementary and high school. The high point of my varied working life was the International Investigative Journalism Award I won during the five years I spent working as an interviewer in professional radio broadcasting. It was during this time that I realized I had a passion for researching, learning, teaching, and counselling.

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at the University of the Fraser Valley.

 

:: Publications ::


Books
1. Women in Philosophical Counseling. Northvale, NJ.: Lexington. (2015).
2. Philosophy’s Role in Counseling and Psychotherapy. Northvale, NJ.: Jason Aronson. 2013.
3. Philosophical Counseling and the Unconscious. Amherst, NY: Trivium Publications,
2006.
4. Issues in Philosophical Counseling. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing (Praeger),2002.
5. Philosophical Counseling: Theory and Practice. Westport, CT: Greenwood Publishing (Praeger), 2001. Also in Italian and Japanese trans.


Book Chapters
"Philosophy Revalued in Mental Healthcare." In Practicing Philosophy. Aleksandar Fatic and Lydia Amir eds. Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publications, 2015.

"Happiness Pills: Philosophy Versus the Chemical Solution." In Philosophy, Counseling, and Psychotherapy. Elliot D. Cohen and Samuel Zinaich eds. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.

“Philosophy and the Sparkling Life” in Living a Life of Value. Jason A. Merchey ed. San Diego CA: VOW Press, 2006.


Essays
"Blaming the Victim: Mental Illness and the Just Society." in Journal of Philosophical Practice. Journal of the American Philosophical Practitioners Association. New York: Vol 11 No. 1. March, 2016. pp. 1704-1710.

"Philosophy in the Prevention of Mental Illness." in Overtures: Revue Internationale de Philosophie, Theologie et Psychanalyse. Vol, 2 Oct, 2014. e-journal @ www.cinr.qc.ca

"A Catalogue of Suffering: On Diagnosing in Philosophical Mental Healthcare (PMH)." in Journal of Humanities Therapy. Vol.5 (Dec. 2014). pp. 11-45. Kangwon National University. Seoul, South Korea.

"Paradigm Shift: From ‘Hyper-diagnosia’ to a New Model of Mental Healthcare" in Rivista Italiana di Counseling Filosofico, Anno IX, n. 9, novembre 2013, Isfipp Edizioni, Torino (Italy).

"Philosophical Counselling and the Issues Tree." Journal of Humanities Therapy Vol.4 (2013). pp. 135-154. Kangwon National University. Seoul, South Korea.

“‘Mental Illness’: Ontology, Etiology, and Philosophy as ‘Cure’.” in Universitas: Monthly Review of Philosophy and Culture. No. 446 (Vol. 36 no. 07). Jlu, 2011. New Taipei City, Taiwan.

“Blaming the Victim: Mental Illness and the Just Society” and “The Philosophy Café in Vancouver, Canada” in the peer reviewed e-zine published by the Tzu Chi University Humanities Research Center of Clinical Healing in Taiwan. To view, click here.

"'Mental Illness': Ontology, Etiology, and Philosophy as 'Cure'." in Haser: Revista Internacional De Filosofia Aplicada (International Review of Philosophical Practice). Sevilla, Spain. No. 1 (Vol. 1). October, 2010.

"Healing Words: Philosophy in the Treatment of Mental Illness." in Monthly Review of Philosophy and Culture. Taipei, Taiwan. No. 428 (Vol. 37 n. 1). January, 2010.

“Mental Illness, Shame, and Philosophy” in Proceedings of HT2009. The 1st International Conference on Humanities Therapy. Kangwon National University. Seoul, South Korea. Sept., 2009.

“Would Socrates be Diagnosed as Mentally Ill? Observations on our Mental Health Philosophy Café.” Philosophical Practice. Journal of the APPA. New York. Vol. 4 No. 2 July, 2009.

“Philosophy in a Psycho-Pharmaceutical World” Practical Philosophy: Journal of the Society for Philosophy in Practice. London, UK. Vol. 9 No. 2, July, 2008. 

"What Does it Mean to Practice Philosophy?" Practical Philosophy: Journal of the Society for Philosophy in Practice. London, UK. Vol. 9 No. 1 January, 2008.

"Reinterpreting Psychiatric Diagnoses."  Janus Head: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Literature, Continental Philosophy, Phenomenological Psychology, and the Arts.  Volume 8.2 (Winter 2005/6).

“Dragons to Windmills: A Philosopher’s Perspective on Psychiatric Diagnoses.” Conference proceedings. Barrientos Rastrojo,J. - Odoñez García, J. - Macera Garfia, F. editors. La Filosofía a las Puertas del Tercer Milenio, Sevilla, Editorial Fénix, 2005. Pages 283 -  294 (Translated by José Barrientos Rastrojo).

"Junk Morality: ethics of manufacturing and selling inferior quality merchandise." In Philosophy for Business. Online e-journal at http://philosophos.com University of Sheffield, UK. Issue 24, November, 2005.

"Reason In A Time Of War: Critical Thinking in Philosophical Counselling." Chapter in book on philosophical counselling edited by José Barrientos Rastrojo in the faculty of philosophy at the University of Sevilla, Spain. (forthcoming)

Regular column on philosophical counselling for British peer-reviewed journal Practical Philosophy.

“The Man Who Killed his Six Children: Philosophical Counselling and the ‘Problem’ of Free Will.” Universitas Vol. 31 No. 1. Dept. of Philosophy at Catholic Fu-Jen University
Wu-Nan Press, Taipei, Taiwan. January 2004.

“Morals and Ethics in Philosophical Counselling: Sex, Suicide, and Mental Illness.” In the Journal of Philosophical Practice. E-journal of the University of St Paul,
at the University of Ottawa, Canada.

“Causal Nets and the Disappearance of the Unconscious.” Co-authored with Martin Hunt. In Philosophical Counseling and the Unconscious. Forthcoming.


“The Relationship Between Philosophical Counselling and Psychotherapy.” Pratiche Filosofiche (Italian philosophical counselling journal). Vol. 1 No. 2, Milano, Italy. October, 2003.

“Enfermedad Mental y Philosophical Counselling” (Mental Illness and Philosophical Counselling) in Educación, Tratamiento y Orientación Racional, E.T.O.R. (“Education, Treatment, and Rational Orientation”) (Spanish philosophical counselling journal) Vol. Number 1/2003.

“An ‘Open Textured’ Case Study in Philosophical Counselling” Practical Philosophy:Journal of the Society for Philosophy in Practice. London, UK. Vol. 6 No. 1 Spring, 2003. 42-55.

“The Life Examined in Philosophical Counselling” Practical Philosophy: Journal of the Society for Philosophy in Practice. London, UK. Vol. 5 No. 1 Spring, 2002. 20-27.

“Philosophical Counseling and the Interpretation of Dreams” International Journal of Applied Philosophy. Bowling Green, Ohio, USA. Vol. 1 No. 2 Spring, 2002.

“Professional Philosophy Outside the Academy: Philosophical Counselling.” Philosophy Pathways. Online e-journal at http://philosophos.com University of Sheffield, UK. Issue 25 February, 2002.

“Philosophical Counselling and The Meaning of Life.” Practical Philosophy: Journal of the Society for Philosophy in Practice. London, UK. Vol. 4 No. 2 July, 2001. 14-18.

“Philosophically Counseling Children.” Analytic Teaching. La Crosse, WI, USA . Vol. 21, No. 2. April, 2001. 33-35.

“Passionate Judgements and Philosophical Counselling.” Practical Philosophy: Journal of the Society for Philosophy in Practice. London, UK: Vol. 3 No. 3 November, 2000. 12-18.

"How Philosophy Can Help You Feel Better: Philosophical Counseling and the Emotions." The International Journal of Applied Philosophy. Bowling Green, Ohio, USA: Vol. 14, Number 1, Spring 2000. 59-64.

Regular monthly columns on philosophical counseling for the Philosophy News Service web site located at http://www.philosophynews.com from May 1999 to Sept 2000. Some column titles: “What is Philosophical Counseling?” “The Pros and Cons of e-mail Counseling,” “Feminism and Philosophical Counseling,” “All Seriousness Aside... Humor and Philosophical Counseling,” “Medicating the Mind,” “Celebrating Affliction,” “Getting to Normal,” and many more. Some are translated by and for the Italian Association for Philosophical Counselling – Associazione Italiana Counseling Filosofico (AICF);23. “De-obfuscating Recondite Cant: In Defense of Plain English in Philosophy.” Practical Philosophy: Journal of the Society for Philosophy in Practice. London, UK: Vol. 2, no. 1. March, 1999. 8-13.

“Why Has God Forsaken Me? Philosophically Counselling a Crisis of Faith” Philosophy in the Contemporary World. Wilson NC, USA: Vol. 5, No. 4, Winter 1998. 43-48.

“Doing Philosophy in Public.” Philosophy Now. Ipswich, UK: Issue 21 Summer/Autumn, 1998. 10-11.

“Veronica’s Pride: A Case Study in the Importance of Words.” Elenchus: A Journal of Philosophical Inquiry. Vol. 2, Issue 2. Millbrae, CA, USA: April, 1998. 6-8.

“Philosophical Counselling: What is it and How Does it Work?” Philosophy TODAY. London, UK: Vol. 11, No. 27, January, 1998. 4-6.

“Philosophy in Public.” Elenchus: A Journal of Philosophical Inquiry. Vol. 2 Issue 1. Millbrae, CA, USA: December, 1997. 6-8.

“The Other Side of Philosophy: On Listening.” Elenchus: A Journal of Philosophical Inquiry. Vol. 2 Issue 1. Millbrae, CA, USA: December, 1997. 3-5.

“From Addiction to Community: Philosophical Counselling Within a Community of Inquiry.” Inquiry: Critical Thinking Across the Disciplines. New Jersey, USA: Volume 17, Number 1, Autumn 1997. 81-93.

“The Unintentional Researcher: From the Field Notes of a Philosopher.” Philosophical Writings. Durham, UK: No. 4 January, 1997. 39-54.

"Theory’s End: The philosopher as action researcher." Proceedings of The Second Annual University of British Columbia Research Day . Vancouver, B

.C., Canada. April, 1997.

 


:: Presentations, Seminars, Workshops, Panel Member and Cafés ::

Graduate seminar on philosophical mental healthcare for students from Kyungpook National University in Daegu, South Korea. August, 2015.

Chuncheon, South Korea. "A Catalogue Of Suffering: On Diagnosing In Philosophical Mental Healthcare (PMH)." Paper presented at Kangwon National University for the 6th International Conference on Humanities Therapy. July, 2014.

Chuncheon, South Korea. "An Antidote To Formal Diagnosing: Informal Logical Fallacies." Workshop presented at Kangwon National University for the 6th International Conference on Humanities Therapy. July, 2014.

Abbotsford, BC. "The Medication Trap: How the Mental Healthcare System Creates Homelessness." Presented at the meeting of the Abbotsford Learning Plus Society. March 18, 2014.

Busan, South Korea. "Healing Words: Philosophy in the Treatment of Mental Illness." Presentation at the 2nd World Humanities Forum in conjunction with the Korean National Commission for UNESCO. 1 - 3 November, 2012.

Burnaby, BC. "Paradigm Shift: From Hyper-diagnosia to a New Model of Mental Health Care." 5th Annual Modelling of Complex Social Systems Symposium (MoCSSy) at the Interdisciplinary Research in the Mathematical and Computational Sciences (IRMACS) Simon Fraser University. Sept. 18, 2012.

Seoul, South Korea. "Philosophical Counseling and the Tree of Knowledge: Bringing the Client's Issues to Light" Master Class paper and workshop presented at Kangwon National University for the combined 11th International Conference on Philosophical Practice and the 4th International Conference on Humanities Therapy. July, 2012.

"Change Your Brain, Change Your Mind?" - by Peter Raabe. A video presentation, running time about 40 minutes.

"Depression Doesn't Cause You to Feel Bad: The Confusion of Cause and Effect in Mental Disorders" by Peter Raabe.

Mini-lecture, running time about 2 minutes.

Abbotsford, B.C. “Change Your Brain; Change Your Mind?” Paper presented as part of the University Lecture Series. University of the Fraser Valley. February 23, 2011.

Chilliwack, BC. "Happiness Pills: Philosophy Versus the Psychotropic Solution." Paper presented at the Mood Disorder Association of British Columbia Chilliwack Chapter. Nov.10, 2010.

Taipei, Taiwan. “Mental Illness: Ontology, Etiology, and Philosophy as Cure.” Paper presented as visiting professor at Fu Jen Catholic University. Oct 22, 2010.

Taipei, Taiwan. “Reason in a Time of War: Critical Thinking in Philosophical Counselling.” Paper presented as visiting professor at Fu Jen Catholic University. Oct 23, 2010.

Taipei, Taiwan. Workshop on philosophical counselling. Fu Jen Catholic University. Oct 23, 2010.

Hualien, Taiwan. “Blaming the Victim: Mental Illness and the Just Society.” Paper presented as visiting professor at Buddhist Tzu Chi University. Oct 25, 2010.

Seoul, South Korea. “Mental Illness, Shame, and Philosophy.” Paper presented as visiting professor at Kangwon National University for the First International Conference on Humanities Therapy. Sept., 2009

Abbotsford, Canada. "Blaming the Victim: A Treatise on Mental Illness and the Just Society." Paper presented at the University of the Fraser Valley during a public forum held in conjunction with World Philosophy Day, November 20, 2008.

Chilliwack, Canada. Established a philosophy café-type discussion group focused specifically on mental illness and wellness. Nov. 2008

Vancouver, Canada. Presentation, demonstration of group facilitation for the filming of an instructional video at Simon Fraser University for high school teachers on how to establish and facilitate a teen philosophers café. Sept. 7, 2008

Coquitlam and Abbotsford. Trained student facilitators, and established a philosophy café-type discussion group focused specifically on mental illness and wellness. May, 2008 to present.

Hammond, Indiana:  Purdue University.  "The Philosopher at the End of the World: Philosophical Counseling and Christian Fundamentalism."  Keynote speaker at the conference of the American Society for Philosophy, Counseling, and Psychotherapy (ASPCP).  May 18 - 20, 2007.  

Presentation and Discussion at the Vancouver Mental Health Community Psychiatric Services titled "Can Philosophy 'Cure' Mental Illness?"  March 5, 2007.


Presentation and discussion at Canadian Mental Health Association, North Shore chapter, titled "Philosophical Approach to Mental Illness."  August, 2006.

Vancouver, Canada. Moderator of public forum during the "30 Days of Sustainability."  Topic:  "Is Our Reliance on Various Medications to Help Maintain a Normal Life in Society Sustainable?"  March 2 - 31, 2006.

Seville, Spain. “From Philosophical Counselling to Philosophy for Counsellors” Presentation at the 8th International Conference on Philosophical Practice. April 20-22, 2006.

Portland, Oregon. “Esoteric Metaphysics in Philosophical Counselling: Applying Deep Philosophy to Serious Personal Problems.” Presentation at the American Philosophical Association (APPA) Pacific Division Conference, March 21-26, 2006.

Panel member at a public forum at the Vancouver Public Library to discuss the morality of the opera Don Giovanni, sponsored by the Vancouver Opera Society, titled “Defining Morality” moderated by Priya Ramu, host of CBC Radio’s “On the Coast”.  Feb. 22, 2006.


Mexico City, Mexico. “Philosophical Counselling in Relation to the History of Treatment for Mental Illness.” The VIII Congress of Health and Diseases From Prehistory to the 21st Century. August 22 - 29, 2004.


Seville, Spain. “Dragons to Windmills: A Philosopher’s Perspective on Psychiatric Diagnoses.” I Congreso Iberoamericano Y De Habla Hispana De Asesoramiento Y Orientación Filosófica. April 14–16, 2004.


North Vancouver, Canada. Seminar titles: The Enlightenment Project, Postmodernism, Metaethics, Feminism, The Bible as Philosophy, Dream Interpretation, The Meaning of Life, and Philosophy for Dummies. 8-week public seminar series in fall of 2003.


Abbotsford, Canada. University College of the Fraser Valley. Public Seminar. “Responses to Arguments Against Homosexuality.” March 28, 2003.


Ottawa, Canada. St. Paul University – Keynote speaker. North American Conference on Philosophical Counselling. Theme: “Morals and Ethics in Philosophical Counselling: Sex, Suicide, and Mental Illness.” Nov. 1–3, 2002.


Ottawa, Canada. St. Paul University. Workshop: “The Practical Application of Moral Theories.” Nov. 2, 2002.


North Vancouver, Canada. 16-week public seminar series in fall 2001 and spring 2002. Seminar titles: The Enlightenment Project, Postmodernism, Metaethics, Feminism, The Bible as Philosophy, Dream Interpretation, The Meaning of Life, and Philosophy
for Dummies.


Vision TV – televised broadcasts of 6 philosophy cafés which I facilitated, held at Indigo Bookstore in North Vancouver. Sept. 2001 to Feb. 2002.


Oregon, USA. University of Western Oregon – Presentation and workshops on philosophical counselling and philosophy cafés. April 26 & 27, 2001.


Berlin, Germany – “Speaking Like A Woman /Listening Like A Man: On Inter-gender Communication in Philosophical Counselling.” Presentation and discussion. Conference of the Helene Stöcker Gesellschaft e.V. Nov. 10–12, 2000.


Vancouver, Canada. Trinity Western University – “Philosophical Counselling and the Meaning of Life.” Presentation and discussion. International Conference on Searching for Meaning in the New Millennium. July 13–16, 2000.


Vancouver, Canada – “Philosophically Counselling Children.” Presentation and discussion. Fifth Conference of the North American Association For The Community Of Inquiry (NAACI). June 28–July 1, 2000.


Edmonton, Alberta, Canada – “The Man Who Saved the World But Could Not Save Himself: A Philosophical Counsellor Looks at Academic Philosophy.” Presentation. Symposium on Public Philosophical Practices in Canada for the Canadian Philosophical Association’s 44th Annual Congress, in conjunction with the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities, 2000. May 24–31, 2000.


North Vancouver, Canada – “Wisdom, Knowledge and Healing: How Philosophy Can Help You Feel Better.” Presentation and discussion. Canadian Mental Health Association, North and West Vancouver Branch. July, 1999.


North Vancouver, Canada – “On the Evil Character and the Character of Evil.” Presentation and discussion. North Shore Writers’ Association. October, 1998.


Cologne, Germany – “Philosophy of Philosophical Counselling.” Presentation. The Fourth International Conference on Philosophical Practice. August 3–7, 1998.


Richmond, B.C. Canada – “Sex, War, Love & Money: On philosophical counselling and intending to be a man.” Presentation and discussion. Vancouver MEN Support Group Association. March, 1998.


Vancouver, Canada – “Feeling the Known: The Nature of Understanding in Philosophical Counselling.” Presentation and discussion. The North-West Philosophy of Education Conference. January 16–7, 1998.


Vancouver, Canada. Simon Fraser University – “Philosophers Café” Facilitator of biweekly public philosophy discussions in North Vancouver, Canada. Ongoing since 1997.


New York, USA – “From The Field Notes Of A Philosopher: On Critical Thinking Within a Community of Inquiry as a Method in Philosophical Group Counselling for Recovering Addicts.” Presentation. The Third Annual International Conference on Philosophical Practice. July 22–25, 1997.


Vancouver, Canada – “Theory’s End: The Philosopher as Action Researcher.” Presentation and discussion. The Second Annual University of British Columbia Research Day. April 17, 1997.

 

 

:: Professional Awards ::
* The Korean National Academy of Sciences (NAS) has selected the translation of Peter Raabe’s book Philosophical Counseling: Theory and Practice as one of the outstanding books of 2011. The NAS allocates a maximum amount of 15,000,000 won (approx. $15,000 CDN) per book to purchase this book and distribute it to universities, public libraries, and research centres throughout the nation.

*Certificate of Appreciation for eight years (1997 – 2005) voluntary work as moderator of the North Shore Philosophers Café sponsored by Simon Fraser University’s (SFU) Interdisciplinary Programs.
* Two Professional Development grants, University College of the Fraser Valley, 2004.

 

 

:: Education and Professional Training ::
* Certified by the American Philosophical Practitioners Association (APPA), 1999
* Ph.D. University of British Columbia (UBC), 1999. Dissertation title: P
hilosophy of Philosophical Counselling
* Certified by the American Society for Philosophy, Counseling and Psychotherapy (ASPCP), 1997
* Master of Arts degree in Philosophy (UBC), 1995. Thesis title: L
ocke’s Theory of Toleration and its Critics
* Bachelor of Arts degree with First Class Honours (Philosophy major) (UBC), 1994.
* Arts and Science Diploma, Capilano College, North Vancouver, 1992.

 

 

:: Student Academic Awards: University of British Columbia ::
1997: Department of Education Special Travel Grant
1996: Faculty of Graduate Studies Travel Grant
1993: First Place Award in the Pacific Northwest Regional American
Academy of Religion/Society of Biblical Literature Student Essay Competition

 

Capilano College
1992
Outstanding Student Award
Philosophy Department Academic Excellence Award
English Department Academic Excellence Award
Capilano College Dean's List


1991
Outstanding Student Award
Capilano College Foundation Award
College Board Academic Scholarship
English Department Scholarship
Capilano College Merit List

 

 

:: Teaching and Related Experience ::

Ongoing from September 2003 to present
Professor of philosophy at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV), Abbotsford, British Columbia. - Courses taught during various semesters - Reasoning (also called critical thinking or informal logic), Metaphysics and Epistemology (also called knowledge and reality), Moral and Political philosophy, Philosophy for Counsellors, and Philosophy of Psychology.

Ongoing from 1996
Adjunct Professor and Doctoral Committee member of the Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Ongoing from 1996
Private philosophical counselling practice.

Ongoing from 2004
Member of the University of the Fraser Valley Philosophy Department Research Ethics Review Committee.

September 2003
8 weeks pubic philosophy seminar in North Vancouver

January 2003
University College of the Fraser Valley - Introduction to Philosophical Counselling (PHIL 480); Critical and Creative Thinking (PHIL 100) (4 sections); Knowledge andReality (PHIL 120)

September 2002
University College of the Fraser Valley - Critical and Creative Thinking (PHIL 100) (2 sections); Morality and Politics (PHIL 110)

January 2002
Simon Fraser University - Continuing Studies - Improving Your Thinking and Argument Skills (INTER 100)

September 2001
Simon Fraser University - Continuing Studies - Philosophy for Counsellors and Helping Professionals (INTER 400); Improving Your Thinking and Argument Skills (INTER 100)

Langara College - Continuing Studies - Applying Philosophy to Real Life (PHLS 1009)

Summer 2001
University College of the Fraser Valley - Critical and Creative Thinking (PHIL 100)

January 2001
Simon Fraser University - Continuing Studies - Improving Your Thinking and Argument Skills (INTER 100)

Langara College - Continuing Studies - Applying Philosophy to Real Life (PHLS 1009)

8 weeks pubic philosophy seminar in North Vancouver

September 2000
University College of the Fraser Valley - Critical and Creative Thinking (PHIL 100) (2 sections); Early Modern Philosophy (PHIL 251)

Simon Fraser University - Continuing Studies - Improving Your Thinking and Argument Skills (INTER 100)

Langara College - Continuing Studies - Applying Philosophy to Real Life (PHLS 1009)

September 1999
UBC sessional instructor - Analysis of Education (EDST 314)

Summer 1999
UBC sessional instructor - Philosophy of Education (EDST 427)

September 98 - June 99
Instructor in Philosophy for Children grades 5, 6 and 7 at Mulgrave Independent School, North Vancouver, B.C.

January 99
TA at UBC in Agricultural ethics AGCS 220 and 320.

January / September 1998
TA at UBC in Agricultural ethics AGCS 220 and 320.

Winter 1997
Instructor in AGSC 220, UBC – Critical thinking and environmental ethics Summer 1997

Temporary instructor at Capilano College for comprehensive Critical Thinking course.

Summers 1997
Facilitator/philosophical counsellor leading a 35-man 1996 and 1995

Critical/creative thinking group at the "Together We Can Drug and Alcohol Recovery and Education Society," Vancouver, B.C.

January 1997
Graduate Academic Assistant to the Graduate Advisor in the in the Department of Education, UBC.

TA at UBC in Agricultural ethics in AGSC 320.

Winter 1996
Training of teachers at Mulgrave School (North Vancouver) in “Philosophy for Children” program.

Seminar on business ethics for the International Association of Business Communicators, British Columbia chapter.

Seminar on business ethics for “Students For Responsible Business, ” Simon Fraser University chapter. - TA in 4th year biomedical ethics course at UBC.

TA in AGSC 220, UBC – Critical thinking and environmental ethics.

Private tutoring in Nietzsche, Spinoza, Plato, and applied ethics.

January 1996
Assistant to the Director of the Vancouver Institute of Philosophy for Children.

September 1995
Temporary part-time instructor at Capilano College in Critical Thinking, Environmental Ethics, and Biomedical Ethics.

Conducted two 8-week workshops on Critical Thinking for parents and teachers; one in Vancouver and one in North Vancouver. Summer 1994

Full-time instructor for 17 adult Squamish First Nation students in General Educational Development ("GED" - all subjects) for Bandylan Business Learning Center, Squamish, B.C.

 


:: Book Reviews ::
For Metapsychology (US, online at http://www.mentalhelp.net/books)

* Cambridge Companion to Feminist Philosophy, The. Miranda Fricker, Jennifer Hornsby, eds.
* Challenge for Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, The. Stefan de Schill, Serge Lebovici, eds.
* Comprehending Suicide. Edwin S. Shneidman.
* Development of Psychopathology.  Benjamin Hankin, John Abela, eds.
* Diagnosis and Classification. Mario Maj et al, eds.
* Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling. Kenneth Pope and Melba Vasquez.
* Family Desk Reference to Psychology. Chuck Falcon.
* Handbook of Personality Disorders. Jeffery J. Magnavita, ed.
* Hidden Minds. A History of the Unconscious. Frank Tallis.
* Mind, Reason and Imagination. Jane Heal
* Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for Depression. Segal, Williams, and Teasdale.
* Models of the Self. Shaun Gallagher, Jonathan Shear, eds.
* Origins of Psychopathology. Horacio Fábrega Jr.
* Paradox of Sleep, The. Michel Jouvet.
* Parliament of Minds, A. Michael Tobias et al, eds.
* Philosophy of Psychology, The. William O’Donohue, Richard F. Kitchener, eds.
* Psychiatric Diagnosis and Classification. Mario Maj et al, eds.
* Psychology of Good and Evil, The. Ervin Staub
* Psychology, Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis, and the Politics of Human Relationships. Laurence Simon.
* Questions for Freud. Nicholas Rand and Maria Torok.
* Rethinking Mental Health and Disorders: Feminist Perspectives. Mary Ballou, Laura Brown eds.
* Substance Abuse as Symptom. Louis Berger.
* Textbook of Anxiety Disorders. Dan Stein, Eric Hollander, eds.
* Wisdom, Intuition and Ethics. Trevor Curnow.
* Women’s Mental Health. Susan G. Kornstein and Anita H. Clayton eds.
* The Mind and its Discontents. 2nd ed. Grant Gillet.
* Talking Cures and Placebo Effects. David Jopling.
* Positive Psychology - Exploring the Best in People. Shane J. Lopez ed.
* Positive Psychology - The Scientific and Practical Exploration of Human Strengths.
C.R. Snyder and Shane J. Lopez.
* Consciousness - From Perception to Reflection. Sara Heinamaa, et al.
* What is the Good Life? Luc Ferry.
* Feminist Theory. Ann E. Cudd and Robin O. Andreasen eds.

For Philosophy in Review (Canada)
* Introduction to Philosophy and Applied Psychology. Lewis Schipper.
* Philosophy, Psychoanalysis and the Origins of Meaning. David Snelling.


For Philosophy News Service (US, online at http://philosophynews.com/)
* Death and Philosophy. Jeff Malpas and Robert C. Solomon, eds.
* Philosophy Practice. Shlomit Schuster.


For Practical Philosophy:
Journal of the Society for Philosophy in Practice (UK)

* Mind’s Affective Life, The. Gemma Fiumara.
* Philosophical Practice. Lou Marinoff.
* Philosophy in Society. Henning Herrstrad, Anders Holt, Helge Svare, eds.
* Thinking Through Dialogue: Essays on Philosophy in Practice. Trevor Curnow, ed.
* Wise Therapy: Philosophy for Counsellors. Tim LeBon.
* The Purpose of Counselling and Psychotherapy. Michael Bennett.


:: Association Memberships ::

University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) president appointment to the UFV Human Research Ethics Board (HREB) as the ethics expert representative.

Canadian Association of Philosophical Counselling.

Member of the International Advisory Board for 11th International Conference of Philosophical Practice. Hosted by Kangwon National University and Fu Jen Catholic University, Chuncheon, Korea. July 16-19, 2012.


Member of the Editorial Board of The International Journal of Humanities Therapy published by Kangwon National University, South Korea.


Member of the editorial consultant committee of the Spanish philosophical counselling journal Educación, Tratamiento y Orientación Racional, E.T.O.R. ("Education, Treatment and Rational Orientation").


Member of the International Editorial Board of the British peer-reviewed journal Practical Philosophy: Journal of the Society for Philosophy in Practice.


Certified Practitioner and Associate Member of The American Society for Philosophy, Counseling and Psychotherapy (ASPCP).


Certified Practitioner and Fellow of The American Philosophical Practitioners Association (APPA).


Member of The Canadian Philosophical Association (CPA).


Member of the Helene-Stöcker-Gesellschaft e.V. Berlin, Germany.

 

 

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