ROBERT MCANDREWS, Ph.D.
E-mail: Rmcandrews@saybrook.edu or firstname.lastname@example.org
Positions: Teaching Faculty, Saybrook University, San Francisco, CA.;
Core Professor Emeritus, Graduate College, Union Institute & University, Cincinnati, OH.
Social/Cultural Anthropology; Cross-Cultural Psychotherapy;
Cross-Cultural Literature and Film; Ethnographic Research; Qualitative Research Methodologies.
1979 Ph.D., Human Science, Saybrook Institute, San Francisco, CA.
Dissertation: Journeys: An Inquiry into Meaning and Value. Committee Chair: Gregory Bateson.
1968 M.A., Social Anthropology, Manchester University, (1977) Manchester, England.
Thesis: The Yap Caste System and the Yap Empire: An Analysis of their Relationship.
1967 Postgraduate Studies in Social Anthropology, London School of Economics, London , England.
1966 MPIA (Masters in Public and International Affairs), Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. Thesis: The Domestic and Foreign Contributions to the Overthrow of Kwame Nkrumah in Ghana.
1962 B.A., Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, State University of California at Northridge, CA.
Recent Professional Positions:
2007- Present Core Faculty, Saybrook University.
1980-2012 Core Professor, Graduate College, Union Institute & University. Professor Emeritus
1990-2000 Psychotherapist, private practice, Colorado Springs, CO.
1985-1986 President, New England Commons, Waltham, MA.
1984-1985 Vice President, Education, Western Behavioral Sciences Institute, La Jolla, CA.
1981-1985 Executive Director, School of Management and Strategic Studies, WBSI, La Jolla, CA.
Recent Scholarly Activities (2006-2013):
In Progress: “Voices of the Elders in Psychotherapy”. Interviews with 40 psychotherapists in the U.S., Europe, Japan, India, Buenos Aires, Quebec, Lima. (currently seeking a publisher).
In Progress: “The Culture of Psychotherapy”. An ethnography of the history, politics, economics and social impact of psychotherapy. (currently seeking a publisher).
In Progress: “Going Native: Reflections on an Ethnographic Life” (seeking publisher).
Presentation: “Psychotherapy and Culture: Representation through Film, Fiction, Television, Memoirs, and Theater.”, 31st International Human Science Research Conference, University of Quebec in Montreal, Canada.
Presentation: “Going Native: An Autoethnography of an Ethnographer”, 30th International Human Science Research Conference, Oxford University, England.
Presenatation: “Going Native: An Autoethnography of an Ethnographer”, The Congress of Qualitative Inquiry, University of Illinois, – Urbana-Champaign.
Saybrook Seminar: “Human Science Perspectives on Social Change Theory and Practice”
Saybrook Seminar: “ Writing, Film and Representation in the Human Sciences.”
Saybrook Seminar: “Social Change Narratives: Effectively Framing Social Problems and Opportunities.”
Saybrook Seminar: “Renewing the Encounter between the Human Sciences and the Arts and Humanities.”
Saybrook Seminar: “Global Citizen Activism: Theory and Ethics of Cosmopolitanism.” & “Case Study and Ethnographic Research.”
Saybrook Seminar: “ Talking Past Each Other: Religion and its Influence on Science, Politics, and Culture.”
Saybrook Seminar: “Literature, Film, and Ethnography in the Human Sciences.”
Saybrook Seminar: “Critical Theories in the Human Sciences.”
Seminar Professor for “Film, Food and Fiction” in Miami, FL., Graduate College, UI&U.
Seminar Professor for “Ethnographic Inquiry”, Montpellier, VT, Graduate College, UI&U.
Seminar Professor for “Contemporary Approaches to Interpretation in the Humanities and Social Sciences”, Sacramento, CA, Graduate College, UI&U.
Visiting Professor: Reitsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan. Lectures and classes on “The Anthropology of Health Care”.
Presentation: “The Oedipus Complex in India and Japan”, to the Denver Psychoanalytic Institute, Denver, CO.
Presentation: “The Japanese Self” to Southern Colorado Psychoanalytic Society, Colorado Springs, CO.
Presentation: “ The Oedipus Complex in India and Japan” to the New Mexico Psychoanalytic Society Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
Presentation: “Ethnographic Research” at Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO.
Presentation: “Cross-Cultural Health Systems” at University of Colorado at Colorado Springs.
Publication: “Tribal Gathering”, www.evolutionofpsychotherapy.com
Interviews for “Voices of the Elders in Psychotherapy” book: Dr. Kuniko Muramoto, Kyoto, Japan; Dr. Willie Apollon and Dr. Danielle Bergeron, Quebec City, Canada; Edith Benveniste and Mabel Allerand, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Dr. Saul Pena, Lima, Peru.