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Samuel Osherson
Samuel Osherson, PhD
Doctoral Faculty - School of Psychology

Areas of Instruction:

  • Personality Theory and Psychotherapy
  • Human Development
  • Psychoanalytic Theory

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

Research Interests:
  • Patient-Therapist Interaction
  • Gender Development
  • Educational Process and Teaching
  • Spirituality and Human Development
Practice Interests:
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Gender Identity and Development
  • Clinical Supervision

Professional Memberships:

  • American Group Psychotherapy Association
  • American Psychological Association (39)
  • Massachusetts Psychological Association
  • National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
  • Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy

Honors and Awards:

  • 1975-1977: Public Health Service Postdoctoral Research Training Fellowship in Social- Behavioral Sciences, Harvard Medical School
  • 1975: Whiting Foundation Fellowship
  • 1970-1971: NIMH Predoctoral Fellowship
  • 1967: Phi Beta Kappa, University of Pennsylvania


  • Osherson, S. (in press). A new version of American Judaism? Jewish Currents.
  • Osherson, S. (in press) Book review of My Father Before Me. Fathering: A Journal.
  • Osherson, S. (in press). [Book review of Between fathers and sons: Critical incident narratives in the development of men's lives]. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
  • Osherson, S. (2004). The teacher's tin cup: Engaging fantasy and feeling in the classroom. Schools, 1(2).
  • Osherson, S. (2003, February). [Book review of The angel and the dragon]. Counselor, 4, 69.
  • Osherson, S. (2001). Finding our fathers: How a man's life is shaped by the relationship with his father (Rev. ed.). New York: Contemporary Books.
  • Osherson, S. (2001). Rekindling the flame: How Jews are returning to Judaism. New York: Harcourt.

Professional Experience:

  • Doctoral Faculty, School of Psychology, Fielding Graduate University.

Other Professional Activities:

  • 2004-present: Faculty (part time), Stanley King Counseling Institute, Cambridge, MA.
  • 2000-present: Director, Alonso Center for Psychodynamic Studies, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • 1999-present: Presenter, Commonwealth Educational Seminars.
  • 1983-present: Private Practice, Psychotherapy (part time), Cambridge, MA.
  • Journal Reviewer: Counselor, Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Fathering.
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