The Ruthellen Josselson Chair for Qualitative Inquiry was announced by Fielding Provost and Vice President Monique L. Snowden, PhD, at the Clinical Psychology welcoming reception during our first virtual Summer Session.
“The establishment of this fund, supporting Fielding faculty research, is a distinctive opportunity to honor Dr. Josselson for her many contributions,” said Dr. Snowden. “The fund will serve a critical role, not only in promoting her legacy, but in affirming the importance of qualitative research in psychology, as acknowledged by the APA Division 5 on Quantitative and Qualitative Methods.”
Dr. Josselson is a Professor of Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University and a psychotherapist in practice. Her research focuses on women’s identity and human relationships. She received the Henry A. Murray Award, Theodore R. Sarbin Award, and Distinguished Contributions to Qualitative Inquiry Award from the American Psychological Association (APA).
Author of several books and numerous scholarly articles, she also lectures and conducts workshops both nationally and internationally. Dr. Josselson is co-director of the Irvin D. Yalom Institute of Psychotherapy, co-founder of the Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology (SQIP), and founding editor of the APA journal “Qualitative Psychology.”