• Karen M. Seeley

    Lecturer in Discipline
    Department of Anthropology
    458 Schermerhorn Ext, Mail Code: 5523, United States
    Phone:
    +1 212 663 3200

    Biography:

    My interests lie at the intersections of anthropology and psychology, and include psychological anthropology, cultural psychotherapy, critical psychoanalysis, and trauma. My early research explored the dynamics of intercultural psychological treatments; as a practicing psychotherapist, I have sought to bring ethnographic inquiry into a dialogue with clinical practice. My more recent work addresses individual and collective trauma in the wake of 9/11, and has led me to examine the psychological and social consequences of disasters and mass violence.

    Publications:

    2000. Cultural psychotherapy: Working with culture in the clinical encounter. NJ: Jason Aronson.

    2003. Cultural turns in psychology. In D. Hill & M. Kral (Eds.) About psychology: Essays at the crossroads of history, theory and philosophy. Albany NY: SUNY Press.

    2005. The psychological treatment of trauma and the trauma of psychological treatment: Talking to therapists about 9-11. In Wounded City: The Social Effects of the World Trade Center Attack on New York City. NY: Russell Sage Foundation.

    2005. The Listening Cure: Listening for Culture in Intercultural Psychological Treatments. Psychoanalytic Review Vol. 92(3), 431-452.

    2008. Therapy after terror: 9/11, psychotherapists, and mental health. NY: Cambridge Univ. Press.