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Samuel Osherson, PhD - Fielding Graduate University. Nelson, NH, US

Samuel Osherson, PhD Samuel Osherson, PhD

Doctoral Faculty Emeritus - Clinical Psychology | Fielding Graduate University


Fielding Faculty Emeritus in the School of Psychology.



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Sam Osherson, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology at Fielding Graduate University, where he directs the Alonso Center for Psychodynamic Studies. He is the author of six nonfiction books, including the best-selling Finding Our Fathers, as well as the novel The Stethoscope Cure, about psychotherapy in a time of war. He has written for newspapers and periodicals, as well as professional journals. He is also on the faculty of the Stanley King Counseling Institute.

Industry Expertise (2)



Areas of Expertise (10)

Personality Theory and Psychotherapy

Human Development

Psychoanalytic Theory

Patient-Therapist Interaction

Gender Development

Educational Process and Teaching

Spirituality and Human Development

Group Psychotherapy

Gender Identity and Development

Clinical Supervision

Affiliations (5)

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

Articles (1)

The Teacher's Tin Cup: Engaging Fantasy and Feeling in the Classroom

The University of Chicago Press

(November, 2004) Usually a lively student, Janet seemed stuck. She is a graduate student, studying for her PhD in clinical psychology. I am in a meeting with a number of students I advise who are having trouble with various seminar papers they are writing. Janet has a paper due on the biological bases of behavior and she doesn't know how to organize her topic: the physiology of the olfactory system. She's made outline after outline, yet the paper doesn't move forward.

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