John Suler's Teaching Clinical Psychology
Teaching Clinical Psychology
"The Unconscious" - Using photos to illustrate psychological concepts
This site is devoted to sharing ideas and resources for teaching courses that cover topics related to clinical psychology, especially at the undergraduate level. My orientation is a mix of psychodynamic, humanistic, and eastern perspectives, and strongly emphasizes experiential "hands-on" learning. I originally developed this site in 1995 and update it periodically. During my 30+ years of teaching, I created many of these teaching activities and resources, although other instructors have generously contributed their ideas too.
Although not all of the courses that I describe here fall within traditional clinical psychology, I have taught them in the spirit of that discipline. In all of my teaching, I emphasize the therapeutic and personal growth aspects of better understanding oneself, one's relationships, and one's life.
Similarly, even though visitors to this site might not be teaching clinical psychology courses per se, I believe they will find the ideas here useful if they too emphasize the importance of students' applying psychology to themselves.
Theories of Psychotherapy
Group Dynamics with Lab
States of Consciousness
Psychology and Film
Psychology of Religion
Psychology of Improvisation
eQuest Independent Studies
Photographic Psychology Independent Studies
MADMAN: Strange Adventures of a Psychology Intern
This is my novel that I wrote for teaching courses in psychotherapy and abnormal psychology. Based on real life experiences, Madman immerses the reader into the world of a psychology intern working on the psychiatric unit of a modern teaching hospital.
Photographic Psychology: Forces that Shape the Psyche
An educational exhibition of my photography at the Rider University Art Gallery in Sept 2012.