CURRICULUM VITA

J. Michael Russell, PhD, Psy-D

Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Human Services

California State University, Fullerton

Research Psychoanalyst, Newport Psychoanalytic Institute

 

  Education:  

      Psy-D in Psychoanalysis, 2007; Qualified as a Training and Supervising Psychoanalyst, 1993; Nationally Certified Psychoanalyst, 1991; Graduate Analyst, Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, 1988; Nationally Certified Counselor, 1984; Licensed as a Research Psychoanalyst, California State Board of Medical Quality Assurance, 1983; PhD, Philosophy, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1971; M.A., Philosophy, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1966;  B. A., Combined Social Sciences, University of California at Santa Barbara, 1963

Career overview:      

      Adjunct faculty, 2011, Doctoral Program, Department of Psychology, La Verne University; Adjunct Faculty, CSUF, Department of Philosophy, spring 2010 to present, Adjunct Faculty, Department of Human Services, CSUF. Fall 2010 to present; CSUF, Department of Philosophy, 1969 to 2009, CSUF; joint appointment, Departments of Philosophy and Human Services, 1983 to 2009; Emeritus Professor of Philosophy and Human Services, 2004 to 2009, Faculty Early Retirement Program; 1983 to present; Consulting, 1973 to present; Licensed Research Psychoanalyst, 1983 to present; Faculty, Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, 1988 to present; Chair, Department of Philosophy, 1999-2003; Head, Human Services Department, 1996-1997; Chair, Department of Human Services, 1994-1996; Faculty, Department of Counseling, CSUF, 1991; Acting Chair or Coordinator, Department of Human Services, periodically, 1981 – 1994; Chair, Department of Philosophy, 1972-1975; Faculty, California Graduate Institute, 1973 to 1994; Assistant Professor of Philosophy, State University of New York, Oswego, 1967-1969; Teaching Assistant, Philosophy, University of California,  Santa Barbara, 1965-1967

Overview of teaching experience at CSUF:

      Served on three master’s degree committees for students in other fields, numerous independent studies, and   taught a very wide range of courses, including the following: Assumptions of Psychotherapy, Philosophy 341; Case Analysis, Human Services 480; Character and Conflict, Human Services 300; Death and Meaningfulness (special), Philosophy; Death, Aging and Meaning, Philosophy 448; Epistemology, Philosophy 430; Existential Group, Honors 304; Existential Group, Philosophy 324; Existentialism, Philosophy 323; Freud, Lacan & Feminism, Philosophy seminar; Group experience of Nietzsche and Camus, Philosophy, special; Group Process, Human Services 416; Hegel seminar, Philosophy seminar; Heidegger, Philosophy seminar; Insanity, Philosophy, special; Introduction to Philosophy , Philosophy 100; Introduction to Philosophy, Fullerton First Year; Metaphysics, Philosophy 420; Methods of Inquiry, Philosophy 304; Phenomenology, Philosophy 425; Practicum in Group Leadership, Human Services 490; Sartre and Freud, Philosophy seminar; Sartre, Philosophy seminar; Self-Deception and Contemporary Psychoanalysis, Philosophy seminar; Theories and Techniques of Counseling, Human Services 380; Counseling modalities, Counseling graduate course; Theory and Practice of Group, Human Services 450; Therapeutic Modes in Individual Counseling, Counseling 520; Therapy and Theory, Philosophy, special; Western Philosophy, Philosophy 115 A and B; Wittgenstein, Philosophy seminar

Other teaching experiences:

      California Graduate Institute: various courses, dissertation director; Pacifica Institute, dissertation director; Newport Psychoanalytic Institute:  various courses, including: 

      Comparative Psychoanalysis; Research in Psychoanalysis; Philosophical Issues in Psychoanalysis; The Works of Melanie Klein; Understanding Freud (short course); Existentialism for Psychoanalysts; Infant Sexuality in the Adult Patient (short course); Ph.D. Dissertation Advisor; Freud –1; Freud – 2 ;  Perversion, Eating Disorders, and Sex Roles (short course);  Case Conference;  Depression as a Transitional Object (short course)

Scholarly and Creative Activity, Publications:

    “Towards Origins of Philosophical Practice,” interview by Jose Barrientos  in HASER: Revista Internacional De Filosophia Aplicada, numero 2, 2011, pp. 155-166;   "Case Approach to Existential Therapy," in Corey, G., Case Approach to Counseling and Psychotherapy, (Thomson:  Brooks/Cole, 2008); “Existential Psychotherapy” in Rochlen, A., Counseling Theories Applications (Prentice Hall, 2006); Corey, Corey, Callanan and Russell, Group Techniques, (3rd edition, Thomson, Brooks/Cole, 2004 (book revision); Kanel, K., Russell, J.M., Hogan-Garcia, M, Kim-Goh, M., Corey, G., "The Inreach Outreach Project of the Human Services Department at CSU Fullerton," Human Services Education, Vol. 21, no. 1, Fall 2001, pp. 21-32 (peer reviewed publication); "Philosophical Counseling is not a Distinct Field: Reflections of a Philosophical Practitioner," International Journal of Philosophical Practice, Vol. 1, No. 1, Summer 2001.  (This is a web-based journal which promised to produce a hard-copy; none has yet appeared, so no page references can be cited.   http://www.ijpp.net/Abstracts.asp ) (publication at request of editor); "The Philosopher as a Personal Consultant,” The Philosopher’s Web Magazine, April 1998 (Internet) (publication at request of editor); "The Philosopher as a Personal Consultant," Impuls Psykologisk Institutt, (Boks 1094 Blinderen, 0317 Oslo, Norway), 3, 1998, 57-64 (publication at request of editor); "What Are Philosophers Good For?,” The Philosophers' Magazine, Summer 1998 (publication at request of editor); “Managed Learning: Is It Here To Stay” (CSUC Academic Senator, Vol. 10, 1996); “Perversion, Eating Disorders and Sex Roles”, ”   International Forum for  Psychoanalysis, 1, 1992, 98‑103 (peer reviewed publication); Corey, Corey, Callanan, Russell, Group Techniques,   (Brooks Cole, 1993)  (book publication, revision); Group Techniques, with Corey, Corey, & Callanan (Brooks/Cole, Third edition 1991) (book publication); “In Ketten frei?  Uber Sartre, Gestalttherapie und Verantwortung,”Psychologishes Beratungs‑Zentrum  (PBZ) (a translation by Doris Fritzsche and Frank‑M. Staemmler of "Sartre, Therapy, and Expanding the Concept of Responsibility"), 1989 (published at request of editor); Corey, Coley, Ramirez, Russell, Wright, “The Human Services Program at California State University, Fullerton,” The Journal of Counseling and Human  Services, 1987 (peer reviewed publication);  “Desires Don't Cause Actions,” Winter 1984, The Journal Of Mind And Behavior, pp. 1‑10 (peer reviewed publication); “Ethical Considerations in Using Group Techniques,” The Journal For Specialists  In Group Work, 1982, Volume 7, no. 3, 140‑148 (peer reviewed publication);  “Reflection and Self‑deception,” Journal For Research In Phenomenology, 1981, Volume XI, 62‑74 (peer reviewed publication);  “Report Of A Weeklong Residential Workshop For Personal Growth,” The  Journal  For Specialists In Group Work, 1980, Volume 5, no. 4, 205‑211 (peer reviewed publication);  “How To Think About Thinking:  A  Preliminary Map,” The Journal Of Mind And  Behavior, 1980, Volume 1, no. 1, 45‑62 (peer reviewed publication);  “Sartre's Theory of Sexuality,” The Journal Of Humanistic Psychology, 1979, Vol. 19, no. 2, 35‑45 (peer reviewed publication); “Sartre, Therapy, and Expanding the Concept of Responsibility,” The American  Journal Of Psychoanalysis, 1978, Volume 38, no. 3, 259‑269 (peer reviewed publication); “Saying, Feeling, and Self‑Deception,” Behaviorism, 1978, Volume 6, no. 1, 27‑43 (peer reviewed publication);  Published (peer reviewed): “Psychotherapy And Quasi‑Performative Speech,” Behaviorism, 1973, Volume 1,  no. 2, 77‑86

Other Scholarly and Creative activity, academic and applied:

      Private practice as a Research Psychoanalyst and Training Analyst, Philosophical Counseling, Existential Psychoanalytic practice (ongoing); Group facilitator and conjoint therapist with Dr. Valerie Russell; Group facilitator with Dr. Valerie Russell, for court-mandated sex offenders (ongoing); Training analyst and core faculty, Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, providing (gratis) courses synthesizing philosophy and psychoanalysis (ongoing); “A Midsummer Night’s Dream:  A Royal Road From Shakespeare To Contemporary Psychoanalysis,” for the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, January, 2011; “Comparative Psychoanalysis” 10 week course for the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, September—November, 2010;  co-conduct a 3-day certification workshop, American Philosophical Practitioners Association, New York, N.Y. August, 2010; “Existential Consulting in an Experiential Group Format,” 10th International Conference on Philosophical Practice, Leusden, The Netherlands, August, 2010;  “Object Relations:  British Independent Tradition,” Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, fall trimester 2009; Adjunct Faculty, Human Services Department, Fall 2009; co-conduct a 3-day certification workshop, American Philosophical Practitioners Association, New York, N.Y., August, 2009; Workshop on Philosophical Practice, Spinalis Institute, Stockholm, Sweden, May 2009; “What If This Were….?) Michael Russell’s Last Lecture,” CSUF Philosophy Department Colloquium, May, 2009; “Teaching Group (and Other Courses) Experientially,” WACES (Western Association of Counselor Educators and Supervisors,” with Gerald Corey, Jeff Kottler, Allen Weber, Matt Englar-Carlson, Palm Spring, California, November 2008; co-conduct a 3-day certification workshop, American Philosophical Practitioners Association, New York, N.Y., August, 2008; “Group Techniques,” with Marianne Schneider Corey, Gerald Corey, and Allen Weber, a pre-conference workshop for the Association for Specialists in Group Work,  American Counseling Association conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, March, 2008;  "Techniques for Improving The Philosophical Yield of Philosophical Practice," for the American Society for Philosophy, Counseling and Psychotherapy program at the Pacific Division meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Pasadena, California, March 2008; Co-conduct a 3-day certification workshop, American Philosophical Practitioners Association, New York, N.Y., August, 2007;  co-conduct a 3-day certification workshop, American Philosophical Practitioners Association, New York, N.Y., February 2007 ; Philosophers Doing Counseling,” Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Waikiki, January 2007 ; “Existentialist Themes in an Interactive Group: Discussion and Demonstration of Existentialist Philosophical Practice,” Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Waikiki, January 2006;  co-conduct a 3-day certification workshop, American Philosophical Practitioners Association, New York, NY, August 2005; “Kierkegaard in Philosophical Practice,” American Society for Philosophy, Counseling and Psychotherapy, meetings of the American Philosophical Association, Pacific  Division, San Francisco, March 2005; “Reflections on 30 Years of Philosophical Practice” 7th International Conference on Philosophical Practice, Copenhagen, August 2004;  “Psychoanalysis and the Truth Fairy,” requested presentation to the CSUF Philosophy Department annual symposium, March 2004; “The Philosophical Yield of Philosophical Practice,” requested presentation for the American Society for Philosophy, Counseling and Psychotherapy, at the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division meetings, Pasadena, March 2004co-conduct a 3-day certification workshop, American Philosophical Practitioners Association, Genova, Italy, April 2004;”Reflections on 30 Years of Philosophical Practice” (to be submitted for 7th International Conference on Philosophical Practice, Copenhagen, August 2004; “Insults and Courtesy:  An Account of Polite and Impolite Speech,”  Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities,  2004, in Honolulu, Hawaii; “Encountering Existentialism in a Personal Way:  Making the Humanities More Human,” Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities,  2004, in Honolulu, Hawaii\ Review of “Beyond De Re: Toward a Dominance Theory of Desire Attribution,” for The Journal of Mind and Behavior, January 2004; “Insults and Courtesy:  An Account of Polite and Impolite Speech,”  Philosophy Department colloquium, November 2003; Co-conducted a 3-day certification training, American Philosophical Practitioners’ Association, August 2003, New York (invited presentation); Co-conducted 3-day certification training, American Philosophical Practitioners Association, Georgetown University, November 2002 (invited presentation);  “Innovative Assessment in Philosophy” with Professors Amy Coplan and Heather Battaly at the Cal State Fullerton Conference on Assessment, Fullerton, CA, March 2003 (Invited panel presentation);  “Training Counselors:  a Kaleidoscope of Personal and Cultural Awareness” a panel presentation to the American Counseling Association, Anaheim, March 2003 (Invited presentation)\ “Existentialism in Group Practice,” American Society for Philosophy, Counseling and Psychotherapy,” at the American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division meetings, San Francisco, March 2003 (Invited presentation); “Combining Experiential and Didactic Methods of Teaching Group Courses,” to the American Counseling Association meetings, New Orleans, March, 2002 (panel presentation selected by peer review;  "Existential Group and Philosophical Practice" and,  “Is There a Book Within You Waiting to be Written?” to the American Counseling Association meetings, New Orleans, March 2002 (panel presentation selected by peer review);  Sixth International Conference on Philosophy in Practice, Philosophy in Society, University of Oslo, Norway, July,  2001 (presentation selected by peer review); "Training Group Therapists"  American Psychological Association meetings, San Francisco, August, 2001 (panel presentation selected by peer review "No Exit From Bad Objects: A Psychoanalytic Perspective on Sartre's 'No Exit'” presented at the Symposium on Philosophy and Literature, California State University, Fullerton, March, 1999; "Philosophical Counseling Is Not a Distinct Discipline," American Philosophical Association, Western Division meetings, New Orleans, May, 1999 (presentation selected by peer review); "Philosophical Counseling Is Not A Distinct Discipline," Southern California Philosophy Conference, UCI, October, 1998 (presentation at request of organizer); “Character and Conflict:  A Model For an Experiential Group in an Academic Setting”,  Association of Specialists in Group Work, Phoenix, January, 1998 (presentation selected by peer review); “Values and Ethics in Clinical Practice”,  California Society For Clinical Social Work, Palm Desert, November, 1997 (presentation selected by peer review)1995 Reviewed:  Montague Ullman, MD., Appreciating Dreams (Sage Publishers); Reviewed “Should Desires be Treated Opaquely?” for The Journal of Mind and Behavior, 1994; “The Meanings of Death” (a requested response to a paper by John Lizza), American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, 1994; “The Role of Experiential Courses in the Training of Human Services Professionals” to the International Association of Applied Psychology, Madrid, 1994 (presentation selected by peer review); “Psychoanalytic Perspectives on Axis 2 of the DSM-IV” to the International Association of Applied Psychology, Madrid, 1994 (presentation selected by peer review); “Kernberg and Kohut: Borderline and Narcissistic Personalities” (Social Workers of Harbor UCLA Medical Center, 1993; “There’s No Such Thing As An Analyst” (humorous paper, with Dr. Sandra Russell), to Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, 1993; "Quo Vadis? ‑‑Crime, Our Society and Mores,"  Newport Foundation for Study of Major Economic Issues, October, 1992 (presentation); "Empowering Students to Empower the Client and Community," National Organization of Human Services Educators, Alexandria, VA, October, 1992 (Panel presentation selected by peer review);    “Depression as a Transitional Object” as a Philosophy Department Colloquium; "Empowering Students to Empower the Client and Community,"  National Organization of Human Services Educators, Alexandria VA, October, 1992; "Staying Alive and Vital as a Counselor And Professional," invited address (with Corey, Corey, and Callanan),  Association For Religious Values In Counseling, American Association for Counseling and Development, Reno,  April, 1991; "A Description of the Weeklong Residential Workshop for Personal Growth:  Strategies for Wellness" (with Corey, Corey and Callanan),  Association for Specialists in Group Work, American Association for Counseling and Development,  Reno, April, 1991; "Strategies and Techniques In Group Counseling," California Association of Counseling and Development, Los Angeles, March, 1991; "Staying Alive As A Person And A Professional," California Association of Counseling and Development, Los Angeles,  March, 1991; "The Role of Values in Group Counseling," (with Corey, Corey, and Callanan) California Association of Counseling and Development, Los Angeles,  March, 1991; "The Psychology of Crime", a taped "special feature" interview by Mari Womack, broadcast on Radio Free Europe, October 11, 1989; "Groups:  Process and  Practice," American Association for Counseling and Development (AACD), Boston, March, 1989;  “Group Techniques,” American Association for Counseling and Development, Boston, March, 1989; Psychoanalytic Case Presentation to Margaret McDougal, Ph.D., Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, March, 1988; Psychoanalytic Case Presentation to  John Gedo, M.D., Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, February, 1988; Psychoanalytic Case Presentation to Christopher Bollas, Ph. D., Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, January, 1988; Psychoanalytic Case Presentation to Dr. Jerome Oremland, M.D., October, 1987; "Existentialism and Object Relations Theory,"  Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, May, 1986;  "Wittgensteinian Reflections on Klein's Object Relations Theory," CSUF Philosophy Department Colloquium, May, 1986; Workshop on "Resistance In Groups," American Society for Group Work, American Association for Counseling and Development, Los Angeles, April 1986;  Participant,  first annual meeting of the Sartre Society, New York, N.Y., October, 1985; "Group Techniques," a one‑day workshop for Azusa Pacific College, October, 1985; "Group Techniques," a one‑day workshop for the CSUF Human Services Program, October, 1985; "Self and Mind in Contemporary Psychoanalysis," Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, February, 1985; Invited respondent to "Toward a Critical Perspective on  Psychoanalytic Phenomenology," conference on "Transformations in Psychoanalysis," Valencia, California, March , 1985; "Recent Conceptions of Self and Responsibility", Distinguished Lecture Series, CLE, CSUF, October , 1984; "Stages In The Development Of A Group," Western Psychological Association meetings April , 1984; "Stages In The Development Of A Group,"  American Psychological Association meetings, Anaheim August, 1983; "The Human Services Program At CSUF," American Psychological Association meetings, Anaheim, August, 1983;  "Stages In The Development Of A Group," American Psychological Association meetings, August, 1983; "Controversial Issues and Problems in Teaching Self Awareness Courses on the College Campus," Western Psychological Association meetings, April 1983;  "Group Techniques," Western Psychological Association, April, 1983; "Should We Seek A Better Future," American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, 1982; "Group Techniques:  Ideas and Approaches for the Stages of Group Development," a two‑day workshop for Brigham Young University, 1982; “Group Techniques:   Ideas and Approaches for the Stages of Group Development,” a two day workshop for Loma Linda University, 1982; "Research on Meaning In Life," California State Psychological Association, 1981; "Six Lectures On Sartre and Psychoanalysis," Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, 1981; "Ethical and Professional Issues In Group Work," Western Psychological Association, 1981; "Sartre and Freud," Brea Neuropsychiatric Center Staff, 1981; "Groups:  Approaches and Techniques In The Practice Of Group Work," California State Psychological Association, 1979; "Ethical and Professional Issues in Group Work,"  International Association For Applied Psychology, 1978 (Munich); "A Residential Weeklong Group For Personal Growth," International Association For Applied Psychology, 1978, Munich;  "Ethical and Professional Issues In Group Development,"  Association for Humanistic Psychology, 1978, Munich; "A Philosophical Exploration of Violence," California Probation, Parole, and Correctional Association, 1977; “Desires Don’t Cause Actions,” Sonoma State College Second Annual Conference on Action and Responsibility, 1977; “Reflection and “Self-Deception,” Society for Phenomenology and Existentialism, New York, 1977; “Gestalt Technique and Sartre’s Theory,” Association for Humanistic Psychology, San Francisco (?), 1976; “Sartre’s Theory and Expanding the Concept of Responsibility,” Sonoma State College Symposium on Action, Responsibility, and Blame, 1976; “Olsen on ‘Freud’s Cartesianism,’” American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division, 1976; “Human Services Program at CSUF,” California Psychology Association, 1973; “Human Services Program at CSUF,” Western Psychological Association, 1973

  Selected highlights of professional service and affiliations:  Advisory Board and faculty, American Philosophical Practitioners Association, providing training for a growing field of Philosophical Counseling ; Nationally Certified Psychoanalyst, promoting philosophy within psychoanalysis and promoting psychoanalysis in the humanities and social sciences; Nationally Certified Counselor, meeting   requirements for continuing education of 100 counseling-related CEUs every five years; Diplomat, American Psychotherapy Association; Consulting Editor, Journal of Mind and Behavior; American Society for Philosophy and Psychotherapy; American Association for Counseling and Development ; American Society for Specialists in Group Work  

 

 

Selected highlights of professional service from earlier years:

     Development of the Newport Psychoanalytic Institute, serving as Chair of the Training Committee, Director of Continuing Education, Board of Directors, and various committees; Consulting Editor, Journal of Mind and Behavior; numerous professional organizations, meetings and conferences

 

 

Selected highlights of University service:

Personnel Committee, Division of Child, Family and Community Service, 2003 (2003-2004 term); Advisory Committee, Women’s Center ; Search Committee, Department of Human Services ; Secretary for the minutes, Human Services Department Advisory Committee, Freshman Programs; Scheduling Committee, Department of Philosophy; Chair, Department of Philosophy, 1999-2003;  Academic Senate, 2002-2003 (term to 2004);  Professional Leaves Committee, Chair, 2002-2003; Professional Leaves Committee, member, 2001-2002;  Search Committee, Department of Nursing, 2001-2002;  Search Committee, Counseling Center, 2000-2001; Search Committee, Department of Philosophy, most years; Curriculum Committee, Department of Philosophy, most years; Scheduling Committee, Department of Philosophy, most years; Philosophy Department secretary of the minutes, most years when not chair; Human Services Department secretary of the minutes, most years when not chair; Committee on Assessment (ad hoc sub-committee of Curriculum, Department of Philosophy, meeting intermittently since 1999); Search Committee, Department of Human Services, most years; Advisory Committee, Women’s Center, 2001-2003; General Education Committee, recording secretary 1997-1999; Frequent participation in and contributions to the Fullerton First Year Program; Participation in the University Mentor Program; Mentor to new faculty in Human Services; Unofficial mentor to new Philosophy faculty; Various forms of advocacy for colleagues; Various committees and events regarding assessment of courses, majors, and general education; Active participation in two departments, including major and minor committees, advisement, graduation ceremonies (two each year), frequent hosting and attending  retreats, college events, social events,  etc.; Recruiting, screening, and training of group leaders for the Human Services course “Character and Conflict.”  The one-unit course Human Services 416 and the additional hours for the recruitment process –roughly 40-50 hours each semester-- have been provided gratis for most semesters since 1980; Speaker/presenter at Community College events recruiting students; Head, Department of Human Services, 1996-1997; Chair, Department of Human Services, 1994-1996;

Selected highlights of University service in earlier years:

Central to the formation, defense of and participation in all aspects of the Human Services Program; recipient of a joint appointment in Philosophy and Human Services; Full participation in two departments and their various committees e.g., chairing personnel committees of both departments, attending events, ceremonies, etc.,  ; Conducted week-long residential group for Human Services , yearly from 1973 to 1991; Acting Coordinator, Human Services Program, Fall 1985, Fall 1988; Member of the General Education Committee 1982-84, Chair 1983-84; Chair, Department of Philosophy 1972-1975

Selected honors:

Lifetime Achievement Faculty Award, 2006, Newport Psychoanalytic Institute; Distinguished Faculty Member, College of Humanities, 2004/2005; Outstanding Honors Faculty, 2002-2003; Mentor of the Year, Human Services Department, 1994-95; Full-Time Faculty of the Year 1994-95, Human Services Department; Faculty of the Year, 1991-92, School of Human Development and Community Service