About: Staff Profiles
Adam Edmunds - Psy.D., TJames Madison University, Psychological Counselor
Adam joins Haverford College after completing his Postdoctoral Fellowship at Temple Universities Tuttleman Counseling Center. Prior to this, Adam was a Predoctoral Intern at the University of Delaware in their Center for Counseling and Student Development. Adam and is also a licensed School Psychologist (University of Virginia) having worked in high schools before completing his doctorate at James Madison University. He earned his undergraduate degree at John Hopkins. Adam is especially interested in working with students of color and first-generation college students.
- Edmunds, A.J. (2012, March). Greek affiliation and mental health awareness, knowledge, and attitudes among college students. Poster presented at Eastern Psychological Association Convention, Pittsburgh, PA.
- Edmunds, A.J., Cobb, H.C., Hall, T., & Meixner, C.L. (2011, August). Promoting Diversity in Higher Education: Leading through dialogue. Poster presented at American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, D.C.
- Asselin, C., & Edmunds, A. (2011, March). The Influence Matrix and Well-Being. In G.R. Henriques (Chair), The Influence Matrix: An integrative theory of social motivation and affect. Symposium conducted at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Boston, MA.
- Asselin, C., Edmunds, A., Glover, A., & Henriques, G. (2010, March). Assessing the Validity of the Psychological Well-Being Scale-HR. Poster presented at Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Brooklyn, NY.
Rebecca Ergas - Ph.D., California School of Professional Psychology, Director of Clinical Training, Psychological Counselor
Rebecca and her family immigrated from Chile to Canada in her early adolescent years. Before coming to the Philadelphia area, she lived and worked in Canada, Israel, California, Boston, and Pittsburgh. She is fluent in Spanish and has a special interest in writing and teaching about issues of loss and mourning in the experience of immigration and about interacting cross-culturally. Other current interests include the integration of mindfulness/meditation principles into her clinical work. Rebecca is on the board of the Philadelphia Center for Psychoanalytic Education, a group that sponsors educational workshops for psychotherapists. She earned her undergraduate degree from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, B.C. In addition to her work at Haverford, Rebecca also has a private practice in Rosemont.
- Ergas, R. (2002). To speak or not to speak: The search for connection. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 17(1), 63-68.
- Ergas, R. (June 2000). Immigration: Issues of mourning and loss across generations. Workshop presented at the Annual Meeting of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Harrisburg, PA. A similar presentation was given at the Latino Forum of the Philadelphia Psychoanalytic Society and Institute, March 1998).
- Ergas, R. (1992). Bridging two cultures: Intergenerational dynamics between adolescents and their families within the context of immigration. Presentation at Latino Mental Health Issues, the Challenge of the 90's, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, MA.
- Ergas, R. (1991). Sociohistorical and cultural considerations when working clinically with Latinos. Workshops given at Beth Israel Hospital, Psychological Training Department, the Massachusetts School of Psychology and the Family Service Association of Lawrence, MA.
- Bonovitz, J. & Ergas, R. (1999). The affective experience of the child immigrant: Issues of loss and mourning. Mind and Human Interaction, 10 (1), 15-25.
Cynthia Guinyard - M.A., Eastern University, Outreach Coordinator, Psychological Counselor
Cynthia earned her MA in Counseling from Eastern University and her BA (English)from Cheyney University. She served as an intern at CAPS from January 2004 through May of 2006 and also as a counseling intern at Eastern University, Center for Counseling and Academic Support, from 2004-2005. Following her internship with us, she worked for two years as a "Counselor/Advisor" at Montgomery Co. Community College (Pottstown, PA) in their Student Development Center. For sixteen years prior to pursuing her counseling graduate degree, Cynthia worked in management with The Prudential and The Hartford insurance groups.
- CAPS Study Group 2005-06: P.M. Constantinian, C.A. Guinyard, E.C. Hermosisima, P.D. Lehman, & R.E. Webb (2008). Personal transformation and readjustment in "homecoming." Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 22 (3), 50-60.
- Chung, W., Palmer, R., White, G., Shayne, Y., & Guinyard, C. (2007). Body image and God image: Are they related in Christian women. Presentation at the CAPS (Christian Association for Psychological Studies) International Annual Conference. King of Prussia, PA, March 24.
Philip Rosenbaum - Ph.D., Yeshiva University, Director
Prior to coming to Haverford, Philip worked at Full Circle Health (Bronx) and at Bleuler Psychotherapy Center (Queens), and he served as a post-doctoral fellow at the William Alanson White Institute. Philip earned his undergraduate degree at Clark University and a master's degree in Social and Developmental Psychology at the University of Cambridge.
- Rosenbaum, P.J. (In Press). Making Our Ideas Clear: Pragmatism and Psychoanalysis. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers
- Rosenbaum, P.J. (In Press). Harry Stack Sullivan and Charles Sanders Peirce: The impact of early pragmatism on interpersonal psychoanalysis. In P. Rosenbaum (Ed.) Making our Ideas Clear: Pragmatism and Psychoanalysis: Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishers
- Rosenbaum, P.J. (2013). Where is the place for loneliness? A commentary on “Loneliness: An integrative approach”. Journal of Integrated Social Sciences.
- Rosenbaum, P.J. (2013). The role of projective identification in constructing the “Other”: Why do Westerners want to "liberate" Muslim women? Culture & Psychology.
- Rosenbaum, P.J. (2013). Returning to Modernity? A review of Conundrums: A Critique of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. Contemporary Psychoanalysis, 49(1), 113-124. ISBN: 0010-7530
- Rosenbaum, P.J. (2012). Blind spots and laziness: Two ways of becoming “stuck”. In S. Salvatore, A. Gennaro, J. Valsiner (Eds.) Making Sense of Infinite Uniqueness. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 205-217.
- Rosenbaum, P.J. & Valsiner, J. (2011). The un-making of a method: From rating scales to the study of psychological processes. Theory and Psychology, 21(1), 47-65.
- Rosenbaum, P.J. (2010). Deception in adolescent sexual conduct. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Sciences, 44(4), 370-380.
- Rosenbaum, P.J. (2008). Regulation of the self in the therapeutic environment. A commentary on Morioka’s “Voices of the self”. International Journal for Dialogical Sciences, 3(1), 123-130.
- Sokol, R.I. & Rosenbaum, P.J. (2008). The dynamically changing organism through the lens of evolution and development. In R. Diriwachter, & J. Valsiner, (Eds.) Striving for the Whole: Creating Theoretical Syntheses. NJ: Transaction Publishers.
- Sokol, R.I. & Rosenbaum, P.J. (2004). Towards a holistic evolutionary psychology. From Past to Future, 5(1), 76-84.
- Wagoner, B. & Rosenbaum, P J. (2009). From cellular to human worlds. In R.I. Sokol (Eds.) Relating to Environments: A New Look at Umwelt. Information Age Publishing, (3-23).
Donald Tavakoli - M.D., New York University, Psychiatrist Consultant
Donald is a former Chief Resident at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania and is currently a Clinical Assistant Professor there. He has a private practice in Ardmore. He earned his undergraduate degree at The Pennsylvania State University. He is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.
- Richard F. Summers, Yan Xuan, and Donald N. Tavakoli (2013). Teaching Focus in Psychotherapy: A Training Essential. Psychodynamic Psychiatry: Vol. 41, Psychodynamic Psychiatry in Residency Education, pp. 91-109.
- Tavakoli, D. (2011). Suicide risk assessment. Penn Psychiatry Didactic Module.
- Takata, T., Aras, R., Tavakoli, D., Ando, T., Olivares, A.Z., & Blaser, M.J. (2002). Phenotypic and genotypic variation in methylases involved in type II restriction-modification systems in Helicobacter pylori. Nucleic Acids Res., 30(11), 2444-2452.
- Kang, J., Tavakoli, D., Tschumi, A., Aras, R.A., & Blaser, M.J. (2004). Effect of host species on RecG phenotypes in Helicobacter pylori and Escherichia coli. Journal of Bacteriology, 186(22), 7704-7713.
Jane Widseth - Ph.D., Boston University, Psychological Counselor
Jane began her work as a psychological counselor at the College after moving from Boston in 1970. She was one of the early women in the administration and one of the two first women directors in student services. After serving as Director of CAPS from 1972 to 1983, she returned to a staff position and expanded her off-campus activities. Jane was on the organizing committee for the Philadelphia Society for Psychoanalytic Psychology and was its 7th President in 1991-92. She also served a term as President of the Philadelphia Center for Psychoanalytic Education, a group that sponsors educational workshops for psychotherapists. She has been a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of College Student Psychotherapy since its inception. Her particular interest in writing is "in the clinical moment" in psychotherapy, issues for the counselor in his or her work. Jane also maintains a private practice located in Bryn Mawr. Jane is a member of the College community in other roles as well: she is married to newly retired Professor of Physics and Astronomy, Bruce Partridge, and she and Bruce raised their children here.
- Widseth, J.C. (2014) Bearing Witness in the Fabric of College Student Psychotherapy, paper presented as part of a panel titled The Dilemmas of Bearing Witness. Division 39 Spring Meeting, New York City, NY. April 25, 2014.
- Widseth, J.C. (2011). Book Review: Mental Health Care in the College Community, edited by Jerald Kay and Victor Schwartz. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 25 (1) 93-98
- Widseth, J.C. (2008). How do you feel?: Working with emotions in supervision. Distinguished Lecturer, Annual Supervisor’s Day, Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology, Widener University, Chester, PA. April 8.
- Widseth, J.C. (2002). In the context of differences, sameness. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 17 (1), 49-54.
- Widseth, J.C. (23 January 1998). Alice's eyebrow ring. Presentation as part of the panel, "The body speaks: How do we listen?", at the Delaware Valley College Counseling Centers' Conference, Wilmington, DE.
- Widseth, J.C. (1987). Hearing the theme of archaic grandiosity in procrastination by college students. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 1 (3), 91-98.
- Widseth, J.C. & Webb, R.E. (1992). "Toddler" to the inner world: The college student in psychotherapy. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 6 (3/4), 59-75.
- Widseth, J.C., Webb, R.E., & John, K.B. (1997). The question of outsourcing: The roles and function of college counseling services. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 11 (4), 3-22.
- Webb, R.E. & Widseth, J.C. (2012). Opinion: The erosion of aloneness. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy. 26, 1-3. (doi: 10.1080/87568225.2012.68648)
- Webb, R.E. & Widseth, J.C. (2009). Traumas with and without a sense of agency. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma,18 (5), 532-546.
- Webb, R.E. & Widseth, J.C. (1999). Lacan's tickling and Milner's joy. Clinical Studies: International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 4 (2), 67-84.
- Webb, R.E, Widseth, J.C., & John, K.B. (1997). Outsourcing and the role of psychological services on the college campus. NASPA Journal, 34, 186-198.
- Webb, R.E., Widseth, J.C., & Ramirez, D.R. (1993). Between Cordelia and Guido: The consultant's role in urgent situations. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 7 (3), 3-22. A version of this paper was presented at a symposium for college psychotherapists sponsored by the Tavistock Clinic, London, July, 1992.
- Webb, R.E., Bushnell, D.F., & Widseth, J.C. (1997). The birth and death of desire: The significance of Lacan's "Name of the Father" in work with the sexually abused. Clinical Studies: International Journal of Psychoanalysis, 2 (2), 597-612.
- Webb, R.E., Bushnell, D.R., & Widseth, J.C. (1993). Tiresias and the breast: Thinking about Lacan, interpretation, and caring. International Journal of Psycho-Analysis, 74, 597-612.
- Lunardi, P.M., Webb, R.E., & Widseth, J.C. (2006). If we open the door, how long will they stay? The use of personal counseling in a small college. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 21 (2), 15-24.