Ph.D., Boston University
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.