John L. Roberts, Ph.D.

 John was born in 1966 in Birmingham, Alabama, but grew up mostly elsewhere, in Rome, Italy and Richmond, Virginia.  After earning a B.A. from Virginia Military Institute, he received his J.D. from Cumberland School of Law, LL.M. from Tulane Law School, and practiced law in the areas of civil rights and plaintiff litigation.  Returning to graduate school, John received an M.A. in English from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, specializing in eighteenth-century British literature, critical theory, and rhetoric.  John’s own profound and transformative experiences in humanistic psychotherapy led him to the psychology department at the University of West Georgia, where he earned an M.A. degree.  He practiced psychotherapy for several years, and later returned to our department to receive his Ph.D.  He is the author of Trauma and the Ontology of the Modern Subject (Routledge).  John’s interests include theoretical and philosophical approaches to psychology, histories of consciousness and subjectivity, and psychoanalysis.  

Spring 2021 Sections

  • PSYC-4010 (Theories of Psychology) Section: E01
  • PSYC-6000 (Foundations Humanistic Psych) Section: E01
  • PSYC-8270 (Depth Psychology) Section: E01

Fall 2020 Sections

  • PSYC-4010 (Theories of Psychology) Section: E01
  • PSYC-6882 (Trauma and Recovery) Section: E01
  • PSYC-7810D (Hermeneutics & Psychology) Section: E01
  • PSYC-8581 (Bionian Post Bionian Field App) Section: E04

Summer 2020 Sections

  • PSYC-4010 (Theories of Psychology) Section: E02 Download Syllabus [PDF]
  • PSYC-4030 (Hist & Philosoph of Psychology) Section: E01

Spring 2020 Sections

Summer 2019 Sections

  • PSYC-4010 (Theories of Psychology) Section: E02
  • PSYC-4030 (Hist & Philosoph of Psychology) Section: E01

Spring 2019 Sections

Fall 2018 Sections

  • PSYC-6000 (Foundations Humanistic Psych) Section: 01
  • PSYC-6899 (Addiction and Individuation) Section: 03
  • PSYC-8001 (Culture and Subjectivity) Section: 01

Spring 2018 Sections

Fall 2017 Sections

  • PSYC-4010 (Theories of Psychology) Section: E01
  • PSYC-6000 (Foundations Humanistic Psych) Section: 01
  • PSYC-8001 (Culture and Subjectivity) Section: 01

Summer 2017 Sections

  • PSYC-4010 (Theories of Psychology) Section: E01

Spring 2017 Sections

  • PSYC-4010 (Theories of Psychology) Section: 01
  • PSYC-7810 (TUTORIAL FOUCAULT) Section: 05
  • PSYC-8584 (Advanced Seminar: Foucault) Section: 02

Fall 2016 Sections

  • PSYC-6785 (Advanced Horizon Seminar-TRAUM) Section: 01
  • PSYC-6899 (Thesis) Section: 01
  • PSYC-8001 (Culture and Subjectivity) Section: 01
  • PSYC-8584 (Advanced Seminars-TRAUMA) Section: 01

Summer 2016 Sections

  • PSYC-4881 (Psychology of Drug Addiction) Section: E01
  • PSYC-8581 (Psychoanalytic Case Study) Section: E02
  • PSYC-8581 (Psychodynamic Theories) Section: E01

Spring 2016 Sections

  • PSYC-4350 (Culture and Psychology) Section: E02
  • PSYC-8270 (Depth Psychology) Section: 01
  • PSYC-9002 (Doctoral Qualifying Seminar) Section: 01

Fall 2015 Sections

  • PSYC-6000 (Foundations Humanistic Psych) Section: 01
  • PSYC-6785 (Adv Horizon Sem: Trauma) Section: 01
  • PSYC-7810 (Tutorial - Trauma) Section: E01
  • PSYC-8001 (Culture and Subjectivity) Section: 01
  • PSYC-8584 (Adv Seminars: Trauma) Section: 01

Summer 2015 Sections

  • PSYC-4350 (Culture and Psychology) Section: E01

Spring 2015 Sections

  • PSYC-4010 (Theories of Psychology) Section: 01
  • PSYC-4350 (Culture and Psychology) Section: E01
  • PSYC-6899 (Transmission Cultured Trauma) Section: 02