Frederick J. Wertz

Dr. Frederick J. Wertz

Professor of Psychology

Curriculum Vitae

Email: wertz@fordham.edu

Rose Hill Campus: Dealy Hall, Room 215
Phone: 718-817-0540

Education

  • 1973 - BA, Beloit College, Psychology Major
  • 1974 - MA in Psychology, Duquesne University
  • 1982 - PhD in Psychology, Duquesne University
    Dissertation Title: Dialog with the New Look: An historical critique and a descriptive approach to everyday perceptual process. (Mentor: Amedeo Giorgi)

Major Research Interests

  • Research methodology
  • Qualitative and mixed methods
  • Philosophical foundations of psychology
  • Phenomenological and existential psychology
  • Psychological theory
  • History of Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic psychology

Courses

  • Foundations of Psychology
  • Qualitative Research Methods for Psychology
  • Psychoanalytic Theories
  • Philosophical Foundations of Psychology
  • The Freudian Case History
  • Supervision and Consultation
  • Psychology and Human Values
  • Sport Psychology
  • Supervision of Psychotherapy Externs

Honors, Elected Positions, and Professional Affiliations

  • President-Elect, Society for Qualitative Research in Psychology, a section of the Division of Quantitative and Qualitative Methods (5), American Psychological Association. 2015-2016.

  • The Rollo May Award, for independent and outstanding pursuit of new frontiers in humanistic psychology, by the Society for Humanistic Psychology of the American Psychological Association, 2014.

  • Section Representative, Society for Qualitative Inquiry in Psychology, Executive Board of Division of Evaluation, Measurement and Statistics (5), American Psychological Association, 2013-2015.

  • President, Interdisciplinary Coalition of North American Phenomenologists (ICNAP), 2011-2014.

  • Fellows Chair, Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, American Psychological Association, 2012-2013.

  • Fellow, American Psychological Association, with Fellow status in the Society for Theoretical & Philosophical Psychology (24) and the Society for Humanistic Psychology (32) (since1995) and the Divisions of General Psychology (1) and Evaluation, Statistics and Measurement (5) (since 2013).

  • Editor in Chief, Journal of Phenomenological Psychology, 1993-2010.

  • Distinguished Service Award, The Society for Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology of the American Psychological Association, 2007.

  • Executive Board (Secretary), American Psychological Association Society for Humanistic Psychology (Division 32), 2005-2011.

  • Outstanding Professor and Mentor Award, Graduate Student Association, The Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Fordham University, 2006

For a complete list, please see CV.

Recent Publications

  • Mattson, M., Wertz, F.J., Fogerty, H., & Zibriskie, B. (Eds.) (2015). Carl Jung in the Academy and Beyond: The Fordham Lectures of 1912. New York: The Spring Press.

  • Wertz, F.J. (2015). Phenomenology: Methods, historical development, and applications in psychology. In J. Martin, J. Sugarman, and K. Slaney (Eds.), The Wiley Handbook of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

  • Wertz, F.J. (2015). Jung’s Break with Freud Revisited: Research Method and the Character of Theory in Psychoanalysis. In M. Mattson, F. Wertz, H. Fogerty & B. Zibriskie, B. (Eds.), Carl Jung in the Academy and Beyond: The Fordham Lectures of 1912. New York: The Spring Press.

  • Wertz, F.J. & †Olbert, C. (2015). The convergence of Freud’s psychoanalysis and Husserl’s phenomenology on a research approach for human sciences. In R. Brooke, C. Fischer, & L. Laubscher (Eds.), Invitation to psychology as a human science. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press.

  • Wertz, F.J. (2015). Humanistic psychology and the qualitative research tradition. In K.J. Schneider, J.F. Pierson, & J.F.T. Bugental (Eds.) The handbook of humanistic psychology: Theory, research, and practice. Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications.

  • Churchill, S. & Wertz, F.J. (2015). An introduction to phenomenological research in psychology: Historical, conceptual, and methodological foundations. In K.J. Schneider, J.F. Pierson, & J.F.T. Bugental (Eds.) The handbook of humanistic psychology: Theory, research and practice (2nd Edition). Newbury Park, CA: Sage Publications, pp. 247-262.

  • Wertz, F.J. (2014). Qualitative inquiry in the history of psychology. Qualitative Psychology, 1, 4-16.

  • Wertz, F.J. & Desai, M.U. (2013). Phenomenological schools of psychology. In B. Kaldis (Ed.), Encyclopedia of philosophy and the social sciences. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

  • Desai, M.U., Divan, G., Wertz, F.J., Patel, V.K. (2012). The discovery of autism: Indian parents’ experiences of caring for their child with an Autism Spectrum Disorder. Transcultural Psychiatry, 49(3-4), 613-637.

  • Wertz, F.J., Charmaz, K., McMullen, L., Josselson, R., Anderson, R., McSpadden, E. (2011). Five ways of doing qualitative analysis: Phenomenological psychology, grounded theory, discourse analysis, narrative research, and intuitive inquiry. New York: Guilford Press.

For a complete list, please see CV.

(† indicates student co-author)

Five Ways of Doing Qualitative Analysis

Wertz, F.J., Charmaz, K., McMullen, L., Josselson, R., Anderson, R., McSpadden, E. (2011). Five ways of doing qualitative analysis: Phenomenological psychology, grounded theory, discourse analysis, narrative research, and intuitive inquiry. New York: Guil

Five Ways of Doing Qualitative Analysis