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Robert G. McInerney, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Psychology

Robert McInerney, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology.Contact information

Education

  • Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Montclair State University
  • Master of Arts, Clinical Psychology, Duquesne University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Clinical Psychology, Duquesne University

Courses Taught

  • Research in the Human Sciences
  • Psychology of Consciousness
  • Social Psychology
  • Critical Approaches to Psychology
  • Interpersonal Relations
  • Seminar in the Human Sciences
  • Institutional Practicum

Background

Robert G. McInerney joined the Point Park University faculty in 2006 and is currently an associate professor of psychology. He received his M.A. and Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Duquesne University and did both his pre- and post-doctoral training as a psychotherapist at Carnegie Mellon Counseling and Psychological Services.  McInerney received certification in human science research from the Center for Interpretive and Qualitative Research at Duquesne University in 2008. His interests are in hermeneutic phenomenology, social constructionism, post-structural psychology, community psychology and neurophenomenology.

McInerney founded and advises the Point Park's Confluence Psychology Alliance. McInerney is on the editorial board of The Journal of Humanistic Psychology and served as the co-chair of the Fifth Annual Society for Humanistic Psychology conference held at Point Park University in the spring of 2012.

Professional certifications

  • Certification in Interpretive and Qualitative Research: Center for Interpretive and Qualitative Research, Duquesne University

Selected Publications

Selected Presentations

  • McInerney, R.G. A Hermeneutics of Love for Community Research: Suffering and Acting on the Trembling Ground of Humility, The Society of Humanistic Psychology, APA Division 32 Annual Conference, Pacifica Graduate Institute: Community in Difference: Cultivating a Home for Love and Justice in an Indifferent World, Feb. 28 — March 3, 2013.
  • McInerney, R.G. Agency and the Neurophenomenological Self: Anecdotes of Privacy, Sociality, Habit and Distinction. Presented at the 2012, American Psychological Association Convention, Aug. 2-5, 2012, Orlando, Fla.
  • McInerney, R.G. Visual Representations of Childhood Mental Disorder: A Critical Discourse and Semiotic Analysis of Media Images. Presented at the 2011, American Psychological Association Convention, Aug. 4-7, 2011, Washington, D.C.
  • McInerney, R.G. The Discursive Construction of Childhood Consciousness: Improperly Mooded, Out of Control, Split, and Monstrous. Presented at the 119th, 2011 American Psychological Association, Hospitality Suite, The Society for Humanistic Psychology, Aug. 4-7, 2011.
  • McInerney, R.G. Aspiration and Inspiration: The Psychological Life of Being a Student, presented at In the World...On the Edge 2011 Annual Conference of The Society for Humanistic Psychology, Division 32 of the American Psychological Association, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. April 15-17, 2011.
  • McInerney, R.G. Herman Hesse's Siddhartha and Humanistic Psychology. Presented at In the World...On the Edge 2011 Annual Conference of The Society for Humanistic Psychology, Division 32 of the American Psychological Association, The Chicago School of Professional Psychology. April 15-17, 2011.

Research Interests

  • Hermeneutic phenomenology
  • Social constructionism
  • Post-structural psychology
  • Community psychology
  • Neurophenomenology

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