Jonathan D. Raskin, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology & Counselor Education

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Journal Articles

Phillips, G., & Raskin, J. D. (2021). A primer for clinicians on alternatives to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 52(2), 91-103. https://doi.org/10.1037/pro0000327

Raskin, J. D., & Efran, J. S. (2021). The coronavirus in context: Guidance for psychotherapists during a pandemic. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 61(2), 160-172. http://doi.org/10.1177/0022167820937509

Raskin, J. D. (2020). Objecting, subjecting, and epistemic diversity. Theory and Psychology, 30(3), 394-399. http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0959354320914392

Raskin, J. D., & Efran. J. S. (2020). The practice of context-centered psychotherapy: A conversation with Jay S. Efran. The Humanistic Psychologist, 48(2), 202-219. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/hum0000143

Raskin, J. D. (2019). What might an alternative to the DSM suitable for psychotherapists look like? Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 59(3), 368-375. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022167818761919

Raskin, J. D. (2018). Constructivism, ethics, and knowing what’s right: A reply to McNamee, Burr, McWilliams, Osbeck, and Held. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 31(4), 413-419. https://doi.org/10.1080/10720537.2017.1383956

Raskin, J. D., & Debany, A. E. (2018). The inescapability of ethics and the impossibility of “anything goes”: A constructivist model of ethical meaning-making. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 31(4), 343-360. https://doi.org/10.1080/10720537.2017.1383954 (Reprinted from Ethics in action: Dialogue between knowledge and practice, pp. 13-32, by S. Cipolletta & E. Gius, Eds., 2012, Milan, Italy: LED)

Gayle, M. C., & Raskin, J. D. (2017). DSM-5: Do counselors really want an alternative? Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 57(6), 650-666. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022167817696839

Raskin, J. D., & Gayle, M. C. (2016). DSM-5: Do psychologists really want an alternative? Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 56(5), 439-456. https://doi.org/10.1177/0022167815577897

Raskin, J. D., & Brett, B. L. (2014). Does the reverse golden section hold? Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 27(2), 137-146. https://doi.org/10.1080/10720537.2014.879522

Efran, J. S., McNamee, S., Warren, B., & Raskin, J. D. (2014). Personal construct psychology, radical constructivism, and social constructionism: A dialogue. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 27(1), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.1080/10720537.2014.850367

Raskin, J. D. (2013). Thinking, feeling, and Being Human. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 26(3), 181-186. https://doi.org/10.1080/10720537.2013.787323

Rust, J. P., Raskin, J. D., & Hill, M. S. (2013). Problems of professional competence among counselor trainees: Programmatic issues and guidelines. Counselor Education and Supervision, 52(1), 30-42. https://doi.org/1002/j.1556-6978.2013.00026.x

Raskin, J. D. (2012). Evolutionary constructivism and humanistic psychology. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 32(2), 119-133. https://doi.org/1037/a0025158

Raskin, J. D. (2011). On essences in constructivist psychology. Journal of Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology, 31(4), 223-239. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0025006

Raskin, J. D. (2011). Ernst von Glasersfeld and psychotherapeutic change. Constructivist Foundations, 6(2), 235-238. https://constructivist.info/6/2

Widrick, R. M., & Raskin, J. D. (2010). Age-related stigma and the golden section hypothesis. Aging & Mental Health, 14(4), 375-385. https://doi.org/10.1080/13607860903167846

Raskin, J. D. (2008). The evolution of constructivism. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 21(1), 1-24. https://doi.org/10.1080/10720530701734331

Raskin, J. D. (2008). The personal and social as mutually specifying. Constructivist Foundations, 3(2), 83-84. https://constructivist.info/3/2

Raskin, J. D., Harasym, M. T.,  Mercuri, M. A., & Widrick, R. M. (2008). Construing stigmatized identities: A golden section study. Psychology and Psychotherapy: Theory, Research and Practice, 81(3), 285-296. https://doi.org/10.1348/147608308X292361

Raskin, J. D. (2007). Assimilative integration in constructivist psychotherapy. Journal of Psychotherapy Integration, 17(1), 50-69. https://doi.org/10.1037/1053-0479.17.1.50

Raskin, J. D. (2006). Don’t cry for me George A. Kelly: Human involvement and the construing of personal construct psychology. Personal Construct Theory and Practice, 3, 50-61. http://www.pcp-net.org/journal/pctp06/index.html

Raskin, J. D., & Neimeyer, R. A. (2003). Coherent constructivism: A response to Mackay. Theory & Psychology, 13(3), 431-443. https://doi.org/10.1177/0959354303013003006

Raskin, J. D. (2002). Constructivism in psychology: Personal construct psychology, radical constructivism, and social constructionism. American Communication Journal, 5(3). http://www.ac-journal.org/?page_id=648 (Reprinted from Studies in meaning: Exploring Constructivist Psychology, pp. 1-25, by J. D. Raskin & S. K. Bridges, Eds., 2002, New York, NY: Pace University Press)

Raskin, J. D. (2002). Defending constructivist ethics after September 11. The Humanistic Psychologist, 30(3), 281-292. https://doi.org/10.1080/08873267.2002.9977042

Raskin, J. D., & Sampson, K. (2002). A constructivist perspective on the science and practice of Rorschach. The Humanistic Psychologist, 30(3), 209-222. https://doi.org/10.1080/08873267.2002.9977036

Domenici, D. J., & Raskin, J. D. (2001). Therapeutic implications of preferred view. Methods: A Journal for Human Science [Annual edition], 42-59.

Raskin, J. D. (2001). Constructivism and the projective assessment of meaning in Rorschach administration. Journal of Personality Assessment, 77(1), 139-161. https://doi.org/10.1207/S15327752JPA7701_10

Raskin, J. D. (2001). The modern, the postmodern, and George Kelly’s personal construct psychology. American Psychologist, 56(4), 368-369. https://doi.org/10.1037/0003-066X.56.4.368

Raskin, J. D. (2001). On relativism in constructivist psychology. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 14(4), 285-313. https://doi.org/10.1080/107205301750433414

Gussin, B., & Raskin, J. D. (2000). Anti anti-depressants? Drugs, depression, and the medical model. Ethical Human Sciences and Services, 2(3), 161-179.

Lawe, C. F., Pennick, J., Raskin, J. D., & Vroon-Raymond, V. (1999). Influences on decisions to refer at university counseling centers. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 14(1), 59-68. https://doi.org/10.1300/J035v14n01_05

Raskin, J. D. (1999). Metaphors and meaning: Constructing the creative psychotherapist. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 12(4), 331-347. https://doi.org/10.1080/107205399266046

Raskin, J. D. (1995). On ethics in personal construct theory. The Humanistic Psychologist, 23(1), 97-113. https://doi.org/10.1080/08873267.1995.9986818

Raskin, J. D., & Epting, F. R. (1995). Constructivism and psychotherapeutic method: Transitive diagnosis as humanistic assessment. Methods: A Journal for Human Science [Annual Edition], 3-27.

Epting, F. R., Raskin, J. D., & Burke, T. B. (1994). Who is a homosexual? A critique of the heterosexual-homosexual dimension. The Humanistic Psychologist, 22(3), 353-370. https://doi.org/1080/08873267.1994.9976959

Raskin, J. D., & Epting, F. R. (1993). Personal construct theory and the argument against mental illness. International Journal of Personal Construct Psychology, 6(4), 351-369. https://doi.org/10.1080/08936039308405629

Raskin, J. D. (1991). Negation of the insanity defense: Alternative to a flawed legal device. Changes: An International Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy, 9(2), 91-100.

Book Chapters

Raskin, J. D. (2016). Personal construct psychology in relation to an integrative constructivism. In D. A. Winter & N. Reed (Eds.), The Wiley handbook of personal construct psychology (pp. 34-44). England: Wiley Blackwell. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118508275

Raskin, J. D. (2015). An introductory perturbation: What is constructivism and is there a future in it? In J. D. Raskin, S. K. Bridges, & J. S. Kahn (Eds.), Studies in meaning 5: Perturbing the status quo in constructivist psychology (pp. 3-27). Pace University Press.

Raskin, J. D., Bridges, S. K., & Kahn, J. S. (2015). Constructivism: Where do we go from here? In J. D. Raskin, S. K. Bridges, & J. S. Kahn (Eds.), Studies in meaning 5: Perturbing the status quo in constructivist psychology (pp. 300-325). Pace University Press.

Raskin, J. D. (2014). A critical look at social justice ideology in counseling and psychotherapy. In C. V. Johnson & H. L. Friedman (Set Eds.) and J. Diaz, Z. Franco, & B. K. Nastasi (Vol. Eds.), The Praeger handbook of social justice and psychology: Vol. 1. Fundamental issues and special populations (pp. 51-64). Praeger.

Raskin, J. D., & Debany, A. E. (2012). The inescapability of ethics and the impossibility of “anything goes”: A constructivist model of ethical meaning-making. In S. Cipolletta & E. Gius (Eds.), Ethics in action: Dialogue between knowledge and practice (pp. 13-32). LED.

Raskin, J. D. (2010). Constructing and deconstructing social justice counseling. In J. D. Raskin, S. K. Bridges, & R. A. Neimeyer (Eds.), Studies in meaning 4: Constructivist perspectives on there, practice, and social justice (pp. 247-276). Pace University Press.

Raskin, J. D. (2010). Constructing and deconstructing social justice counseling. In J. D. Raskin, S. K. Bridges, & R. A. Neimeyer (Eds.), Studies in meaning 4: Constructivist perspectives on there, practice, and social justice (pp. 247-276). Pace University Press.

Raskin, J. D. (2009). Living aggressively. In R. Butler (Ed.), Reflections in personal construct theory (pp. 161-176). Wiley-Blackwell.

Bridges, S. K., & Raskin, J. D. (2008). Constructivist psychotherapy in the real world. In J. D. Raskin & S. K. Bridges (Eds.), Studies in meaning 3: Constructivist psycholtherapy in the real world (pp. 3-30). Pace University Press.

Raskin, J. D. (2006). Constructivist theories. In J. C. Thomas & D. L. Segal (Eds.), Comprehensive handbook of personality and psychopathologyVol. 1: Personality and everyday functioning (pp. 212-229). John Wiley.

Raskin, J. D. (2006). Sociality and the sitcom. In J. W. Scheer & K. W. Sewell (Eds.), Creative construing: Personal constructions in the arts (pp. 176-193). Psychosozial-Verlag.

Epting, F. R., Leitner, L. M., & Raskin, J. D. (2005). George Kelly and personal construct psychology. In R. Frager & J. Fadiman (Eds.), Personality and personal growth (6th ed., pp. 291-310). Prentice Hall.

Raskin, J. D., Weihs, K. D., & Morano, L. A. (2005). Personal construct psychotherapy meets constructivism: Convergence, divergence, possibility. In D. A. Winter & L. L. Viney (Eds.), Personal construct psychotherapy: Advances in theory, practice, and research (pp. 3-20). Whurr Publishers.

Raskin, J. D. (2004). Constructing the narrative unconscious. In M. Bamberg & M. Andrews (Eds.), Considering counter-narratives: Narrating, resisting, making sense (pp. 317-323). John Benjamins. (Reprinted from “Constructing the narrative unconscious,” 2002, Narrative Inquiry, 12(1), 225-231. https://doi.org/10.1075/ni.12.1.30ras)

Raskin, J. D. (2004). The permeability of personal construct psychology. In J. D. Raskin & S. K. Bridges (Eds.), Studies in meaning 2: Bridging the personal and social in constructivist psychology (pp. 329-348). Pace University Press.

Epting, F. R., Leitner, L. M., & Raskin, J. D. (2002). George Kelly’s personal construct psychology. In J. Fadiman & R. Frager (Eds.), Personality and personal growth (5th ed., pp. 360-392). Longman.

Raskin, J. D. (2002). Constructivism in psychology: Personal construct psychology, radical constructivism, and social constructionism. In J. D. Raskin & S. K. Bridges (Eds.), Studies in meaning: Exploring constructivist psychology (pp. 1-25). Pace University Press.

Stanley, C. M., & Raskin, J. D. (2002). Abnormality: Does it define us or do we define it? In J. D. Raskin & S. K. Bridges (Eds.), Studies in meaning: Exploring constructivist psychology (pp. 123-142). Pace University Press.

Neimeyer, R. A., & Raskin, J. D. (2001). Varieties of constructivism in psychotherapy. In K. S. Dobson (Ed.), Handbook of cognitive-behavioral therapies (2nd ed., pp. 393-430). Guilford.

Neimeyer, R. A., & Raskin, J. D. (2000). On practicing postmodern therapy in modern times. In R. A. Neimeyer & J. D. Raskin (Eds.), Constructions of disorder: Meaning-making frameworks for psychotherapy  (pp. 1-14). American Psychological Association.

Raskin, J. D., & Lewandowski, A. M. (2000). The construction of disorder as human enterprise. In R. A. Neimeyer & J. D. Raskin (Eds.), Constructions of disorder: Meaning-making frameworks for psychotherapy (pp. 15-40). American Psychological Association.

Book Reviews

Raskin, J. D. (2021). Not quite beyond the DSM [Review of the book Beyond the DSM: Toward a process-based alternative for diagnosis and mental health treatment, by S. C. Hayes & S. Hofmann, Eds.]. Journal of Constructivist Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/10720537.2020.1865856

Raskin, J. D. (2020). Hostility and psychiatry: Spinning our wheels while pretending to know [Review of the books Mind fixers: Psychiatry’s troubled search for the biology of mental illness, by A. Harrington, and The great pretender, by S. Cahalan]. Journal of Constructivist Psychology. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1080/10720537.2020.1723456

Raskin, J. D. (2020). Scapegoating CBT? [Review of the book CBT: The cognitive behavioural tsunami, by F. Dalal]. Journal of Constructivist Psychology33(4), 464-465. https://doi.org/10.1080/10720537.2019.1659890

Raskin, J. D. (2014). Philosophically tilting at psychotherapy’s windmills [Review of the book Philosophy’s role in counseling and psychotherapy, by P. B. Raabe]. PsycCRITIQUES, 59(30). https://doi.org/10.1037/a0036955

Raskin, J. D. (2011). The science and politics of sex education [Review of the book Condom nation: The U.S. government’s sex education campaign from World War I to the internet, by A. M. Lord]. PsycCRITIQUES, 56(1). https://doi.org/10.1037/a0022120

Raskin, J. D. (2010). Theorizing about constructivist therapy [Review of the book Constructivist psychotherapy: A narrative hermeneutic approach, by G. Chiari & M. L. Nuzzo]. Constructivist Foundations, 5(2), 94-96. https://constructivist.info/5/2

Raskin, J. D. (2009). Constructivist therapy, succinctly [Review of the book Constructivist psychotherapy: Distinctive features, by R. A. Neimeyer]. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 22(4), 354-359. https://doi.org/10.1080/10720530903114076

Raskin, J. D. (2008). Godless constructivism? [Review of the book The flipside of Godspeak: Theism as constructed reality, by J. F. Crosby]. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 2(2)1, 173-177. https://doi.org/10.1080/10720530701853776

Raskin, J. D. (1997). Muddles, myths, and medicine revisited [Review of the book Cruel compassion: Psychiatric control of society’s unwanted, by T. S. Szasz]. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 10(3), 285-289. https://doi.org/10.1080/10720539708404627

Encyclopedia Entries

Raskin, J. D. (2021). Power threat meaning framework (PTMF). In J. N. Lester & M. O’Reilly (Eds.), The Palgrave encyclopedia of critical perspectives on mental health. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12852-4_46-1

Raskin, J. D. (2021). Transitive diagnosis. In J. N. Lester & M. O’Reilly (Eds.), The Palgrave encyclopedia of critical perspectives on mental health. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12852-4_45-1

Raskin, J. D. (2015). Constructivist therapies: Overview. In E. S. Neukrug (Ed.), The SAGE encyclopedia of theory in counseling and psychotherapy (Vol. 1, pp. 216-220). SAGE Publications.

Raskin, J. D. (2008). Personal constructs. In W. A. Darity Jr. (Ed.), International encyclopedia of the social sciences (2nd ed., Vol. 6, pp. 216-217). Macmillan.

Raskin, J. D., & Morano, L. A.* (2004). As if. In J. Scheer & B. Walker (Eds.), Internet Encyclopaedia of Personal Construct Psychology. http://www.pcp-net.org/encyclopaedia/as-if.html

Raskin, J. D., & Morano, L. A.* (2004). Credulous approach. In J. Scheer & B. Walker (Eds.), Internet Encyclopaedia of Personal Construct Psychology. http://www.pcp-net.org/encyclopaedia/cred-appr.html

Raskin, J. D., & Morano, L. A.* (2004). Invitational mood. In J. Scheer & B. Walker (Eds.), Internet encyclopaedia of personal construct psychology. http://www.pcp-net.org/encyclopaedia/invit-mood.html

Other Publications

Raskin, J. D. (2021, April 13). Humanistic psychology post-pandemic. https://www.apadivisions.org/division-32/news-events/humanistic-psychology-post-pandemic

Raskin, J. D. (2020, October 7). From the president: Can humanistic psychology heal the world? Society for Humanistic Psychology Newsletter. https://www.apadivisions.org/division-32/news-events/humanistic-psychology-healing

Raskin, J. D. (2020, March). President-elect’s column: Acknowledging our own hostility. Society for Humanistic Psychology Newsletter. https://www.apadivisions.org/division-32/publications/newsletters/humanistic/2020/03/managing-hostility

Neimeyer, R. A., Raskin, J. D., & Sewell, K. W. (2014). Stephanie Lewis Harter: 1954-2013. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 27(1), 74-75. https://doi.org/10.1080/10720537.2014.850376 (Reprinted from “Stephanie Lewis Harter: 1954-2013,” 2013, Personal Construct Theory and Practice, 10, 61, http://www.pcp-net.org/journal/pctp13/index.html)

Raskin, J. D. (2009). Striking the golden section in stigma research. The Psychologist, 22(3), 203-205. https://thepsychologist.bps.org.uk/volume-22/edition-3/striking-golden-section-stigma-research (Translated version reprinted in Polish as “Złoty środek piętna” in Charaktery, March 2009)

Raskin, J. D. (2003). Towards a psychology of meaning: Constructivism and Ahsen’s “Image and Maze” [Peer commentary on the papers “Image and maze: Learning through imagery functions” by A. Akhter and “A critical assessment of Akhter Ahsen’s ‘Image and maze: Learning through imagery functions’ from a postmodern, relativity perspective” by W. G. Quill]. Journal of Mental Imagery, 27(3/4), 227-230.

Raskin, J. D. (2002). Constructing the narrative unconscious [Peer commentary on the paper “Charting the narrative unconscious: Cultural memory and the challenge of autobiography” by M. Freeman]. Narrative Inquiry, 12(1), 225-231. https://doi.org/10.1075/ni.12.1.30ras

Raskin, J. D. (Ed.). (1999). Constructivism and the creative psychotherapist: A special issue of the Journal of Constructivist Psychology [Special issue]. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 12(4), 271-272. https://doi.org/10.1080/107205399266000

Raskin, J. D. (1997). Recollections: A one-act play. Constructivism in the Human Sciences, 2(1), 33-63.

Presentations

Raskin, J. D. (2021, October 23-24). Coronavirus on your mind? A context-centered guide for coping [Conference session]. International Meaning Events and Community Conference. https://imec-international-meaning-events-community.mykajabi.com/conference2021

Raskin, J. D. (2021, August 12-14). Discussant. In S. R. Kamens (Chair), Moving beyond the DSM-5? Leading experts outline and discuss cutting-edge alternatives [Collaborative program]. American Psychological Association 128th Annual Convention, San Diego, CA, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2021, August 12-14). Using humanistic psychology to unite a divided nation. In D. Rockwell (Chair), Division 32 presidential address [Symposium]. American Psychological Association 128th Annual Convention, San Diego, CA, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2021, March 2). The coronavirus in context: A guide for coping. In I. Janeiro (Chair), The end of the world as we know it: Inequality, injustice, and trauma during the Covid-19 crisis [Conference session]. SUNY New Paltz College of Liberal Arts and Sciences “Without Limits” Spring Virtual Conference Series, New Paltz, NY, United States. https://youtu.be/xbi7Owb6_eg

Hoffman, L., Granger, N., Jr., Jackson, T., St. John, D., Morrill, Z., Islam, S., & Raskin, J. D. (2021, February 12). Humanistic approaches to multiculturalism and diversity: Starting the conversation [Panel discussion]. Society for Humanistic Psychology Virtual Conference Series. https://youtu.be/nKvCrwUxdDg

Raskin, J. D. (2020, August 6-9). Diversity as the constructivist construes it [Conference session]. In D. J. Domenici & A. R. Panepinto (Chairs), New directions in constructivist psychotherapy. American Psychological Association 127th Annual Convention, Washington, DC, United States.

Hoffman, L., Cleare-Hoffman, L., Granger, N., Jr., St. John, D., Jackson, T., Morrill, Z., Paige, J., Raskin, J. D., Rawles, P., & Rhode-Brown, J. (2020, March 19-22). Humanistic approaches to multiculturalism and diversity: Starting the dialogue [Panel discussion]. Society for Humanistic Psychology 13th Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, United States. (Conference canceled)

Raskin, J. D. (2019, August 8-11). Reflections on writing an abnormal psychology textbook: George Kelly’s credulous approach in action. In D. Rockwell (Chair), Contemporary humanism: Phenomenology, emotion-focused therapy, and credulously teaching abnormality [Symposium]. American Psychological Association 126th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2018, August 9-12). ICD-11, RDoC, PDM-2, and HiTOP: Viable alternatives to the DSM-5? In K. Yokoyama (Chair), Abnormal psychology, DSM-5, and diagnostic alternatives: Critical analyses and novel directions [Symposium]. American Psychological Association 125th Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2017, August 3-6). Teaching abnormal psychology abnormally. In S. R. Kamens & J. D. Raskin (Chairs), Abnormal perspectives on abnormal psychology: Getting heard, not marginalized [Symposium]. American Psychological Association 124th Annual Convention, Washington, DC, United States.

Panepinto, A. R., Raskin, J. D., & Efran, J. S. (2017, July 6-9). PCP vs DBT: Walking the middle path[Workshop]. 22nd International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Raskin, J. D. (2017, July 6-9). Constructivism, ethics, and honesty in the age of post-truth and alternative facts[Workshop]. 22nd International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Raskin, J. D. (2016, August 4-7). Top 10 things you might not know about the ICD-10 [Paper canceled]. In A. Puente (Chair), ICD-10: Challenges for psychologists [Symposium]. American Psychological Association 123rd Annual Convention, Denver, CO, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2015, August 6-9). Discussant. In H. J. Stam (Chair), Multi-being: Post-structuralism, psychodynamics, and personal identity [Symposium]. American Psychological Association 122nd Annual Convention, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Raskin, J. D. (2015, August 6-9). How about an alternative to the DSM suitable for psychotherapists? In J. D. Raskin & F. Farley (Chairs), Beyond the DSM: Current trends in devising new diagnostic alternatives[Symposium]. American Psychological Association 122nd Annual Convention, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Raskin, J. D. (2015, July 15-17). Personal construct psychology: Where do we go from here? In V. Burr (Convener), PCP in the dusty crystal ball: Name branding and the challenge of sustainability [Plenary paper]. 21st International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology, Hertfordshire, England.

Raskin, J. D. (2014, September/2015, January). Categorical controversies: What’s new in the DSM-5?[Workshop]. Hudson Valley Guild of Mental Health Professionals, Woodstock, NY, United States (2014) and Hudson Valley Psychological Association, Poughkeepsie, NY, United States (2015).

Raskin, J. D., & Gayle, M. C. (2014, August 7-10). Do psychologists want an alternative to the DSM-5? In B. D. Robbins (Chair), DSM-5—Problems, solutions, and alternatives [Symposium]. American Psychological Association 122nd Annual Convention, Washington, DC, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2014, August 5-6). Practical considerations in developing diagnostic alternatives [Conference session]. Global Summit on Diagnostic Alternatives, Washington, DC, United States.

Debany, A. E., & Raskin, J. D. (2014, July 24-27). Revisiting George Kelly’s view of culture in counseling and psychotherapy [Paper presentation]. First Congress on the Construction of Personal Meaning, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Raskin, J. D. (2014, July 24-27). What is constructivism and is there a future in it? In C. M. Stanley (Chair), What does the future hold for constructivist psychology? [Symposium]. First Congress on the Construction of Personal Meaning, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Raskin, J. D., Bridges, S. K., & Kahn, J. S. (2014, July 24-27). Constructivism: Where do we go from here? In C. M. Stanley (Chair), What does the future hold for constructivist psychology? [Symposium]. First Congress on the Construction of Personal Meaning, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Raskin, J. D., & Gayle, M. C. (2014, July 24-27). Psychologists, counselors, and the meaning of the DSM-5. In A. R. Panepinto (Chair), Making meaning of the DSM-5 [Symposium]. First Congress on the Construction of Personal Meaning, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Raskin, J. D., & Gayle, M. C. (2014, April). How much do counselors like the DSM-5? Results of an empirical study [Paper presentation]. New York Mental Health Counselors Association Biennial Convention, Albany, NY, United States.

Galves, A., Hacker, J., Kaplan, D., & Raskin, J. D. (2013, November 1-3). DSM panel discussion [Plenary paper]. International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry 16th Annual Conference, Greensboro, NC, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2013, July 18-20). Beyond “anything goes”: A PCP-based constructivist model of ethical meaning-making [Plenary paper]. 20th International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology, Sydney, NSE, Australia.

Elkins, D., Isacco, A. J., Farley, F., Kamens, S. R., Raskin, J. D., & Rockwell, D. (2012, August 2-5). DSM-5 controversy—Questions and answers [Conference session]. American Psychological Association 120th Annual Convention, Orlando, FL, United States.

Peterson, C., Peterson, J., Ryan, R., Waterman, A., Kingwell, M., Sundararajan, L., Medlock, G., Raskin, J. D., & Friedman, H. (2012, July 26-29). What makes life worth living [Plenary session]. Seventh Biennial International Meaning Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Raskin, J. D. (2012, July 26-29). What’s coming in DSM-5 and what does it mean for psychotherapists?[Workshop]. Seventh Biennial International Meaning Conference, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Raskin, J. D. (2012, July 19-21). Constructing and deconstructing DSM-5: The Open Letter Committee story[Keynote address]. Constructivist Psychology Network 15th Biennial Conference, Arlington, TX, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2012, July 19-21). Thinking, feeling, and Being Human. In S. A. McWilliams (Chair), Rue Cromwell’s “Being Human” [Symposium]. Constructivist Psychology Network 15th Biennial Conference, Arlington, TX, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2012, April). How do clients change in counseling? A constructivist view [Workshop]. New York Mental Health Counselors Association Biennial Convention, Albany, NY, United States.

Rust, J. P., Raskin, J. D., & Hill, M. S. (2012, April). Problems of professional competence among counselor trainees [Workshop]. New York Mental Health Counselors Association Biennial Convention, Albany, NY, United States.

Elkins, D. N., Farley, F., Kamens, S. R., Raskin, J. D., Robbins, B.D., & Rockwell, D. (2012, March 29-April 1). A most dangerous manual [Conference session]. Society for Humanistic Psychology 5th Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2012, March 29-April 1). Ernst von Glasersfeld, radical constructivism, empirically supported treatments, and psychotherapeutic change [Paper presentation]. Society for Humanistic Psychology 5th Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2012, March 29-April 1). Social justice counseling: A constructivist appraisal [Paper presentation]. Society for Humanistic Psychology 5th Annual Conference, Pittsburgh, PA, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2011, October/2012, January). Constructivism and the myth of instructive interaction [Workshop]. Teaching and Learning Center, SUNY New Paltz, New Paltz, NY, United States.

Efran, J. S., McNamee, S., Warren, B., & Raskin, J. D. (2011, July 19-22). Personal construct psychology, radical constructivism, and social constructionism—points of contact and divergence [Plenary session]. 19th International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology, Boston, MA, United States.

Raskin, J. D., & Brett, B. L.* (2011, July 19-22). Stigma and the reverse golden section among counselors[Paper presentation]. 19th International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology, Boston, MA, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2011, March 7). Response to Wakefield [Response to invited presentation]. Applied Evolutionary Psychology Society 1st Annual Meeting of the, New Paltz, NY, United States.

Raskin, J. D., & Leitner, L. M. (2010, August 12-15). Bad-mouthing talk therapy for fun and profit. In B. D. Robbins (Chair), Science and politics of the APS accreditation initiative—a cross-divisional response[Symposium]. American Psychological Association 118th Annual Convention, San Diego, CA, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2010, July). Constructing and deconstructing social justice counseling. In J. S. Efran (Chair), Constructivist perspectives on social justice [Symposium]. Constructivist Psychology Network 14th Biennial Conference, Niagara Falls, NY, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2010, July 22-24). Constructivism: Can I make a career out of it? [Roundtable]. Constructivist Psychology Network 14th Biennial Conference, Niagara Falls, NY, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2010, April). Constructivist psychotherapy for mental health counselors [Workshop]. New York Mental Health Counselors Association Biennial Convention, Albany, NY, United States.

Rust, J. P., Hill, M. S., & Raskin, J. D. (2010, April). Handling impaired counseling student trainees: How should programs proceed? [Workshop]. New York Mental Health Counselors Association Biennial Convention, Albany, NY, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2009, October 8-11). Striking the golden section in stigma research: Insights for humanistic therapists [Paper presentation]. Society for Humanistic Psychology 3rd Annual Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2009, August 6-9). Construing the essence of essences. In F. J. Wertz (Chair), Do human kinds have essential qualities? [Symposium]. American Psychological Association 117th Annual Convention, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Raskin, J. D. (2009, August 6-9). Perturbations and reconstruals: A constructivist psychologist’s ongoing journey [Fellows address]. American Psychological Association 117th Annual Convention, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Raskin, J. D. (2008, August 14-17). Social justice as social construction. In B. D. Robbins (Chair), Constructivism, feminism, and social justice in humanistic psychology [Symposium]. American Psychological Association 116th Annual Convention, Boston, MA, United States.

Raskin, J. D., Harasym, M. T.*, Mercuri, M. A.*, & Widrick, R. M.* (2008, August 14-17). Construing stigmatized identities: A golden section study [Poster]. American Psychological Association 116th Annual Convention, Boston, MA, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2008, August). Constructivist psychotherapy as meaning-based practice [Workshop]. Society for Humanistic Psychology 2nd Annual Conference, Boston, MA, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2008, June 19-21). Personal evolution as aggressive enterprise In S. K. Bridges (Chair), Evolution, culture, and religion in constructivist psychology. [Symposium]. Constructivist Psychology Network 13th Biennial Conference, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Raskin, J. D. (2008, June 19-21). Stigma and the reverse golden section [Paper presentation]. Constructivist Psychology Network 13th Biennial Conference, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Walko, S. J.*, & Raskin, J. D. (2008, June). Why isn’t transitive diagnosis more popular? [Paper presentation]. Constructivist Psychology Network 13th Biennial Conference, Victoria, BC, Canada.

Raskin, J. D., & Hill, M. S. (2008, April). Developing master’s level counseling programs at a regional state university [Roundtable discussion]. New York Mental Health Counselors Association Biennial Convention, Albany, NY, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2007, August 22). Evolutionary epistemology as the constructivist views it. In S. K. Bridges (Chair), Evolution, epistemology, and religion in meaning-focused approaches to psychology[Symposium]. American Psychological Association 115th Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2007, August 17-20). Aggression remains threatening: Humanistic psychology and the evolution of constructivism [Carmi Harari Early Career Award address]. American Psychological Association 115th Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2007, August). Constructivist psychotherapy in the “real” world [Paper presentation]. Society for Humanistic Psychology 1st Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2007, August). Overcoming that “sink”-ing feeling [Convocation address]. State University of New York at New Paltz 21st Annual Convocation, New Paltz, NY, United States.

Morano, L. A.*, & Raskin, J. D. (2006, July 19-23). A personal construct psychology perspective on models of homosexual identity formation [Paper presentation]. Constructivist Psychology Network 12th Biennial Conference, San Marcos, CA, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2006, July 19-23). Everything you wanted to know about constructivist theory (but were afraid to ask) [Workshop]. Constructivist Psychology Network 12th Biennial Conference, San Marcos, CA, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2006, July 19-23). The evolution of constructivism [Presidential address]. Constructivist Psychology Network 12th Biennial Conference, San Marcos, CA, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2006, July 19-23). Would a constructivist by any other name be something else? In R. E. Watts (Chair), How far may one go/not go and still call oneself a constructivist? [Plenary paper]. Constructivist Psychology Network 12th Biennial Conference, San Marcos, CA, United States.

Weihs, K. D.*, & Raskin, J. D. (2006, June 29-July 2). George Kelly at Friends University: The Quaker influence on personal construct psychology. In F. Weizmann (Chair), Personal construct theory and psychology: The work and influence of George Kelly [Symposium]. International Society for the Social and Behavioral Sciences (Cheiron) 38th Meeting, Bronxville, NY, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2005, July 18-22). Diagnosis psychosis: How arguments about psychiatric bias drive constructivists nuts. In S. K. Bridges (Chair), To DSM or not to DSM: Constructivist sojourns into psychopathology [Symposium]. 16th International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology, Columbus, OH, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2005, July 18-22). Sociality and the sitcom. In K. W. Sewell & J. W. Scheer (Chairs), Creative construing: PCP on selected art forms [Symposium]. 16th International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology, Columbus, OH, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2005, March 11-12). Bias in psychiatric diagnosis as a constructivist views it. In J. Chrisler (Chair), Bias in psychiatric diagnosis [Symposium]. Eastern Psychological Association 76th Meeting, Boston, MA, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2004, June 16-21). Assimilative integration in constructivist psychotherapy: Examples from clinical practice [Paper presentation]. North American Personal Construct Network 11th Biennial Conference, Memphis, TN, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2004, June 16-21). Can constructivists be conservative Republicans? [Paper presentation]. North American Personal Construct Network 11th Biennial Conference, Memphis, TN, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2004, June 16-21). Everything you wanted to know about constructivist theory (but were afraid to ask) [Workshop]. North American Personal Construct Network 11th Biennial Conference, Memphis, TN, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2004, May). Psychology, meaning, and the ethics of war [Invited colloquium address]. Center for Lifetime Studies, Poughkeepsie, New York, NY, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2004, April). Constructing abnormality: Human meaning making and DSM diagnosis [Invited colloquium address]. Connecticut College, New London, CT, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2003, August 7-10). The “DSM-ing” of everyday life: Constructing a psychopathologized culture. In L. M. Leitner & J. D. Raskin (Chairs), Resisting the DSM: Defending Psychological Meaning in a Diagnostic Age [Symposium]. American Psychological Association 111th Annual Convention, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Raskin, J. D. (2003, July 14-18). The permeability of personal construct psychology [Paper presentation]. 15th International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology, Huddersfield, England.

Raskin, J. D. (2002, August 22-25). Constructivist and constructionist perspectives in psychology. In F. R. Epting (Chair), Constructivism vs. constructionism: Bridging the gap [Symposium]. American Psychological Association 110th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2002, July 10-14). Are constructivists to blame for September 11? No! [Paper presentation]. North American Personal Construct Network 10th Biennial Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Weihs, K. D.*, & Raskin, J. D. (2002, July 10-14). Kelly at Friends University: The Quaker influence [Paper presentation]. North American Personal Construct Network 10th Biennial Conference, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Domenici, D. J.*, & Raskin, J. D. (2002, April). Confirming vs. disconfirming preferred views: Implications for psychotherapy [Paper presentation]. Ohio Society for Psychotherapy Research 2nd Annual Meeting, Oxford, OH, United States.

Raskin, J. D., & Sorrentino, F.* (2001, August 22-26). Should romantic love be in the DSM? In F. R. Epting (Chair), The psychopathologizing of everyday life: Examples and alternatives [Symposium]. American Psychological Association 109th Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, United States.

Raskin, J. D., & Stanley, C. M.* (2001, August 22-26). Diversity and constructivism. In J. D. Raskin (Chair), Diversity in humanistic and constructivist psychology [Symposium]. American Psychological Association 109th Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, United States.

Neimeyer, R. A., & Raskin, J. D. (2000, August 4-8). Advances in constructionist psychotherapy. In G. Van Den Boss (Chair), Breaking convention – New concepts in practice: Advances in psychotherapy [Symposium]. American Psychological Association 108th Annual Convention, Washington, DC, United States.

Neimeyer, R. A., & Raskin, J. D. (2000, August 4-8). On practicing postmodern therapy in modern times. In J. D. Raskin (Chair), Humanistic constructivism: Meaning-making frameworks for psychotherapy and psychopathology [Symposium]. American Psychological Association 108th Annual Convention, Washington, DC, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2000, July 12-16). Constructivist approaches to Rorschach [Paper presentation]. North American Personal Construct Network 9th Biennial Conference, New Paltz, NY, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (2000, March). Human involvement and the construction of mental disorders [Invited lecture]. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, England, United Kingdom.

Raskin, J. D. (1999, August 20-24). Human involvement and the construction of disordered selves. In F. R. Epting (Chair), Self, disorder, and meaning: Postmodern perspectives in humanistic psychology[Symposium]. 107th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Raskin, J. D. (1999, July 26-31). Constructivism as relativism? It all depends [Paper presentation]. 13th International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology, Berlin, Germany.

Epting, F. R., & Raskin, J. D. (1998, August 14-18). The embodiment of constructions. In L. M. Leitner (Chair), Constructivism and the body: Implications for theory and practice [Symposium]. American Psychological Association 106th Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA, United States.

Epting, F. R., & Raskin, J. D. (1998, July 8-11). Constructivism, sexuality, and meaning [Paper presentation]. North American Personal Construct Network 8th Biennial Conference, Denton, TX, United States.

Raskin, J. D., & Lewandowski, A. M.* (1998, July 8-11). The construction of disorder as human enterprise[Paper presentation]. North American Personal Construct Network 8th Biennial Conference, Denton, TX, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (1997, August 15-19). The definition of disorder. In A. J. Faidley (Chair), Disorders of construction: Assessment and psychotherapy in constructivist psychology [Symposium]. American Psychological Association 105th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, United States.

Raskin, J. D., & Epting, F. R. (1997, August 15-19). What is a creative psychotherapist? In L. M. Leitner (Chair), Therapist creativity in experiential and constructivist therapies [Symposium]. American Psychological Association 105th Annual Convention, Chicago, IL, United States.

Raskin, J. D., & Pabst, R. A.* (1997, July 8-12). Clear violations of reality? A constructivist critique of Exner’s Comprehensive Rorschach System [Paper presentation]. 12th International Congress on Personal Construct Psychology, Seattle, WA, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (1996, August 9-13). On ethics in personal construct therapy. In D. Pfeninnger (Chair), Issues and methods in constructivistic psychology [Symposium]. American Psychological Association 104th Annual Convention, Toronto, ON, Canada.

Raskin, J. D. (1996, April). Reality bites? Advancing truth claims in personal construct psychology [Paper presentation]. Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology 88th Annual Meeting, Nashville, TN, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (1995, October). By any other name: The effects of a homosexual or heterosexual label on how persons are perceived [Paper presentation]. American Psychological Association Division 17 Southeast Regional Conference, Memphis, TN, United States.

Epting, F. R., & Raskin, J. D. (1995, August 20-24). Reconstructing mental illness: An elaboration of humanistic personal construct counseling. In A. Mahrer (Chair), How is constructivism reshaping the clinical methods of psychotherapists? [Symposium]. American Psychological Association 103rd Annual Convention, New York, NY, United States.

Epting, F. R., Raskin, J. D., & Burke, T. B. (1994, July). Who is a homosexual? A critique of the heterosexual-homosexual dimension [Paper presentation]. North American Personal Construct Network 6th Biennial Conference, Indianapolis, IN, United States.

Raskin, J. D. (1994, August 12-16). On ethics in personal construct theory In A. Bohart (Chair), Division 32 student awards [Symposium]. American Psychological Association 102nd Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA, United States.

Raskin, J. D., & Epting, F. R. (1994, August 12-16). Humanistic psychotherapy in a mechanistic world: George Kelly, Thomas Szasz, and the struggle to reconstrue mental illness. In M. Rigdon (Chair), Phenomenology, constructivism, and psychopathology – Alternatives to the DSM [Symposium]. American Psychological Association 102nd Annual Convention, Los Angeles, CA, United States.

Raskin, J. D., & Epting, F. R. (1992, July). Personal construct theory and the argument against mental illness [Paper presentation]. North American Personal Construct Network 5th Biennial Conference, Seattle, WA, United States.

Media

Janze, J. (Host). (2019, April 17). Constructing alternatives to the DSM: An interview with Jonathan Raskin [Interview]. https://www.madinamerica.com/2019/04/constructing-alternatives-dsm-interview-dr-jonathan-raskin/

Maisel, E. (2016, March 16). Jonathan Raskin on constructivism and ethical meaning making [Interview]. Rethinking mental health. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/rethinking-mental-health/201603/jonathan-raskin-constructivism-and-ethical-meaning-making

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