Dr. Susan Gordon

College of Letters and Sciences
Psychology

Dr. Gordon earned a PhD in the History and Philosophy of Psychology with focus in mind-body medicine and humanistic-transpersonal psychology at Saybrook University and studied naturopathic medicine at Bastyr University. She is an invited post-doctoral lecturer at L'Institut des Systèmes Complexes Paris Île-de-France, a Foreign Expert for the Bureau of Foreign Experts Affairs, Guangxi Province, PRC, and was research assistant to Dr. Eugene Taylor (Saybrook University/Harvard Medical School), renowned scholar on the life and works of William James.

Susan Gordon

Dr. Gordon is developing courses for the new BA in Integrative Psychology program. She has taught: Introduction (PSY 100), Child Development (PSY 301), History (PSY 426), Biological (PSY 427), Developmental (PSY 428), Social (PSY 432), Cognitive (PSY 433), Personality (PSY 429), Psychopathology (PSY 430), Health (PSY 458), Senior Project (PSY 480), and Guided Study for Honor’s Students (PSY 491), and redeveloped 5 of these courses.

As Research Director of the Southbury Clinic for Traditional Medicines in Connecticut, she conducts range finder studies with small cohorts to examine the efficacy of neutraceuticals, assess treatment outcomes, and compile reviews of literature for monographs. She counsels individuals and couples using an existential-humanistic-transpersonal approach, massage, Cranio-sacral, and Reiki therapies.

Dr. Gordon’s interdisciplinary research combines cognitive neuroscience, reproductive endocrinology, existential-phenomenological/depth psychology, and Asian and contemplative philosophy. She introduced the construct, psychoneurointracrinology to psychology and medicine. She is editor and contributing author of Neurophenomenology and Its Applications to Psychology (Springer, 2013), co-author of “Humanistic Neuropsychology: The Implications of Neurophenomenology for Psychology,” In The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology: Leading Edges in Theory, Research, and Practice (with Brent Robbins, Sage, 2nd ed., 2015), and author of “Psycho-Neuro-Intracrinology: The mind-body continuum,” In The Healing Power of Nature: The Foundations of Naturopathic Medicine and the Ecology of Healing: Primary Care for the Twenty First Century (in press). She serves on the editorial review boards of The Humanistic Psychologist and PsycCRITIQUES.

For a more detailed vitae listing all of her publications see: http://southburyclinic.com/our-team/dr-susan-gordon-phd/

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Books

Gordon, S. (Ed.). (2013a). Neurophenomenology and its applications to psychology. New York, NY: Springer.

Book Chapters

Gordon, S. (in press). Psycho-Neuro-Intracrinology: The mind-body continuum. In P. Snider, J. Zeff, J. Sensenig, & J. E. Pizzorno (Eds.), The healing power of nature: The foundations of naturopathic medicine and the ecology of healing: Primary care for the twenty first century. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier.

Robbins, B. D., & Gordon, S. (2015). Humanistic neuropsychology: The implications of neurophenomenology for psychology. In K. J. Schneider & J. F. Pierson (Eds.), The handbook of humanistic psychology: Leading edges in theory, research, and practice (2nd ed., pp. 195-211). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Gordon, S. (2013b). Psychoneurointracrinology: The embodied self. In S. Gordon (Ed.), Neurophenomenology and its applications to psychology (pp. 115-148). New York, NY: Springer.

Book Reviews

Gordon, S. (2016, in press). [Review of the book New Directions in Consciousness Studies: SoS Theory and the Nature of Time]. PsycCritiques Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books.

Gordon, S. (2013, April, 9). Internal time is autopoietic. [Review of the book Internal Time: Chronotypes, Social Jet Lag, and Why You’re So Tired]. PsycCritiques Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 58(15), Article 4. PsycCRITIQUES database.

Gordon, S. (2011, December, 14). Neurobiology of morality? [Review of the book Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells us About Morality]. PsycCritiques Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 56(50), Article 4. PsycCRITIQUES database.

Gordon, S. (2010, November 3). Beyond mental capital and wellbeing: Natural alternatives [Review of the book Mental Capital and Wellbeing]. PsycCritiques Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 55 (No. 44), Article 6. PsycCRITIQUES database.

Gordon, S. (2009, September 30). The mind and the brain [Review of the book The Human Amygdala]. PsycCritiques Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 54 (No. 39), Article 9. PsycCRITIQUES database.

Journal Articles

Gordon, S. (2016). Alan Watts and Neurophenomenology. Self & Society: International Journal for Humanistic Psychology, 43(4), 311-321.

Gordon, S. (in press). Alan Watts and Neurophenomenology. Self & Society: International Journal for Humanistic Psychology. UK: Association for Humanistic Psychology.

Gordon, S. (2013, Fall). Neurophenomenology and its applications to psychology. International Psychology Bulletin, 17(4), 57-58.

Gordon, S. (2013). Dedication and Foreword. Journal of Holistic Psychology. Vol. II: Eros, body, and Consciousness, 2, 15-18.

Gordon, S. (2012, February). Existential time and the meaning of human development. The Humanistic Psychologist, 40(1), 79-86.

Gordon, S., & Rubman, A. (2011, September). Psychoneurointracrinology: It’s role in mind-body medicine. Natural Medicine Journal, 3(9). American Association of Naturopathic Physicians Annual Convention, Abstracts.

Monthly Blog Contributor. (2013-2015). The New Existentialists, Saybrook University, Oakland, CA: http://www.saybrook.edu/newexistentialists/category/writers/susan-gordon

RECENT LECTURES AND PRESENTATIONS

Gordon, S. (8/4 – 8/7/16). Invited Presenter. ICD-10: Challenges for Psychologists. Division 32, 124th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO. Panelists: Jonathan Raskin and Susan Gordon. Chair/Discussant: Antonio Puente.

Gordon, S. (8/4 – 8/7/16). Invited Presenter. Neurophenomenology: A Humanistic Renaissance. Division 32, 124th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, CO. Panelists: Susan Gordon, Brent Dean Robbins, and Ronald Bonnstetter. Chair/Discussant: Donald Moss.

Gordon, S. (6/2 – 6/5/16). Invited Presenter. Alan Watts and neurophenomenology. University of Hawaii at Manoa. Society for Asian and Comparative Philosophy.

Gordon, S. (6/22 – 6/23/15). Invited Presenter. Neurophenomenology: The Intuitive Bridge between Mind and Brain. First Transpersonal Research Colloquium. Milan, Italy.

Gordon, S. (3/13 - 3/16/14). Invited Presenter. Neurophenomenology: The Intuitive Bridge between Mind and Brain. Intuition and Method: Phenomenological, Indigenous, and Neurophenomenological Perspectives. Division 32, 6th Annual Division Conference, Sofia University, Palo Alto, CA.

Gordon, S. (3/13 – 3/16/14). Invited Discussant. Humanizing the Neuropsychological Assessment Experience. Division 32, 6th Annual Division Conference, Sofia University, Palo Alto, CA.

Gordon, S. (10/4 - 10/19/13). Lecturer. Mind-Body Medicine. Bureau of Foreign Experts, PRC: Guilin Medical University, and Guangxi University, Department of Pharmacology, Nanning, PRC.

Gordon, S. (9/10/13). Lecturer. The Neurophenomenology of self. Yale University, Program for Recovery and Community Health, New Haven, CT.

Gordon, S. (8/2 - 8/3/13). Presenter. Neurophenomenology and Its Applications to Psychology. Divisions 32 and 52. 121st Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Gordon, S. (8/3/12). Chair and Presenter, Symposium. The neurophenomenological self. Division 32, 120th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Gordon, S. (5/25 – 5/28/12). Invited Presenter. Existential Time and the Meaning of Human Development. Second International Conference on Existential Psychology, Shanghai, PRC.

Gordon, S. (4/1/12). Chair and Presenter, Symposium. Neurophenomenology and Its Applications to Psychology. Division 32, 5th Annual Conference, Point Park University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Gordon, S., & Rubman, A. (9/5/11). Invited Presenters. Psychoneurointracrinology: It’s Role in Mind-Body Medicine. American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Annual Convention, Phoenix, AZ.

Gordon, S. (8/5/11). Chair and Presenter, Symposium. Humanizing science: Person-centered neuroscience, model building, and evidence-based practice. Division 32, 119th Annual Convention, American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Gordon, S. (7/4 – 7/8/11). Presenter. Existential time and the meaning of human development. 17th Conference, International Society for Chinese Philosophy. Paris, EHESS, France.

Gordon, S. (4/15 – 4/17/11). Presenter. New medical continuum: Psychotherapy, naturopathic medicine, and psychopharmacology (2-hour, CE workshop). Annual Conference, Society for Humanistic Psychology, Division 32, 4th Annual Conference, Chicago School for Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL.

Gordon, S. (4/12 – 4/15/11). Invited Presenter. The Mind-brain continuum. Wiring the Brain: Making Connections. International Conference associated with Neuroscience Ireland and Biomedical Central. Powerscourt, Co Wicklow, Ireland.

Gordon, S. (8/15/10). Chair. Neurophenomenology: The mind and the brain. Conversation Hour, Society for International Psychology, Division 52, 118th Annual Convention, American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.

Gordon, S. (8/13/10). Chair. Neurophenomenology: The embodied mind. Conversation Hour, Division 32, 118th Annual Convention, American Psychological Association San Diego, CA.

Contact Details

College of Letters and Sciences
sgordon@nu.edu
203/262-6755