Classes Taught

I recently elected to move to adjunct faculty status at Saybrook. Therefore, I am only continuing to one class a semester and selected essays and dissertations. The classes I continue to teach are:

CS 4535:     The Use of Poetry with Death, Loss, and Life Transitions (Offered Spring Term — also offered as EHP 4535 and PSY 4535))

ETP 6150: Existential Therapy II: Rollo May and the Existential Tradition (Offered in the Fall Term — also offered as PSY 6150)


We dishonor those early influential thinkers in our movement when we turn them into idols. We distort the message they were bringing to us and the message they lived in their lives. I believe (and hope) that if these figures were around today that their harshest critiques would be of the way we over-revere their contributions. We love and honor our heroes when we recognize their humanity. To be revered as an idol or infallible scholar is much less of an honor than to be revered as a human who within all the limitations of being human rose to contribute a unique voice and make an important, though imperfect, contribution worthy of a lasting influence on the history of humankind.

— Louis Hoffman, The Proper Use of Tradition and Scholarly Authority