Research and Interests
Clinical interests: long term contemporary psychodynamic psychotherapy; interpersonal and relational approaches to psychotherapy; integrative psychotherapy with CBT and DBT; issues of culture, identity and bilingualism in psychotherapy; wide diagnostic spectrum.
My research focuses on the social and cultural dimensions of human development and on the situated nature psychological experience. I am concerned with elaborating conceptions of the person, agency and identity, as related to cultural and therapeutic contexts, with particular interest in bicultural experience and the process of acculturation.
My research in psychological development and change is informed by my dual training in clinical psychology and philosophy and includes considerations from phenomenology, hermeneutics, postmodernism, and contemporary psychoanalysis.
1994 Ph. D. Trinity College, Cambridge University
Phenomenology and Psychology.
2001 Psy. D. The George Washington University
Doctorate in clinical psychology, APA program.
Current academic positions and appointments:
Professor of Educational Psychology and Human Development, Simon Fraser University
Faculty and Supervisor, William Alanson White Institute of Psychiatry, Psychoanalysis, and Psychology, New York City, NY
Recent Academic Positions and Appointments:
Senior Attending Psychologist, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medical Psychology, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, NY
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus, Brooklyn, NY
Frie, R. & Coburn, W. Eds. (2010) Persons in Context: The Challenge of Individuality in Theory and Practice. New York and London: Routledge (First editor).
Frie, R. & Orange, D. Eds. (2009) Beyond Postmodernism: New Dimensions in Clinical Theory and Practice. New York and London: Routledge (First editor).
Frie, R. Ed. (2008) Psychological Agency: Theory, Practice, and Culture. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.