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Education 

Ph.D. 1979 Wright Institute Los Angeles Social/Clinical Psychology

B.S. 1974 University of Washington Psychology (Honors)

A.A. 1969 Everett Community College Nursing (R.N.)

Academic Positions 

● Filmmaker in Residence, Green College and Visiting Professor, Peter Allard School of Law, University of British Columbia, Canada, 2022

● Fulbright Specialist Scholar, University College Cork, Department of Sociology and Criminology, Cork (Ireland), 2020 

● Visiting Professor, Department of Sociology and Criminology, University of York (UK), Spring 2017 

● Research/Documentary Production, Studies in Animal Law, Lewis & Clark College of Law, 2017 

● Research Consultant, Department of OB/GYN and Women’s Studies, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, 2014-present 

● Visiting Professor, London School of Economics, winter, 2014 

● Fulbright Specialist Scholar, Durham University (UK), 2012 

● Professor Emeritus, Department of Psychology, Portland State University, 2011-present

● Professor, Department of Psychology, Portland State University, 1991-2011

● Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Portland State University, 1983-1991 

● Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Portland State University, 1979-1983 

● Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology, Portland State University, 1979-1986 

● Clinical Instructor, Department of Psychiatry, Oregon Health Sciences University, 1978-79 

Other Professional Employment 

● Documentary Filmmaker, J Haaken Productions, LLC, 2010-present

● Licensed Clinical Psychologist, private practice, Portland, Oregon, 1982-2017.

● Supervisor and Director of Staff Training, St. John’s Hospital and Mental Health Center, 1976-78 

● Psychiatric Nurse Specialist, Division of Child Psychiatry, University of Washington, 1970-73 

● Staff Nurse/Research Assistant, Clinical Research Center, University Hospital, University of Washington, 1969-1970 

Films/Videos 

Necessity: Climate Justice & the Thin Green Line (57 minutes). Directed by Jan Haaken and Samantha Praus in association with Film Independent. Distributed for educators through Collective Eye. www.necessitythemovie.com 

Necessity: Oil, Water & Climate Resistance (58 minutes). Directed by Jan Haaken and Samantha Praus in association with Film Independent. Distributed for educators through Collective Eye. www.necessitythemovie.com 

Our Bodies Our Doctors (2019, 77 minutes). Directed by Jan Haaken, Specular Productions in association with Portland State University. 

Distributed through Gravitas Ventures. www.ourbodiesourdoctors.com  

Feminists Walking the City: Revisiting Sites of Resistance in London and Portland (2017, 14 minutes.) Directed by Jan Haaken and Maggie O’Neill, a Leverhulme Trust Fellowship Research Project. https://vimeo.com/217149109 

Kuwepo (2016, 24 minutes). Written and directed by Jan Haaken, produced by University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Department of OB/GYN. https://vimeo.com/194380215

Being There (2016, 16 minutes). Written and directed by Jan Haaken, produced through University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Department of OB/GYN.

Milk Men: The Life and Times of Dairy Farmers (2015, 76 minutes). Written and directed by Jan Haaken. Available through Lower Forty Films, Distributed through Gravitas Ventures. www.milkmenmovie.com

Mind Zone: Therapists Behind the Front Lines (2014, 51 minutes). Written and Directed by Jan Haaken, produced through Herzog & Company, Los Angeles, available through Collective Eye. 

Searching for Asylum (2012,10 minutes). Directed by Jan Haaken, co-produced with Maggie O’Neill and Durham University through Fulbright Fellowship. 

Guilty Except for Insanity (2010, 85 minutes).Written and Directed by Jan Haaken. Educators’ version available through Portland State University.

Moving to the Beat (2009, 44 minutes) Produced by Jan Haaken, Directed by Caleb Heymann and Abdul Fofanah. Produced and broadcast through the National Black Programming Consortium (CPB). www.moving2thebeat.com

Queens of Heart: Community Therapists in Drag (2006, 48 minutes) Written and Directed by Jan Haaken. Distributed through Cinema Libre, Los Angeles. 

Diamonds, Guns and Rice (2005, 47 minutes) Produced and Directed by Jan Haaken and Caleb Heymann, DVD distributed through Speaking Out: Women, War and the Global Economy, Ooligan Press, Portland, OR. 

Publications and Papers 

Books 

Haaken, J. (2020). Psychiatry, Politics and PTSD: Breaking Down. New York: Routledge Press.

Haaken, J. (2010) Hard Knocks: Domestic Violence and the Psychology of Storytelling London: Routledge. 

Haaken, J. and Reavey, P. (2010) (eds). Memory Matters: Understanding Recollections of .Sexual Abuse. London: Routledge. 

Haaken, J., Ladum, A., Zundel, K., DeTarr, S., & Heymann, C. (2005). Speaking Out: Women, War, and the Global Economy. Portland, OR: Ooligan Press.

Bigelow, B., Childs, S., Diamond, D., Dickerson, D., & Haaken, J. (2000). Scarves of Many Colors: Muslim women and the Veil, A Curriculum. Washington, D.C.: Teaching for Change. 

Haaken, J. (1998). Pillar of Salt: Gender, Memory, and the Perils of Looking Back. New Brunswick: Rutgers University Press. 

 

Recent Journal Articles/Book Chapters 

Haaken, J. (December, 2018). Vamik’s Room (dir. Molly Castelloe): Film review. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society 23 (4), 48-484. 

Ladum, A. M., & Haaken, J. (March, 2017). Women’s perspectives on war and peace in Sierra Leone. Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace Psychology, 23(4), 353-362. 

Haaken, J. (February, 2017). Many mornings after: Campus sexual assault and feminist politics. Family Relations: Interdisciplinary Journal of Applied Family Studies, 66 (1), 17-28. 

Cornish, F., Haaken, J., Moskovitz, L., & J., Jackson, S. (May, 2016). Rethinking prefigurative politics: An introduction to the thematic special section. Journal of Social and Political Psychology. http://jspp.psychopen.eu/article/view/640 

Haaken, J. (September, 2016). Riding the waves of feminism: Psychoanalysis and women’s liberation. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society 21 (3), 223-231. 

Haaken, J. and Stadick, M. (December, 2016). Behind the curtain: A cultural analysis of virtual reality treatment for combat-related PTSD. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society. 21 (4), 368-385. 

Haaken, J. (2015). Alienists and alienation: Critical psychology in search of itself. In Ian Parker (ed.) Critical Psychology Handbook. London: Taylor & Francis, 213-221. 

Haaken, J. (2014). Keepin it real: Social action research, psychoanalytic theory, and the Moving to the Beat project. In O’Neill, M, Roberts, B. & Sparekes, A. Advances in Biographical Methods: Creative Applications. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 43-54. 

Haaken, J. & O’Neill, M. (2014). Moving images: Psychoanalytically informed methods in documenting the lives of women migrants and asylum seekers. Journal of Health Psychology 19, 79-89. 

Haaken, J. & Palmer, T. (2012). War stories: Discursive strategies in framing military sexual trauma. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society 17, 325-333

Haaken, J., Wallin-Ruschman, J. & Patange, S. (2011). Global hip-hop identities: Black youth, psychoanalytic action research, and the Moving to the Beat project. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology 22, 63-74. 

Haaken, J. (2011). Picturing the field: Social action research, psychoanalytic theory, and documentary filmmaking. In Paula Reavey (ed.). Visual Methods in Psychology. London: Francis and Taylor. 

Haaken, J. (2010). The seventh veil: Feminism, recovered memory, and the politics of the unconscious. In Susannah Radstone and Bill Schwarz (eds), Memory: Histories, Theories, Debates. New York: Fordham University Press, 428-441 

Fussell, H., Haaken, J., Lewy, C., & McFarland, B. (2009) Clinical perceptions: A study of partner violence and methamphetamine use as presenting problems. Psychiatry 72 (4), 381-391. 

Haaken, J. (2008). Too close for comfort: Psychoanalytic cultural theory and domestic violence politics. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society 13, 75-93. 

Haaken, J. (2008). When White Buffalo Calf Woman meets Oedipus on the road: Psychoanalysis, Lakota psychology and male violence. Theory & Psychology 18, 195-208. 

Haaken, J. Fussell, H. & Mankowski, E. (2007). Bringing the Church to its knees: Evangelical Christianity, feminism, and domestic violence discourse. Politics and Psychotherapy International 5 (2), 103-115. 

Haaken, J. (2005, December). What’s so funny? Video ethnography and drag performance. Journal of Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society, 319-327. 

Haaken, J. (2003). Pleasures and perils in looking back: Response to Grand, Fogel, Kahane and Nadir, Studies in Gender and Sexuality, 4(2). 208-225. 

Haaken, J.. (2003). Smart, dumb, or culturally challenged? A social history of the dynamic unconscious. Psychotherapy and Politics International 1 (1). 47-63. 

Haaken, J. and Yragui, N. (2003). Going underground: Conflicting perspective on domestic violence shelter practices. Feminism and Psychology, 13 (1). 49-71 

Haaken, J. (2003). Traumatic revisions: Remembering abuse and the politics of forgiveness. In P. Reavey and S. Warner (eds.) New Feminist Stories of Child Sex Abuse. New York: Routledge, 77-93. 

Haaken, J. (2002, Autumn). Cultural amnesia: Memory, trauma and war. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 28 (1), 455-457.

Haaken, J. (2002, Fall). Bitch and Femme Psychology: Women, aggression, and psychoanalytic social theory. Journal for the Psychoanalysis of Culture & Society, 7(2). 202-215. 

Mankowski, E., Haaken, J., and Silvergleid, C. (2002, June). Collateral damage: Domestic violence discourse and models of masculinity. Journal of Family Violence, 17 (2), 167-183. 

Haaken, J. (2002). The good, the bad, and the ugly: Psychoanalytic and cultural perspectives on forgiveness. In S. Lamb and J.G. Murphy (eds.) Before Forgiving: Cautionary Views of Forgiveness in Psychotherapy. New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 172-191. 

Haaken, J. (2001). Shallow graves: Women and war in Sierra Leone. Journal of Psychoanalyst Psychologist, 21, 26-34. 

Brenner, J. & Haaken, J. (2000). Utopian thought: Re-visioning gender, family, and community. Community, Work and Family, 3, 333-347. 

Haaken, J. and Lamb, S. (2000, May/June). The politics of child sexual abuse research. Society, 9-14. 

Haaken, J. (1999, Fall). The womb of feminism. Battered women’s refuge as social symbolic space. Journal of Psychoanalysis in Culture and Society, 4, 315-317. 

Haaken, J. (1999). Heretical texts: The Courage to Heal and the incest survivor’s movement. In Sharon Lamb (Ed.) New Visions of Victimhood. (New York: New York University Press). 

Haaken, J. (1998). Women’s stories of hidden selves and secret knowledge: A feminist-psychoanalytic analysis. In T. Sabin and J. deRivera (Eds.) Believed-In Imaginings: The Narrative Construction of Reality. Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association, 247-268. 

Haaken, J. (1998). The recovery of memory, fantasy, and desire in women’s trauma stories: Feminist approaches to sexual abuse and psychotherapy. In S. Smith and J. Watson (Eds.) Women, Autobiography, Theory: A Reader . Bloomington: University of Indiana Press. 

Nathan, D. & Haaken, J. (1996, September/October). From incest to Ivan the Terrible: Science and the trails of memory. Tikkun, 26-30.

Haaken, J. (1996, Summer). The recovery of memory, fantasy and desire: Feminist approaches to sexual abuse and psychic trauma. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 21, 1069-1094. 

Haaken, J. (1996). Field dependence research: A historical analysis of a psychological construct. In B. Laslett, S. Kohlstedt, A. Longino, and E. Hammonds (Eds.) Gender and Scientific Authority. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press. 

Haaken, J. (1995, May). The debate over recovered memory of sexual abuse: A psychoanalytic feminist perspective. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 58, 189-198. 

Haaken, J. (1994, Fall). Sexual abuse, recovered memory, and therapeutic practice: A feminist-psychoanalytic perspective. Social Text, 40, 115-135. 

Haaken, J. (1994). Women, recovery groups and “love addiction.” In R.R. Watson (Ed.). Drug and Alcohol Abuse Reviews: Addictive Behaviors in Women . Totowa, N.J.: Humana Press. 

Haaken, J. (1993, Winter). From AL-ANON to ACOA: Co-dependence and the historical transformation of Care giving. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 18, 321-345. 

Haaken, J. (1992, Winter). Beyond Addiction: Recovery groups and “women who love too much.” Free Associations (London), 25, 85-109. 

Haaken, J. & Bowlden, L. (1992). Peleando contra la “guerra de las drogas” en Estados Unidos de America. In A.G. Cansino (Ed.) Drogas, Sociedades Adictas Y Economias Subterraneas Mexico City: Ediciones el Caballito, S.A. 

Haaken, J. & Bowlden, L. (1991, January). Fighting the drug war. Against the Current, 30, 19-26. 

Haaken, J. & Schlaps, A. (1991, Spring). Incest resolution therapy and the objectification of sexual abuse. Psychotherapy: Theory, Research, Practice, Training, 28, 39-47. 

Haaken, J. (1990, Winter). The Siegfried Bernfeld Conference: Uncovering the psychoanalytic political unconscious. The American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 50, 289-304. 

Haaken, J. (1990, November). A critical analysis of the co-dependence construct. Psychiatry: Interpersonal and Biological Processes, 53, 396-406.

Haaken, J. & Korschgen, J. (1988, Spring). Adolescents and conceptions of social relations in the workplace. Adolescence, 23, 1-14. 

Haaken, J. (1988, January). Field dependence research: A historical analysis of a psychological construct. Signs: Journal of Women in Culture and Society, 13, 311-330. 

Haaken, J. (1988, December). Beyond the Cinderella Complex, Against the Current, 12, 13-18. 

Adams, R., & Haaken, J. (1987, October). Anti-cultural culture: LIFESPRING’s ideology and its roots in humanistic psychology. Journal of Humanistic Psychology, 27, 501-517. 

Haaken, J. (1983, Winter). Freudian theory revised: A critique of Rich, Chodorow and Dinnerstein, Women’s Studies Quarterly, 11, 12-15. 

Haaken, J. (1983, Winter). Sex differences and narcissistic disorders. American Journal of Psychoanalysis, 43, 315-324. 

Haaken J., & Adams, R. (1983, August). Pathology as personal growth: A participant-observation study of Lifespring training. Psychiatry, 46, 270-280. 

Davis, J., & Haaken, J. (1976). Dual therapeutic roles in the treatment of a psychotic child. Child Welfare, 55, 407-416. 

Haaken, J., & Davis, F. (1975). Group therapy with latency aged psychotic children. Child Welfare, 54, 703-711. 

Carlin, A., Beahrs, J., & Shehorn (Haaken), J. (1974). The impact of psychoactive drugs on hypnotic susceptibility. The American Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, 16, 267-269. 

Book Reviews 

Haaken, J. (2021). Emaline Friedman, Internet Addiction: A Critical Psychology of Users: Book review. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society (in press). 

Haaken, J. (2020). Lynne Layton, Toward a social psychoanalysis: culture, character, and normative unconscious processes: Book review. Subjectivity 13(3),.235-242 

Haaken, J. (2015). Review of Erica Johnson and Patricia Moran (eds.) Female Face of Shame. Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society 20, 320-322. 

Haaken, J. (2011). Review of Louis Gyler, The Gendered Unconscious: Can Gender Discourses Subvert Psychoanalysis? Psychology of Women Quarterly 35, 488-89

Haaken, J. (2010). Review of Kate Douglas, Contesting Childhood: Autobiography, Trauma, and Memory. Biography 33, 853-855. 

Haaken, J. (2007). Review of Anthony Molino (ed.), Culture, Subject, Psyche: Dialogues in Psychoanalysis and Anthropology. Theory & Psychology 17, 489-493. 

Haaken, J. (2002, March). Review of Lynn Phillips, Flirting with Danger: Young Women’s Reflections on Sexuality and Danger. Psychology of Women Quarterly. 26 (1). 95-96. 

Haaken, J. (2001). Review of Nicola King, Memory, Narrative, Identity: Remembering the Self. Gender, Place and Culture. 8 (4). 411-413. 

Haaken, J. (2000, September). Review of Jeffery Prager, Presenting the past: Psychoanalysis and the Sociology of Misremembering, Contemporary Sociology, 29 . 734-735. 

Recent Papers at Professional Meetings 

Haaken, J. (2022, Apil). Listening with a Third Ear: Allyship, Group Defenses and Climate Resistance. Paper presented at the annual American Psychological Association Meetings, Division 39, Chicago, IL. 

Haaken, J. (2018, October). A conversation on trauma and race. Panelist at the meetings of the Association for Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society. 

Haaken, J. (2017, December). Politics, ethics, and documentary filmmaking. Invited address at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Women’s Studies/Interdisciplinary Studies. 

Haaken, J. (2017, June). Border Zones: Documenting Life and Work Carried Out under Precarious Conditions. Invited address at the York University Festival of Ideas, York, UK. 

Haaken, J. (2016, October). Pleasures and dangers: Feminist politics and campus sexual assault. Paper presented at the meetings of the Association for Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society. 

Haaken, J. (2016, April). Signifying suffering: Caveats in deploying the PTSD diagnosis in conflict zones. Paper presented at the meetings of the American Psychological Association, Division 39, Atlanta, GA. 

Haaken, J. (2015, November). Many mornings after: Looking back on resistances to campus sexual assault. Invited address at the meetings of the National Council on Family Relations, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Haaken, J. (2015, March). Rethinking psychology and prefigurative politics. Invited address at meetings of social psychology, London School of Economics. 

Haaken, J. (2014, October). Psychoanalysis and feminism: Recollection, working through and transformation. Paper presented at the meetings of the Association for Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society. 

Haaken, J. (2014, February). Fourth wave feminism and social change. Invited address, Health and Community Development seminar series, Department of Social Psychology, London School of Economics. 

Haaken, J. (October, 2012). Moving images: Psychoanalytically informed methods in documenting the lives of women migrants and asylum seekers. Silver Science Lecture, Barnard Center for Research on Women. 

Haaken, J. (2012). Findings of Significance: Psychology, Research, and Activism. Keynote address for the meetings of the Center for Community Research, Graduate School, Lewis and Clark College, Oregon. 

Haaken, J. (2011, November). Looking back on the abortion rights movement: Psychoanalytic Reflections. Paper presented at the meetings of the Association for Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society, New Brunswick, NJ. 

Haaken, J., Wallin-Ruschman, J., & Balfour, K. (October, 2010). Social action research and theory: Marginalized concepts, marginalized groups. Meetings of Eco-community Psychology, Portland, OR. 

Haaken, J. (2010, May). Border tensions in social action research: Lessons from the front lines. Invited address at the meetings of the London School of Economics Social Science Research Conference. 

Haaken, J. (2010, May). Psychology and documentary film: The Guilty Except for Insanity project. Invited address at Durham University, Durham, England. 

Haaken, J., Samuels, R. and Whilde, M. (2008, October). Action! Psychoanalysis, new media,and activism. Meetings of the Association for Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, New Brunswick, NJ. 

Haaken, J (2008, September). Pleading insanity: Between madness and badness. Paper and video invited address at Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, England. 

Haaken, J. (2008, March). Critical psychology, critical feminisms: Fighting male violence. Invited keynote address for Women’s History Month, Macalester College, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Haaken, J. (2007, November). Battle fatigue: Feminism, psychology, and the movement against domestic violence. Invited address at the meetings of the Manitoba Association of Domestic Violence Workers. Winnipeg, Manitoba. 

Haaken, J. (2007, November). Social action research and video ethnography. Paper presented at the meetings of the Association for Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society, New Brunswick, NJ. 

Haaken, J. Roberts, G. & Rempe, D. (2007, October). Moving to the beat: Video ethnography, psychoanalytic social theory, and participatory action research. Northwest ECO/Community Conference, University of Washington Bothell 

Haaken, J. (2007, July). Fighting male violence: Anxieties, group defenses and the problem of reparation. Invited address for the meetings of the British Psychological Society, Section on the Psychology of Women, Windsor, England. 

Haaken, J. (2006, May). The third ear: Psychoanalysis, culture, and clinical narratives. Workshop presented at the New Hampshire Psychological Associations. 

Haaken, J. (2006, May). Disciplining the heirs of Freud: Psychoanalysis, psychology, and the academy. Paper presented at the London School of Economics. London, England. 

Haaken, J. (2006, May) Action! Community psychology, video ethnograpahy, and social action research. Paper presented at Middlesex University, London, England 

Haaken, J. (2006, May). Memories of the Satanic abuse scare: What is to be learned? Invited Address at the Sidore Lecture Series, University of New Hampshire. 

Haaken, J. (2005, December). Memory, mourning and manhood in A Lie of the Mind, A Play by Sam Shephard. Invited address at the “Memory Speaks! Symposium, University of Pittsburgh. 

Haaken, J. (2005, June). When White Buffalo Calf Woman meets Oedipus on the Road: Psychoanalysis, Lakota psychology, and male violence. Paper presented at the meetings of the International Society of Theoretical Psychology, Cape Town, South Africa. 

Haaken, J. (2005, July). Fighting male violence: Storytelling, group dynamics, and male violence. Paper presented at the international meetings of Critical Psychology, Durban, South Africa.

Teaching 

Courses Taught 

Undergraduate: 

Clinical Interviewing 

Peace Psychology 

Gender and Madness 

Psychology of Gender and Violence 

Gender, Moral Reasoning and War (Athens, 2002) 

Psychology and Film: New Greek Cinema (Athens, 2002) 

Psychopathology 

Women and Organizational Psychology 

Women, Psychoanalysis and Film 

Graduate: 

Clinical Interviewing 

Gender and Madness 

Peace Psychology 

Social Action Research 

Documentary Film Methods 

Grants & Awards 

Lena Sharpe Persistence of Vision Award, 2019 Seattle International Film Festival Silver Science Lecture, 2012, Barnard College 

Pacific Pioneer Emerging Documentary Director 2009 

John Elliott Allen 2007 Award for Teaching 

Portland State University President’s Initiative in International Scholarship, 2003 John Elliott Allen 2001 Award for Teaching 

Professional Associations 

Editorial Boards 

Psychoanalysis, Culture & Society 

Psychotherapy and Politics International 

Professional Organizations 

Film Fatales (national organization of recognized female directors) 

Division of Psychoanalysis, American Psychological Association 

Psychoanalysis for Social Responsibility (Section IX, Division 39, APA) Psychologists for Social Responsibility (PsySR)

Community Service 

Media Committee Chair, Section IX, Division 39, APA 

Programmer, Public Affairs, KBOO Community Radio