Faculty Profile: Jurgen Kremer

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Jurgen Kremer

School: Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry

Bio:
Jurgen Kremer received his Ph.D. Clinical Psychology from the University of Hamburg.
Dr.Kremer is a clinical psychologist involved in interdisciplinary work with indigenous peoples and their traditions. He is committed to the exploration of new models of interdisciplinary, multicultural, dialogical, and socially engaged inquiry, as well as ancient ways of knowing using autobiography, dreams, myth, and poetry.

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Curriculum Vitae

Upcoming Presentations and Public Addresses

February, 2004: Confronting the shadow consequences of EuroAmerican science. Transpersonal Psychology Conference, Palo Alto, CA.

Degrees, Discipline, Year, Institution

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Current Projects and Professional Activities

 My current projects are focused on writing ethnoautobiography and about ethnoautobiography as well as editing a ReVision issue on Identity and Peace – Transpersonal Perspectives. I also keep busy as one of the executive editors of ReVision.

Significant Publications

(2000a) The cosmology of healing in vanir Norse mythology. In: H. Kalweit & S. Krippner (eds.), Yearbook of Cross-Cultural Medicine and Psychotherapy 1997, 127-176. Mainz, Germany: Verlag fur Wissenschaft und Bildung. (With Valgerður H. Bjarnadóttir)

 

* (2000a) The cosmology of healing in vanir Norse mythology. In: H. Kalweit & S. Krippner (eds.), Yearbook of Cross-Cultural Medicine and Psychotherapy 1997, 127-176. Mainz, Germany: Verlag fur Wissenschaft und Bildung. (With Valgerður H. Bjarnadóttir) * (2000b) Shamanic initiations and their loss -- decolonization as initiation and healing. Ethnopsychologische Mitteilungen, 9(1/2), 109-148. * (2000c) Millennial twins: An essay into time and place. ReVision 22(3), 29-42. * (1998) The shadow of evolutionary thinking. In D. Rothberg and S. Kelly, Ken Wilber in Dialogue (237-258). Wheaton, IL: Quest. (Reprint of 1996b) * (1997) Shamanic inquiry as recovery of indigenous mind: Toward an egalitarian exchange of knowledge. In: Was ist ein Schamane/What is a shaman, eds. A. Schenk & Ch. Rätsch, special issue of the Journal for Ethnomedicine – Curare, 13/97, 127-142. * (1994a) Trance postures (with Stanley Krippner). ReVision, Spring 1994, 16(4), 173-182. * (1994b) Shamanic tales of power. In: van Quekelberghe (ed.), Trance, Possession, Healing Rituals, and Psychotherapy / Yearbook of Cross-Cultural Medicine and Psychotherapy 1994(153-180). Mainz, Germany: Verlag für Wissenschaft und Bildung. * (1992) The dark night of the scholar (Part I). ReVision, Spring 1992, 14(4), 169-178. Whither dark night of the scholar? (Part II) ReVision, Summer 1992, 15(1), 4-12. * (1980a) Neue Formen des kirchlichen Unterrichts [New approaches to confirmation instruction]. With Ch. v. Lowtzow. 246pp. Gütersloh, W. Germany: Gütersloher Verlagshaus. * (1980b) Toward a person-centered resolution of intercultural conflicts. With Ch. Devonshire. Introduction by Carl Rogers. 54pp. Dortmund, W. Germany: pad Verlag.

 

(2000c) Millennial twins: An essay into time and place. ReVision 22(3), 29-42.

 

(1998) The shadow of evolutionary thinking. In D. Rothberg and S. Kelly, Ken Wilber in Dialogue (237-258). Wheaton, IL: Quest. (Reprint of 1996b)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Conference Presentations

  • (2003a) Trance als multisensuelle Kreativitätstechnik [Trance as basis for a multi-sense approach to creativity.]. In: P. Luckner, Multisensuelles Design. Eine Anthologie (pp. 591-620). Halle, Germany: Burg Giebichenstein – Hochschule für Kunst und Design.
     
  • (2003b) Entfremdungsgeschichte der Sinne - Zur kulturellen Genese normativer Anosmie und visueller Dominanz in modernen Persönlichkeitsstrukturen [History of sense alienation – The cultural genesis of normative anosmia and visual dominance in modern personality structures.]. In: P. Luckner, Multisensuelles Design. Eine Anthologie (pp. 37-52). Halle, Germany: Burg Giebichenstein – Hochschule für Kunst und Design.
     
  • (2002) Bearing Obligations: What's a white guy to do in a postmodern, postcolonial world? Talk for The Center for Study of Curriculum and Instruction, St. John's College, University of British Columbia.
     
  • (2001) Androgyns in Norse mythology. In: Proceedings of the 18th International Conference on the Study of Shamanism and Alternate Modes of Healing. Berkeley: Independent Scholars of Asia, pp. 188-212. (With R. Beyman)
     
  • (2000) Sámit, Vanir and Giants. In: Proceedings of the 17th International Conference on the Study of Shamanism and Alternate Modes of Healing. Berkely, CA: Independent Scholars of Asia, pp. 66-97. 

Research Interests

My primary writing and research interests are in the areas of decolonizing, deconstructive, and socially engaged spiritual inquiries into the nature of consciousness, alternate modes of healing, (ethno)autobiography, Whiteness, participatory visions in transpersonal psychology, mythic stories (particularly Old Norse and Saami), shamanism, egalitarian knowledge exchange with indigenous peoples, indigenous autobiographies, and non-Eurocentered notions of sovereignty.

Research Expertise

I am particularly interested in the use of emergent methods, such as ethnoautobiography, cooperative inquiry, spiritual inquiry, and organic inquiry. While I gladly work with other methods within my area of expertise, it is this family of methods that I currently find particularly significant and satisfying.

Expertise Working with Saybrook Students

Mentoring in the use of fuzzy approaches to socially engaged spiritual inquiry. Getting published. Mentoring in finding and expressing personal voice in creative ways within academic settings. Mentoring in decolonizing discourse.

Research Expertise

Research Expertise Rating Guide:

  1. studied in a class or have read intensively on my own
  2. special training in the form of a workshop or equivalent
  3. taught a class in, or supervised research using this method (research practicum, on a dissertation or master's committee
  4. used in research myself
  5. published or presented at conferences my research using this method

Methods Traditionally Considered As Quantitative (But Need Not Be)

Laboratory Research
Field Experiments
Randomized Controlled Clinical
Quasi-experimental methods
Correlational Methods

Methods That Could Use Quantitative Or Qualitative Methods

Action Research
Survey Research
Interview Research
Observational Research
Epidemiological Research
Ethnography
Focus Groups
Self-Observational Methods
Narrative Methods
Feminist Methods
Content Analysis
Discovery-Oriented (psychotherapy)
Events paradigm (psychotherapy)
Archival Research
Case History Methods
Appreciative Inquiry
Multiple Case Depth Research
Hermeneutic Single Case Efficacy Design
Longitudinal research
Cross-sectional research

Methods Primarily Associated With Qualitative Research (But May Also Use Quantitative)

Ethnoautobiographical research
Hermeneutics
Grounded Theory
Phenomenology
Heuristic Research

Types of Analysis

Simple Parametric Statistics (t-test, etc.)
Confidence intervals
Analysis of Variance (including MANOVA)
Analysis of Covariance
Regression (including multiple regression)
Discriminant Function Analysis
Structural Equation Modeling/Path Analysis
Causal Modeling
Cluster Analysis
Survival Analysis
Nonparametrics
Bayesian Analysis
Meta-analysis and effect sizes
Factor Analysis
Time series analysis
Multidimensional scaling