School: Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry
BOB SCHMITT, PH.D.
Dr. Bob Schmitt is the Co-Director of the Consciousness, Spirituality, and Integrated Health Specialization (CSIH) and full time teaching faculty. He has a Ph.D. in Spirituality (Fordham University) and Masters Degrees in Counseling, Philosophy and Sacred Theology. His goal has been to integrate spirituality and psychology as a scholar-practitioner. Before coming to Saybrook Dr. Schmitt was on the core faculty at the Institute of Transpersonal Psychology (now Sofia University) and before that at Santa Clara University. Besides his faculty roles, his practice has included spiritual guide, Jesuit priest, Novice Director, administrator, and Hospice Chaplain.
An example of some dissertations Bob has chaired:
A PHENOMENOLOGICAL EXPLORATION OF SPIRITUAL BYPASS AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO RECOVERY FOR ALCOHOLICS IN ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
A TRANSPERSONAL PERSPECTIVE ON MARITAL INFIDELITY
THE WOMAN’S CHOICE: BIRTH AND THE DIVINE FEMININE
AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF THE POWER OF CONTEMPLATIVE PRAYER TO AWAKEN THE PRESENCE OF THE TRANSCENDENT IN DAILY LIVING
CONTINUED RECOVERY ASSOCIATED WITH EXCEPTIONAL HUMAN EXPERIENCES IN MEMBERS OF ALCOHOLICS ANONYMOUS
QUANTUM MECHANICS AND MYSTICISM: AN INVESTIGATION OF TRANSFORMATIVE EXPERIENCES IN MATRIX ENERGETICS SEMINARS
VISITATION DREAMS IN GRIEVING INDIVIDUALS: A PHENOMENOLOGICAL INQUIRY INTO THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DREAMS AND THE GRIEVING PROCESS
Degrees, Discipline, Year, Institution
Religious Studies (Spirituality), Fordham University, New York, NY 1974
Counseling, Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA 1987
Theology. Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, CA 1968
Philosophy, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA 1961
Philosophy and Mathematics, Gonzaga University, Spokane, WA 1961
Current Projects and Professional Activities
Dr. Schmitt is an active member in SDI (Spiritual Directors International) and is researching and writing in areas related to balancing masculine and feminine energies (especially by honoring the Sacred Feminine aspect of the Divine and our world) and the impact of an evolutionary cosmology on religion, spirituality and psychology.
Schmitt, R. (1974, September). The Christ-experience and relationship fostered in the spiritual exercises of St. Ignatius Loyola. Studies in the Spirituality of Jesuits, 6(5).
Schmitt, R. (1979, April-June). Ignatian mysticism: A mysticism of action. The Journal of Dharma, 4, 126-142.
Schmitt, R. (1985). Presenting the call of the King. The Way (Suppl. 52), 19-29.
Schmitt, R. (1986). Discernment. In B. P. Hall (Ed.), The Genesis effect. Mahwah, NJ: Paulist Press.
Schmitt, R. (1995). The spiritual director as life servant. Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction, 1(2), 13-30.
Schmitt, R., & Judy, D. (1989). The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology. The Humanistic Psychologist, 17, 295-297.
Schmitt, R., & Luce, P. (1996). Looking beyond our tradition: An invitation to Christian spiritual directors. Presence: An International Journal of Spiritual Direction, 2(3), 9-24.
Personal research interests: Issues focused on the interrelationship between spirituality and psychology; the impact of an evolutionary cosmology on spirituality, religion and life meaning; role of prayer in healing; issues related to spiritual guidance; sacred feminine
Expertise Working with Saybrook Students
Dr. Schmitt works with students seeking to find the appropriate profession where they can follow their passion and integrate the spiritual dimension into their work.
Research Expertise Rating Guide:
- studied in a class or have read intensively on my own
- special training in the form of a workshop or equivalent
- taught a class in, or supervised research using this method (research practicum, on a dissertation or master's committee
- used in research myself
- published or presented at conferences my research using this method
Methods Traditionally Considered As Quantitative (But Need Not Be)
|Randomized Controlled Clinical|
Methods That Could Use Quantitative Or Qualitative Methods
|Events paradigm (psychotherapy)|
|Case History Methods|
|Multiple Case Depth Research|
|Hermeneutic Single Case Efficacy Design|
Methods Primarily Associated With Qualitative Research (But May Also Use Quantitative)
Types of Analysis
|Simple Parametric Statistics (t-test, etc.)|
|Analysis of Variance (including MANOVA)|
|Analysis of Covariance|
|Regression (including multiple regression)|
|Discriminant Function Analysis|
|Structural Equation Modeling/Path Analysis|
|Meta-analysis and effect sizes|
|Time series analysis|