Schner, Joseph G.
Dr. Joseph G. Schner, SJ

PhD (Toronto)

joseph.schner@utoronto.ca | 416-922-5474

Bio

Joseph Schner, SJ is professor of Psychology and Psychology of Religion. Prof. Schner is a Jesuit whose ministry has centred on teaching, research and clinical service. Before his appointment to Regis College he taught Psychology at Campion College, University of Regina where he specialized in the area of developmental and child clinical psychology.

Schner’s teaching interests and research at Regis continue his developmental and clinical orientation by looking at faith development, spirituality and intimacy, and the interaction of these aspects of life with the Spiritual Exercises across the life span.

Specializations

  • History of Theories of Psychology and Religion
  • Developmental Psychology and Religion
  • Psychopathology and Religion
  • Ignatian Spirituality

Recent Publications

  • "Growing up in a School of Love." Ignatian Lecture, St. Jerome University College; Personality and Spirituality Workshop, for Regina Archdiocesan clergy, 2004.
  • "H. Richard Niebuhr’s Influence on the Theory of James Fowler," Regis College Advanced Degree Seminar, 2003.
  • "Relationships with Transcendence: Erikson’s Intimacy stage and its development in Josselson’s research." Heythrop College (London) Post Graduate Seminar, 2001.
  • "The relationship between adolescent delinquency and adult romantic attachment style." Canadian Psychology, 42:2a, 133. with Jaime Williams, 2001.
  • "Sibling relationship in intact, divorced and blended families." Canadian Psychology, 40:2a, 49. with Heather Alexander, 1999.
Teaching Level(s) College(s) Status
Basic Degree
GCTS Full
Regis College Regular Faculty

Current Courses

Course Code Course Name Semester
RGP3541HF Mental Health and Religion: Well-being, Coping and Adjustment First Semester
RGP6541HF Mental Health and Religion: Well-being, Coping and Adjustment First Semester
RGP3550HF Psychology & Religion First Semester
RGP6550HF Psychology & Religion First Semester
RGP5550HF Psychological Theories of Religion: Classic Texts and Contemporary Commentaries First Semester
RGP3554HS Psychology of Faith Development Second Semester
RGP6554HS Psychology of Faith Development Second Semester
RGP3251HS Psychotherapy & Spiritual Direction Second Semester
RGP6251HS Psychotherapy & Spiritual Direction Second Semester