Schner, Joseph G.

College: Regis College
Degrees: PhD (Toronto)
Phone: 416-922-5474
Teaching Category:
Appointment Status:
Basic Degree
GCTS Emeritus


Joseph Schner, SJ is professor emeritus 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
  • 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.