Fr. Joseph J. Guido, O.P.
Vice President for Mission and Ministry
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Staff Psychologist with the Personal Counseling Center
A.B., Brown University (History)
S.T.B., S.T.L., Pontifical Faculty of the Immaculate Conception (Theology)
Ed.D,. Harvard University (Human Development and Psychology)
Post-doctoral studies in Clinical Psychology, Boston University
Internship: The Bureau of Study Counsel at Harvard University
Post-doctoral Fellowship: The Danielsen Institute at Boston University
Licensed as a Psychologist in Rhode Island (#000593)
At present I have three distinct but related interests: contemporary psychoanalytic and psychodynamic theory; the psychology of trauma; and the role that religion can play in coping with adverse experience. In the broadest sense, I want to understand how human beings are affected by adversity, and how faith can affect an individual’s healing and growth.
I primarily am interested in helping college students and young adults deal with the myriad challenges that come their way. While this entails treating such maladies as anxiety, depression and substance abuse, as well as managing crises, it also involves helping them compose a sense of themselves as worthy of love and capable of effecting a life of meaning and purpose. Therefore I am interested in such issues as attachment and loss, mourning and resilience, and faith and hope. I am particularly interested in how the therapeutic relationship can serve as a corrective to previous relationships, and in insuring a safe and benign environment in which healing and growth can occur.
PSY 489 Psychology in Human Services
PSY 470 Selected Topics: Freud and His Critics
PSY 470 Selected Topics: Psychology of Religion
PSY 324 Psychology of Abnormal Behavior
PSY 100 Introduction to Psychology
Recent Publications and Presentations
Guido, J.J. (2011). Lifelines in a time of crisis. [Review of the book, Preventing patient suicide: Clinical assessment and management]. PsychCritiques- Community Psychology: APA Review of Books, 56 (7).
Guido, J.J. (2011). Winter’s grace. Providence College Magazine, p.47-48.
Guido, J.J., Keating, J., Mulderry, D. (2010). Faculty Roundtable Discussion on the Sexual Abuse
Crisis in the Church. Center for Catholic and Dominican Studies. Sponsored by the Departments of Philosophy and Theology, the Development of Western Civilization program, and the Office of Mission and Ministry.
Guido, J.J. (2010). The string of an empathic relationship. [Review of the book, Clinical Pearls of Wisdom: 21 Leading Therapists Share Their Key Insights]. PsychCritiques- Community Psychology: APA Review of Books, 55 (39).
Guido, J.J. (2009). A unique betrayal: Clergy sexual abuse in the context of the Catholic religious tradition. In R. McMackin, P. Kline, & T. Keane (Eds.),Understanding the Impact of Clergy Sexual Abuse. New York: Routledge.
Guido, J.J. (2009). In the wake of Virginia Tech. [Review of the book, Understanding and Preventing Campus Violence]. PsycCritiques: APA Review of Books, 54 (11).
Guido, J.J. (2008). More of less human: A dimensional model of personality disorders? [Review of the book Personality Disorders: Toward DSM-V]. PsycCritiques: APA Review of Books., 53 (2).
Guido, J.J. (2008). A unique betrayal: Clergy sexual abuse in the context of the Catholic religious tradition. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 17 (3/4), 255-269.
Guido, J.J. (2007). Learning how to heal, one victim at a time. [Review of the book Counseling Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse]. PsycCritiques: APA Review of Books, 52 (33).