Posted on Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Dr. Alison DuBois, Westminster College assistant professor of education, is the lead author of a chapter in Trauma Counseling: Theories and Interventions scheduled for publication by Springer in March.
The book is a comprehensive guide to the theory and treatment of survivors of traumatic events, including interpersonal, school, and community violence; hate crimes; natural disasters; and war and terrorism.
Chapter 16, "Existential Perspectives on the Psychology of Evil," is co-authored by DuBois; Dr. Lisa Lopez Levers, professor of counselor education and supervision at Duquesne University; and Father Charles Esposito.
The chapter examines themes that are relevant to the perpetuation of violence and the experience of traumatic events, including: the phenomenon of evil in contemporary society; the formation of self; dispositional and situational forces; and the role of group dynamics in the self-regulation process of moral decision-making.
DuBois, who joined the faculty in 2011, earned an undergraduate degree from John Carroll University, master's degree from Westminster College, and Ph.D. from Duquesne University.
Contact DuBois at (724) 946-6039 or email for additional information.