Lisa Cataldo

Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling, Fordham University

Lisa Cataldo, M.Div., Ph.D. is an Assistant Professor of Pastoral Care and Counseling at the Fordham University Graduate School of Religion and Religious Education, where she directs the Clinical Program and teaches courses in Clinical Practice, Professional Ethics, Psychology and Religion, and Trauma. She is a licensed psychoanalyst, and is a supervisor and faculty member at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies and the Stephen A. Mitchell Center for Relational Studies. As a psychoanalyst and student of many of the worlds religions, Dr. Cataldo’s research explores the intersection of psychoanalytic psychology and religion/spirituality, including issues of intersubjectivity, multiplicity, and identity as they relate to religious or spiritual life. Most recently, her work has focused on the effects of early trauma and dissociation on the development of God-images and the life of faith. Her writing and research are focused on practice, with the aim of helping clinicians understand the religious or spiritual lives of patients and the ways to approach these issues in the therapeutic setting.

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Altruism and Empathy

Saturday, June 8th
2:30 - 4:30PM

Past Event

Is selflessness a necessary illusion? Are we condemned to weigh the costs (whether consciously or not) of the welfare of others against the benefits to ourselves ? We develop a “theory of mind” around age three, concurrently building our capacity to recognize emotions experienced by others. In other words, we begin to develop empathy, the… read more »