Publications & Presentations

Select Publications

Cantz, P. (2018). Apocalyptic exceptionalism and existential particularity: The rise in popularity of dystopian myths and our immortal other. In. E Severson & D. Goodman (Eds.), Memories and Monsters: Psychology, Trauma and Narrative. Routledge.

Kaplan, K. J. & Cantz, P. (2017). Biblical Psychotherapy: Reclaiming Biblical Scripture for Positive Psychology and Suicide Prevention. Lexington.

Cantz, P., Kaplan, D. L & Kaplan, K. J (2016). The Pastime Past Time: The Uniqueness of Baseball as an American Sport - A Psycho-Biblical Analysis. International Journal of Science, Culture, and Sport, 4, 367-380.

Cantz,P. (2015). Suspicious circumcisions: A psychoanalytic exploration of the connection between Antisemitism and Misogyny. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 18, 354-367.

Kaplan, K. J. & Cantz, P. (2014). Israel - “occupier” or “occupied”?: The psycho-political projection of Christian and post-Christian supersessionism. Israel Affairs, 1, 40-61.

Cantz, P., Kaplan, K. J. & Schwartz, M. B. (2014). The Star of David. In D. Leeming (Ed.) The Encyclopedia of Psychology and Religion. 2nd Edition. Heidelberg, GE.: Springer Science and Business Media.

Cantz, P. (2014). Mind/Body Relationship. Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness: An A-to-Z Guide. (Ed. A. Scull & G. J. Golson). Sage.

Cantz, P. (2014). Religiously Based Therapy. Cultural Sociology of Mental Illness: An A-to-Z Guide. (Ed. A. Scull & G. J. Golson). Sage.

Cantz,P. & Castle, M. (2013). A psycho-biblical response to death anxiety: Separation and individuation dynamics in the Babel narrative. Journal of Psychology and Theology, 41, 327-339.

Cantz,P. & Kaplan, K. J. (2013). Cross Cultural Reflections on the Feminine “Other”: Hebraism and Hellenism Redux. Pastoral Psychology, 62, 485-496.

Cantz,P. (2013). A psychodynamic inquiry into the spiritually-evocative potential of music. International Forum of Psychoanalysis, 22, 69-81

Cantz,P. (2013). The slaughter of Isaac: Oedipal themes in the akedah narrative revisited. In Myth,Literature & the Unconscious. (eds. Leon Burnett, Sanja Bahun Robert. Maine). London: Karnac

Cantz,P. (2012). Towards a biblical psychoanalysis: A Second look at the first book. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 15, 779-797.

Kaplan, K. J., Dolev, S., Galatzer, T. & Cantz, P. (2012).Individuation and attachment in Israel and Thailand:Secular versus religious Jews and Buddhists. The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 22, 93-105.

Cantz, P. (2013). Foreword. In. K. J. Kaplan. Living biblically: Ten guides for fulfillment and happiness. Eugene, OR: WIPF and STOCK.

Cantz, P. (2008). The journey of a lifetime: Transformational dynamics among newly Orthodox Jewish males. Dissertation Abstracts International. UMI 3388331. (Chair: Jordan Jacobowitz, PhD


Select Conference Presentations

Cantz, P., Hammer, S., Perrotta, P., Sivan, A., Sauer, A, & Zoline, S. (2018, October). Navigating Professional and Private Lives in Our Current Age. IPA Ethics Committee, Presented at Illinois Psychological Association’s Annual Convention, Schaumburg, IL.

Cantz, P. & Huberman, J. (2016, November). The “Black Prince of the Revolution”: Revisiting Tupac Shakur’s Career & Legacy as a Misunderstood Poet and Performance Artist. Presented at Bradley University – Slane College of Communications & Fine Arts – Burbank Campus, Burbank, CA.

Cantz, P. (2016, April). Everything you Always Wanted to Know About the Zombie Apocalypse* But Didn’t Know to Ask: Psychoanalytic and Existential Aspects of the Contemporary Rise of Dystopian Myths. Paper presented at the University of La Vern, Departments of Communications & Psychology, La Verne, CA.

Cantz, P. (2015, October). It’s the End of the World as We Know It (…but No Worries): The Rise in Popularity of Dystopian Myths and our Immortal “Other”. Paper presented at the Psychology and the Other conference, Cambridge, MA.

Cantz, P. (2014, March). A Biblical Response to the Pathologizing of Aging: Scientific, Medical, & Ethical Considerations. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Conference of Medicine and Religion. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Cantz, P., Kim, E., & Battista, P. (2014, January). An innovative, multi-dimensional approach towards establishing, maintaining, & strengthening psychological services in underserved communities on Chicago’s west and south sides. Poster presented at the National Council of Schools and Programs of Professional Psychology (NCSPP) Mid-Winter Conference, New Orleans, LA.

Cantz, P. (2013, October). Is Anti-Semitism the “Other” Misogyny? A Psychodynamic Exploration of Genetic Commonalities. Paper presented at the Psychology & the Other conference, Cambridge, MA.

Cantz, P., Kaplan, D. L & Kaplan, K. J (2013, May). The Uniqueness of Baseball as an American Sport: A Psycho-Biblical Analysis. 25th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture. Cooperstown, NY.

Kaplan, K. J. & Cantz, P. (May, 2013). Body and Soul in Greco-Roman and Biblical/Rabbinic Views. 2nd Annual Conference of Medicine and Religion. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.

Cantz, P. & Castle, M. (November, 2012). A biblical response to death anxiety: Notes on the Babel narrative. 7th Annual Research Conference for Health, Religion, and Spirituality. Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN.

Kaplan, K. J. & Cantz, P. (November, 2012). Increasing Hopefulness, Purpose and Resiliency: Applying the Biblical Conception of Time and Development. 7th Annual Research Conference for Health, Religion, and Spirituality. Indiana State University, Terre Haute, IN.

Kaplan, K. J. & Cantz, P., Exline, J. J. & Grubs, J. (2012). Relating to God/Authority: Historical and Empirical Dimensions of Rebellion, Submission & Dialogue. March, 30, 2012, Delivered at APA Division 36 Mid-Year Conference, Baltimore, MD.

Cantz, P. & Kaplan, K. J. (2011). Cross Cultural Reflections on the Feminine “Other”: Hebraism and Hellenism Redux. October, 3, 2011. Delivered at the Psychology and the Other Conference, Cambridge, MA.

Kaplan, K. J. & Cantz, P. (2011) Suicide Prevention and Life Promotion: A Biblical Way of Dealing with Life’s Darkest Times. Delivered September, 8, 2011 to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Service Administration (SAMHSA) panel on Suicide Prevention, Alexandria, VA.

Cantz, P. (2011). Approaching self-authenticity: A psychodynamic inquiry into the spiritually-evocative potential of music. April 17, 2011. Delivered at the Annual Meeting of APA Division 32: Society for Humanistic Psychology, Chicago, IL.

Kaplan, K. J., Cantz, P., & Jones, E. (2011). Towards a Biblical Psychology: Ten Commandments for Mental Health. February 15, 2011. Delivered at the Spirituality in Society Conference, University Center, Chicago, IL.

Cantz, P. (2010). The Slaughter of Isaac: Oedipal Themes in the Akedah Narrative Revisited. September 2, 2010. Delivered at the Myth, Literature and the Unconscious Conference, University of Essex, Colchester, England.


Select Professional Presentations

Cantz, P. (2014, December). The Binding of Freud: Oedipus vs. Isaac & the Mythopoeic Underpinnings of Psychoanalysis. Paper presented at the The Centre for the Study of Myth at the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.

Cantz, P. (2014, November). Multicultural Considerations in Treating Orthodox Jews. Presented at Center for Multicultural and Diversity Studies' Clients and Faith Series: Judaism at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, Chicago, IL.

Cantz, P. (2014, October). Invited discussant: “Sunday Scholar’s Panel” for the play “My Name is Asher Lev”. Timeline Theatre Company, Chicago, IL.

Cantz, P. (2014, September). Preparing Our Children for Success. Presented at the Walder Educational Pavilion, Skokie, IL.

Cantz, P. & Kaplan, K. J. (2012). Isaac Against Oedipus: A Biblical Re-Conceptualization of Psychology. April, 15th, 2012. Delivered for the Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis, Chicago, IL.

Cantz, P., Brownstein, Y. (2012). Creating a Safe and Tolerant Culture for Socially Awkward Students. February 20, 2012. Delivered for the Associated Talmud Torah’s teacher’s in-service. Chicago, IL.

Kaplan, K. J. & Cantz, P. (2012). Overcoming the tragic: A positive view of mental health. January 27, 2012. Delivered for University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine Grand Rounds at Madden Mental Health Center, Hines, IL.

Cantz, P. (2009). Therapeutic Interventions for the Effective Treatment of Attachment Disorders in Foster Care Settings. Delivered at Seguin Services, Inc for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS).

Cantz, P. (2009). Positive Parenting: Creative Strategies that Work. Delivered at South Campus Therapeutic Day School, Palatine, IL.

Cantz, P. (2009). Self-Injury Among Adolescents: Education, Identification & Response. Delivered to educators and clinicians from various therapeutic days schools around the Chicagoland area.