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The following is a list of selected professional presentations.

       Adler, J.M. (April, 2016). Walking the epistemological line: Narrative identity and the Science of         Stories.  Keynote Address, Boston College Medical Humanities Conference, Boston, MA.


      Adler, J.M. & Brewster, A. (September, 2016). Medical storytelling and the future of medicine.   

    Invited panelists, HUB Week, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.

 

      Adler, J.M. (April, 2016). The Science of Stories.  Invited speaker, Health Experience Refactored         Conference, Boston, MA.

 

      Adler, J.M. (March, 2016). Clients’ Stories: Narrative Identity, Mental Health, and Psychotherapy.       Invited colloquium speaker, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN.

 

      Adler, J.M. (December, 2015). Personality, Identity, and Mental Health. Invited Speaker, Grand         Rounds, Tufts Medical Center Department of Psychiatry, Boston, MA.


    Adler, J.M. (July, 2015). Narrative Identity.  Invited Speaker, Summer Institute in Social and            Personality Psychology, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Boston, MA.

Adler, J.M., Harmeling, L.H., & Walder-Biesanz, I.(February, 2014). Change is spike-y – and you can measure it. (As part of the symposium: Lessons for Social and Personality Psychology from Clinical Psychology, Jonathan M. Adler, chair). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Austin, TX.

Adler, J.M. & Lodi-Smith, J. (February, 2014).  The contribution of narrative approaches to studying adult development: An introduction.  Invited workshop presented at the Lifespan Development Pre-Conference.  Austin, TX.

Adler, J.M. (March, 2013). Storying psychotherapy: Retrospective and prospective perspectives on narrative identity development and mental health.  Invited talk. Departmental Colloquium, Department of Psychology, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA.

Adler, J,M. (March, 2013). Understanding psychotherapy from the clients' perspective. Invited talk, St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital, Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship Program Seminar Series, New York City, NY.

Adler, J.M. (January, 2013).  Making meaning with mixed emotions leads to increases in psychological well-being in psychotherapy. (As part of the symposium: From crisis to catalyst: The narrative transformation of difficulty into self-development, Jack J. Bauer & Jonathan M. Adler, co-chairs). Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), New Orleans, LA.

Adler, J.M. (August, 2012). Understanding patients' perspectives on psychotherapy.  Invited talk, Grand Rounds, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and Pharmacy, Akron, OH.


Adler, J.M. (April, 2012).  Narrative identity development over the course of psychotherapy. Invited talk to the Social, Personality, and Development Group in the Psychology Department, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH. 


Adler, J.M. (January, 2012).  The theme of agency in narratives of psychopathology and psychotherapy. (As part of the symposium: Authoring an agentic life: The powerful theme of agency in personal narratives, Jonathan M. Adler & Dan P. McAdams, co-chairs).  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Diego, CA.


Adler, J.M. (January, 2012). Clients' narratives and their mental health over the course of psychotherapy: Clinical implications of a mixed-methods research program.  Invited talk at the Stone Center Counseling Service, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA. 


Adler, J.M. (October, 2011).  The science of personality.  Needham Adult Education Program, Needham, MA.


Adler, J.M. (June, 2011).  Narrative identity in Borderline Personality Disorder. (As part of the symposium: Investigating personality disorders from three levels of personality: Traits, characteristic adaptations, and narrative identity, Jonathan M. Adler & Thomas F. Oltmanns, co-chairs).  Paper presented at the bi-annual meeting of the Association for Research on Personality (ARP), Riverside, CA. 


Adler, J.M. (March, 2011).  Identity disturbance in Borderline Personality Disorder: An empirical narrative investigation.  (As part of the symposium: The relevance of narrative theory and methods for approaching diverse problems, Jonathan M. Adler, chair).  Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA), Cambridge, MA.

 

 Adler, J.M. (December, 2010).  The more and less productive ways clients make sense of their experiences in therapy.  Invited address, Wellesley Psychology Education Forum.  Wellesley, MA.

 

 Adler, J.M. (November, 2010).  Identity development and psychotherapy.  Invited departmental colloquium, Connecticut College, New London, CT.

 

Adler, J.M. (November, 2010).  The science of personality.  Needham Adult Education Program, Needham, MA.


Adler, J.M. (June, 2010).  Modeling both symptom-level and narrative-level changes in individual psychotherapy.  (As part of symposium: Modeling Psychotherapeutic Change, Robert King, chair).  Paper presented at the Annual International Meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR), Asilomar, CA.

 

Adler, J.M. (May, 2010).  Narrative change and clinical improvement in psychotherapy.  (As part of symposium: Stories of Psychotherapy and Life Review: Empirical Perspectives, Ernst T. Bohlmeijer, chair).  Paper presented at the biennial Interdisciplinary Conference on Narrative Research, Perspectives, and Approaches across the Humanities and Social Sciences, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada.

 

Adler, J.M. (March, 2010).  Understanding psychotherapy from the clients’ perspective.  Invited talk at the Lesley University Counseling Center, Cambridge, MA.

 

Adler, J.M. (January, 2010). Talking about the talking cure: Psychotherapy narratives and mental health.  Invited talk at the Stone Center Counseling Service, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA.

 

Adler, J.M. (January, 2010). Talking about the talking cure: Psychotherapy narratives and mental health.  Invited Clinical Science Seminar presentation, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

 

Adler, J.M. (January, 2010). Psychotherapy and change from the patients' perspective. Invited Grand Rounds presentation, Department of Psychiatry, Tufts Medical School, Boston, MA.

 

Adler, J.M. (December, 2009).  Identity development over the course of psychotherapy.  Invited departmental colloquium, Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA.

 

Adler, J.M. (July, 2009). The co-evolution of narrative identity and mental health over the course of psychotherapy:  Results from a prospective, longitudinal study.Rising Stars in Personality Psychology Invited paper presented at the First Annual Stand-Alone Meeting of the Association for Research in Personality (ARP), Evanston, IL.  Awarded Rising Star in Personality Psychology Award

 

Adler, J.M. (June, 2009). Psychotherapy and change from the patients' perspective. Invited Grand Rounds presentation, Department of Psychiatry, Lutheran General Hospital, Chicago, IL.

 

Adler, J.M. (May, 2009). A prospective, longitudinal study of narrative identity and mental health over the course of psychotherapy. (As part of symposium: The Relevance of Narrative Theory and Methods for Approaching Diverse Problems, Jonathan M, Adler, chair.) Paper presented at the Annual meeting of the Association for  Psychological Science (APS), San Francisco, CA.


Adler, J.M. (2009, February).  In treatment: The healing power of agency in narratives of psychotherapy.  (As part of symposium: The Incremental Validity of Narratives, Jennifer Lodi-Smith, chair) Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Tampa, FL.

 

Adler, J.M. (January, 2009). Psychotherapy and change from the patients' perspective. Invited Grand Rounds presentation, University of Illinois at Chicago Department of Psychiatry and Jesse Brown Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Chicago, IL.

 

Adler, J.M. (2008, March). Talking about the talking cure: Narratives and psychotherapy.  Invited Spring Colloquium speaker, Department of Psychology, Bates College, Lewiston, ME.

 

Adler, J.M. & McAdams, D.P. (2007, June).  The narrative reconstruction of psychotherapy and psychological functioning.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR), Madison, WI.  Awarded Laura N. Rice Memorial Award

 

Black, D., Adler, J.M., Baker, J., Uliaszek, A., & Zinbarg, R.E. (2007, June). A qualitative analysis of partner’s non-hostile criticism of patients with Generalized Anxiety Disorder.  (As part of the symposium: Predictors of outcome of psychotherapy for Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Richard E. Zinbarg, chair)  Paper presented at the Annual International Meeting of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR), Madison, WI.

 

Adler, J.M. (2007, January).  My therapy and me:  Individual differences in the narration of psychotherapy relate to well-being and ego development.  (As part of symposium: The Power of Stories:  How Narrative Structures Influence Social and Cognitive Processes, Kristi A. Constabile, Ph.D. & Melanie C. Green, Ph.D., co-chairs) Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Memphis, TN.

 

Adler, J.M. (2006, October).  Storying Psychotherapy: Studying the narratives clients tell about therapy.  Grand Rounds, The Family Institute at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

 

Adler, J.M. & McAdams, D.P. (2006, May).  The therapeutic road to the good life: A qualitative investigation.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA), Chicago, IL.

 

Adler, J.M. & McAdams, D.P. (2005, June).  The therapeutic road to the good life.  Paper presented at the Positive Psychology Summer Institute (PPSI), Philadelphia, PA.

 

Adler, J.M. & McAdams, D.P. (2005, March).  Therapeutic narratives of the good life.  Invited address to Chicago chapter of the Society for Psychotherapy Research (SPR), Chicago, IL.

 

Adler, J.M., Kissel, E.C., McAdams, D.P. (2004, April). Emerging from the CAVE: Attributional style and the narrative study of identity in midlife adults.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA), Chicago, IL.

 

Revelle, W., Adler, J.M., Rafaeli, E. (2003, July). Personality within individuals: estimating individual differences in endogenous and exogenous affective responses. Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the International Society for the Study of Individual Differences (ISSID), Graz, Austria.

 

Adler, J.M. (2000, October). Fame, narcissism, and self-complexity in fans and celebrities. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of The New England Psychological Association (NEPA), Lewiston, ME. Awarded Honorary Undergraduate Fellowship Award


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