Kurt Andrew Weber, Ph.D.
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Since receiving my doctorate in 1999, I have sought to serve as an adjunct professor for at least one course each semester. Initially, my goal was to continue to develop professionally, for I believe that one learns best what one is charged to teach. However, I have found my adjunct work to be as professionally rewarding as my counseling and therapy work, and the students for which I was given responsibility seem to have responded to my style and personality very favorably.
The complete list of courses that I have taught can be found on my curriculum vitae.
I enjoy teaching psychology immensely, for it is many students' introduction into the dynamic and fascinating realm that is psychology. I also enjoy it because of the chance to renew old interests in topics often relegated to the past due to inadequate time or energy for contemplation.
Personality and Personality Assessment
I have successfully taught courses in personality and personality assessment at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels, and have enjoyed them immensely. The undergraduate course (PS 2351, taught at St. Mary’s University, San Antonio, Texas, during the spring of 2004) was of mutual benefit to my students and to myself, serving to reinforce the foundations of the personality assessment courses that I teach at the graduate level (PSYC 9322 (doctoral) and PSYC 6322 (masters level), at Our Lady of the Lake University, San Antonio, Texas.). I have also taught Abnormal Psychology at the masters level (PS 6363, St. Mary’s University, summer 2002). The course focused on major psychotherapeutic schools of thought as well as on DSM-IV nosology and diagnosis. I am also scheduled to teach an eight-week course on personality disorders to second-year psychiatry residents at the medical school at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio during the fall of 2004.
I have been an adjunct professor in the Counseling Department at St. Mary’s University and in the Counseling Psychology program at Our Lady of the Lake University, teaching doctoral courses in personality assessment, advanced assessment and neuropsychology. In addition to my doctorate in Counseling Psychology from the University of Texas at Austin, I earned a master’s degree in Counseling and Human Services from St. Mary’s University, and understand the subtle and overt differences between the counseling and psychology realms.
I am well-versed in psychological testing, both in teaching theory and practice and engaging in performing and reviewing psychoeducational assessments. In addition to my duties in the St. Mary's University Counseling and Testing Center, I am the university's Coordinator for Disabled Student Services. In this role, I am the initial person with whom students who apply to the university for accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 come into contact; I request and review documentation that is specific to the concerns of the student, and make recommendations to university’s dean of students, who makes final decisions about specific accommodations.
Other areas of expertise in which I would like to continue teaching include cognitive and information processing (specifically related to learning disorders) and sport psychology. I also have an affinity for examinations of the role that psychology and psychotherapy play within our larger American society; my doctoral dissertation was a qualitative study into this area.