Research Forums

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CARHS Research Forums showcase researchers from CASA as well as from universities outside of SJSU, and allow faculty members with shared interests to connect.

Fall 2013 Research Forum

September 19, 10AM-12PM, MH 526

Where is the Disorder in Paraphilic Coercion?


Dr. Raymond Knight, Brandeis University

 Dr. Ray KnightFor the DSM-5, the Sub-work Group on the Paraphilias proposed a new syndrome--Paraphilic Coercive Disorder.  Their proposal sparked an intense and sometimes acrimonious debate within both psychology and psychiatry. In the midst of the political storm new research emerged that deepened our understanding of the role of coercive fantasies in rape and sadism and helped scuttle the Sub-work Group’s proposal. Dr. Knight's talk will share that research, discusses why it is important, and illustrate the importance of advances in research technologies in the future of psychiatry, psychopathology, and medicine.

Dr. Raymond Knight is the Mortimer Gryzmish Professor of Human Relations in the department of psychology at Brandeis University . He is a developmental and experimental psychopathologist whose research explores multiple issues related to the etiology and life course of aggressive behavior with a focus on sexual aggression and psychopathy. Professor Knight is currently on the Executive Boards of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy and the Massachusetts Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and has been the President of both the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers and the Society for Research in Psychopathology.


Past CARHS Research Forums

  • Spring 2013 - Drs. Peter Lee & Lili Luo

Flyer advertising Lee and Luo forumDrs. Peter Lee and Lili Luo along with their community team presented on their CASA Incentive Grant-funded evaluation of their Social Workers in the Library (SWITL) project. A collaboration involving the San José Public Library, the National Association of Social Workers, and professional social workers, the SWITL program seeks ways to increase access to social services by providing consultation and information regarding local agencies and programs to the community. 


  •  Fall 2013 - Dr. Lonnie Snowden

Lonnie SnowdenDr. Snowden is Professor of the Graduate School in the School of Public Health’s Health Policy and Management Program at the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Snowden’s research focuses on mental health and other health services disparities in access and quality of care, and on understanding disparities from social and health policy and systems perspectives. He has published more than 145 peer-reviewed research articles and book chapters, and his research has been continuously grant-supported for more than 25 years by awards from the National Institute of Mental Health and other sources.


  • Spring 2012 - Dr. Alessandro De Giorgi

Alessandro De GiorgiDr. Alessandro De Giorgi, Associate Professor of Justice Studies at SJSU, spoke at the first CASA CARHS Research Forum, leading an informative conversation about his scholarship and experiences as a researcher on social justice issues. Co-sponsored by Graduate Studies & Research and the Center for Faculty Development.