Professor George Berguno – Richmond University

Professor George Berguno

Professor of Psychology

Professor George Berguno

Professor George Berguno

Biography
BSc (Hons) Brunel University
MSc Birkbeck College, London University
DPhil City University

Chartered Member and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society
Full Member of the British Psychological Society Special Group for Independent Practitioners
Member of the Nordic Society for Phenomenology
Member of the Merleau-Ponty Circle

Publications

Berguno, G. & Bowler, D. M. (2004). Communicative interactions, knowledge of a second language and theory of mind in young children. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 165 (3), 293-309.

Berguno, G. & Loutfy, N. (2009). A Phenomenological Study of Sudanese Children’s Experience of Seeking Refuge in North Africa. Schutzian Research, 1, 27 – 49.

Berguno, G. (1998). Teaching phenomenology as a social activity. Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis, Volume 9.2, 18-23.

Berguno, G. (1998). The role of constraints on descriptions in phenomenology. European Journal of Psychotherapy, Counselling and Health, Vol. 1, No. 2, 271-279.

Berguno, G. (2001). The phenomenology of waiting. Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis, Volume 12.2, 154-159.

Berguno, G. (2002). The Unforgiven: A phenomenological study of revenge. Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis, Vol. 13.2, 214-220.

Berguno, G. (2004). Encountering the dark spaces of selfhood. In: Personhood, Publications in Philosophy, Volume 68, 29-35. (Edited by H. Ikäheimo, J. Kotkavirta, A. Laitinen & P. Lyrra)

Berguno, G. (2006). The Body as Limit and as Speech. Metaphysical Researches, March Issue, St. Petersburg University Press. (Published in Russian as Тело как предел и речь)
Berguno, G. (2006). The existential elucidation of evil. Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis, 17.1, 117-122.

Berguno, G. (2007). The Duel for Existenz: An Existential Reading of Arturo Pérez-Reverte’s “The Fencing Master”. Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis, 18.1, 60-69.
Berguno, G. (2008). Daniil Kharms and the Art of the Microstory (Personal Essay). Brittle Star Literary Journal, 20, 19 – 23.

Berguno, G. (2008). Towards a New Conception of the Human Condition. Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis, 19.2, 246-253.

Berguno, G. (2011). Evanescence and Tragic Beauty: An Existential Reading of Yukio Mishima’s “The Temple of the Golden Pavilion”. Existential Analysis, 22.2, 280 – 290.
Berguno, G. (2014). A Phenomenological Analysis of Existential Conscience in James Ivory’s (1993) “The Remains of the Day”. Existential Analysis, 25.1, 91 – 102.

Berguno, G. (2015). A Phenomenological Meditation on Shinya Tsukamoto’s Vital. Existential Analysis, 26.1, 86 – 93.

Berguno, G., & Bowler, D. M. (2004). Understanding pretence and understanding action. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 22, 531-544.
Berguno, G., Leroux, P., McAinsh, K. & Shaikh, S. (2004). Children’s experience of loneliness at school and its relation to bullying and the quality of teacher interventions. The Qualitative Report, 9(3), 483-499.

Dorrell, C. & Berguno, G. (2004). A Comparative Analysis of Zen Buddhism and Heidegger. Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis, Vol. 15.1, 162-171.
Loutfy, N. & Berguno, G. (2005). The existential thoughts of the Sufis. Journal of the Society for Existential Analysis, 16.1, 144-155.

Willig, C., Berguno, G., Cooper, M., Milton, M., du Plock, S. & Spinelli, E. (2015). SEA Conference – Round Table and Open Forum: ‘The Challenge to Theory in Existential Psychotherapy’. Existential Analysis, 26.2, 225 – 236.

Professional Engagements, Conference Presentations & Workshops

Berguno, G. (1997). Young children’s understanding of representations does not provide them with a theory of mind. Paper presented at SRCD Biennial Conference, held in Washington DC, April 1997.

Berguno, G. (1999). A reference to a deceptive interaction facilitates young children’s understanding of false belief. Paper presented at SRCD Biennial Conference, held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 1999.

Berguno, G. (2002). Children’s experience of loneliness at school and its relation to bullying and the quality of teacher interventions. Paper presented to the Third Phenomenological Psychology Forum held in London, April 2002, by invitation.

Berguno, G. (2003). Understanding self through others: An existential-phenomenological approach to human development. Paper presented at the XIth European Conference on Developmental Psychology held in Milan, Italy, August 27-31, 2003.

Berguno, G. (2004). Encountering the dark spaces of selfhood. Paper presented at Dimensions of Personhood, International Conference, Jyväskylä, Finland, August 13-15, 2004.

Berguno, G. (2004). The existential elucidation of evil. Paper presented at the Third Central- and Eastern European Conference on Phenomenology: Subjectivity, Intentionality, Evil (In memory of Józef Tischner, 1931-2000), held at the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, November 26-28, 2004.

Berguno, G. (2007). A Schutzian Critique of Contemporary Psychological Research. Paper presented at the Alfred Schütz und die Hermeneutik, International Conference, held in Vienna, September 2007, by invitation.

Berguno, G. (2007). Towards a New Conception of the Human Conception. Paper presented at the Laboratory for Metaphysical Researches, Saint Petersburg University, June 2007, by invitation.

Berguno, G. (2012 & 2013). Exploring Existential Conscience in Therapeutic Practice. A one-day clinical workshop presented at the Royal Society of Medicine on November 24, 2012, and June 29, 2013 as part of the Authentica Existential Practitioners series.

Berguno, G. (2012). The Simulator as Escapist: A Phenomenological Contribution to Simone de Beauvoir’s Ethics of Ambiguity. Paper presented at the 20th International Conference of the Simone de Beauvoir Society, Oslo, Norway, June 20 – 23, 2012.

Berguno, G. (2014 & 2015). Working with Regret, Resentment and Revenge. A one-day clinical workshop presented at Birkbeck College, University of London on October 18, 2014, and June 27, 2015 as part of the Authentica Existential Practitioners series.

Berguno, G. (2014). A Phenomenological Study of the Crisis of Conscience Prior to Occupational Burnout. Paper presented at the 4th International Bridges Phenomenology Conference, Kaohsiung University, Taiwan, June 2014.

Berguno, G. (2015). A Phenomenological Study of Burnout and Organizational Cynicism. Keynote speech presented at the Symposium: Hubris in Business and Management, Surrey Business School, University of Surrey, May 20th 2015.

Berguno, G. (2016 – 2017). Working with Disillusionment and Pessimism. A one-day clinical workshop presented at Birkbeck College, University of London on July 9th 2016, as part of the Authentica Existential Practitioners series. This workshop was also presented to the Society for Existential Analysis on February 25th, 2017.

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I teach on:
BA Psychology


Some of the courses I teach:
PSY 6405 – Existential-Phenomenological Psychology
PSY 6400 – Psychoanalysis
PSY 6205 – Developmental Psychopathology
PSY 5415 – Psychology and Cinema
PSY 4200 – Beginning Human Sciences Research


Research Clusters:
Mind in Society Research Centre


Research Interest & Expertise:
Phenomenology