Curriculum Vitae

Maria L. Slowiaczek

Licensed Psychologist
State of Michigan

552 South Main St.
Ann Arbor, Michigan  48104
Office Phone - (734) 995-9799

EDUCATION

Ph.D., Psychology, 1981.  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts. 
M.S., Psychology, 1978.  University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Massachusetts.
B.S., Psychology, 1974.  Union College, Schenectady, New York.

Certification in Psychoanalysis, 2008.  National Training Program in Contemporary Psychoanalysis,
              National Institute for the Psychotherapies, New York. 
Core Training Group in Accelerated Dynamic Therapy, September-June, 1994. 
Post-doctoral Respecialization, Clinical Psychology, 1991-1994.  New York University,
        New York, New York. (Clinical Ph.D. Program equivalent, with no dissertation requirement.)

INTERNSHIP

Psychology Intern, Bellevue Hospital Center - N.Y.U. Medical Center, APA Approved,
New York, New York, 1993-1994.
        Out-patient services - Individual Psychotherapy and case management with children, 
              adolescents and adults, including geriatric adults.  Psychodiagnostic assessment.
        Group Therapy.  Family Therapy.
         In-patient services - Primary therapist and case manager for patients in an acute 
               care psychiatric unit.

POSITIONS HELD

    Clinical Positions:

June 1997-Present 
Clinical Psychologist, Private Practice, Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Short and Long Term Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Psychoanalysis and Couples Therapy

June 1997-Sept. 2009
Senior Staff, Psychological Clinic, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan. Responsibilities included supervision of psychology interns and teaching seminars.

Sept. 1995 – June 1997
Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychological Clinic, University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan. Individual adult psychotherapy, research on psychotherapy process.

Sept. 1994 – June 1995
Psychologist, Private Practice, New York, New York. Individual adult psychotherapy using a short term treatment approach.

Sept. 1994 – June 1995
Clinical Supervisor, Family Studies Unit, NYU Medical Center New York, New York. Supervision of family therapy cases using a team approach.

Sept 1993 – April 1994
Psychology Intern, Bellevue Hospital Center - N.Y.U. Medical Center, APA Approved, New York, New York, 

Sept 1988 – April 1989
Parent Program Coordinator, Morristown Neighborhood House Morristown, New Jersey.  Responsibilities included the creation and coordination of educational and support services for low-income parents.

    Research Positions:

Jan 1991 – August 1993
Member of the Technical Staff, Bell Communications Research Piscataway, New Jersey.  Responsible for designing the human interface for computer systems, running usability studies and conducting system and documentation tests.

Jan 1986 – August 1988
Member of the Technical Staff, Artificial Intelligence Research Department, Bell Communications Research, Morristown, New Jersey.  Conducted research in Artificial Intelligence pertaining to language processing.

Sept 1982 – Jan 1986
Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas.  Taught graduate and undergraduate classes, conducted research in reading and language processing.

Sept 1983 – Jan 1986
Research Assistant Professor, Center for Cognitive Science, University of Texas at Austin.  Participated in interdisciplinary research with linguists, philosophers and other psychologists.

Sept 1981 – August 1982
Post-doctoral Fellow to David Krantz, Human Information Processing Research Department, Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey.  Conducted research on probabilistic reasoning.

    Teaching Positions:

Jan 2001 – May 2004
Director of Peer Advising Program, University of Michigan Psychology Department, Ann Arbor, Michigan.   Responsible for teaching peer-related psychology courses, supervising undergraduate peer advisors and administering the program.

Fall 1997, Fall 1999
Adjunct Lecturer, University of Michigan Psychology Department, Ann Arbor, Michigan.  Responsible for teaching undergraduate classes.

Sept 1982 – Jan 1986
Assistant Professor of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin Austin, Texas.  Taught graduate and undergraduate classes, conducted research in reading and language processing.

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Dissociation and Cognitive Processes
Emotional Development
The Role of Prosody in Affective Communication and in the Development of Affect
Self Psychology
Relational Theories of Psychoanalysis

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Adult Psychoanalysis
Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy with adults.
Short-Term Dynamic Treatment with adults.
Family Systems Therapy with families and couples.

GRANTS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Axe Houghton Research Grant:  The Role of Prosody in Psychotherapy Process, 1997
NIMH Research Grant:  The Assignment of Pronominal Reference in Reading, 1984-1987.
University Research Institute Research Grant, University of Texas, 1984.
University Research Institute Summer Research Award, University of Texas, 1984.
University Research Institute Research Grant, University of Texas, 1983.
NIMH Postdoctoral Research Traineeship, 1981 (declined).
NIMH Pre-doctoral Research Traineeship, 1977-1979.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Michigan Psychoanalytic Council - Supervising Analyst
International Association for Psychoanalytic Self Psychology
                        Elected Representative to the Governing Council
                        Member, Advisory Board
                        Chair, Welcoming 
American Psychological Association,
                        Division 39 - Member
                        Division 39, Section 9
International Association for Relational Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy - Member 

COURSES TAUGHT

    Clinical Courses:

Peer Counseling
Peer Advising Practicum
Constructing the Self
Seminars on: Trauma, Self Psychology, Dissociation, Clinical Consultation

    Research Courses:

Methods in Experimental Psychology
Introduction to Statistics
Advanced Research Methods
Psychology as a Natural Science        
Language, Thought and Affect
Fundamentals of Psycholinguistics (Graduate Level)
Psychology of Language
Graduate Seminars in Reading and Language Processing

PUBLICATIONS

    Clinical Theory and Research Publications:

Fosha, D. and Slowiaczek, M.L. (1997) Techniques to Accelerate Dynamic   Psychotherapy.  American Journal of Psychotherapy, 51(2), 229-251.

Grolnick, W.S. and Slowiaczek, M.L. (1994).  Parents’ involvement in children’s schooling:  A multidimensional conceptualization and motivational model. Child Development, 65(1), 237-252.

Slowiaczek, M.L. (2009) Multiple Subjectivities:  A relational approach to dissociative identity disorder.  Bulletin of the Michigan Psychoanalytic Council, 5, 3-22.

Slowiaczek, M.L. Implicit affective engagement:  Past, present and future. Under review.

    Psycholinguistic Publications:

Speer, S.R., Shih, C.-L., and Slowiaczek, M.L. (1989).  Prosodic Structure in language understanding:  Evidence from tone sandhi in Mandarin.  Language and Speech, 32, 337-354.

Carroll, P.J. and Slowiaczek, M.L. (1987).  Modes and Modules:  Multiple Pathways to the Language Processor.  In J. Garfield (Ed.), Modularity in Knowledge Representation and Natural Language Understanding.  Massachusetts:  MIT Press.

Carroll, P.J. and Slowiaczek, M.L. (1986).  Constraints on semantic priming in reading: A fixation time analysis.  Memory and Cognition, 14(6), 509-522.

Slowiaczek, M.L. (1985).  The method in the movements.  A review of “Eye Movements and Psychological Functions”.  Contemporary Psychology, 30, 633-634 .

Rayner, K., Slowiaczek, M.L., Clifton, C. Jr. and Bertera, J. (1983).  Latency of sequential eye movements:  Implications for reading.  Journal of Experimental Psychology:  Human Perception and Performance, 9(6), 912-922.

Slowiaczek, M.L. (1983).  What does the mind do while the eyes are gazing?  In K. Rayner (Ed.), Eye Movements in Reading:  Perceptual and Language Processes.  New York:  Academic Press.

Clifton, C. Jr. and Slowiaczek, M.L. (1981).  Integrating new information with old knowledge.  Memory and Cognition, 9(2), 142-148.

Rayner, K., Inhoff, A.W., Morrison, R. Slowiaczek, M.L. and Bertera, J. (1981). Masking of foveal and parafoveal vision during eye fixations in reading.  Journal of Experimental Psychology:  Human Perception and Performance, 7(1), 167-179. 

 Rayner, K. and Slowiaczek, M.L.  (1981).  Parafoveal information and expectation in reading:  Comments on McClelland and O’Regan.  Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, 7(3), 645-651.

 Slowiaczek, M.L. and Clifton, C. Jr. (1980).  Subvocalization and reading for meaning. Journal of Verbal Learning and Verbal Behavior, 19(5), 573-582.

PAPERS PRESENTED 

    Clinical Theory and Research Presentations:

Slowiaczek, M.L.  Reaching Out and Reaching In:  Seeking Connectedness Within.  Paper presented at the International Conference on the Psychology of the Self, Chicago, Illinois, October, 2013.

Slowiaczek, M.L.  Implicit Affective Engagement.   Paper presented to the Michigan Psychoanalytic Council.   Ann Arbor, Michigan, March 2012.

Slowiaczek, M.L. Relationally Constructed Affect in Psychoanalysis.   Discussion   presented at the International Conference on the Psychology of the Self, Antalya, Turkey, October, 2010.

Slowiaczek, M.L. Implicit Affective Engagement:  Past, Present and Future.   Paper presented at the Annual Conference on the Psychology of the Self.  Chicago, Illinois, October, 2009.

Slowiaczek, M.L. A Relational Approach to Dissociative Identity Disorder.  Paper presented to the Michigan Psychoanalytic Council.  Ann Arbor, Michigan, September, 2009.

Doctors, S., Nebbiosi, G., Mendelsohn, S. and Slowiaczek, M. Understanding the Emergence of Individuality in an Intersubjective Context.  Full day workshop presented at the International Conference on the Psychology of the Self, Baltimore, MD, October 2008.

Slowiaczek, M.L.  Multiple Selfobject Relationships:  A Case Study of a Woman with         Dissociative Identity Disorder.  Paper presented at the Annual Conference on the       Psychology of the Self.  Chicago, Illinois, November, 2000.

Slowiaczek, M.L.  Do Patients and Therapists Notice and Use their Voices?  Prosody as an Indicator of Relationship Quality and Treatment Progress.  Paper presented at the Conference of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Chicago, Illinois, June, 2000.

Slowiaczek, M.L. and Hatcher, R.  Tracking the Quality of Treatment:  A session by             session account.  Poster presented at the Conference of the Society for Psychotherapy      Research, Chicago, Illinois, June, 2000.

Slowiaczek. M.L.  The Real Therapeutic Relationship:  A Case Study of a Survivor of          Childhood Trauma.  Paper presented at the Annual Conference on the Psychology of the Self, San Diego, California, October, 1998.           

Slowiaczek, M.L.  Voice in Emotional Communication.  Poster presented at the        Conference of the Society for Psychotherapy Research, Snowbird, Utah, June, 1998.

    Psycholinguistic Presentations:

Carroll, P.J. and Slowiaczek, M.L.  Modes and Modules:  Multiple pathways to the language processor.  Invited paper for the Conference on Modularity, Cognitive Science Institute, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, June, 1985.

Slowiaczek, M.L., Carroll, P.J. and Speer, S.R.  Temporal organization and working memory.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois, May, 1985.

Slowiaczek, M.L.  What does the mind do while the eyes are gazing?  Paper presented at the Conference on Eye Movements in Reading, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA, June, 1981.

Rayner, K., Inhoff, A.W., Morrison, R., Slowiaczek, M.L. and Bertera, J.  Masking of foveal and parafoveal vision during eye fixations in reading.  Paper presented at the Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, November, 1979.           

REFERENCES AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST