Announcement from the Graduate Student Advisory Committee - Introducing Thane Erickson to the GSAC
I’m pleased to serve on the Graduate Student Advisory Committee. After all, I first fell in love with the interpersonal circumplex and interpersonal theory in graduate school, where I was smitten by the elegance, balance of parsimony and complexity, and clinical utility of these ideas. I earned a doctorate in clinical psychology at Penn State and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the psychiatry department at the University of Michigan, and now teach on psychopathology, personality, cognitive-behavioral therapies, and statistics at Seattle Pacific University. My research interests lie at the intersection of anxiety/depression/stress, emotion science, and interpersonal aspects of personality. My team’s most recent work focuses on socio-moral emotions and their effects in applications to stress hormones, psychotherapy, and at-risk individuals (homeless men; women struggling to escape sex trafficking). In addition, I enjoy providing interpersonally-informed cognitive behavioral therapy in a private practice. I reside in Seattle with my wife, kids, and excessively warm-submissive dog, Baxter.