Dr. Hussong is a clinical psychologist and faculty member in the Doctor of Psychology Program in Clinical Psychology. His professional and research interests include the role of humor in psychotherapy, personality assessment and conceptualization, media ecology, and the psychology of religion. He is part of a group practice where he provides assessment and psychotherapy services to teenager and adult populations. Dr. Hussong is a member of professional organizations, including the American Psychological Association and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association.
B.A., Moravian College
M.S., Chestnut Hill College
Psychological Assessment I
Psychological Assessment III
Section I Dissertation Mentoring I
Section 2 Dissertation Mentoring I
The role of humor in psychotherapy
Psychology of religion
Hussong, D. (2021). Humor is an invitation to understand. In K. Vaidya (Eds.) Teach Psychology with a Sense of Humor. Curious Academic Publishing. ISBN: 978-1-925128-04-8
Hussong, D. & Micucci, J. (2019). The use of humor in psychotherapy: Views of practicing psychotherapists. The Journal of Creativity in Mental Health, 16(1), 77-94. https://doi.org/10.1080/15401383.2020.1760989
Hussong, D. (2017). Therapists' perspectives on the role of humor in therapy (Order No. 10622221). Available from Dissertations & Theses @ Chestnut Hill College. (1975445685). Retrieved from https://search-proquest-com.chc.idm.oclc.org/docview/1975445685?accounti....
Hussong, D. & Levson, S. (2016). Giving up the white coat: A review of the human elements of psychotherapy - A nonmedical model of emotional healing. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 30(3), 320-322. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10720537.2016.1266451
Efran, J. S., Hussong, D., & Levson, S. (2016). Notes for new therapists. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 30(2), 182-192. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10720537.2016.1176547
Efran, J. S., Hussong, D., & Levson, S. (2015). Not-so-straight talk: A review of a straight talking introduction to psychiatric diagnosis. Journal of Constructivist Psychology 29(4), 456-459. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10720537.2015.1046002
Presenter/Lecturer at the Togus Veterans Hospital, August 2018 in Augusta, ME.
· Topic: MMPI-2 Administration and Interpretation (Seminar Series for Pre-Doctoral Interns)
Presenter/Lecturer with Jay Efran, Ph.D. & Scott Levson, Psy.D., at the Biennial International Meaning Conference, Summer 2015 in Vancouver, BC.
· Topic: Co-presented our article: “Notes for New therapists.”
Presenter/Lecturer with Robert M. Gordon, Ph.D., ABPP at the 16th Annual PPF Ethics Workshop, Summer 2014, Muhlenberg College.
· Topic: Ethical Issues in Countertransference with Difficult Patients