Christopher Bell Ph.D.

Chris Bell, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Psychology

Phone: (972) 721-5275


Office: SB Hall #206


Christopher Bell, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychology, received his Ph.D. in
Psychology: Consciousness and Society from the University of West Georgia, his M.A.
in Psychology from the University of West Georgia, and his B.A. in English Literatures
and Cultures from Brown University.  

Dr. Bell is a human sciences-oriented psychologist with teaching and research interests
at the intersection of Cultural Psychology, Critical Psychology, and Lacanian
Psychoanalysis. His current research considers experiences of cross-racial / cross-
cultural dyads in Lacanian Psychoanalysis.


Ph.D., Psychology: Consciousness and Society, Aug. 2012 – Dec. 2017
University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia

M.A., Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Aug. 2021 – present
University of the Cumberlands, Williamsburg, Kentucky

M.A., Psychology, Aug. 2006 – May 2009
University of West Georgia, Carrollton, Georgia

B.A., English Literature and Cultures, Aug. 1999 – May 2003
Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island


August 2023 – present
Assistant Professor of Psychology
University of Dallas
Irving, Texas

August 2020 – May 2023
David Scott Williams Visiting Assistant Professor
Wesleyan University
Middletown, Connecticut

August 2019 – May 2020
Visiting Assistant Professor
Saint Anselm College
Manchester, New Hampshire

August 2018 – May 2019
Visiting Assistant Professor
University of Southern Indiana
Evansville, Indiana

January 2010 – August 2012
Adjunct Instructor
El Paso Community College
El Paso, Texas

Professional Memberships
APA Division 39:
APA Division 24: Theoretical and Philosophical Psychology
APA Division 32: Humanistic Psychology


Bell, C. (2022). Beyond the Specific Factors vs. Common Factors Debate: Lacan’s Four
Discourses and a Renewed Contextual Model for Theorizing Psychotherapy Effects.
Theory & Psychology, 32(3), 423—442. Retrieved from

Bell, C. (2022). Lacanian Psychoanalysis in Japan: An Interview with Dr. Luke
Ogasawara. Awry: Journal of Critical Psychology, 3(1), 199—214. Retrieved from

Bell, C. (2020). Disrupting​ ​​​Received Wisdom in Psychoanalysis and Critical Theory:
Reading Daniel Burston’s Psychoanalysis, Politics and the Postmodern University. Theory & 
Psychology. September 2020. doi:10.1177/0959354320959461

Bell, C., Senecal, G. (2020). Projection as a Political Weapon: From Unconscious
Defense to Conscious Offense. Room: A Sketchbook for Analytic Action. 2.20. IPTAR.
Retrieved from

Bell, C. (2019). Critical Perspectives on Personality and Subjectivity. In Robert K.
Beshara (Ed.) A Critical Introduction to Psychology, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Verhaeghen, P., Aikman S. N., Doyle-Portillo S., Bell, C. & Simmons, N. (2018). When I
saw me standing there: first-person and third-person memories and future projections,
and how they relate to the self. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 30:4, 438—452, doi:

Bell, C. (2018). Review of Intersubjectivity in Psychoanalysis: A Model for Theory and
Practice. Language and Psychoanalysis, 7(2). Retrieved from http://www.language-and-

Malone, K., Bell, C., Roberts J. (2015). Technology and addiction: Subjectivity, scientific
knowledge and the economy of jouissance. Subjectivity, 8(2), 147—164. Retrieved from

Bell, C. (2015). Three Approaches to Psychical Reality: An Interview with Dr. Antoine
Mooij. Language and Psychoanalysis, 4(2), 83—88. Retrieved from

Bell, C. (2014). The Lacanian Subject: Subject of Desire or the Subject of Drive?
Language and Psychoanalysis, 3(1), 39—65. Retrieved from http://www.language-and-

Conference Presentations

Bell, C. (2023). Critical Reflections on the Project of ‘Best Practices’ in Cross-Cultural
Psychotherapy: Considering the Applicability of Therapist Broaching and Bridging
Actions in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Paper
Presentation at the Psychology and the Other Conference, Boston College, Boston, MA.

Bell, C. (2022). Revolution in Social Links: The Lacanian Cartel and the Paradox of
‘Suspended Leadership’. Paper presentation at the Lacan: Clinic & Culture Conference,
Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA.

Bell, C. (2021). Union Organizing in the Social Media Era. Paper Presentation at the
Psychology and the Other Conference. Conference held on-line.

Bell, C. (2020). Psychoanalytic Truth and the CBT Dare: Daring to Decouple CBT from
Neoliberal Values. Paper presentation at the Association for the Psychoanalysis of
Culture and Society Conference (APCS). Conference held on-line.

Bell, C., Senecal, G. (2019). Psychoanalysis in the Age of Trump. Paper presented at
the New England Psychological Association Conference (NEPA), Southern New
Hampshire University, Manchester, NH.

Bell, C. (2019). Psychotherapeutic Subjectivities: Experiences of Change in
Psychoanalysis/Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and Cognitive Behavioral Therapy.
Poster Presentation at the Psychology and the Other Conference, Boston College,
Boston, MA.

Bell, C. (2019). Lacan with Cassirer: A new perspective on Symbolization and
Separation. Paper presented at the Lack iii Conference, Clark University, Worcester,

Bell, C. (2018). Music, Lalangue, and the Real Unconscious. Paper presented at the
Žižek Studies Conference, Athens, GA.

Bell, C. (2017). Psychotherapeutic Subjectivities: Experiences of Change in
Psychoanalysis / Psychodynamic Therapy and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy. Paper
presented at the St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute Society Meeting, St. Louis, MO.