Faculty & Staff

Linda Hartling, PhD

Director, Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS)

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Linda Margaret Hartling, PhD, is the director of  Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (HumanDHS), and also a member of the HumanDHS Global Core Team, HumanDHS Global Coordinating Team, HumanDHS Research Team, and HumanDHS Education Team. She is furthermore the editor of the Journal of Human Dignity and Humiliation Studies (JHDHS).

Until November 3, 2008, Hartling was the associate director of the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute (JBMTI) at the Stone Center,  part of the Wellesley Centers for Women at Wellesley College (Wellesley, MA). Hartling is a member of the JBMTI theory-building group advancing the practice of the relational-cultural theory, which is a new model of psychological development. In addition, she coordinates and contributes to training programs, publications, and special projects for the institute. She holds a doctoral degree in clinical/community psychology and has published papers on resilience, substance abuse prevention, shame and humiliation, relational practice in the workplace, and relational-cultural theory.

Hartling is co-editor of The Complexity of Connection: Writings from the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute at the Stone Center (2004) and author of the Humiliation Inventory, a scale to assess the internal experience of derision and degradation.

She is also  the recipient of the Human Dignity (Half!) Lifetime Award. Please see the video of her award presentation.

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