Dr. Adam Deville

Associate Professor of Psychology


Adam DeVille grew up in Canada where most of his advanced academic work was done and clinical training and early practice begun, including nearly seven years (1994-2000) of psychoanalytic training, later augmented by a fellowship (2018-2019) at the Chicago Psychoanalytic Institute. His intellectual, personal, and clinical interests for more than thirty years have been found at the intersection of psychology (especially psychoanalysis) and theology. He taught the latter discipline at USF for many years before finishing an MSc. at USF in clinical mental health counseling and being asked to transfer to psychology, which he now teaches full-time. He is the author or editor of several books, with another in press at the moment on the historiography and psychology of Russia-Ukraine religious conflicts, and a further book in the works looking at the relationship between Christian and psychoanalytic thought.

In addition to teaching and publishing, Dr DeVille is in private practice in psychotherapy at Phoenix Associates in Ft. Wayne, IN. There he works with adolescent sex offenders, runs a group for adult male survivors of childhood sexual abuse, and treats a variety of conditions and patients, with a special focus on the psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia, for which he has taken advanced (and ongoing) training at medical schools in Indianapolis and New York City.

Areas of Interest

  • Psychotherapy: practice and research
  • Schizophrenia and Psychotic Disorders
  • Psychoanalysis, especially object relations theory 
  • Historiography, especially of cultural trauma
  • Intersection of psychology and Orthodox and Catholic theology

Selected Publications

Everything Hidden Shall Be Revealed: Ridding the Church of Abuses of Sex and Power (Angelico Press, 2019).

Married Priests in the Catholic Church (University of Notre Dame Press, 2021). 

Selected Presentations

Dr DeVille has lectured around the world—virtually and in person—on psychological and theological topics, including a presentation for Harvard University in 2021 on treating victims of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church. A full list is in his CV, where his bibliography of publications, running into the hundreds, may also be found.