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Robert Weigl

Discipline: Psychology

Robert C. Weigl is a clinical and cross-cultural psychologist who joins F’12 for his fourth voyage as faculty. Bob heads an independent mental health clinic he began in Alexandria, VA, has served as psychologist aboard ship, and chairs a committee to oversee shipboard mental health services. He has been a therapist and mental health administrator for forty years. For twenty-five years he served as mental health consultant for the Episcopal Diocese of Virginia. He conducted research to assess the impact of SAS on its alumni, findings from this currently serving as part of the program’s self-assessment. Primarily teaching cross-cultural psychology, he has taught at Georgetown, George Washington, and George Mason Universities, and lectured in clinical psychology at Kyoto (Japan) University. A method for cultural self-education which he developed for SAS has been adopted by the American Psychological Association for the continuing education of psychologists. He is very involved in studying how people develop intercultural skills. Bob has worked with World Health in Latin America and is Spanish speaking. He has done extensive work serving Central American and Vietnamese refugees in the U.S. Bob received his B.A. in Religion, summa cum laude, from Princeton, and MA and Ph.D. degrees in Clinical Psychology from the University of Michigan. He and his wife Gail live in both Alexandria, VA and London, England.