Joseph G. Schner, SJ

A.B.; M.A.; M.Div.; S.T.L.; Ph.D.

Professor Emeritus, Psychology & Psychology of Religion

Room 317; ext. 222

Teaching Level: Basic Degree, GCTS Full (Regular Faculty)
Specializations: Psychology, Psychology of Religion
Pastoral Theology

Joseph Schner is professor of Psychology and Psychology of Religion. Prof. Schner is a Jesuit whose ministry has centred on teaching, research and clinical service. Before his appointment to Regis College he taught Psychology at Campion College, University of Regina where he specialized in the area of developmental and child clinical psychology.


Schner’s teaching interests and research at Regis continue his developmental and clinical orientation by looking at faith development, spirituality and intimacy, and the interaction of these aspects of life with the Spiritual Exercises across the life span.

  • Research Interests and Expertise

    • History of Theories of Psychology and Religion
    • Developmental Psychology and Religion
    • Psychopathology and Religion
    • Ignatian Spirituality

  • Courses

    • RGP3251 Psychotherapy & Spiritual Direction
    • RGP3550 Psychology & Religion
    • RGP3554 Psychology of Faith Development
    • RGP5550H Psychological Theories of Religion: Classic Texts & Contemporary Commentaries
    • RGP5571H Religion & Mental Disorder: Well-being, Coping and Adjustment
    • RGP6251H Psychotherapy & Spiritual Direction
    • RGP6550H Psychology & Religion
    • RGP6554H Psychology of Faith