Individual Partner: Şerife Tekin, PhD

Lutcher Brown Distinguished University Professor

Associate Professor of Philosophy 

Director, Health Humanities Program
University of Texas at San Antonio, San Antonio, TX 78249


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Key Words:

Philosophy of Psychiatry, Health Humanities, Artificial Intelligence and Health

Resident in: Texas, USA

Working in: Texas, USA

Area(s) of Interest in VBP:Philosophy of Psychiatry, Philosophy of Science, Philosophy of Mind, Bioethics, Medical Humanities

Related Area(s) of Interest:Evidence-based practice,Ethics,Health Humanities (philosophy)

Publications (select):

Trachsel, M., Tekin, Ş., Biller- Andorno, N., Gaab, J., Sadler, J. 2021. Oxford Handbook of Psychotherapy Ethics. Oxford University Press. Oxford, UK.

Tekin, Ş., and Bluhm, R. 2019. Bloomsbury Companion to Philosophy of Psychiatry. Bloomsbury Academic Press. New York, NY.

Poland, J., and Tekin, Ş. 2017. Extraordinary Science and Psychiatry: Responses to the Crisis in Mental Health Research. MIT Press. Cambridge, MA.

Steel, D. and Tekin, Ş. 2021. Can Treatment for Substance Use Disorder Prescribe the Same Substance as that is Used? The Case of Injectable Opioid Agonist Treatment. Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, Volume 31, No: 3, 271-301.

Tekin, Ş. 2021. Self and Mental Disorder: Lessons for Psychiatry from Naturalistic Philosophy. Philosophy Compass. 15.

Tekin, Ş. 2021. Is Big Data the New Stethoscope? Perils of Digital Phenotyping to Address Mental Illness. Philos. Technol. 34, 447–461.

Tekin, Ş. 2019. Resourcefulness of an Empirically Informed and Thickly Normative Account of Disease. Journal of Medical Ethics; 45, 589-590.

Tekin, Ş., 2019. The Missing Self in Scientific Psychiatry, Synthese; Volume 196, Issue 6, 2197–2215. 4

Area(s) of healthcare expertise: Philosophy of psychiatry

Brief Description of Work: I am currently working on a manuscript, Reclaiming the Self in Psychiatry: Centering Personal Narratives for a Humanist Science (under contract with Routledge), in which I make a case for including the self as an explicit target of research in scientific psychiatry in order to develop humanistic care practices in the clinic and beyond — practices that help persons with mental disorders flourish. Empirical research on psychopathology and first-person narratives are central to this work. 

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