Mary-Therese Behar Dombeck, PhD, DMin, APRN

Professor
Mary-Therese Behar Dombeck

Contact Information

255 Crittenden Blvd. Box SON Rochester, NY 14642
Work: (585) 275-8898
Fax: (585) 273-1268
Email:

Education

Ph.D., 1989. University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, US

D.Min., 1986. Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Rochester, NY, US

M.S., 1978. University of Rochester School of Nursing, Rochester, NY, US

M.A., 1975. Colgate Rochester Divinity School, Rochester, NY, US

B.A., 1962. The American University, Washington, DC, US

Experience

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 2004 - Current. Mental Health Counselor. Pastoral Counseling and Family Therapy Group. Rochester, NY, US.

Consultations to Universities, Health, and Science Agencies: 1982 - Current. Associate Counselor and Nursing Consultation. Samaritan Pastoral Counseling Center. Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 2005 - Current. Professor. University of Rochester School of Nursing. Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 1995 - 2005. Associate Professor. University of Rochester School of Nursing. Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 1989 - 1995. Assistant Professor. University of Rochester School of Nursing. Rochester, NY, US.

Faculty Appointments: 1979 - 1989. Senior Associate in Nursing. University of Rochester School of Nursing. Rochester, NY, US.

Licensure

NY Marriage and Family Therapist

Mental Health Counselor

Clinical Psych/Mental Health Nursing (Professional Board Certification)

Research

Professional person-hood: The impact of changing systems on health professionals and local cultures of health care. 1995 - . Primary Care Institute Highland Hospital.

Professional person-hood/gender issues in nursing- The perspective of African-American nurses: A critical ethnographic study. 1994 - . Faculty Research Support Grant.

Professional person-hood: Gender issues in nursing. 1993 - . Univ. of Roch. School of Nursing Alumni Seed Fund.

The dreams of women pre and post hysterectomy. 1993 - . Biomedical Research Support Grant.

Conceptions of dreams, dream-telling and dream interpretation among American therapist. 1986 - . Univ. of Roch. Alumni Seed Fund.

Publications

Baggs, J., Norton, S., Schmitt, M., Dombeck, M., Sellers, C., Quinn, J.. (n.d.). Intensive Care Unit Cultures and End-Of-Life Decision makeup. Journal of Critical Care.

Olsan, T., & Dombeck, M.T.. (n.d.). Conceptualizing the moral landscape of health care institutions (in progress)..

Cote-Arsenault, D., Brody, D., & Dombeck, M-T.. (2009). Pregnancy as a rite of passage: Liminality, rituals & communitas. The Journal of Prenatal and Perinatal Psychology and Health, 24 (2), 69-88.

Dombeck, M.T. & Olsan, T.. (2007). Institutional Ethics and Social Responsibility: A Perspective from the U.S.A. in Susan McLaren and Audrey Leatthord Ethics. Contemporary Challenges in Health and Social Care.

Dombeck, M.T. & Olsan, T.H.. (2007). Ethics and the social responsibility of institutions regarding resource allocation in health and social care . Ethics: Contemporary Challenges in Health and Social Care, 169-183.

Dombeck, M.T.. (2003). Work narratives: Gender and race in professional personhood. Research in Nursing and Health, 26 (5), 351-365.

Dombeck, M.T., Markakis, K., Brachman, L., Dalal, B., & Olsan, T.; R. Frankel & T. Quill (eds.). (2003). Models, mentor and meanings: An ethnographic analysis of a psychosocial correspondence. The biopsychosocial model.

Minicucci, D.S., Schmitt, M., SD., Dombeck, M.T., Williams G.C.. (2003). Actualizing Gadow's moral framework for nursing through research. Nursing Philosophy, 4, 92-103.

Dombeck, M.T. & Olsan, T.. (2002). Ethics and Managed Care. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 16, 221-223.

Cote-Arsentault, D. & Dombeck, M.T.. (2001). Maternal assignment of fetal person-hood to a previous pregnancy loss: Relationships to anxiety in the current pregnancy. Health Care for Women International, 22, 649-665.

Dombeck, M.T.. (1999). The Mentor Relationship (invited editorial). Research in Nursing & Health, 22, 1-2.

Dombeck, M.T.. (1998). Spiritual and pastoral dimensions of care in interprofessional contexts. Journal of Interprofessional care, 12 (4), 361-372.

Dombeck, M.T. & Evinger, J.S.. (1998). Spiritual care: The partnership covenant. In A. Suchman, R. Botelho, & P. Walker, (Eds.). Parternship, power process: Transforming health care and delivery.

Dombeck, M.T.. (1997). Among All these Dreamers: Essays on Dreaming and Modern Society. American Anthropologist.

Dombeck, M.T.. (1997). Ethical dilemmas told and interpreted in the dreams of nurses. Dream Time, 14 (3).

Dombeck, M.T.; S. Roach (ed.). (1997). Healing the fractured self. Caring from the heart: the convergence between ....

Dombeck, M.T.. (1997). Professional person-hood: Training, territoriality and tolerance. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 11 (1), 9-21.

Dombeck, M.T.. (1996). Chaos and self-organization as a consequence of spiritual disequilibrium. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 10 (2), 69-73.

Dombeck, M.T.. (1995). Dream-telling: A means of spiritual awareness. Holistic Nursing Practice, 9 (2), 37-47.

Dombeck, M.T.. (1995). Clinical supervision: A three-way mirror. Archives of Psychiatric Nursing, 9 (1), 3-10.

Dombeck, M.T.. (1994). The telling and interpretation of psychic dreams: The interpreted/interrupted self. ETHOS: The Journal of Society for Psychological..., 22 (4), 439-459.

Dombeck, M.T.. (1994). Contexts of dream interpretation among American psychotherapists and pastoral counselors. Dreaming, 4 (1), 29-42.

Dombeck, M.T.; D.A. Gaut & A. Boykin (eds.). (1994). Dream sharing: A narrative approach to self-care. Caring as healing: Renewal through hope, 222-240.

Dombeck, M.T.. (1993). The thawing of symbols in myth and dream. Dreaming, 3 (2), 137-147.

Dombeck, M.T.. (1993). Is the construct of person useful for analysis in feminist nursing research?. Proceedings Fourth Annual...Nursing Conference.

Dombeck, M.T.. (1992). And a little child small led them. Phenomenology & Pedagogy, 10, 38-52.

Dombeck, M.T.; D.A. Gaut & M.M. Leininger (eds.). (1991). The contexts of caring: Conscience and consciousness. Caring: The Compassionate healer, 19-36.

Dombeck, M.T.. (1991). Dreams and professional person-hood: The Contexts of dream telling among American psychotherapists..

Dombeck, M.T.. (1990). What time is it?. The Samaritan Pastoral Counseling Newsletter, 1 (1).

Dombeck, M.T.. (1989). Learning through symbol, myth, model and ritual. Journal of Religion and Health, 28 (2), 152-162.

Dombeck, M.T.; A.F. Sherman (ed.). (1988). Death rituals and life values: The American way. Rites of death and dying, 30-66.

Dombeck, M.T.. (1988). Group mythology and group development in dream sharing groups. Psychiatric Journal of the University of Ottawa, 13 (2), 97-106.

Dombeck, M.T., Karl, J.. (1987). Spiritual issues in mental health care. Journal of Religion and Health, 26 (3), 183-197.

Dombeck, M.T.; D.T. Firestone (ed.). (1987). The use of symbol, myth, model and ritual in interdisciplinary professional education, in interdisciplinary health team care. Proceedings of Fifth Annual Conference, 55-74.

Dombeck, M.T.. (1986). Faculty peer review in a group setting. Nursing Outlook, 34 (4), 188-192.

Dombeck, M.T.. (1983). The theme-centered interactional group model in professional education. Small Group Behavior, 13 (3), 275-300.

Dombeck, M.T., & Karl, J.; M.H. Schmitt & E.C. Hubbard (eds.). (1983). Models of assessment of religious and spiritual needs in health care. Interdisciplinary Health Team Care Proceedings..., 3-24.

Presentations

Exploring a bioethical construct for issues of spirituality and religion in health care practice and research.
RIT Expression of Diversity Conference,

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Grand Rounds, Highland Hospital

Care and Covenant Relationship.
Stephen Ministers Network

The Mentor Relationship.
Gamma Rho Chapter Sigma Theta Tau

The Spirituality of the Enneagram.
Mercy Prayer Center

The power of narrative to define ICU patients' personhood.
State of Science Congress in Nursing Research

The power of dreams and stories.
Models of Healing Teaching Day, Univ. of Roch. - School of Medicine and Dentistry

Faith and Wellness : Caring for others, caring for self.
(in preparation), URMC

Bioethics in the First Person.
Narratives of Professional Power...meeting, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities

Spiritual Assessment Tools.
the Parish nurses, URMC

Discerning the unique role of Spirituality in Parish Nursing.
URMC

Ethical dilemmas told and interpreted in the dreams of nurses.
NY Chapter American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Stories of Trauma and Healing.
American Psychiatric Nurses Association

Suffering Matters: Restoring and Sustaining Nurses.
Parish Nurse Program

Dreams: Nighttime Messengers.
Community Nursing Center

Ethics in Everyday Practice.
Psychiatric Nursing Grand Rounds, URMC

Restoring Personhood in Health Care.
Nurses Christian Fellowship

Creating health care access through congregations.
Colgate Rochester Divinity School

Perspectives on Human Suffering.
Free Methodist Medical Fellowship and Parish Nurse

Experiences and dreams of women who undergo hysterectomy.
Highland Women's Center, J.C.C.

Dreams and Spirituality.
St. Charles Borromeo Prayer Center

Dreams: Nighttime Messengers.
for Community Nursing Center for CEU credit, University of Rochester School of Nursing

Sustaining a compassionate spirit: Themes in a spirituality of human care.
Samaritan Pastoral Counseling Center

Stories of endings and beginnings: Three faiths look at Death and Dying.
Helen Cohen Lecture Series, Interfaith Forum

Work narratives: Storytelling and its power to hold patient and practitioner in sacred space.
Biopsychosocial Group Strong Health

Theory Driven Practice.
Preceptor Workshop, University of Rochester School of Nursing

The Future of Dream Research.
Conference, Association for the Study of Dreams

Ethical dilemmas told and interpreted in the dreams of nurses.
Association for the Study of Dreams

Professional and Vocational Role Formation and Women's Spiritual Care.
Colgate Rochester Divinity School

Telling the dream, and dreaming the self.
seminar on Dreams as Meaning in the Making, Association for the Study of Dreams

Family of Origin Groups.
Rochester Area Group Psychotherapists

Gender Issues in Nursing: Professional Personhood Research Exchange.
University of Rochester School of Nursing

The Wisdom of the Enneagram: Spiritual Awareness.
seven-week workshop, May-June, Samaritan Pastoral Counseling Center

Remembering the Dream: A Social Event.
invited response to keynote address, Association for the Study of Dreams

The case of the splintered face: Healing the fractured self.
Focused Discussion, Association for the Study of Dreams

Dreams as a Means of Spiritual Awareness and Healing in Critical Illness.
Greater Rochester Area Finger Lakes Chapter, American Association of Critical Care Nurses

Nursing's Gender: The.
Genesee Valley Nurses Association

The Dreams of Women Before and After Hysterectomy.
meeting, University of Rochester, Biopsychosocial Studies

Spiritual Disequilibrium and the Emergence of Self.
Conference:"Toward a Neurotheology of God and Soul, Chicago Center for Science and Religion

Nursing's gender, and the dreams of nurses.
Assembly for Men in Nursing

Telling my story, telling my dream.
Assembly for Men in Nursing

Reflections of a cultural image: The dreams of nurses.
Society for Psychological Anthropology

Spiritual Direction in Dream Sharing Groups: A case example.
session: "The Varieties of Spiritual Dream...", Association for the Study of Dreams

Nursing's Image and the Dreams of Nurses: A Timely Connection.
Sigma Theta Tau Epsilon Xi Chapter

The process of gathering data and the gathering of process data: The case of dreams.
Focused Discussion, Association for the Study of Dreams

Telling Professional Stories: The Making of Persons.
Qualitative Health Research Conference, Pennsylvania State University

The Process of Gathering Data and the Gathering of Process Data.
Bridging Conference, University of Rochester School of Nursing

Gender Issues: Internal Images of Nursing.
Assembly for Men in Nursing

Gender Issues in Nursing: A Narrative Approach to Empowerment.
American Anthropological Association

Dreams before and after hysterectomy: A pilot ethnographic study.
Association for the Study of Dreams

Professional Personhood: Gender Issues in Nursing.
Assembly for Men in Nursing

Spiritual Assessment: Dimensions and Dynamics.
"The Means to Effective Reform", Partnership in Health Conference

Clinical Supervision: A Three Way Mirror.
Partnerships in Health Care Conference, University of Rochester, Biopsychosocial Studies

Healing the Fractured Self.
Symposium on Mental Health, University of Rochester School of Nursing

Is the construct of person useful for analysis in feminist nursing research?.
Fourth Annual, Critical and Feminist Perspectives Conference

Understanding a Dream From Different Perspectives.
10th Annual Conference of the Association for the study of dreams, Association for the study of dreams

Is the construct of person useful for analysis in feminist nursing research?.
Fourth Annual, Critical and Feminist Perspectives Conference

Dreams of Psychotherapists About Their Clients: A Means To Moral Awareness.
Association for the Study of Dreams

The Telling and Interpretation of Psychic Dreams: An Ethnographic Analysis.
Association for the Study of Dreams

Bifurcation and Self Organization as a Consequence of Spiritual Disequilibrium.
Fourth Biennial Symposium, International Neuman Systems Model

Dream Interpretation: The Art of Making Present.
A Contemporary Sublime: ..., R.I.T.

Contexts of Dream Interpretation Among American Psychotherapists and Pastoral Counselors.
Association for the Study of Dreams

The Thawing of Symbols at the Association for the Study of Dreams.
Tenth Annual Conference, Association for the Study of Dreams Conference

Care of Psyche: Care of Spirit.
Mental Health in the 1990's, Univ. of Roch. School of Nursing

Women and Health: Lesson from the Field.
Office of International Studies, University of Rochester School of Nursing

Nursing consultation within the unification model: A descriptive study.
University of Rochester

The Wisdom of the Enneagram: Spiritual Awareness Group.
Samaritan Pastoral Counseling Center

Self-Awareness Through Dream Exploration.
Finger Lakes Conference, Hobart and William Smith College

Contexts of caring: Conscience and Consciousness.
12th Annual, International Conference of Human Caring

Myers Briggs Type Indicator.
workshop and consultation for medical clinicians, Strong Memorial Hospital

Family of Origin Exploration Groups for Clergy and Health Professionals.
Samaritan Pastoral Counseling Center

Group Mythology and Group Development in Dream Sharing Groups.
Conference, Association for the Study of Dreams

The use of symbol, myth, model and ritual in interdisciplinary education.
9th Annual Conference, Interdisciplinary Health Care Teams

Death rituals and life values: The American Way.
Conference, Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions

Dynamics.
Harvard University

The Influence of Freud on dream telling and dream interpretation.
North East Area Anthropological Association

Dream-telling in Small Groups: Content and Process.
International Conference on Small Group,

Spirituality in a Women's Journey.
Episcopal Church Women Regional Conference

The Physical Examination as a Secular, Life Cycle Ritual.
North East Area Anthropological Association

workshops at area community settings.
Myers Briggs Type Indicator

Models for assessment of religious and spiritual needs in health care.
Fifth Conference, Interdisciplinary Health Team Care

Support groups in women.
Women's Health Conference

The use of theme-centered interaction groups in a family nurse clinician curriculum.
Fifth Biennial Eastern Nursing Research Conference, University of Maryland

The Psychology of Carl Jung.
Doctor of Ministries students, Colgate Rochester Divinity School

Personality Type and Spirituality Styles.
Mercy Prayer Center

Dream Exploration Group.
Robert Wood Johnson Nursing Fellows

Principles for Group Process.
for medical/surgical nursing clinicians, Strong Memorial Hospital

two workshops for nursing clinicians.
Myers Briggs Type Indicator, Strong Memorial Hospital

Depression in Women.
Women's Center for Theological Education

Explorations of Human Suffering.
Lay School of Theology

The research process: planning and implementation.
First Annual Spring Research Symposium, University of Rochester

Consultation within the Hospital Community.
ICN Pre-conference Workshop

Modeling Listening Skills; Facilitating Couple Listening Skills.
Fourth Annual Marriage Retorno Conference

Nursing consultation within the unification model: A descriptive study.
Brown Bag Research Seminar, University of Rochester

Images of women in mythology.
Women's Center for Theological Education

The impact of dream exploration in a theme-center interactional group on the self-esteem of members of a profession.
Brown Bag Research Seminar, University of Rochester

Nurse Power.
Genesee Valley Nurses Association

Personality Styles, and Myers Briggs Type Indicator.
Women's Health Faculty and Medical Clinician, Strong Memorial Hospital

Dream Sharing Groups: A Means to Spiritual Awareness Through Samaritan Pastoral.
1992 Counseling Center

Awards

Culture Diversity Advancement Award.
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 2006

Mentor Award.
Sigma Theta Tau Region 5, 1998

Nominated candidate, program for senior scholars.
Fetzer Institute, 1998

Outstanding Scholarly Practitioner Award.
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 1996

Elected member.
Board of the American Assembly for Men in Nursing, 1995

Elected as senior editor.
Dreaming, 1994

Junior Faculty Study Leave.
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 1993

Elected Fellow.
American Anthropological Association, 1993

Elected member.
Board of Association for the Study of Dreams, 1993

lauded paper, "The contexts of caring: Conscience and consciousness" .
Rochester Academy of Medicine, 1991

Dean's Award for Excellence in Training.
University of Rochester School of Nursing, 1990

member.
Sigma Theta Tau, Epsilon Xi Chapter, 1983

Trainee Appointment for Graduate Study.
NIMH, 1978

Trainee Appointment for Graduate Study.
NIMH, 1977

Trainee Appointment for Graduate Study.
NIMH, 1976

Honors for thesis, "Water Symbolism...".
Colgate Rochester Divinity School, 1975

Philosophy Prize.
American University, 1962

Memberships

New York State Nurses' Association, member

Council on Nursing and Anthropology, member--(also, 1986-1990)

Society for Anthropology of Consciousness, member

Society for Medical Anthropology, member

Society for Humanistic Anthropology, member

Society for Psychological Anthropology, member

Association for the Study of Dreams, Board member

American Anthropological Association, member; Fellow (1992-present)

International Association for Human Caring, member

Community Service

Center for Spirituality Health and Wellness, Co-director

Sigma Theta Tau, Epsilon Xi Chapter, Member

University of Rochester, President Seligman's Task Force

St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center, Supervisor of psychotherapists

Department of Chaplaincy Services at Strong Memorial Hospital, Member

Association for the Study of Dreams, Board Member

Association for the study of dreams, Board Member (Award Committee, Education Task Force

Sigma Theta Tau, Epsilon Xi Chapter, Chair

University of Rochester, Member

American Assembly for Men in Nursing, Board member

Steering Committee for Integrated Health and Healing, Member

Steering Committee of the Program for Biopsychosocial Studies, Member

Chaplaincy Services and Education Committee at Strong Memorial Hospital, Member

University of Rochester

University of Rochester School of Nursing, Faculty Representative

Human Caring, Executive Coordinator

Spiritual Integration Seminars, Co-Founder and co-director