Jane Littmann, PhD

Jane R. Littmann received her B.A. with high honors and Phi Beta Kappa from Oberlin College, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Colorado where she studied with Peter Ossorio. Her dissertation presented a conceptualization and theory of humor. She has served as President and board member of the Society for Descriptive Psychology and on the Editorial Board of Advances in Descriptive Psychology. She interned in clinical child psychology at Judge Baker Guidance Center, affiliate of Harvard Medical School. From 1980-2006, she supervised predoctoral clinical psychology interns, advanced psychiatry residents, and trainees from other disciplines in child, adolescent, family, and adult psychotherapy, assessment, and school collaboration, retiring in 2006, as Teaching Psychologist from the William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute and South Carolina Department of Mental Health and as Professor in the Department of Clinical Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science of the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. Her private practice includes psychotherapy, sports psychology, and school consultation. She is a member of Altria’s Youth Tobacco Prevention Scientific Advisory Board. Lead coach and co-founder of Columbia Fencers’ Club, she was a member of two US World Teams in Women’s Epee, and also referees nationally.