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Morton Mirman

Associate professor




  • Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, Michigan State University, 1984
  • M.S. in Clinical Psychology, Michigan State University, 1982
  • B.S. Psychology, University of Illinois - Champaign/Urbana, 1978.


M. Chet Mirman, PhD is an Associate Professor and Clinical Psychology faculty member at The Illinois School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University, Schaumburg. He received his PhD in Clinical Psychology from Michigan State University in 1984. Prior to coming to Argosy, Dr. Mirman was the Director of Clinical Training in Psychology at Forest Hospital and taught at Michigan State University, Loyola University and Oakton Community College. He is currently in private practice and a partner at the Center for Divorce Recovery. Dr. Mirman teaches Psychoanalytic Theory and Therapy; Theories of Psychopathology; History and Systems in Psychology; Special Topics: A Psychology of Religion and Spirituality; Therapy Practicum Seminar; and Professionalization Group. He has presented and published in the following areas: The psychology of spirituality; male identity development; the role of the therapy relationship in intensive psychotherapy; and shame and selfhood.


  • Individual and Couples Therapy
  • Personality Development; Psychopathology
  • Psychology of Religion and Spirituality
  • Relationships, Divorce

Selected Publications

  • Mirman, M.C. (2004). The Subjective Experience of God. In R. Dayringer & D. Oler (Eds.) The Image of God and the Psychology of Religion (pp. 41-54). New York: The Haworth Pastoral Press.
  • Mirman, M.C. (2001, Fall). Spirituality and Rational Thinking. Humanistic Judaism, Vol. XXIX, No. IV, 18-21
  • Mirman, M.C. "Shame and Guilt: Activators, Associated Unconscious Dangers and Defenses. " (Doctoral Diss., Michigan State University, 1984)
  • Mirman, M.C. "The Effects of Level of Self-Awareness on the Presentation of Individuals Varying in Reported Sex-Role Orientation." (Master's Thesis, Michigan State University, 1982).
  • Mirman, M.C. "Abstraction of Concepts Defined by Dot Patterns Varying in Number and Distortion Level" (Undergraduate Honors Thesis, University of Illinois, 1978).


  • APA- Divisions 29, 32, 36, 39
  • Illinois Psychological Association
  • International Forum of Psychoanalytic Educators
  • National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
  • Association for the Advancement of Psychology


  • Mirman, M. Chet. "Post Neo-Atheism and Spirituality: Cultivating a Felt Sense of Divine Loving Presence." APA Division 36 Mid-Year Conference on Religion and Spirituality, Columbia, Maryland. 2011
  • Mirman, M. Chet. "Wishes and Yearnings: Fixations, Repetitions, Desperation and Delight." International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education, 20th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, Seattle, Washington, 2009.
  • Mirman, M. Chet. "Psychoanalytic Reflections on Good and Evil: Is it All in Your Head?" International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education, 19th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, Boston, MA 2008.
  • Mirman, M. Chet. "Are Spirits Necessary for Spirituality?" APA Division 36 Mid-Winter Conference on Religion and Spirituality, Columbia, Maryland, 2009.
  • Mirman, M. Chet. Religiogenic "Self and Object Representations." International Forum for Psychoanalytic Education, 18th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference, Toronto, 2007.