Kevin C. Krycka, Psy.D.
Professor of Psychology, Seattle University
Kevin C. Krycka is director of the Master of Arts in Existential-Phenomenological Therapeutic Psychology at Seattle University and University Summer Programs. Since joining the psychology faculty at Seattle University in 1989, he has taught both graduate and undergraduate courses in the area of abnormal and clinical psychology. Kevin has taught academic courses and offered workshops to the public on what it means to be a leader in contemporary society, which seems to have lost touch with its capacity for civil discourse. Kevin’s volunteer experience and scholarship has focused on uncovering and giving voice to the underserved and marginalized in our communities. He utilizes a qualitative approach in his research, called the phenomenological research method, which he first came across in graduate school when studying with a mentor, philosopher and psychologist Eugene Gendlin.
Kevin has been further inspired by the works of philosopher Emmanuel Levinas. Levinas’ insights have helped him to develop a deeper understanding of how human beings experience and respond to change by engaging in the world. He recently published a book for psychotherapists based on Levinas’ ideas called Psychotherapy for the Other: Levinas and the Face-to-Face Relationship.
Service to others, civility, and leadership are themes that intersect in Kevin’s work and inspire him in his work on the Alfie Scholars project.