Max L. Hutt Lecture Series

The Annual Max L. Hutt Lecture is sponsored by the Psychology Training Program of the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry. The lecture series has been made possible by a generous endowment from Max Hutt and his family to be used for a clinical psychology program that furthers research and theoretical exploration.

 

About Max L. Hutt

In the 1940s, Max Hutt was a clinical psychologist with the United States Army. Following World War II, he was considered to be one of the leading clinical psychologists in the nation and was hired by Don Marquis in 1946 to join the faculty in the Department of Psychology on central campus as a half-time Associate Professor. As such he was among the first - if not THE first - clinically trained faculty member teaching clinical psychology. Max Hutt was affiliated with the Department of Psychiatry and worked at the Neropsychiatric Institute in the 1950s.

Both Jerry Hover, known to many of us as one of the VA psychologists, and who was in the first clinical psychology class in 1946, and our own Marvin Brandwin, who was in the second clinical psychology class, remember Max as an outstanding and charismatic teacher and a "master" of psychodynamic psychotherapy; he also believed he could diagnose many organic brain syndromes using the Bender-Gestalt and the Rorschach - in fact, he believed the Rorschach could do anything. He also had great faith in the ability of the Bender-Gestalt to diagnose brain damage and Max was also a consultant to the Department of Neurology during his affiliation with the medical school. Jerry describes his teacher as physically small but a package of power - a "dynamite guy" in Jerry's words.

Max left the University of Michigan in May of 1960 to take a position at the University of Detroit, but he clearly continued to have an affection for this department as manifested by his generous endowment for trainees in the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Michigan.

 

Past Lectures

2016

Understanding and Screening for Teen Suicide Risk: What's Known and What's New

Cheryl King, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Professor of Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan Director of the Mary A. Rackham Institute
University of Michigan

2015

Meditation, Aging, and the Brain

Alfred W. Kaszniak, Ph.D.
Emeritus Professor of Psychology
University of Arizona

2014

The Aging Brain and Implications for Maintaining Cognitive Health

Patricia Reuter-Lorenz, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Cognition and Cognitive Neuroscience Area, Department of Psychology
University of Michigan

2013

Positive Applied Neuropsychology: Convergence of Big Data with Health and Well-Being

Robert Bilder, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology; Chief of Medical Psychology - Neuropsychology and Director of the Tennenbaum Center for the Biology of Creativity
University of California at Los Angeles

2012

Development Perspectives on Serious Mental Disorder: What do Schizophrenics and Psychiatrists Have in Common?

Arnold Sameroff, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Research Professor, Center for Human Growth and Development
University of Michigan

2011

Longitudinal Consequences of Extreme Prematurity

H. Gerry Taylor, Ph.D. ABPP/CN
Professor of Pediatrics
Case Western Reserve University Child Developmental Center

2010

Social Relations and Health: One Size Doesn't Fit All

Toni Antonucci, Ph.D
Elizabeth M. Douvan Collegiate Professor of Psychology and Associate Vice President for Research
University of Michigan

2009

Current Crossroads in Diagnosis of Early Alzheimer's Disease

Kathleen A. Welsh-Bohmer, Ph.D. ABPP
Director, Bryan Alzheimer's Disease Research Center
Durham, NC

2008

Dimensions, Prototypes, and Spectrums: Toward DSM-V

Robert F. Krueger, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry
Washington University in St. Louis

2007

Positive Psychology

Christopher Peterson, Ph.D.
Professor in the Department of Psychology
University of Michigan

2006

Comprehensive Treatment for ADHD: Perspectives on Sequencing Treatments and Balancing Risks and Benefits of Medication and Behavioral Treatments

William E Pelham Jr, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor in the Departments of Psychology, Pediatrics and Psychiatry
University of Buffalo

2005

Applications of Decision Theory to Mental Health Settings

Frank Yates, Ph.D.
Director of the Decision Consortium and Professor of Psychology
University of Michigan

2004

PTSD: Recent Research on Military and Non-Military Trauma

Terence Keane, Ph.D.
ACOS for Research and Chief, Psychology Service, VA Boston & Professor and Vice Chairman for Research in Psychiatry
Boston Univ School of Medicine

2003

Schizophrenia and the Brain

Douglas Whitman, Ph.D.
Director, Clinical Training
Wayne State University

2002

The Stage Model and Progress in Behavioral Therapies

Kathleen Carroll, Ph.D.
Director, Psychotherapy Development Research Center
Yale University

2001

Autism: Early Recognition and Diagnosis Across the Lifespan

Catherine Lord, Ph.D.
Director, Autism and Communication Disorders Center
University of Michigan

2000

From Centrencephalon to Chromosome: Studies of the Attention Deficit in the Absence Epilepsies

Allan F. Mirsky, Ph.D.
Chief, Section on Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology
National Institute of Mental Health

1999

Bridging the Chasm Between Social, Behavioral, and Biomedical Research: An Integrated, Multi-Level Approach to Health Science

Norman B. Anderson, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research
National Institute of Mental Health

1998

Learning and Teaching in a Medical School

Wilbert J. McKeachie, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychology
University of Michigan

1997

Empirically Supported Treatments and Practice Guidelines: Not Yet Ideal

Peter E. Nathan, Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor of Psychology
University of Iowa