Gay, Volney P.
Volney P. Gay, Ph.D.
Station B, Box 1581
Nashville, TN 37235
Current Position: Faculty Member, St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute; Professor and Chair Department of Religious Studies, Professor Department of Psychiatry; Professor Department of Anthropology at Vanderbilt University; St. Louis Psychoanalytic Institute: Board Certified American Psychoanalytic Association, Supervising and Training Analyst
Professional Memberships: American Academy of Religion (1975); American Association of University Professors (1976); Ritual Studies Group, American Academy of Religion (1977); Society for the Scientific Study of Religion (1976); Cognitive Science of Religion Consultation, AAR, Founding Member (2007); American Psychoanalytic Association (1986); American Psychological Association (1976); American Psychological Association, Division 39, Psychoanalysis (1983); International Psychoanalytical Association (1990); St. Louis Psychoanalytic Society (1983); Tennessee Psychological Association (1983)
Professional Service: Editorial reader and reviewer for: Archives of General Psychiatry; International Journal of Psychoanalysis; Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association; Journal of the American Academy of Religion; Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion; Journal of Religion; Journal of Ritual Studies; Work and Occupations; Zygon: Journal of Religion and Health
Books: 1979 Freud on Ritual: Reconstruction and Critique. American Academy of Religion; 1983 Reading Freud: Neurosis, Psychology, Religion. American Academy of Religion; 1984 Reading Jung: Science, Psychology and Religion. American Academy of Religion; 1989 Understanding the Occult: Fragmentation and Repair of the Self. Fortress Press; 1992 Freud on Sublimation: Reconsiderations. State University of New York Press; 2001 Joy and the Objects of Psychoanalysis. State University of New York Press; 2009 Progress in the Humanities. Columbia University Press; 2009 Neuroscience and Religion. Ed. Rowman & Littlefield.
Awards: 2012 Outstanding Teacher Award, Vanderbilt University Department of Psychiatry