Faculty: Nate Hinerman

Nate Hinerman, PhD, LMFT

Title(s):
Associate Professor, Chair of Psychology
School(s):
Undergraduate
415-442-6552
Campus(es):
San Francisco, Online
Nathaniel Hinerman

Dr. Hinerman's research is multi- and inter-disciplinary, and often comingles philosophical and psychological approaches to enduring topics such as aging, health care policy, dying, and bereavement. Some of his most recent books include, On Suffering: An Inter-disciplinary Dialogue on Narrative and the Meaning of Suffering, (Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2012), New Perspectives on the End of Life: Essays on Care and the Intimacy of Dying (2013), and The Presence of the Dead in Our Lives (New York: Rodopi, 2012). In 2016, Dr. Hinerman had three volumes published, New Perspectives on the Relationship between Pain, Suffering, and Metaphor (Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press), Blunt Traumas: Negotiating Suffering and Death (Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press), and Care, Loss, and the End of Life (Amsterdam: Brill Publishing).

Dr. Hinerman also leads the San Francisco Bay Area End of Life Coalition, a community group for those seeking empathic support, education, and networking around hospice and palliative care issues, healing trauma, and coping with grief, now in its 21st year. In addition, he is an active volunteer and psychotherapist for the Brothers Keepers Rape Trauma Therapy Group at San Quentin State Prison, and is passionately involved in the work of the Humane Prison Hospice Project, as both a board member and a volunteer. Dr. Hinerman is also a psychotherapist in the Haight-Ashbury, helping patients transition amidst different types of losses.


COURSES TAUGHT

ARTS 50
Contemporary Arts and Culture
CRTH 10
Critical Thinking
LIT 100
Business, Psychology, and Modern Literature
PHIL 125
Ethics for Personal and Professional Life
PSYCH 10
Psychology for Personal and Professional Life
PSYCH 50
Intro to Psychology
PSYCH 102
Lifespan Development: Theories & Applications
PSYCH 120
Principles and Methods of Counseling
PSYCH 125
Psychology of Death, Dying, and Bereavement
PSYCH 190
Strands of a System: Psychology of Race, Ethnicity and Diversity (Capstone)
SOSC 198B
Psychology for Business Success

RESEARCH INTERESTS & AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Anxiety Disorders, and Depression
  • Business and Medical Ethics
  • Topics in Aging
  • Coping with Loss
  • Hospice and Palliative Care Models
  • Health Care Policy, and Community Engagement
  • Approaches to Suffering

EDUCATION

  • PhD, Philosophy of Religion, Graduate Theological Union at Berkeley, CA
  • MA, Philosophy, Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, CA
  • MA, Counseling Psychology, University of San Francisco
  • MS, Computer Information Systems, University of California, Berkeley
  • BA, Triple Major: Philosophy, English Literature, and Spanish, Ashbury College

PROFESSIONAL & TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Nate Hinerman, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Psychology and was former Dean of Undergraduate Programs. He has also taught at the University of San Francisco both in Nursing and Religious Studies, and at San Francisco State University in the Gerontology program. Prior to these appointments, he taught in a variety of departments at UC-Berkeley.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

  • Hinerman, N., and Morgan., L. (2021). San Quentin State Prison: The Brothers Keepers Peer Support Model. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Terman, S., Hinerman, N., Steinberg, K.(2021). Flawed Advance Directives Requesting Withdrawal of Assisted Feeding in Late-Stage Dementia: Premature or Prolonged Dying? Article submitted for publication.
  • Terman, S., Pope, T., Hinerman, N., Steinberg, K.(2021). Is Suffering a Better Answer to the ‘When Question’ for Dementia Directives Than Stage of Disease, Indignity, or Feeding Behavior? Article submitted for publication.
  • Hinerman, N. (2020). Preface & Dealing with Loss, Grief, and Situational Depression. In B. Lyon, Haven’t You Suffered Enough? Clinically Proven Methods to Conquer Stress (pp.xi-xiv; pp.203-220). Florida: O’Leary Publishing.
  • Hinerman, Nate. "Physician Aid in Dying and Fidelity to the Patient: As Future Clinicians See It." San Francisco Medical Society Journal, 11.8 (2016). Ed.Steve Heilig. San Francisco.
  • Hinerman, Nate. "The Future of Living (and Dying) in the U.S.: What Roles Will Hospice and Palliative Care Play?" Care, Loss, and the End of Life. Eds. Nate Hinerman & Mary Ruth Sanders. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, 2016.
  • Hinerman, Nate, & Mary Ruth Sanders, eds. Care, Loss, and the End of Life. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, 2016
  • Hinerman, Nate and Baumgartner, Holly, eds. Blunt Traumas: Negotiating Suffering and Death. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, 2016. Web.
  • Hinerman, Nate. "The Uniqueness of Suffering: A Philosophical Analysis." New Perspectives on the Relationship between Pain, Suffering and Metaphor. Ed. Nate Hinerman. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, 2016. Web.
  • Hinerman, Nate, ed. New Perspectives on the Relationship between Pain, Suffering, and Metaphor. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, 2016. Web.
  • Hinerman, Nate. "The New Pulse of Palliative Care: How Emergent Trends in Caring for the Dying are Transforming Healthcare." And Death Shall Have Dominion: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Dying, Caregivers, Death, Mourning, and the Bereaved. Eds. Malecka, K. & Gibbs, R. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, 2015. Web.
  • Hinerman, Nate. "Habits of the Heart in End of Life Care." Death, Dying, Culture: An Interdisciplinary Interrogation. Eds. Lloyd Steffen and Nate Hinerman. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, 2013. Web.
  • Steffan, Lloyd, and Nate Hinerman, eds. Death, Dying, Culture: An Interdisciplinary Interrogation. Oxford: Interdisciplinary Press, 2013. Web.
  • Hinerman, Nate, et. al. "Palliative Care." Assisted Living Administration and Management: Effective Practices and Model Programs in Elder Care. Eds. Darlene Yee-Melichar, Andrea Renwanz Boyle, and Cristina Flores. New York: Springer Publishing, 2013. Print.
  • Hinerman, Nate. "Preserving the Dead in the Lives of the Living." The Presence of the Dead in Our Lives. Amsterdam: Rodopi B.V., 2012. 185-201. Print.
  • Hinerman, Nate, and Julia Glahn, eds. The Presence of the Dead in Our Lives. Amsterdam: Rodopi B.V., 2012. Print.
  • Steffan, Lloyd, and Nate Hinerman, eds. New Perspectives on the End of Life: Essays on Care and the Intimacy of Dying. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2012. Print.
  • Hinerman, Nate and Matthew, Sutton, eds. On Suffering: An Inter-Disciplinary Dialogue on Narrative and the Meaning of Suffering. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2012. Print.
  • Hinerman, Nate. "Tracing the Linguistic 'Agents' of Illness and Disease in the End of Life Care." Exploring Violence in Families and Societies. Eds. Santoshi Rana and Lynn Frederick. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2011. Web.
  • Hinerman, Nate. "Archiving Grief: (Re-) Writing Histories in the Aftermath of Loss." Re-Imaging Death and Dying. Eds. Dennis R. Cooley and Lloyd Steffen. Oxford: Inter-Disciplinary Press, 2009. 161-173. Web.