Sheila McNamee

Phone: (603) 862-3040
Office: Communication, Horton SSC Rm 145C, Durham, NH 03824
Sheila McNamee


  • Ph.D., University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • M.A., University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • B.A., University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Research Interests

  • Dialogic transformation
  • Living with diversity
  • Mediation and conflict
  • Relational ethics
  • Relational responsibility

Courses Taught

  • CMN 440: Honors/CMN, Identity&Addiction
  • CMN 457: Intro Lang & Soc Interaction
  • CMN 630: Psychology of Communication
  • CMN 730: Family Communication
  • CMN 742: Dialogue and Teamwork
  • CMN 760: Mediation

Selected Publications

McNamee, S. (2018). Far from “Anything Goes”: Ethics as Communally Constructed. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 31(4), 361-368. doi:10.1080/10720537.2017.1384338

McNamee, S. (2018). Profissionais como pessoas: Encontros dialógicos para transformação
(Professionals as people: Dialogic encounters for transformation). In M. Grandesso (Ed.), Colaboracao E Dialogo APORTES TEORICOS E POSSIBILIDADES PRATICAS (pp. 75-96). Curitiba, Brazil: CRV. Retrieved from

Messingue, J., & McNamee, S. (2017). Positive family pastoral care and counseling: A reading of Pope Francis’s Apostolic Exhortation, Amoris Laetitia. Counselling and Spirituality, 36(1-2), 71-91.

Martins, P. P. S., McNamee, S., & Guanaes-Lorenzi, C. (2017). Conversational Resources for Clinical Practice with Families: Social Construction in Action. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Family Therapy, 38(3), 433-445. doi:10.1002/anzf.1231

McNamee, S. (2017). Pesquisa como construcao social: Investigacao transformative. In M. Grandesso (Ed.), Practicas colaborativas e dialogicas em distintos contextos e populacoes:
Um dialogo entre teoria e praticas
(pp. 459-482). Curibita, Brazil: Editora CRV.

McNamee, S. (2015). Radical presence: Alternatives to the therapeutic state. European Journal of Psychotherapy & Counselling, 17(4), 373-383. doi:10.1080/13642537.2015.1094504

Tilsen, J., & McNamee, S. (2015). Feedback Informed Treatment: Evidence-Based Practice Meets Social Construction. Family Process, 54(1), 124-137. doi:10.1111/famp.12111

Efran, J. S., McNamee, S., Warren, B., & Raskin, J. D. (2014). Personal Construct Psychology, Radical Constructivism, and Social Constructionism: A Dialogue. Journal of Constructivist Psychology, 27(1), 1-13. doi:10.1080/10720537.2014.850367

Lannamann, J. W., & McNamee, S. (2011). Narratives of the interactive moment. Narrative Inquiry, 21(2), 382-390. doi:10.1075/ni.21.2.18lan

McNamee, S. (2004). Promiscuity in the practice of family therapy. Journal of Family Therapy, 26(3), 224-244. doi:10.1111/j.1467-6427.2004.00280.x

Most Cited Publications