Empowering Educators Through Trauma-Informed Education

One tool she immediately found useful was Trauma-Informed Education, a framework and practice that specifically emphasizes supporting students who have experienced trauma while making the classroom environment caring and accepting for all. For Venet, this and other equity-based approaches became central to her work as an educator and, increasingly, a thought leader in education. These widening circles of interest led her to return to school—she graduated in 2014 from Antioch University’s MEd for Experience Educators.

From left, Angela Banks (who received the fellowship last year), Naya Da Costa Silva Beall, Phebe Brako-Owusu, and Sara Al-Khedairy, at an NBCC event.

Three Counselor Education and Supervision Students Receive Prestigious NBCC Fellowships

Each year, the Minority Fellowship Program awards $20,000 fellowships to roughly 40 doctoral and graduate students from around the country with the aim of increasing diversity in the counseling practice. This year, three of those fellowships went to students from the PhD in Counselor Education and Supervision based out of Antioch University’s Seattle campus.

Kate Evarts in her classroom. A diverse group of individuals sitting at tables in a classroom, engaged in a learning environment.

For Kate Evarts, Relationships Are “The Key to Working Toward Social and Racial justice”

Kate Evarts incorporates the principles of social justice into every aspect of her work. This is a practice she has carried from her time earning a PsyD in Clinical Psychology at Antioch’s New England campus all the way to today, when she serves as Core Faculty and Director of Student Affairs in that same PsyD program.

Four people standing in front of a poster at an event.

PsyD Students Present at Washington State Psychological Association Convention

A group of student researchers from the Seattle PsyD in Clinical Psychology presented their research at the Washington State Psychological Association Convention on October 13 and 14, 2023. They presented three posters. Two explored the topic of reproductive justice through a psychological lens. These were titled “Colonialism, Control, and Copulation: A Primer on Reproductive Justice” and “Reproductive Justice: A Phenomenological Exploration of Female Sterilization.” A third poster, “Pathways to the Therapist Paragon: A Decolonial Grounded Theory,” explored how privilege and the idea of an ideal therapist could be damaging to therapists of color and to the non-white clients of white therapists.

A fabric sculpture on a pedestal, showcasing a blend of various materials in an artistic form.

What’s Broken Is Still Beautiful: The Sculptures of Deborah McDuff Williams

This summer, in the center of the main gallery of the Center for Social Justice & Civil Liberties in Riverside, California, there stood a giant assembled artwork: a bouquet of wood with sticks, diverse colored beads, ropes, and dowels of different sizes sticking out in all directions, all topped off by a barrel that represented the hull of a ship, filled with a few dozen dried, carefully decorated palm fronds. An intricate assemblage full of story and suffering.

Stefanie Paredes, Antioch Voices

To Be a Writer With Grief

Antioch Voices is a forum that allows members of our community to speak about an issue important to them. In this piece, coinciding with Gallbladder Cancer and Bile Duct Cancer Awareness Month, MFA student Stefanie Paredes considers what it means to be a writer with grief.

Bruce Springsteen on stage holding hands with a woman in the crowd.

PsyD Professor Publishes Book on Bruce Springsteen’s Women Fans

From Beatlemania to the BTS Army, musical fandom has long included girls and women—and for just as long, there’s been a stereotype of female fans as full of lust for the male objects of their obsession. But is this a fair description? And how should we understand older female fans, the ones who have been a fan for decades?