Note Category: Bookshelf

Chris Tompkins ’22

Chris Tompkins, student in the Los Angeles Master of Arts in Clinical Psychology, LGBT-Affirmative Psychology Specialization with an expected graduation date of June of 2022, had their book, Raising LGBTQ Allies: A Parent’s Guide to Changing the Messages from the Playground, published by Rowman & Littlefield on May 14, 2021. The purpose of the book is to prevent queerphobia and bullying before they begin. “After I had been out of the closet for almost 15 years—and dedicated my life to LGBTQ advocacy work—my 6-year-old nephew, David, asked me at a family function if the woman next to me was my

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Antioch Seattle Faculty Publish Book

Three Antioch Seattle faculty members published Resilience-Centered Counseling: A Liberating Approach to Change and Wellbeing. Written by Dr. Colin Ward, Dr. William Heusler, and Dr. Katherine Fort, the text recognizes that people are far more than the challenges they face and that counseling is a collaborative invitation to better oneself. The book reimagines how clinicians can work efficiently and pragmatically in assisting others while also becoming the heroes of their own lives and join their clientele in seeking liberation from the weight of depression, anxiety, trauma, and fear. Resilience-Centered Counseling provides readers with a therapeutic approach that is resilience-focused, strength-centered,

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Carol Davis

Carol V. Davis, Poet and Adjunct Faculty in Creative Writing in the Antioch Los Angeles’ Undergraduate Program had her new book, Below Zero, accepted by Stephen F. Austin State University Press. It will come out in 2023. This will be her 4th book of poetry. Read a profile on Carol and her third Fulbright Award here. 

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Shoshana D. Kerewsky ’98

Dr. Shoshana D. Kerewsky’s ’98 (Antioch University New England, PsyD) memoir, “Cancer, Kintsugi, Camino,” describes her experiences in lyrical prose and poetry. A mosaic, the memoir builds the whole from bits and fragments, exploring not just breast cancer and the Camino de Santiago, but also Jewish, Buddhist, and atheist identities; relationships; AIDS and COVID; metaphors; haibun; and hypothetical cuckoos.

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Catherine Auman ‘84

Catherine Auman ‘84 (Antioch Seattle, Psychology) published “Guide to Spiritual L.A.: The Irreverent, the Awake, and the True.” A four-time author, Auman reveals a surprisingly rich and wide-ranging spiritual history that goes far beyond the stereotypical “new age” image evoked when most people think about the City of Angels. Auman’s book is peppered with city trips as well as Day Trips: tours of the various sites of spiritual significance located across L. A. and even as far as the Desert, Santa Barbara, Ojai and the Southland. The book was a Nautilus Award winner and a National Indie Excellence Award winner

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Rebecca Kuder ‘01

Rebecca Kuder ’01 (Antioch Los Angeles, MFA) had her debut novel, The Eight Mile Suspended Carnival, published by What Books Press. (More at https://rebeccakuder.com/.)

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Melissa Meszaros ‘12

Melissa Meszaros ‘12 (Antioch Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) had her memoir Heavy Metal Headbang published by Oil on Water Press on March 3, 2022. A writer and comics industry publicist, Meszaros’s memoir offers an inspirational first-hand account of what it was like to live through a life-changing brain injury and how she fought to find herself again.  On her way to a Judas Priest concert, the accident happens. The traumatic brain injury Meszaros sustains changes everything; her life is turned upside down. Her steady job as a Hollywood publicist and her trusted friends and colleagues are called into

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David M. Kolb ’87

David M. Kolb ’87 (Antioch Los Angeles, MA in Clinical Psychology) has transitioned from counseling to corporate training of management and communication skills. He also published his book, Leading from the InsideOUT, where he identified seven capacities necessary to effectively lead. His book is a guide for developing authentic leadership. “In my work and in writing this book, I identified the seven capacities necessary to effectively lead,” said Kolb. “I used my personal experience, professional education, and clinical experience to identify the internal elements that are required to effectively lead others. I am most appreciative to my professors at Antioch

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Gwynne Garfinkle ‘06

Gwynne Garfinkle’s ‘06 (Antioch Los Angeles, MFA) novel, Can’t Find My Way Home, will be published on January 15 by Aqueduct Press.

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Victoria Chang

Antioch MFA Core Faculty Victoria Chang’s (Antioch Los Angeles, MFA) book, Dear Memory, was reviewed by Heather Scott Partington in Los Angeles Review of Books.

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Barbara Fant ‘19

Barbara Fant’s ‘19 (Antioch Los Angeles, MFA) book, Mouths of Garden, will be published by Sundress Publications and is available for preorder.

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