CAROLINE DISTELL passed her dissertation proposal meeting on February 6th. The title of her dissertation is A training manual for a workshop for foster parents: Understanding the connection between attachment and parenting stress.

MEGHAN W. DUFF passed her draft review meeting on February 3rd and her final orals on February 10th. The title of her dissertation is Self-reported multicultural competence and provider interest in multicultural training and supervision.

TRISHA DUFFY passed her dissertation proposal meeting on February 8th. The title of her dissertation is Examining psychotic symptoms in PTSD and PTSD symptoms in severe mental illness.

PATRICK PRESTON passed his dissertation proposal meeting on February 9th. The title of his dissertation is Working with adults with mental retardation and developmental disabilities: Community-based staff training.

On Saturday, February 18th, SERD will be presenting at the Winter Roundtable on Cultural Psychology and Education at Teachers College, Columbia University.

Under the banner Disaster Relief: International and National Social Justice Efforts, GARGI ROYSIRCAR, PhD will present Tsunami Recovery Work in Tamil Nadu, India; CHERYL WILCZAK will present Consultant Feedback on Studying 9/11 New York City Police Trauma; ANDERS GORANSON and HANNAH LORD will present Responding to the Katrina Disaster: Racism, Classism, and Immeasurable Loss; and, WENDY VINCENT will present Care and Self-Care in Post-Apartheid South Africa.

The Winter Roundtable is the longest-running continuing professional education program in the United States devoted solely to cultural issues in psychology and education. This year, the Winter Roundtable continues its tradition of bringing together scholars, practitioners, researchers, social change agents and students interested in the intersections between race, ethnicity, social class, gender, sexual orientation, and religious affiliation in psychology and education. The theme of the 2006 conference, “Empowerment and Social Justice in Cultural Psychology and Education,” underscores the Roundtable’s commitment to recognizing the multiple and complex effects of culture and social location in psychological and educational matters.

MARTHA STRAUS, PhD and four Antioch students will be presenting at the Vermont Foster/Adoptive Family Association’s 19th Annual Conference, “Life Changes” in Burlington, VT on March 24-26. Dr. Straus and MARGARET OBER, MS will present All the Rage: Fostering Resilience and Hope in Angry Adolescent Girls; and Dr. Straus and JENNIFER FORRIDER, BRIAN DENIETOLIS, AND RICHARD DURANT will present Playing a Bad Hand Well: The Insider’s Guide to Attachment, Identity, and Survival in Foster Care.

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Kate Sipe ’02

What if classrooms were envisioned as a small democracy? What if our students practiced democracy in their classroom year after year? Further, what if they knew they deserved it? Kate Sipe, ’02, Antioch University Seattle MA in Education with Graduate Teacher Preparation and an adjunct faculty who teaches Classroom Management courses, published a timely post in Medium in the wake of the 2020 Presidential election about the importance of democratic schools and teaching civics to our children: “Psst… Hey teachers… Let’s teach civics in our classrooms every single day.” Start today. Start small. Just start. Let your classroom be a microcosm

Andressa Lutiano

Andressa Lutiano (Antioch University Online, IMA) was interviewed about her work at Wish School, the bilingual school in São Paulo that she directs. The interview covers the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, remote learning, and the importance of innovation. Lutiano is interviewed in Portuguese, however auto-generated English subtitles can be turned on, and they work great. Find the video on Youtube.

Noah McIntyre 

Noah McIntyre (Online, IMA) was interviewed by Kelle Sparta on her podcast “Spirit Sherpa.” The episode, titled “Graditute with Noah McIntyre,” is a deep discussion of the practice of gratitude and the impact it can have on everyday life. He talks about his experiences being taught to meditate by Thich Nhat Hanh, working as an executive at Werner Erhard’s Landmark Education, and now working as a gratitude coach. Find the episode in your favorite podcatcher or stream it on Youtube.

Victoria Chang

Victoria Chang, Chair of AULA’s MFA in Creative Writing, has had her fifth book of poems, Obit,  selected by Time magazine as one of 100 “Must-Read” books of 2020. The Time editors say that Chang captures the “visceral, heart-stopping ache” of grief in these poems, which were written in the wake of the death of her mother. “Although Chang initially balked at writing an obituary,” write the editors, “she soon found herself writing eulogies for the small losses that preceded and followed her mother’s death, each one an ode to her mother’s life and influence.” Obit is published by Copper

Mindy Velasco ’19

Mindy Velasco ’19 (Los Angeles, MA) serves as California Program Manager for the Latino Coalition for Community Leadership.

Michelle Suzanne Snyder ’19

Michelle Suzanne Snyder ’19 (Los Angeles, MA) began working as an arts educator at CSU-Long Beach. She also launched her own business, DreamOut People’s Project, a customized workshop that blends oral history, writing, and visual art for community building.

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