13-Feb-06

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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LeVan D. Hawkins ’11

LeVan D. Hawkins ’11 (Antioch Los Angeles, MFA) has been awarded a Pushcart Prize for his essay, “Both Sissies,” which was published in the Chicago Quarterly Review in 2021. “Both Sissies” is selected for reprint in Pushcart Prize XLV11: Best of Small Presses (2023 edition) November 2022.

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

Leatrice Oram ’16 and Martha Miser ’11

Dr. Leatrice Oram ’16 (GSLC, PhD) and Dr. Martha Miser ’11 (GSLC, PhD) co-authored the article “All Ears: The Gift of the Introvert” that appeared in Coaching Perspectives. Read Dr. Oram’s dissertation A Method to My Quietness: A Grounded Theory Study of Living and Leading with Introversion here. Read Dr. Miser’s dissertation The Myth of Endless Accumulation: A Feminist Inquiry Into Globalization, Growth, and Social Change here.  

Greta Creech

Dr. Greta Creech ’21 (GSLC, PhD) published a new article entitled, “Misaligned Perspectives on Diversity and Inclusion in the Intelligence Community” in the International Journal of Intelligence and Counter Intelligence. Read Dr. Creech’s dissertation Holding on to Who They Are: Pathways for Variations in Response to Toxic Workplace Behavior Among U.S. Intelligence Officers here.

PhD in Leadership and Change Students and Alum to Present at Conference

PhD in Leadership and Change students LauraLynn Jansen, Cindy Mako Robinson, Kader Gumus, and alumna Dr. Shana Hormann will present at the International Association’s Women in Leadership Conference in Portsmouth, United Kingdom June 15-17, 2022. The conference includes three days of programming including keynotes, reflective conversations, workshops, panels, presentations, and more. The conference will provide space and time for participants to reflect and rejuvenate while inspiring each other and developing research and practice as leaders for today and tomorrow. The schedule and presentations include: Wed, June 15, 8:00 to 8:40am: PhD in Leadership and Change student LauraLynn Jansen will present “Integrated Alchemy: Awakening

Angela M. Franklin ‘20

Angela M. Franklin ‘20 (Antioch Los Angeles, MFA in Creative Writing) conducted Our Soul wRITES: Sexual Trauma Undressed, a two-part healing and writing workshop series, presented through the Anansi Writers Workshop during women’s history month in March 2022. The events were held at The World Stage in Leimert Park, in Los Angeles. “After attending several poetry workshops, I noticed a reoccurring theme of sexual trauma being expressed through poets’ work. As an overcomer of violence, I sensed a calling to conduct an intimate setting where women would be free to express themselves without shame or censorship,” said Franklin. “The participants

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