Antioch Voices Jenn Kennedy

Lesbian Mental Health is Marginalized—This LGBT History Month Let’s Change That

I returned to graduate school at age 40 to pursue a career as a therapist. It has always been a secret desire of mine, and when I unexpectedly lost my mother, I decided that this was the time to do everything I’ve always wanted to do. I knew returning to academia as an older adult would be challenging in various ways; however, it was undoubtedly the best decision.

Nathan Irwin ‘21

Nathan Irwin ‘21 (Santa Barbara, BA), a current student in the MS in Environmental Studies program and his father, Michael Irwin, recently showcased paintings from their series, “Bygone,” a portrayal…

Woman walking in sand with a spiral pattern of rocks.

S5 E5: Cultural Self-Assessment Is a Practice With Transformative Potential

What if we took this practice of cultural self-assessment—and went further? What if we used it as a jumping off place to really develop skills to navigate cultural differences and combat discrimination? That’s what today’s guest, Mariela Marin, encourages their students in the MA in Clinical Psychology program to do.

Global Perspectives of Stress Cool Course with a photo of instructor Jeff Gaddess

Cool Course: “Global Perspectives on Stress”

Jeff Gaddess sees the prevalence of stress in our society as a product of the ways that it is arranged. “There are reasons you feel the way you feel,” he says. Instead, in his undergraduate course “Global Perspectives of Stress,” he guides students as they explore how different cultures from around the world manifest and manage stress—ultimately aiming to find new ways to disrupt today’s cycles of stress and trauma. 

Em Johnson ‘18

Em Johnson ‘18 (Santa Barbara, MBA in Social Entrepreneurship and Strategic Planning) was hired as the new Director of Climate Resilience for the Community Environmental Council. In her new role,…

Christy Stillwell ‘98, ’99

Christy Stillwell ‘98, ’99 (Santa Barbara, BA, MA in Psychology) has been selected as the 2022 Brill Family Foundation Future Bender Fellow. Stillwell is the Founder & Executive Director of…