January 16, 2017, All Day

Fess Parker Resort, Santa Barbara

Fess Parker’s Doubletree Resort  | 633 E. Cabrillo Blvd. |  Santa Barbara, CA 93103

It is that time of year where graduates return to Santa Barbara to attend like-minded colleagues to re-engage in dynamic conversation and learning on our “virtual campus.”

Winter Session 2017 PSY Schedule

Winter Session 2017 PSY Schedule

Featured Alumni Events and Activites *

*This is a partial listing of events. Click here for the School of PSY Winter Session 2017 Schedule.

Monday, January 16

8:30AM – 9:15AM             Community Meeting: Martin Luther King Day  

9:30AM – 3:30PM             Racial and Ethnic Tensions: From Public Discourse to Community Action 

Karen Shackleford / Orlando Taylor / Lenneal Henderson / Lauren Mizock

In the summer of 2016, a team from Fielding Graduate University came together to write about what we know about the current public discourse on racial and ethnic tensions in the United States. The team was assembled as part of a grant project for the Kettering Foundation. As we were working together, it seemed that tragedy after tragedy unfolded and the public discourse, healing and solutions were needed more urgently than ever. In this seminar, team members from this project will have a dialogue with students about these pressing issues and talk about a vision for Fielding’s future role in such social justice issues.

4:00PM – 6:00PM              Psychoanalytic Case Conference 

Stephen Ruffins / Sherry Hatcher / April Fallon / Ruthellen Josselson / Judith Schoenholtz-Read / Margaret Cramer

The Psychoanalytic Case Conference is an opportunity to present cases, discuss theory and to join with faculty and students who are interested in psychoanalytic theory and clinical work. All are welcome.

7:00PM – 9:00PM              Fundraiser for Mike Neal Award

Please join us for pizza, beverage, and great conversation.  This event is a fundraiser for the Mike Neal Award.  Attendees can either purchase a $20 ticket in advance through the online auction in December or pay $25 at the door on the evening of the event.  The Mike Neal Award represents the media psychology program’s highest honor.  This year’s recipients will be honored later in the week.

Tuesday, January 17

4:00PM – 5:00PM              Conversation Hour: State of Media Psychology  

Jerri Lynn Hogg / Garry Hare / Pamela Rutledge / Jason Ohler / Daniel Sewell / Regina Tuma / Karen Shackleford

Join us for an open discussion about the media psychology program here at Fielding.  Hear about upcoming plans and events for the program.  Brainstorm with the group on future directions and interest here at Fielding and media psychology globally.

5:00PM – 6:00PM              Conversation Hour for LGBTQ Community   

Marti Kranzberg

This conversation hour will provide an opportunity for LGBTQ clinical psychology students & faculty to explore their specific needs & concerns.

6:30PM – 8:00PM              Narrative and Violence

Jerri Lynn Hogg / Garry Hare / Daniel Sewell / Pamela Rutledge / Tunisha Singleton / Linda Durnell / Anita Crawford Clark / Kelley Micuda / Rafael Linera Rivera

In collaboration with the Department of Defense Global Operations and defense and security agencies around the world, several Media Psychology faculty members and graduate students participated in a major simulation designed to degrade ISIL in the narrative space.  Following five months of preparation, this real-time simulation ran across a dozen time zones, three continents and involved over 90 participants.  This panel discussion revolves around; can narrative counter propaganda, can message build collaborative relationships and what are the limits of persuasive media? This is an open discussion – open to the public.

Wednesday, January 18

4:00PM – 6:00PM              Turning Your Passion into Research?

Jerri Lynn Hogg / Garry Hare / Pamela Rutledge / Jason Ohler / Daniel Sewell / Regina Tuma / Karen Shackleford

Join us for open discussion on all things research.  Test out your questions and get feedback from the faculty and your colleagues.  Get best practices tips on your QE, proposal, and dissertation.  Find ways to hone your research question and extend your research beyond the dissertation and classroom.

Thursday, January 19

8:30AM – 9:15AM             Community Meeting: Creating a More Inclusive Clinical Program    

9:30AM – 3:30PM             Reality, Presence, and Emerging Technology

Garry Hare / Jerri Lynn Hogg / Matthew Price

We will spend the morning of this seminar looking at the current research in presence with a special emphasis in virtual reality. We will look at the philosophical to psychological states as well as neurological processing. Theories in consciousness, perception, mirror neurons and others will be explored. You will have the opportunity to test an Emotiv headset and Shimmer III biometric sensor. In the afternoon we will go off site and visit WorldViz (a virtual reality software company in Santa Barbara) that promises to thrill and delight the senses.

9:30AM – 3:30PM             Inventing Your Web Self

Jason Ohler

During the past year, I have gone through the process of completely reinventing my ePortfolio, digital assets and web presence. Toward this end, I created a new brand, web site, newsletter (in English and Spanish, with 2K subscribers), book (print, eBook and Kindle), conference presentations, LinkedIn presence, YouTube channel and even business card. This presentation walks through this process, with a focus on helping participants establish their own brands and web presences. Also included is a walk through book publication process, from creating to publication in all formats.

4:00PM – 6:00PM              Conversation Hour: Media Psychology from an International Perspective

Regina Tuma, PhD w/special guest – Sharon Coen, PhD, University of Salford, Manchester, England

Join this Fielding media psychology faculty and guest lecturer from the media psychology department at the University of Salford for a lively discussion of media psychology and the global world.

5:00PM – 6:00PM              Jungian Conversation Hour   

Sanford Drob / Raymond Hawkins

An ongoing informal seminar in which clinical and theoretical topics of relevance to Jungian psychology is discussed. All are invited.

7:00PM – 9:00PM              Michael R. Neal Legacy Award Reception

Please join us for the presentation of the Michael R. Neal Legacy Award.  This award celebrates collaboration, scholarship, innovation, advocacy and social influence, and extending the impact of media psychology.  The Mike Neal Award represents the media psychology program’s highest honor.

Friday, January 20

9:30AM – 3:30PM (Friday AND Saturday)            Human Sexuality Seminar

Lauren Mizock

The objective of this course is the development of information, skills, and attitudes that enable psychologists to deal effectively with sexual problems and sex-related issues in psychotherapy. Topics include the physiology and psychology of sexual identity, sexual behavior, sexual disorders, and treatment of psychologically based sexual disorders.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Understand the effect of cultural factors such as gender, race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, religion, and mental health on sexual behavior and values
  2. Able to describe the various sexual diseases and dysfunctions.
  3. Understands human sexual anatomy and physiology, arousal and response, varieties of sexual styles, and relationships.
  4. Familiar with the processes of normal sexual arousal and response.
  5. Be familiar with varieties of sexual styles and relationships.
  6. Familiar with the nature and treatment of sexual dysfunction.

9:30AM -3:30PM                             Media Production Lab

Shane Pase / Sean Thoennes

Spend the day making media with two media psychologists that have over 50 years of experience in the media industry (from Disney to Hollywood).  You will have a chance to move through the stages of pre-production, production, and post-production, and experiment with a 360-degree camera. Downloading Adobe Creative Suite in advance of the course will enhance your learning and experience in the seminar.

5:00PM – 6:30PM                          Alumni & New Graduate Lounge

The Lounge is an excellent opportunity to meet and network with other graduating students and alumni in a casual setting.

5:00PM – 6:00PM              Humanistic/Systems Conversation Hour        

Marti Kranzberg / Sanford Drob / Kjell Rudestam / Lauren Mizock

This conversation hour includes all four Humanistic/Systems faculty and a presentation by a faculty member as well as a question & answer session & general information about the Humanistic/Systems PCS track.

Saturday, January 21

7:30PM – 9:00PM            Graduation Ceremony       

9:00PM – 10:00PM           Graduation Reception