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Faculty Biography - Honors and Awards, Publications, Professional Experience
Janice Rudestam
Janice Rudestam, PhD
Adjunct Faculty - School of Psychology
Santa Barbara, CA

Post-Doctoral Fellowships
Santa Barbara County Mental Health, 1986
PhD, Clinical and Counseling Psychology
York University (CPA Approved), 1985

Areas of Instruction:

  • Buddhism and Psychotherapy

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

  • Experiential psychotherapies (Gestalt, Emotion-focused)
  • Buddhist Psychology and Western Psychotherapy
  • Feminist Psychology
  • Psychology of Trauma and Recovery
  • Interpersonal Psychotherapy
  • Training in Psychotherapy

Professional Memberships:

  • American Psychological Association
  • Santa Barbara County Psychological Association, Past President of the Board
  • Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration

Honors and Awards:

  • 1977-1981: Ontario Graduate Scholarship,York University, Toronto, Canada
  • 1976-1977: Scholarship, York University
  • 1969: Ontario Undergraduate Scholarship, Toronto, Ontario, Canada


  • Rudestam, J. (2007, June). Finding freedom: Buddhist psychology beyond mindfulness. Presentation for Santa Barbara County Psychological Association, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Rudestam, J., & Evans, M.E. (2005, March). Mindfulness-based stress reduction. Presentation for staff and faculty, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara CA.
  • Rudestam, J. (2002, April). With a little help from our friends: Stress, coping and wellness. Presentation at the Professional Women’s Association, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Rudestam, J. (2000, March). Buddhism and psychotherapy. Workshop presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Women in Psychology, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Professional Experience:

  • Adjunct Faculty, School of Psychology, Fielding Graduate University.

Other Professional Activities:

  • 1998-present: Psychotherapy Practice: Clinical Psychologist, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • 1987-2002: Clinical Director and Core Faculty, Master of Arts in Psychology, Antioch University, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • 1996- 2001: Program Chair, Master of Arts in Psychology, Antioch University Santa Barbara, CA.
  • 1981-1982: Fromkin Van Horne Associates, Toronto, Canada.
  • 1980-1981: Inpatient Psychiatry, Toronto East General Hospital, Toronto, Canada.
  • 1978-1979: Hincks Family Treatment Center, Toronto, Canada.
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