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Kjell Rudestam, PhD
Doctoral Faculty - School of Psychology
Santa Barbara, CA
PhD, Clinical Psychology
University of Oregon (APA Accredited), 1969
MA, Clinical Psychology, University of Oregon, 1966
BA, Mathematics, Occidental College, 1964
Areas of Instruction
Scholarly & Professional Interests
Honors and Awards
Other Professional Activities
Full Curriculum Vitae
Areas of Instruction:
Psychotherapy Practice and Research: - Psychodynamic, Behavioral, Humanistic, Interpersonal, Constructivist
Research in Psychotherapy
Research Methods – Quantitative and Qualitative
Scholarly & Professional Interests:
Human Change Processes
Reviewer, Personality and Individual Differences
Reviewer, Training and Education in Professional and Psychology
Consulting Editor, Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
Consulting Editor, Professional Psychology
Consulting Editor, Journal of Community Psychology
Consulting Editor, Essence: Issues in the Study of Death, Dying and the Processes of Aging
Academy of Group Psychotherapy
American Psychological Association, Divisions 5, 12, 29
American Psychological Society
American Association of Suicidology
American Board of Examiners in Professional Psychology
American Academy of Psychotherapists
American Group Psychotherapy Association
Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI)
Honors and Awards:
2007 Board Member, Alonso Center of Psychodynamic Studies
2002 Founding Member, Registry of Group Psychotherapists
1999 Diplomate, Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress
1997 Board Member, American Academy of Police Psychology
1994 Fellow, American Academy of Clinical Psychology (FAClin)
1994 Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 12
1986 Honorary Doctorate of Science, The Professional School of Psychology, San Francisco
1978 Teaching Award, Department of Psychology, York University
1975 Diplomate, Clinical Psychology, American Board of Examiners in Psychology
Rudestam, K.E., & Newton, R. (2015).
Surviving your dissertation: A comprehensive guide to content and process
ed. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
Newton, R., & Rudestam, K.E. (2012).
Your statistical consultant: Answers to your data analysis questions,
2nd ed. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
Rhode-Brown, J., & Rudestam, K.E. (2011).
The role of forgiveness in divorce adjustment and the impact of affect.
Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 52 (2), 109f.
Rudestam, K.E., & Schoenholtz-Read (Eds.) (2009).
Handbook of online learning: Innovations in higher education and corporate training,
2nd ed. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
Rudestam, K.E. & Schoenholtz-Read, J. (2009).
The flourishing of adult online education: An overview. In K.E. Rudestam and J. Schoenholtz-Read, Handbook of online learning,
(pp 1-28). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
Rudestam, K. E. (2007).
Experiential groups in theory and practice
. St. Petersburg, Russia: Piter Press.
Rudestam, K. E. (2004).
. In A. DiStefano, K. E. Rudestam, & R. Silverman (Eds.), Encyclopaedia of distributed learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
DiStefano, A., Rudestam, K. E., & Silverman, R. (Eds.). (2004).
Encyclopaedia of distributed learning
. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Rudestam, K. E., Giannetti, R. A., & Stamm, B. H. (2003).
Role of technology in clinical psychology
. In I. B. Weiner (Ed.) & G. Stricker & T. A. Widiger (Vol. Eds.), Handbook of psychology: Vol. 8. Clinical psychology (pp. 533-549). New York: John Wiley & Sons.
Rudestam, K. E., & Schoenholtz-Read, J. (Eds.). (2002).
Handbook of online learning: Innovations in higher education and corporate training.
Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Rudestam, K. E., & Schoenholtz-Read, J. B. (2002). Overview: The coming of age of adult online education. In K. E. Rudestam & J. B. Schoenholtz-Read (Eds.),
Handbook of online learning: Innovations in higher education and corporate training
(pp. 3-28). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Rudestam, K.E. (2014). Anxiety toolbox: The treatment of anxiety disorders from multiple theoretical perspectives. Discussant and moderator, Santa Barbara County Psychological Association, Santa Barbara, CA (April 26).
Rudestam, K.E. (2014). Strategies for conducting and writing quantitative and qualitative dissertations. Invited address, Antioch University of Santa Barbara. (February 21).
Rudestam, K.E. (2014). Using the world café method for exploring diversity and social justice in training psychologists. National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology Midwinter Conference, New Orleans, LA. (January 21).
Rudestam, K.E. (2012).
Meeting accreditation demands for licensure pass rates: Innovative practices in professional psychology
. National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology MidWinter Conference, New Orleans, LA (January)
Rudestam, K.E. (2010).
Contributions of constructivist epistemology to the practice of psychotherapy. Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Exploration
, Florence, Italy (June).
Rudestam, K.E. (2010).
The implications of constructivist epistemology on the practice of psychotherapy
. University of California at Santa Barbara Psychology Clinic. Goleta, CA (February).
Rudestam, K.E. (2008).
Can love last? Relational approaches to the fate of intimacy
. Alonso Center for Psychodynamic Studies. Kansas City, MO (August).
Rudestam, K. E. (2007, January).
Technology and clinical training
. Presented at the annual conference of the National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
Rudestam, K. E. (2006, September).
Inpatient suicide prevention
. Presented at Santa Barbara County Mental Health, Santa Barbara, CA.
Rudestam, K. E. (2003, January).
Learning as a state of mind: Taking the distance out of distance education
. Presented at the annual conference of the National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology, Phoenix, AZ.
Rudestam, K. E. (2003, January). The intersection of work and family cultures. Discussion Group, Symposium on
Ethnicity and Identity in Work and Family Life
sponsored by The Alonso Center for Psychodynamic Studies, Santa Barbara, CA.
Rudestam, K. E. (2000, April).
Suicide and the media
. Invited address at the meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, Los Angeles, CA.
2004-2006 Fielding Graduate University Research Grant, Validation of the Love Compatibility Inventory
1999-2000 Fielding Institute Research Grant, Battelle Project, Evaluation of Domain-Specific Multidisciplinary Intelligent System
1998-2000 Fielding Institute Research Grant, Parenting Research Project
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Core Faculty, School of Psychology, Fielding Graduate University.
Other Professional Activities:
2005-present: Reviewer, Training & Education in Professional Psychology.
2004-present: Co-Chair, Distance Education Training Committee, American Group Psychotherapy Association.
2004-present: Co-Chair, Integrated Sessions Committee, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA.
2004-present: Reviewer, Personality and Individual Differences.
1999-present: Consulting Editor, Reviewer,
Professional Psychology: Research and Practice
1993-present: Staff Privileges, Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, CA.
1985-present: Adjunct Faculty, Antioch University, Santa Barbara, CA.
1985-present: Clinical Associate, Santa Barbara Family Therapy Institute, Santa Barbara, CA.
1976-present: Board Member, Council on Suicide Prevention, Toronto, Canada.
2005-2006: Coordinator, Strategic Planning Steering Committee, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA.
2002-2005: Task Force on Training, American Group Psychotherapy Association.
2001-2004: Chair, Communications Committee, National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology.
1996-2002: Co-Chair, Planning and Advisory Council, Fielding Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA.
1997-2001: Faculty, Masters in Organizational Development and Effectiveness, Fielding Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA.
1975-1985: Professor and Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
1969-1975: Associate Professor and Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Psychology, Miami University, Oxford, OH
1967-1968: Research Scholar, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
1966-1967: Instructor in Mental Health, Los Angeles Sheriff's Academy, Los Angeles
1966-1967: Brentwood Veterans Administration Hospital and Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Center Internship (APA Approved)
Member, Board of Consultants, Together Community Walk-In Clinic
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