BY PAM RUTLEDGE, PHD Doctoral faculty, Media Psychology October 17, 2020 Social media lets kids fast track the developmental task of differentiation As the election draws near, kids of politicians are making news by speaking up to discourage voters from supporting their parents. (See Beth Greenfield’s article.) Typical teenage rebellion? That’s far too simplistic. A combination of a major developmental task, prominent (and conservative) parents, and the amplification effect of digital media make a perfect storm for what psychologists would call differentiation and the parents under attack would call disrespect or rebellion. However you choose to label it, differentiating from the [...]
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The prestigious Nobel Peace Prize for 2020 was given to the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) for its role in combatting hunger and the use of starvation as a weapon of conflict and war. In the award's announcement, the Norwegian Nobel Committee stressed the great importance of WFP’s work as the “need for international solidarity and multilateral cooperation is more conspicuous than ever.” The WFP is one of the largest aid organizations in the world and is often found on the front lines of major global conflicts. In 2019, it was estimated that the WFP provided aid to close to [...]
BY PAM RUTLEDGE, PHD Doctoral faculty, Media Psychology October 8, 2020 Watching Netflix’s The Social Dilemma was interesting and disturbing. It was interesting to see how it was constructed but disturbing to see that many of the psychological techniques the documentary vilified were used by the producers to tell their own story. As a persuasive piece of media, it is very successful: Part documentary, part drama, it hits all the anxiety triggers of the last few years. The content is compelling and frightening — and also one-sided. The issues raised are serious and important, but not new. The call to action is to [...]
Holly A. Bardutz, PhD is the 2020 recipient of the Nancy Wermuth Francke Memorial Alumni Award Holly Bardutz, PhD In its second year, the $2,500 award was established by alum, Barb Mather, PhD. The inspiration behind the Award is to support a Fielding graduate whose research is in health education. Dr. Mather, the Wermuth family, friends, and Fielding alumni and staff, contributed to the Award's fundraising campaign organized in Nancy's memory. March 26, 2020, would have been Nancy's 73rd Birthday. We caught up with Dr. Bardutz, and she told us about her research and receiving the Award: What would [...]
5 essentials for activating transformational leadership in times of crisis By Terry Hildebrandt, PhD, MCC, MCEC & Barbara Mintzer-McMahon, MSW, MFT, PCC, MCEC Leaders in almost all organizations have been focused on managing through the COVID-19 crisis for the last several months. This has included shutdown plans, restarting plans, people management, customer management, financial management, and a whole host of other activities typically called “crisis management.” However, what has been missing from many organizational conversations is ‘Transformational Leadership,’ which goes beyond the immediate crisis and provides vision and hope for the future. In this article, we focus on the five Cs, [...]
BY Scott Wakefield, PHD Adjunct faculty, Evidence Based Coaching September 24, 2020 Observing behaviors. I enjoy observing behaviors, especially observing through the lens of theory. Favorites include personality, group development, and Planned Renegotiation. I was observing golf buddies recently, Chuck and Jim, who were talking about Home Owner’s Association (HOA) and members not paying fees. Chuck wants to suspend golf privileges. Jim explains he can’t do that; if a member sues, the HOA will lose. Chuck is upset that Jim won’t support him. As they continue, I offer my observations to each buddy relative to what might be going, and [...]
Jenene W. Craig, PhD Dr. Jenene Craig: "Our IECD Alumni hold a special place in my heart, knowing that the work these professionals are doing is changing and supporting the earliest of relationships. Our latest graduate is a wonderful example of self-determination and perseverance. She accomplished her doctoral degree as a first-generation Latin American woman who now uses her knowledge to empower bilingual community leaders in the infant mental health field through reflective practice and supervision. Dr. Elvia Cortes has been working with young children and their families for over 15 years in Early Intervention in California. She received [...]
Fielding Graduate University and Profectum™ enter reciprocal agreement in "developmental, individual differences, relationship based" training and research. BY JULIA McHUGH, APR SEP 8, 2020 Two organizations offering education and advanced training have signed an articulation agreement to collaborate and expand the outreach of both clinical practice as well as research. This agreement is the beginning of a relationship that aims to benefit practitioners and families interested in fostering a developmental approach to children with neurodiversity and their families. University Graduate Program and Clinical Training Program Jointly Expand on Opportunities for Research, Education, and Practice Furthers Developmental Theory, Assessment, and Intervention Serving [...]
Dr. Eugene selected as an HBNU Fellow for the year 2020-2021 Dominique Eugene, PhD, LMFT On behalf of Harvard University, Boston University, Northwestern University, and University of New Mexico (HBNU) Global Health Fellows Consortium, Dominque Eugene, PhD, was selected as an HBNU Fellow for the year 2020-2021. Once events with COVID19 settle down, Dr, Eugene is scheduled to spend her fellowship year working with the Department of Psychiatry at Stellenbosch University (SU) in South Africa under the mentorship of Soraya Seedat, MBChB, MMed (Psych), PhD and Dr. David C. Hendersen, MD, the Psychiatrist-in-Chief, Division of Psychiatry, at Boston Medical [...]
Join Fielding’s Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts on a journey from Athens to Abu Dhabi Join Dr. Jean-Pierre Isbouts and your fellow Fielding friends on the Crystal Symphony, sailing from October 11 to 27, 2021, to the Middle East. This 16-night cruise will take us from Athens to Crete, the Suez Canal, Petra and Wadi Rum (Jordan, 2 days); Luxor and Karnak (Egypt, 2 days) and on through the Red Sea and the Gulf to Oman, Dubai and Abu Dhabi (where we can visit the beautiful Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum). Crystal Symphony is a beautiful ship, just 848 passengers, it has terrific cuisine, and [...]