Passing of Fielding Faculty Emeritus Sam Osherson, Ph.D.


Sam Osherson, Ph.D. With great sadness, we share the news about the loss of beloved colleague Faculty Emeritus Sam Osherson, Ph.D. A four-day auto-immune storm (ITP) destroyed his platelets and his life. Sam loved teaching at Fielding. He was a dear colleague, an excellent scholar, a caring practitioner, and a prolific writer. Sam held a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania and a doctorate in clinical psychology from Harvard University. He researched and wrote about the complexities of adult life. Sam’s legacy lives on at Fielding. He was the founding director of the Alonso Center [...]

Passing of Fielding Faculty Emeritus Sam Osherson, Ph.D.2022-01-21T20:08:53-08:00

Clinical Psychologist Dr. Carmen Bolanos Joins the Evidence Based Coaching Faculty


Clinical Psychologist Dr. Carmen Bolanos Joins the Evidence Based Coaching Faculty Dr. Carmen Bolanos Welcome Dr. Carmen Bolanos to Fielding Graduate University. She is a new adjunct faculty member in the Evidence Based Coach Training Program and brings a diverse background with academic and coach training experience. She has a PhD in Clinical Psychology and has jumped right in and is working with EBC students on their coaching competencies, theoretical integration, and skill development. Dr. Carmen Bolanos is a seasoned executive coach of 20+ years. Her background includes over 20 years of experience in personal and leadership [...]

Clinical Psychologist Dr. Carmen Bolanos Joins the Evidence Based Coaching Faculty2021-10-20T20:45:56-07:00

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Day


We all must be called to action--not only black people. By Tahlia Bragg, PhD student in Clinical Psychology, and president of Fielding's Black Student Association. Tahlia Bragg Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day in 2021 comes nearly 2 weeks after the attack on the U.S. Capitol. The attack occurred during the confirmation of an election that was the direct result of Dr. King and others who made it their life's work or gave their lives, like Dr. King. If equality was Dr. King's mission, then in the 21st century, the next phase of his vision is the [...]

Celebrating Dr. Martin Luther King Day2021-08-27T18:54:29-07:00

Dominique Eugene Selected for the (HBNU) Global Health Fellows Consortium


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 [...]

Dominique Eugene Selected for the (HBNU) Global Health Fellows Consortium2020-08-27T16:26:11-07:00

Ruthellen Josselson Chair for Qualitative Inquiry Announced


Ruthellen Josselson, PhD The Ruthellen Josselson Chair for Qualitative Inquiry was announced by Fielding Provost and Vice President Monique L. Snowden, PhD, at the Clinical Psychology welcoming reception during our first virtual Summer Session. “The establishment of this fund, supporting Fielding faculty research, is a distinctive opportunity to honor Dr. Josselson for her many contributions,” said Dr. Snowden. “The fund will serve a critical role, not only in promoting her legacy, but in affirming the importance of qualitative research in psychology, as acknowledged by the APA Division 5 on Quantitative and Qualitative Methods.” Dr. Josselson is a Professor [...]

Ruthellen Josselson Chair for Qualitative Inquiry Announced2021-08-24T13:05:42-07:00

Clinical Psychology Student Passionate About Human Rights


Erinn Cameron Five questions for Clinical Psychology student, Erinn Cameron. Ms. Cameron is pursuing her PhD in Clinical Psychology at Fielding Graduate University's School of Psychology. What brought you to Fielding? I was drawn to Fielding because of its commitment to providing educational opportunities for diverse and non-traditional populations of students. I would not have been able to pursue a doctoral education if it was not for Fielding.   How did you grow/change at Fielding? Since coming to Fielding, I have gained personal skills in the areas of self-reflection, critical thinking, self-confidence, self-empowerment, and scholarly collaboration. My mentor and [...]

Clinical Psychology Student Passionate About Human Rights2020-06-04T15:00:46-07:00

Meet the Osherson Fellow


The Adele and Louis Osherson Fellow awarded to Karen John Mannuzza The Osherson Fellowship was established by retired Fielding faculty and the past Director of the Alonso Center, Sam Osherson, and his brother Dan Osherson in memory of their parents. The fellowship provides a week of study at Fielding’s Winter National Session in Santa Barbara for professionals without a background in psychoanalysis. The purpose of the fellowship is to build an understanding of how psychoanalytic theory and research can support their work. Karen John Mannuzza The year the fellowship was awarded to Karen John Mannuzza. Karen is a licensed psychotherapist, [...]

Meet the Osherson Fellow2020-02-28T16:05:01-08:00

Fielding Anchor Groups Reduce Stress


Clinical Psychology students research groups at national session Samantha Poling, Dr. Tiffany Field, Dr. Debra Bendell, and Shantay Mines Fielding Clinical Psychology students conducted a study of students who attended student anchor groups at Fielding's national sessions, and found that those who did so experienced a significant reduction in their perceived stress level and a high level of satisfaction post-attendance. The research was conducted -- and made into a poster -- by students Shantay Mines, Samantha Poling, and Ava GraceField, with faculty members Debra Bendell and Tiffany Field. Available to Fielding students at National Sessions, anchor groups are 30-minute [...]

Fielding Anchor Groups Reduce Stress2019-10-18T13:40:16-07:00

Faculty Daniel Holland to Be Honored by APA


Working to improve disability rights through clinical psychology research. Daniel Holland, PhD, MPH Fielding faculty member Daniel Holland, PhD, MPH, who directs the Neurospsychology concentration for the university’s Clinical Psychology program, will receive the American Psychological Association’s prestigious Distinguished Professional Contributions to Institutional Practice award at the APA convention in Chicago this August. Dr. Holland is being recognized for his career focus on human rights for people with disabilities, particularly in transitioning and developing parts of the world. In the early 2000s, his focus was on the rise of disability activism in post-communist Central and Eastern Europe. He has [...]

Faculty Daniel Holland to Be Honored by APA2019-05-28T08:40:36-07:00

The Impact of Climate Change … on Our Minds


School of Psychology Dives into the Thinking -- and Feeling -- Around Global Warming The state of the planet was a major topic of discussion during the School of Psychology's recent Winter Session in Santa Barbara, as both Clinical and Media Psychology explored how news of climate change is landing on our collective psyches. Dr. Garry Hare Media Psychology faculty member Garry Hare, PhD, was interviewed by the Santa Barbara Independent about why it's so hard to get people to make changes that could impact the current climate trajectory: Media and political psychologists like Dr. Garry Hare, a Fielding [...]

The Impact of Climate Change … on Our Minds2019-01-23T14:43:46-08:00
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