Bob Michels has been designated for "Movers of Mountains Award - 2013". Bob Michels is being recognized for the work he does "with the students at Santa Clara University by having them experience working with troubled adults and youth who are not as privileged as they are. Because of this, many of these students are now serving in positions where they help others improve their lives. They are teachers or therapists who work at schools or various agencies and help others emerge from poverty and reduce prejudice while increasing human tolerance." He will receive his award on at the Flames Eatery, Banquet Room, 88 S. 4th Street in San Jose.
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Steve Johnson, Ph.D. has been included in the list of the Top 20 Education Professors in California. The goal of the top professors list is to highlight post-secondary educators who have been awarded recently for excellence in the classroom, on campus, and/or in the community. The list includes educators and world experts recognized for lifetime achievements in teaching and teacher-training.
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The Department of Education at Santa Clara University is pleased to present the two new emphasis areas within the Master of Arts degree program in Interdisciplinary Education: Learning with Technology and International Education. The emphasis areas are designed to serve the needs of both non-practicing and practicing educators. The program consists of graduate level courses for parents, professionals, volunteers, or staff who live and work in and around education in private life or in corporations, foundations, non-governmental organizations, start-up companies, community organizations, and other areas, as well as teachers and administrators interested in other aspects of education that will complement their professional practice. Taking into account the variety of needs and circumstances among the intended audience for this program, the following features distinguish this offering.
- Year-round admissions
- Students may enroll as “non-degree” to take up to 3 courses, part-time (1-2 courses per quarter) or full time (3 courses per quarter).
- Courses are held at the SCU campus in the evenings, on weekends, and in hybrid mode (classroom & online)
- Courses can be taken in any sequence
- The Master of Arts (MA) degree requires 15 courses (45 quarter units) and includes the completion of an ePortfolio culminating experience.
- Students complete a core set of 10 courses complemented by electivesselected with help from an academic advisor.
- Courses start in Fall 2013.
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"Learning and teaching have changed in today's world of 'anytime, anywhere' learning," said Steve Johnson, director of the academy at SCU, in a prepared statement. "Blended learning brings together the best of what teachers, parents, and classrooms have to offer, with the best that technology and the entire world can offer."
Learn more - SCU to train 100 Educators in Blended Learning
Come join the ECP Counseling Psychology Department in welcoming the renowned clinician Brad Sachs, Ph.D. who will be lecturing on the topic of adolescents and extended adolescence on April 25th at the Mayer Theatre.
1:30-3:00pm: Strategic Compassion: Systemic Psychological Treatment of Adolescent Anguish
3:00-4:00pm: Book signing and reception
4:00-5:30pm: Emptying the Nest: Family-Centered Therapy with Struggling Young Adults
Learn more about Brad Sachs' research, practice, and books from his website.
Dale Larson, Ph.D. a professor in the Counseling Psychology department, talks with Radio New Zealand about end of life conversations.
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March 26, 2013 was a historic day as the question of same-sex marriage went before the U.S. Supreme Court. Tuesday's opening public session was devoted to the California ban, Proposition 8, approved by voters.
Given the ongoing debate over marriage equality, NBC's Sam Brock talks with Nicholas Ladany, Ph.D., Dean of Santa Clara University's School of Education and Counseling Psychology, about research on the outcomes of same-sex parenting.
The most important thing of mindfullness and compassion is to continue to explore, with an open heart and mind, what mindfulness truly is, and help illuminate how it can be of greatest benefit. We clearly do not have all the answers yet; It would be interesting is to ask the questions. As Rilke said, “Have patience with everything unresolved in your heart and try to love the questions themselves.”
The exploration of mindfulness requires great sensitivity and a range of methodological glasses. Our science—and our lives—will benefit by looking through all of them, illuminating the richness and complexity of mindfulness.
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On April 20th, 2013, the School of Education and Counseling Psychology hosted a successful conference for prospective graduate students. ECP faculty and staff presented at the conference to almost 50 attendants.
The conferece highlighted talks in the following areas:
• Align your personal values, interests, and skills with your graduate school goals
• Recognize the essential components of the graduate school application and process
• Analyze and improve your online persona
• Evaluate the characteristics of a competitive graduate school candidate
The conference was a huge success. One attendee stated: "Great university, definitely a consideration for my grad school future. I think this conference could be bi-annually. I would attend both until I graduate. I can’t wait until I talk to SCU for grad school, you have lifted a good amount of weight off my shoulders. I want my university to hold something like this for us.”
According to Dale G. Larson, Ph.D, "when someone we love dies there are always unfinished hurts, disappointments or unexpressed love. It is an opportunity for interpersonal healing, wholeness, forgiving and asking for forgiveness. So these are the most difficult and important conversations in our lives."
He also talked about dealing with the situation when someone you love tells you for the first time that he is about to pass away. To learn more click here>>