- Santa Clara University Welcomes its Inaugural Doctor of Education in Social Justice Leadership Cohort
Santa Clara University welcomes its inaugural cohort of Doctor of Education (EdD) in Social Justice Leadership students, reinforcing the School of Education and Counseling Psychology’s commitment to building a more humane, just, and sustainable world.
The elite EdD program consists of 19 students who collectively reflect a diverse population: 60% were first-generation college students, and 79% identify as people of color. Students represent an exciting mix of PreK-12, higher education, and social impact organizations.
- The SECP Receives Leadership Gift from Sobrato-Brisson Family
We are pleased to announce that ECP alumna and advisory board member, Michelle Nguyen, has made a generous gift to support student scholarships. The Michelle U. Nguyen Endowed Scholarship will support counseling psychology graduate students with financial need whose interests are in serving the mental health needs of the Vietnamese community.
Dean of Education and Counseling Psychology Sabrina Zirkel notes,"We do not have nearly enough Vietnamese-speaking therapists in our region, and this generous gift will help us cultivate and develop more bilingual, bicultural therapists to serve the mental health needs of the Vietnamese community. Michelle's service and generosity to the community is inspiring. This gift will change lives."
“As a therapist who has worked with the Vietnamese community, I often wished we had more mental health professionals who could provide culturally appropriate therapy to this ever-increasing diverse community. With the vision of ECP Dean Sabrina Zirkel, the idea of a scholarship to attract more Vietnamese and Asian American students to the CPSY program came to fruition. I am so grateful for Dean Zirkel's leadership and please to be able to contribute toward a cause that is very near and dear to my heart.“ – Michelle Nguyen
- The SECP Receives Leadership Gift from Sobrato-Brisson Family
ECP alumna Sheri Sobrato Brisson MA ’94, and Eric Brisson have made a generous gift to the School of Education and Counseling Psychology for the establishment of the largest endowed chair in the history of Santa Clara University. In addition to the creation of the endowed chair in child and adolescent mental health, the gift provides funding to support research, a new specialization in child and adolescent mental health, community outreach, and thought leadership programming related to this critical area.
- Santa Clara University Launches EdD in Social Justice Leadership
To further its commitment to social justice and empower the next generation, Santa Clara University’s School of Education and Counseling Psychology’s Doctor of Education (EdD) in Social Justice Leadership program seeks to attract students who desire executive-level leadership positions in a wide variety of mission-driven organizations. The EdD program that was recently approved by the Board of Trustees expands the school’s Educational Leadership program and furthers its ability to prepare mission-driven professionals with doctoral-level preparation to lead and serve the Bay Area’s educational and community-based organizations. An inaugural cohort of 20 students will begin the three-year degree program in September 2021.
- Psychology Professor Discusses Layers of Racial Trauma Experienced by Asian Americans and Pacific Islander Community
Attacks against the Asian Americans and Pacific Islander community have been rising during the pandemic. Dr. Sherry Wang, a professor of counseling psychology at Santa Clara University, explains on ABC 7 the layers of racial trauma involved.
- How to Address the Teacher Shortage and Support Educators
In this Q&A interview, Kathy Stoehr, PhD, Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Arts in Teaching and Teaching Credential Program (MATTC) at Santa Clara University’s School of Education and Counseling Psychology shares her perspective and expertise on overcoming the teacher shortage facing our nation and ways to support educators with our Senior Assistant Dean, Jana Hee.
- Ling Lam, PhD - Counseling PsychologyThe Power of Feeling Safe
SCU Counseling Psychology faculty member Ling Lam presents a TEDx Talk for TEDx Belmont Shore on the Power of Feeling Safe: How Kindness Restores Reslience. Polyvagal Theory is the science of feeling safe. When we don't feel safe, our body activates survival programs that can also create suffering. This talk explores the interconnectedness of resilience, safety, and kindness - and how in each moment through acts of kindness and the power of feeling safe, we can restore the intrinsic resilience in our body.
- Professor Dale Larson, PhD • Counseling PsychologyIn Conversation About Teen Mental Health, Emotional Healing, and Resilience
SCU professor of counseling pscyhology professor Dale Larson speaks with Digging Deep Founder, Sheri Sobrato about the the importance of mental health as well as what parents, teachers, and professionals can do to work with teenagers and young adults to guide emotional well being and resilience.
- Professor Shauna Shapiro, PhD • Counseling PsychologyMindfulness, In Miniature
SCU psychology professor Shauna Shapiro produces mini mindfulness videos to help first-responders during the pandemic
- Assistant Professor Kathy Stoehr, PhD & Lecturer Keith Yocam, MA • EducationTeaching Teachers
How Santa Clara University prepares future teachers as the coronavirus pandemic drastically alters education
- Assistant Professor Sherry Wang, PhD • Counseling PsychologyHow to Contain the Virus of Racism During Coronavirus Outbreak
Being Asian in the midst of coronavirus means being scared for our health while simultaneously facing unpredictable racism and xenophobia. So, how do we cope? Assistant Professor Sherry Wang offers strategies in an op-ed in the San Francisco Chronicle.
- Professor Dale Larson, PhD • Counseling PsychologyHelping SCU Students Cope During COVID-19
A campus expert offers insights into emotional wellness, resilience.
- Professor Dale Larson, PhD • Counseling PsychologyEmpathy and Compassion in the Time of COVID-19
On this special bonus episode of The Nurse Keith Show nursing career podcast, Keith interviews Dale Larson, Ph.D., Professor of Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University and author of “The Helper’s Journey: Empathy, Compassion, and the Challenge of Caring“.
- Professor Dale Larson, PhD • Counseling PsychologyCoronavirus Threat Escalates Fears – and Bigotry
Psychologists are pointing to their research to help quell anxiety about a possible pandemic.
- Assistant Professor Sherry Wang, PhD • Counseling PsychologyDr. Sherry Wang on the Social Effects of Coronavirus
- Professor David Feldman, PhD • Counseling PsychologyGrief in the Time of Coronavirus
In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic, there’s a lot of grief to go around.
- Professor David Feldman, PhD • Counseling PsychologyWhy Some People Prepare for COVID-19 and Some Don’t
Research on two factors separating who protects themselves from who doesn't.