In October, the Worldwide Network for Gender Empowerment (WNGE) will once again sponsor a series of free webinars open to all. Starting on October 3rd and held live at 1 PM, Pacific, we will hear from colleagues working around the world. Confirmed thusfar are: Dr. Ruthellen Josselson, Dr. Ani Kalayjian, and Melanie St. James. Stay tuned for more details in the coming weeks!
Time: October 3, 2012 at 1pm to October 24, 2012 at 1pm
Organized By: Anna DiStefano
For more information: WNGE Events
Fielding Graduate University faculty member in the School of Psychology Michele Harway, PhD, ABPP, and alumna Carolyn Steigmeier, PhD, HOS ’98 were each asked to contribute a chapter in Gender in the Therapy Hour: Voices of Female Clinicians Working with Men, (Holly Barlow Sweet, Ed.), Routledge, 2012 in their series on Counseling and Psychotherapy with Boys & Men. The author of each chapter discussed how she came to understand men and the treatment modalities she has found successful. All are members of the Society for the Psychological Study of Men and Masculinity: Division 51 of the American Psychological Association.
Michele authored the chapter: Understanding men’s issues: Assessing and treating men who are abusive. Michele also recently published two books: Engaging men in couples therapy (with David Shepard, Eds.), Routledge, 2011 and Navigating multiple identities: Race, gender, culture, nationality and roles, (with Ruthellen Josselson, Eds.), Oxford University Press, 2012.
Carolyn wrote the chapter Coaching Men, which focused on coaching as an alternative therapeutic modality for working with men as opposed to traditional psychotherapy. In her dissertation, "Men in a Cultural Vise: Foucauldian genealogical analysis of the social construction of men as resistant," (Fielding Graduate University, 1998) Carolyn examined cultural views of men through the social construction of masculinity. Based on her research and years of working with men she developed the Men in Action™ Coaching Process, a positive approach with action-oriented tools to tackle real issues in real time by following a plan.
Gender in the Therapy Hour: Voices of Female Clinicians Working with Men, (Holly Barlow Sweet, Ed.), Routledge, 2012 can be ordered on Amazon.com
Michele can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Find Your Space: Womanspace explores friendship and bullying
Fielding Graduate University faculty and author Ruthellen Josselson, PhD , is an international expert on female friendship and teaches at Fielding Graduate University in Baltimore. She presents a community workshop for counseling professionals, women, and girls age 12 and older at Womanspace September 22, 2012. The Pleasures & Perils of Girls’ & Women’s Friendships is sponsored by David Boccignone-Ameriprise Financial, and is based on Josselson’s intensive interview study of girls’ and women’s friendships throughout life. The presentation and small-group discussions will focus on the ways we need friends, what the dilemmas of friendship are, what we learn, and how we grow in friendship.
Please join us in congratulating Fielding faculty member, Dr. Kitty Epstein, PhD for being honored as 1 of this year’s Powerful Women of the Bay award recipients. This award celebrates women that are passionate about educating, empowering, and connecting with women in business and the community.
The purpose of “Powerful Women of the Bay Awards” is to recognize the outstanding achievements of women in their chosen career field. Dr. Epstein is a published doctoral faculty member in Fielding’s School of Educational Leadership & Change, with areas of instruction in action research, leadership & change, and structural inequality and diversity. Her work at Fielding exemplifies why she was chosen as a “Powerful Women of the Bay” from a select group of women representing diversity for contributions made in their community to enrich the lives of others.
Congratulations Dr. Epstein!News Archive
“Differences among Turkish Women Immigrants in Germany”
by Andrea Zielke-Nadkarni
TOPIC: This presentation deals with the situation of 2 generations of Turkish women in Germany and their living conditions, which involve social changes from village to city life, from rural networks to urban isolation, and having to live with the ambiguity of traditional and modern expectations all of which show a great impact on their chances of empowerment.
“Empowerment of Saudi Women in the Healthcare Sector through Education”
by Elham Al Ateeq
TOPIC: this presentation provides a brief on the status of Saudi women in the labor force particularly in the healthcare sector; it will provide an example of initiatives to empower women through education, leadership, team building, mentoring and coaching in a newly established nursing college in a rural area in Saudi Arabia. Different obstacles and challenges which face Saudi women in the health care field are also touched upon with recommendations for supporting women's contribution to the country's health development.
"Empowering Women through Education"
by Joyce Lwande Onek
TOPIC: The key to community development is the development of women. Any long‐term change in the fortunes of Africans must look at the next generation‐‐ the children‐‐ and it is the women who raise those children. Empowering women means literally to give them power over their own lives; to release them from the dependency on others. One of the most critical ways to empower women is economically, starting with empowering specific, individual women, who then empower their families, then other women in their community, then women in communities and beyond their own and so on.
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Fielding graduate Thelma Jackson, EdD (ELC ’02), is being honored as a Thurston County Woman of Distinction by the Girl Scouts of America. The honor is given to women who have turned their Girl Scout experiences into successful life accomplishments.
Jackson is a highly regarded and sought-after educational consultant and a leading educational transformation theorist. She will receive the honor on May 2, 2012, in Olympia, WA. Also receiving the honor that day will be the Honorable Christine Gregoire, Governor of the State of Washington, and Kaleen Cottingham, Director of the Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office.News Archive
Fielding’s Worldwide Network for Gender Empowerment (WNGE) has been accepted to be part of the Non-Governmental Organizations of the Department of Public Information (DPI) of the United Nations.
This association indicates that WNGE is committed to disseminating information and raising public awareness about the purposes and activities of the United Nations and issues of global concern. Associated NGOs are expected to include information about the work of the United Nations in their own promotional materials.