Fielding Graduate University News

New online test preparation is offered for clinical licensure exams

Posted by Sylvia Williams on Wed, Nov 16, 2011


The School of Psychology at Fielding Graduate University and the Taylor Study Method (TSM), the leading online test preparation company for the Examination for Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP), have formed a strategic partnership designed to strengthen students’ readiness for their future clinical licensure exams. This will be accomplished by TSM working with Fielding to provide early, integrated exposure to EPPP concepts throughout students’ educational experiences while at Fielding. 

This strategic partnership was brought about through the diligent collaborative efforts of both organizations.  Special recognition for this accomplishment goes to Graham Taylor, PsyD, TSM’s founder, and Gerardo Rodriguez-Menendez, PhD, MS Cl Pharm, interim dean of Fielding’s School of Psychology.

Tags: APA, psychology, clinical psychology, licensure

Fielding Launches Program in Digital Asset Management

Posted by Sylvia Williams on Tue, Nov 08, 2011

Fielding Graduate University is offering a new online graduate-level certificate in the emerging field of digital asset management. The program’s focus is on what media professionals in the digital asset field (e.g., those working in graphics services, web content, multimedia archives) need to know about managing digital data and the strategic use of those assets and reusable media components. Students will explore the challenges of and systems solutions to managing, rating, grouping, downloading, archiving, and exporting digital files containing massive amounts of data.

Required courses for the certificate are Fundamentals of Digital Asset Management and Best Practices of Metadata. Among the media psychology electives are the courses Global Media and Social Advocacy, Positive Psychology and Pro-Social Media, Media and Political Psychology, and Identity in the Virtual Age.

The curriculum will be completed entirely online over a span of three academic terms and require approximately 10 weekly study hours. Students may apply for admission to the master’s program in media psychology and if accepted their certificate units will be credited toward the degree requirements. Learn more at

Tags: Media psychology, creativity, adult learning, Distributed education

Fielding offers new course in creativity in organizations

Posted by Sylvia Williams on Thu, Nov 03, 2011


Fielding Graduate University along with Disney Institute is offering a new graduate course on crafting cultures of creativity and innovation in organizations. The course begins at Fielding in Santa Barbara on January 13, 2012, followed by a four-week online seminar that begins on January 23. Registration must be made by November 25 and can be completed online at

Participants can expect to learn to achieve the following in their organizations:

  1. Leverage creativity and innovation to enhance performance,
  2. Use creative methods in work processes,
  3. Apply innovative methods to sustain positive and profitable relationships, and
  4. Incorporate principles of creativity and innovation to improve employee engagement and retention.

The January 13 event in Santa Barbara will be a one-day in-depth engagement with Disney personnel and case studies focused on inspiring creativity. The subsequent four-week online seminar series includes sessions on building creativity and innovation through organizational culture, identity, structural systems, and leadership.  Emphasis throughout is on producing an actionable plan to improve a work process, organizational design, technological innovation, marketing and/or sales program, or other real-world need.

The course is offered at $1950 plus travel and lodging expenses. Participants can register for 2 graduate-level or 3 continuing education units or 14 Coaching CEU credits. This relationship between Disney Institute and Fielding Graduate University integrates the unique and profoundly successful strategies for creativity and innovation, which Disney is known for, with Fielding’s thirty-five year history of educating working professionals to deepen their knowledge in support of organizational and social change.


Tags: creativity, Organizational development, adult learning