- Style As Metaphor
- IO/Business Psychology, Org Leadership, Behavioral Economics
The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
Aaron Lee Givan, Ph.D., MC, MABP
Expert in DISC and Leaning Styles, Certified Online Instructor, Online Entrepreneur, Personal and Professional Development Consultant, Public Speaker, Business Analyst, Mentor/Professor for Lifelong Learning, Success, and Wellness in 20 Educational Sub-Specialities--See: linkledin.com/in/aarongivan.
In the late 1990's he was offered the chance to teach online at a local college and he has never looked back. The opportunities to collaborate with peers in the global community are exciting and refreshing. On a more personal note, Dr. Givan has been developing a free standing research library in a small town in North Dakota; it offers a retreat where he enjoys reading and doing art work. North Dakota offers multiple opportunities for photography and painting in watercolors. In the past several years he has been collecting photos of landscapes to use for inspiration in producing poems and fine art pieces. Most recently he has aided his wife Beth, a USPHS Capt., RN, Retired, in the establishment of a TOPS Group-that stands for Take Off Pounds Sensibly-which is thriving.
- Education History
Degree Institution Bachelor of Arts (BA): Anthropology/Linguistics, Research Wheaton College, Wheaton, IL Master of Counseling (MC): Career Development, Statistics Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ Doctor of Philosophy (PhD): Measurement, Statistics, & Evaluation The Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, OH
- Professional Memberships
Role Organization Professional Member-At -Large: Click--> Kappa Delta Pi--International Honor Society in Education Full Time Member: Click--> American Association of University Professors Principal Practitioner Member: Click --> Association for Business Psychology Limited Member: Click--> Organizational Development Network Premium Member: Click--> Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Voting Member: Click--> American Educational Research Association Professional Member: Click--> Association of American Educators Member: Click--> Association of Leadership Educators Regular Member: Click--> World Association for Academic Doctors Full Member: Click--> Society for Personality and Social Psychology
Certified DISC Trainer/Distributor & Consultant--PERFORMAX/Carlson Learning Co.: comparative study of multiple personality inventories, 1983ff: Lifelong learning assessment and planning; personal and professional development for individuals and groups: 1985-Present Association for Clinical-Pastoral Education (ACPE):Reflective practice based curriculum: 440 contact hours/quarter--1760 hours /45 hours per sem hour equivalent=39.1 equivalent sem hours.1. Two nine month extended quarters of CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) (1974-1976):A. Wesley Medical Center, Wichita, Kansas: one quarter.B. VA Hospital, Wichita, Kansas: one quarter.2. Good Samaritan Hospital, Phoenix, AZ (1978-1979): two full time quarters--advanced standing level Fellow--College of Chaplains/Association of Professional Chaplains: Certificate Number 1478--1982-2001. COLORS FOR LIVING (A Registered "Service Mark" since 1985; Ten Year Renewal through 2025 approved 1/28/2016.) OBJECTIVE: *Provide assessment, planning and management skills for understanding & utilizing physical environments to promote proficiency & success, wellness and satisfaction within the work place. **Provide assessment, intervention, planning/advisement, & educational services for personal and professional development. "Consulting services in the field of color analysis in relation to image, personality, fashion, environmental design for professional and quality of life enhancement, and relational engineering." [--IC 042.US 100. G & S: 19841115, 19851126--73523877]
- Community Involvement
Role Organization Mentor--UND, ND CE Dept--Seminar: Caring for the Care Giver Mentor--NDSU, ND CE Dept--Seminar: Teaching with Clarity Mentor--MAFB, ND ERAU On site: Ongoing Professional Development Services Mentor--ND Special Olympics Leadership Training: Communication Skills
- Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise Aging/Adult Development Caregiving Business/IO Psychology Employee Development Employee Engagement Leadership Organizational Behavior Organizational Culture Organizational Development Organizational Diversity Organizational Psychology Training and Development Career/Workplace Issues Career Counseling Career Development Employee Development Employee Engagement Employee Motivation Leadership Organizational Behavior Management Organizational Diversity Work/Life Balance Child & Adolescent Development Adolescence Media Influence Parenting Styles Social Development Social Development Clinical Psychology / Mental Health Stress/Coping Diversity Acculturation Ageism Cultural Issues Diversity Issues Identity Development Multicultural Training Religion and Spirituality Marriage & Family Adoption Couples Counseling Foster Care Parenting Relationships and Dating Military Psychology Deployment and Social Isolation Issues Treatment/adjunct treatment for PTSD Psychology Subdisciplines - Counseling Psychology Subdisciplines - Counselor Education PTSD/Trauma Crisis Intervention Post-Traumatic Growth Research Design/Methodology Mixed Methods Research Qualitative Inquiry Quantitative Inquiry Statistics Therapeutic/Theoretical Orientation Brief Therapy Constructivist/Narrative Theory Group Counseling Holistic/Indigenous Healing Humanistic/Existential Interpersonal Liberation Psychology Multicultural psychology
Title Location Date Ethics Burn-out Interventions Relaxation Skills Wellness Modalities Communication Styles Stress Management Problem Solving Career Guidance Art in Education Alternatives for Aging in the USA Personal and Professional Development Services Teaching with Clarity Caring for the Care Giver Mindfulness
Givan, A.L. (2004). Values, Ethics, and Character Development--a Syllabus. Rolla, ND: A. L. Givan. .
Givan, A.L. (2004). Applied Ethics for Today--A Workbook. Rolla, ND: A. L. Givan. .
Givan, A.L. (2003). Training in Applied Ethics--Policies and Procedures: A Training Curriculum Module. Rolla, ND: A. L. Givan. .
Givan, A.L. (2001). Authentic Assessment--A Syllabus. Rolla, ND: A. L. Givan. .
Givan, A.L. (2001). Foundations of Education--A Syllabus. Rolla, ND: A. L. Givan. .
Givan, A.L. (2001). Multicultural Education--A Syllabus. Rolla, ND: A. L. Givan. .
Givan, A.L. (1998). Practical Approaches for Teacher Improvement--A Syllabus. Rolla, ND: A. L. Givan. .
Givan, A.L. (1998). Problem-Solving Oriented Teaching--A Syllabus.Rolla, ND: A. L. Givan. .
Givan, A.L. (1998). Seeing Yourself in Your Students--A Syllabus. Rolla, ND: A. L. Givan. .
Givan, A.L. (1997). Learning Styles-Strategies for Learners: Research Applications--Mentoring, Personal Growth Enhancement, & Lifelong Planning: A Workbook. Derwood, MD: A. L. Givan. .
Givan, A.L. (1995). 30 US Copyright Office Registrations with Two Copies Each from 1995 to 2006. Rolla, ND: A. L. Givan. .
- Question and Answer
Why did you choose to enter the field of psychology?
Personal choices: I encourage personal choices within the required assignments so that learning style preferences can surface and foster individual expression and creative thinking skills. The online environment enhances the ability of learners to make such choices and share the results with others at the same time; therefore, the experiences of the group mature over time within the class term.
What advice would you give to a student entering The Chicago School?
4 P's: Motivation Steps to Use for Success:
1. Purpose--Definite, Focused, Life Goals
3. Positive Mind Set--Self Talk
4. Persons--Collaboration, Mutual Support
Aaron Lee Givan, MC, Ph.D., MABP
Educator-Trainer, TCSPP Chair
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- Professional Skills
Personal life assessment and planning, wholistic health, crisis intervention, aging, ethics. Career/professional development, work environments, small business management, networking, stress management, artistic foundations of education. Groups, support groups for life/health problems, conflict management, community development, cross cultural values, diversity/minorities in the work place. Communication, counseling, teaching, lateral brain traits, creativity, wellness development.