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Recent articles and contributions from TCSPP faculty, alum, and students

Lisa Grajewski, Psy.D., adjunct professor on the Irvine Campus underscores the importance of philanthropy in this article shining a spotlight on the organization Women’s Philanthropy of Jewish Federation & Family Services, and the organization’s annual luncheon. “Whether it is a knitting group, reading volunteers, a genuine smile, or writing a check, it is in the act of doing and the depth of passion and dedication which is the thread that connects…”

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“To ensure credibility, the coder needs to be transparent in the coding process. There are three main qualitative data analysis stages that NVivo could be effectively used for to maintain transparency, attain consistency of the labels or nodes created, and reach meaningful findings with visual representations,” explains Philip Adu, Ph.D., in this article describing how to perfect the art of qualitative coding. Dr. Adu is a methodology expert for The Chicago School’s National Center for Academic Excellence.

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The validity of Seasonal Affective Disorder as a mood disorder is called into question in this article  detailing the results of a study conducted by “Clinical Psychological Science.” Alicia Clark, Psy.D., an adjunct professor at the Washington, D.C. Campus, was not surprised at the findings, saying among other things, that, “The emphasis is now on depression, not the seasons, and this is important.”

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TCSPP alum and adjunct professor, Kortney Peagram, Ph.D., brings her expertise to bear in this televised discussion on the phenomenon of teens and sexting: the perceived dangers of it and the reasons why teens may engage in it. Dr. Peagram, one of three expert panelists, advised, “They {teens} don’t see the consequences of what they’re doing…they need to see more of the long-term effects.”

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Erica Clark, a student in the Forensic Psychology Program, is highlighted in this article as the guest speaker at event “Women’s Empowerment Day,” taking place on February 27. A juvenile and adult mental health probation officer, Clark is a former abuse victim who went on to get her bachelor’s degree. She also coordinates a county crisis intervention team in Pennsylvania.

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TCSPP Organizational Leadership doctoral student Stephanie Barnes Taylor offers her advice about New Year’s resolutions in this blog post. The leadership coach advises against making them at all, advocating instead for changing actions. “This year instead of committing to a list of things that you are going to do, start with what you will not do.” 

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TCSPP doctoral student Andrea Hentschel and her trip to Athens, Greece with her Study Abroad class was featured in this Traverse City Record Eagle article. Hentschel, who also runs a Safe Families for Children program in her town, discussed her experience working with Syrian refugees during her trip abroad.

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