Arts for Humanity!

ah2Arts for Humanity! is an arts outreach organization in Santa Barbara that celebrates humanity through the arts with programs that cultivate creativity and empower people with developmental disabilities, at-risk youth, the elderly and others in partnership with local artists and the Santa Barbara community. Founded in 1997 by AUSB Alum, Karsen Lee Gould, MA,CDT, Class of 1989, Arts for Humanity!’s performing and visual arts programs benefit individuals and build community by giving a voice to the underserved through the power and beauty of the arts.

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Dear Friends, I hope this note finds you well and enjoying this Holiday season. I am really thrilled to share Arts for Humanity!’s year of accomplishments with you . Please feel free to send us comments or questions, we’d love to hear from you. Thank you and all the best to you and your family from all of us at Arts for Humanity!

Karsen Lee Gould

Karsen’s work continues the traditions of Antioch and AUSB’s commitment to community service. The AH! website has more information about the organization, programs, events and how you can become involved with this organization. Their 2009 Holiday Newsletter is shown below.

Arts for Humanity 2009 Holiday Newsletter

Arts for Humanity!

ah2Arts for Humanity! is an arts outreach organization in Santa Barbara that celebrates humanity through the arts with programs that cultivate creativity and empower people with developmental disabilities, at-risk youth, the elderly and others in partnership with local artists and the Santa Barbara community.  Founded in 1997 by AUSB Alum, Karsen Lee Gould, MA,CDT, Class of 1989, Arts for Humanity!’s performing and visual arts programs benefit individuals and build community by giving a voice to the underserved through the power and beauty of the arts.

karsen_gould

Dear Friends, I hope this note finds you well and enjoying this Holiday season. I am really thrilled to share Arts for Humanity!’s year of accomplishments with you .  Please feel free to send us comments or questions, we’d love to hear from you.  Thank you and all the best to you and your family from all of us at Arts for Humanity!

Karsen Lee Gould

Karsen’s work continues the traditions of Antioch and AUSB’s commitment to community service. The AH! website has more information about the organization, programs, events and how you can become involved with this organization. Their 2009 Holiday Newsletter is shown below.

Arts for Humanity 2009 Holiday Newsletter

MFT Consortium of the Central Coast Region meeting

mft logo_w_star FINALAntioch University Santa Barbara is hosting a multi-county-wide event to launch the MFT Consortium of the Central Coast Region.  The Central Coast Region Consortium, which includes Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Kern counties, is joining the MFT Consortium of California and its five regional MFT Consortia.  The Consortium consists of more than 100 member universities and clinical training sites statewide.  Representatives from regional universities with MFT Programs, County Department of Mental Health offices from each of the four counties, social service agenies from each of the four counties, and regional representatives from the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists will be in attendance.

For further information about this event or the MFT Consortium of the Central Coast Region, contact Kristine Schwarz, M.A., M.F.T., at kschwarz@antiochsb.edu, or 805-962-8179 ext. 171

MFT Consortium of the Central Coast Region meeting

mft logo_w_star FINALAntioch University Santa Barbara is hosting a multi-county-wide event to launch the MFT Consortium of the Central Coast Region. The Central Coast Region Consortium, which includes Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, and Kern counties, is joining the MFT Consortium of California and its five regional MFT Consortia. The Consortium consists of more than 100 member universities and clinical training sites statewide. Representatives from regional universities with MFT Programs, County Department of Mental Health offices from each of the four counties, social service agenies from each of the four counties, and regional representatives from the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists and the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists will be in attendance.

For further information about this event or the MFT Consortium of the Central Coast Region, contact Kristine Schwarz, M.A., M.F.T., at kschwarz@antiochsb.edu, or 805-962-8179 ext. 171

Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program Scholars Day

4100331291_e94217b473_oThursday, December 3, 2009, 1:30-3:00 PM, 3rd Floor Library and Patio. Poster Presentations of American Psychological Association Amicus Curiae Briefs.

The students research amicus curiae briefs that were submitted by the American Psychological Association to assist judges in their decision making processes about a significant legal case that is before them. Many of the briefs are submitted to the US Supreme Court and are about social justice issues.

This event for our advanced doctoral candidates and doctoral students in the 4th year of their studies present research posters to the community, in a similar style as a conference setting. They talk about their research of a specific legal case, the amicus curiae brief (friend of the court brief), the holding of the court, and the student’s critical analysis of the issues. Each student takes approximately 3 minutes to highlight the issues of the case and responds to questions from the visitors. This happens simultaneously where the visitors walk around and go from one poster to the next. Thus, each student presents his or her poster multiple times.

Members of the academic, mental health, and legal communities are invited to support our aspiring psychologists, listen to their findings, and acknowledge their dedication and hard work. Refreshments will be served.
For further information contact Dr. Lipinski: (805) 962-8179 x323 or blipinski@antiochsb.edu

Cases Presented:

• “BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA OPPOSE EQUAL RIGHTS,” by Denise Jaimes-Villanueva, M.A. DC Court of Appeals (2002). ISSUE: “First Amendment right to freedom of association.” BSA terminated all relationships with two gay former Eagle Scouts.
• “FOOD FOR THOUGHT: PSYCHOLOGISTS AS MEDICAL CARE PROVIDERS—LESSONS FROM BUCY v. BUCY,” by Betsy Bates Freed, M.A. Connecticut Court of Appeal (1990). ISSUE: Whether expenses incurred in psychotherapy for the treatment of eating disorders are “medical expenses” within the meaning of a separation and support decree.
• “HIDING BEHIND THE 1ST AMENDMENT: BOY SCOUTS OF AMERICA V. DALE,” by Alexandra Schmidt, M.A. US Supreme Court (2000). ISSUE: “First Amendment right to freedom of association.” BSA expelled assistant scoutmaster because he stated publicly that he was gay.
• “HUNTOON v. TCI CABLEVISION OF COLORADO: CAN NEUROPSYCHOLOGISTS TESTIFY AS TO THE ETIOLOGY OF ORGANIC BRAIN DAMAGE?” By James Fortman, M.A. US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (1998). ISSUE: “Whether a neuropsychologist is qualified to testify as to the causation of a head injury.”
• “PANETTI RAISES THE BAR AGAINST EXECUTING THE INCOMPETENT,” by Patti Michaels, M.A. US Supreme Court (2007). ISSUE: “The appropriate standard for determining the level of mental illness that should preclude execution, as well as the issue of how to define the factors that should be assessed in such a case.”
• “TWO-TIERED VALUE OF HUMAN LIFE PROMOTED THROUGH APA’S EXPLOITATION OF ADOLESCENTS,” by David Eagle, M.A. US Supreme Court (1990). ISSUE: “Whether an Ohio statute which prohibited a physician from performing an abortion upon a minor unless notice was provided to one of the minor’s parents is unconstitutional.”
• “WHEN HARD SCIENCES AND SOFT SCIENCES MEET: HOW COGNITION AND PHYSICS INFLUENCE TRIAL OUTCOMES,” by Jason Arkin, M.A. New York Supreme Court, Appellate Division (1998). ISSUE: “Whether cognitive research evidence and expert testimony regarding laypersons’ beliefs concerning physics was admissible in a murder trial.”
• “GOODMAN V. GEORGIA: THE APPLICATION OF THE AMERICAN DISABILITIES ACT TO THE PRISON SYSTEM,” by Dore Lavering, M.A. U.S. SUPREME COURT (2006). ISSUE: “Whether the American with Disabilities Act applies to conditions under which the disabled are held in state prisons.”
• WRIGHT v. PENNSYLVANIA (pending 2008). Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. ISSUE: “Involves the lower courts’ interpretation that the Post Conviction DNA testing statute does not allow access to DNA testing if there has been a ‘voluntary’ confession in the case” by Chelsea Gottfurcht, M.A.

MA Education (MAE) Alumni News

mae-newsMAE graduate Michele Zucolota, (Class of 2009), has had her MA thesis accepted as a paper presentation at the prestigious American Educational Research Association (AERA.) Michele wrote on Counseling Services for International Students: Perceptions of Brazilian Students’ Experiences in American Universities. Her paper will be presented in Denver, at the annual meeting late April, early May

MAE graduate Kylea Asher, (Class of 2006) has also had her paper; Malia and Sasha Go to School: Lessons From Quaker Education accepted for the American Educational Research Association (AERA.). Kylea is now working on her doctorate at Indiana University.

In Memorium

BasilWithViolets In Memorium, Basil, AUSB’s unofficial mascot. From Lorna Hunt; “a sweet snuggler, a gentle snorer, an obliging training partner, a great annointer of the outdoors, devilishly clever about stealing other dog’s bones, a devoted and companionable lounger, an excellent traveller and an unfailing purveyor of day to day cuteness.”

AUSB Odyssey

The next edition of The AUSB Odyssey is currently in the works. For all you budding writers out there this is a great chance to get that favorite poem or essay of yours published.

To submit an article or picture, or if you have an idea for something you would like to see in the paper, please email ausbodyssey@gmail.com. You will receive an email to verify that your submission has been received.
All submissions must be in before the end of the day Wednesday, Nov. 11.