Suicide: What Therapists Need to Know
Sep 5 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Course Description
A need clearly exists for more extensive training in the treatment of suicidal clients, since one in five therapists loses a patient to suicide. Despite the difficulties inherent in dealing with suicidal clients, only 40% of all graduate programs offer formal training in the study of suicide. The workshop (1) provides the latest findings on the risk factors and demographics of suicide; (2) offers a conceptual model and a developmental perspective on the dynamics underlying suicide; and (3) addresses the topics of assessment and treatment.

– Utilize assessment and interview techniques, based on psychiatric, psychological, and other social factors that are effective in identifying those at greatest risk for suicide
– Employ an innovative cognitive/affective/behavioral approach for treating suicidal clients
– Understand the core dynamics operating in clients at risk for suicidal behavior
– Identify clients’ negative thought patterns that influence self-destructive and suicidal behavior

As a community service for National Suicide Prevention Month, there is no fee for this workshop. Attendees may earn four Continuing Education (CE) Units with a $25 fee. click here to register

Instructor: Lisa Firestone Ph.D.
Dr. Firestone is Director of Research and Education with the Glendon Association and an adjunct professor in the Antioch University Santa Barbara PsyD program. She is an active conference facilitator in the areas of suicide, Voice Therapy and couple relations. Dr Firestone is a practicing clinical psychologist. She is the author of numerous articles and chapters and co-author of Conquer Your Critical Inner Voice and Creating a Life of Meaning and Compassion: the Wisdom of Psychotherapy, and most recently Sex and Love in Intimate Relationships (APA books).

Women & Leadership Info Session
Sep 9 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

We are currently accepting applications for our 2016 Women & Leadership Certificate Program – a unique, low-residency/virtual certificate program that prepares tomorrow’s leaders by empowering them with the knowledge, skills, and mentorship to achieve professional and personal success.

At our Info Session you will:

– Meet the Program Director
– Talk with our Admissions team
– Receive a thorough overview of the program and University
– Enjoy light refreshments
– Tour the campus

Questions? Please contact Sharisse Estomo, Director of Admissions.

Please click here to RSVP. We look forward to meeting you!

Graduate Education and Credentialing Information Session
Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Being a part of Antioch University Santa Barbara’s Graduate Education and Credentialing program means joining a family of professionals who value your individual strengths and professional interests. Whether you’re interested in our Master’s degree or securing a credential, we invite you to learn more about our program – with a concentration in Social Justice & Educational Leadership – designed for those who are currently working in education or related field.

At our Info Session you will:
– Meet a faculty member
– Learn about our program
– Talk with our Admissions team
– Enjoy light refreshments
– Tour our campus

Questions? Please contact Sharisse Estomo, Director of Admissions.

Please click here to RSVP. We look forward to meeting you!

BA Lunch and Learn Info Session
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Complete your Bachelor’s degree at Antioch University while staying right here in Santa Barbara. Students and graduates describe the BA program as “transformative,” “holistic,” “personalized,” and “flexible.”

Enjoy FREE lunch while you:

– Hear about our BA program and diverse concentrations
– Meet a BA faculty member
– Talk with our Admissions team
– Learn about the BA Bridge Program and Pathway Programs
– Tour our campus

Questions? Please contact Molika Oum, Admissions Advisor.

Please click here to RSVP. We look forward to meeting you!

In Bloom in Santa Barbara: Promising Practices in Nature-Based Urban Early Childhood Education
Sep 19 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Antioch University Santa Barbara is excited to be partnering with Antioch University New England, the Academy of Forest Kindergarten Teachers, and the Wilderness Youth Project to offer In Bloom in Santa Barbara: Promising Practices in Nature-based Urban Early Childhood Education.

Come spend the day with us on Saturday, September 19 at the Open Alternative School in Santa Barbara at 4025 Foothill Road. We’ll spend time indoors and outdoors, listening and doing, thinking and playing. We’ll explore the school grounds and nearby urban gardens. And we’ll take full advantage of the accessible green spaces in the nearby neighborhood. All early childhood and early elementary parents, teachers, outdoor educators, and administrators with an interest in connecting children to the nearby natural and built environments are invited. Cost is $75. ** Click here to register **

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Antioch in Conversation: Jonathan Fox
Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

Antioch University Santa Barbara presents an interactive conversation with Jonathan Fox of the Ensemble Theatre of Santa Barbara on Monday, September 28, from 4:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Jonathan has been the Executive Artistic Director of the Ensemble Theatre since 2006 and is also directing its upcoming production of “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” in October.

Part of the Antioch in Conversation series that has previously included television pioneer Norman Lear, Santa Barbara Symphony Music Director Nir Kabaretti, and Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe, Jonathan will speak and answer questions from the audience in Community Hall at AUSB’s downtown campus at 602 Anacapa Street. The event is free and open to the public.

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