TCS is dedicated to helping students develop into professionals who can affect positive change in the world. In 2016-2017, we continued to provide our students and faculty various opportunities to immerse themselves in cultures and communities across the globe, while expanding our interdisciplinary programming and reach throughout the world.
This year, we provided 16 Faculty Internationalization Grants to our colleges and universities—empowering them to build lasting academic relationships, equipping faculty to apply global engagement lessons to their classroom curricula, and developing enriching study abroad opportunities for their students.
The Chicago School’s Los Angeles Campus faculty member Dr. Nadia R. Jones hosted several play therapy workshops for marriage and family therapists at Universidad Favaloro—to explore trauma through an evidenced based lens.
Collaborating with the University of Peace, faculty from The Chicago School met with La Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) for professional development—focusing on in-depth issues that can be applied in the classroom.
Saybrook and Colleges of Law faculty collaboratively investigated opportunities to establish instructional, research, and program relationships with Cuban institutions and agencies.
Saybrook faculty led a four-day workshop on hypnosis in partnership with the American University in Cairo and the Blue Lotus Well Being Foundation.
Under the J-1 Exchange Scholar Grant, Chicago School faculty member Dr. Aaron Mishara sponsored leading French neuropsychology of schizophrenia researcher Dr. Anne Giersh, giving her the opportunity to share her research with The Chicago School’s academic community.
Supported by Charite-Universitatsmedizin-Germany & Department of Psychiatry-Charles University-Czech Republic, The Chicago School faculty member Dr. Aaron Mishara built on a long-term collaborative research project with former J-1 Exchange Scholar, Dr. Philipp Sterzer.
Strategically building on a five-year MOU with Sanata Dharma University (USD) to promote academic cooperation, faculty from Pacific Oaks and The Chicago School journeyed to Yogyakarta to strengthen their partnerships.
The Chicago School facilitated a program titled Crossing Borders and Weaving Intercultural Work, Life, and Scholarship in Globalizing Universities. At this event, Dr. Adam Komisarof of Keio University met with The Chicago School faculty to discuss the globalization of campuses.
Through a J-1 Exchange Scholar Grant, Dr. Patricia Perez from The Chicago School sponsored Dr. Othman H. Alkhadher from Kuwait University. Dr. Alkhadher provided The Chicago School community with a better understanding of psychological issues in the Middle East and Kuwait.
Ten students from CETYS University, Mexico, and ten students from The Chicago School engaged in a weekend of workshops/presentations for multicultural learning experiences.
Dr. Nancy Bothne from The Chicago School presented on the community life of torture survivors to a global audience of activists, layers, mental health professionals, and researchers at the International Conference on Torture.
Saybrook faculty traveled to The Netherlands to share academic ideas with the Academy of Integrative Medicine (AIM)—a newly launched two-year certification program to address a growing interest in integrative medicine.
Chicago School faculty further advanced its partnership with La Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas (UPC) in Lima to attract prospective exchange students to its B.A. in Psychology program.
Faculty from Saybrook and The Chicago School traveled to Sabi Sands to participate in a Fellowship offered in collaboration with our in-country partner, READ Educational Trust.
Pacific Oaks College and The Chicago School faculty launched a week-long intergenerational trauma training program in Kathorus for mental health clinicians at the Ekupholeni Mental Health and Trauma Centre.
Through this community service project, Dr. Priscilla Cheng provided workshops for caregivers of traumatized youth in Lira and Kampala. Training included providing tools to caregivers of traumatized youth on the impact of vicarious traumatic stress and compassion fatigue.
Among these Faculty Internationalization Grants, four promoted cross-disciplinary cooperation among nearly a dozen TCS college faculty members to advance the following key initiatives:
This three-month course brought together students and faculty from all of our colleges to examine immigration from a cross-disciplinary perspective. Culminating in a 10-day immersive trip to Berlin, students and faculty cultivated a deep understanding of the ways that immigration affects individuals and the world around them.
Following are highlights of our community’s efforts to prepare agents of change to succeed in a borderless world:
10 new international partners through articulation agreements and memorandums of understanding.