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Kjell Rudestam
Kjell Rudestam, PhD
Doctoral Faculty - School of Psychology
Santa Barbara, CA

kerudestam@fielding.edu

PhD, Clinical Psychology
University of Oregon (APA Accredited), 1969
 
MA, Clinical Psychology, University of Oregon, 1966
 
BA, Mathematics, Occidental College, 1964
 

Areas of Instruction:

  • Psychotherapy Practice and Research: - Psychodynamic, Behavioral, Humanistic, Interpersonal, Constructivist
  • Clinical Supervision
  • Couples Therapy
  • Psychopathology
  • Research in Psychotherapy
  • Family Therapy
  • Research Methods – Quantitative and Qualitative
  • Suicidology
  • Group Process
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Dissertation Supervision
 

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

Research Interests:
  • Suicide
  • Human Change Processes
  • Online Learning
  • Behavioral Economics
Practice Interests:
  • Constructivist Psychotherapy
  • Couples Therapy
  • Organizational Consultation
 

Professional Memberships:

  • Reviewer, Personality and Individual Differences
  • Reviewer, Training and Education in Professional and Psychology
  • Consulting Editor, Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
  • Consulting Editor, Professional Psychology
  • Consulting Editor, Journal of Community Psychology
  • Consulting Editor, Essence: Issues in the Study of Death, Dying and the Processes of Aging
  • Academy of Group Psychotherapy
  • American Psychological Association, Divisions 5, 12, 29
  • American Psychological Society
  • American Association of Suicidology
  • American Board of Examiners in Professional Psychology
  • American Academy of Psychotherapists
  • American Group Psychotherapy Association
  • Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI)
 

Honors and Awards:

  • 2007 Board Member, Alonso Center of Psychodynamic Studies
  • 2002 Founding Member, Registry of Group Psychotherapists
  • 1999 Diplomate, Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress
  • 1997 Board Member, American Academy of Police Psychology
  • 1994 Fellow, American Academy of Clinical Psychology (FAClin)
  • 1994 Fellow, American Psychological Association, Division 12
  • 1986 Honorary Doctorate of Science, The Professional School of Psychology, San Francisco
  • 1978 Teaching Award, Department of Psychology, York University
  • 1975 Diplomate, Clinical Psychology, American Board of Examiners in Psychology
 

Publications:

  • Rudestam, K.E., & Newton, R. (2015). Surviving your dissertation: A comprehensive guide to content and process. 4th ed. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
  • Newton, R., & Rudestam, K.E. (2012). Your statistical consultant: Answers to your data analysis questions, 2nd ed. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
  • Rhode-Brown, J., & Rudestam, K.E. (2011).  The role of forgiveness in divorce adjustment and the impact of affect. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, 52 (2), 109f.
  • Rudestam, K.E., & Schoenholtz-Read (Eds.) (2009). Handbook of online learning: Innovations in higher education and corporate training, 2nd ed. Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
  • Rudestam, K.E. & Schoenholtz-Read, J. (2009). The flourishing of adult online education: An overview. In K.E. Rudestam and J. Schoenholtz-Read, Handbook of online learning, 2nd ed. (pp 1-28). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.
  • Rudestam, K. E. (2007). Experiential groups in theory and practice. St. Petersburg, Russia: Piter Press.
  • Rudestam, K. E. (2004). Distributed learning. In A. DiStefano, K. E. Rudestam, & R. Silverman (Eds.), Encyclopaedia of distributed learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • DiStefano, A., Rudestam, K. E., & Silverman, R. (Eds.). (2004). Encyclopaedia of distributed learning. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Rudestam, K. E., Giannetti, R. A., & Stamm, B. H. (2003). Role of technology in clinical psychology. In I. B. Weiner (Ed.) & G. Stricker & T. A. Widiger (Vol. Eds.), Handbook of psychology: Vol. 8. Clinical psychology (pp. 533-549). New York: John Wiley & Sons.
  • Rudestam, K. E., & Schoenholtz-Read, J. (Eds.). (2002). Handbook of online learning: Innovations in higher education and corporate training. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Rudestam, K. E., & Schoenholtz-Read, J. B. (2002). Overview: The coming of age of adult online education. In K. E. Rudestam & J. B. Schoenholtz-Read (Eds.), Handbook of online learning: Innovations in higher education and corporate training (pp. 3-28). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
 

Presentations:

  • Rudestam, K.E. (2014). Anxiety toolbox: The treatment of anxiety disorders from multiple theoretical perspectives. Discussant and moderator, Santa Barbara County Psychological Association, Santa Barbara, CA (April 26).
  • Rudestam, K.E. (2014). Strategies for conducting and writing quantitative and qualitative dissertations. Invited address, Antioch University of Santa Barbara. (February 21).
  • Rudestam, K.E. (2014). Using the world café method for exploring diversity and social justice in training psychologists. National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology Midwinter Conference, New Orleans, LA. (January 21).
  • Rudestam, K.E. (2012). Meeting accreditation demands for licensure pass rates: Innovative practices in professional psychology.  National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology MidWinter Conference, New Orleans, LA (January)
  • Rudestam, K.E. (2010). Contributions of constructivist epistemology to the practice of psychotherapy. Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Exploration, Florence, Italy (June).
  • Rudestam, K.E. (2010). The implications of constructivist epistemology on the practice of psychotherapy. University of California at Santa Barbara Psychology Clinic.  Goleta, CA (February).
  • Rudestam, K.E. (2008). Can love last? Relational approaches to the fate of intimacy.  Alonso Center for Psychodynamic Studies. Kansas City, MO (August).
  • Rudestam, K. E. (2007, January). Technology and clinical training. Presented at the annual conference of the National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology, Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
  • Rudestam, K. E. (2006, September). Inpatient suicide prevention. Presented at Santa Barbara County Mental Health, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Rudestam, K. E. (2003, January). Learning as a state of mind: Taking the distance out of distance education. Presented at the annual conference of the National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology, Phoenix, AZ.
  • Rudestam, K. E. (2003, January). The intersection of work and family cultures. Discussion Group, Symposium on Ethnicity and Identity in Work and Family Life sponsored by The Alonso Center for Psychodynamic Studies, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • Rudestam, K. E. (2000, April). Suicide and the media. Invited address at the meeting of the American Association of Suicidology, Los Angeles, CA.
 

Funded Grants/Contracts:

  • 2004-2006 Fielding Graduate University Research Grant, Validation of the Love Compatibility Inventory
  • 1999-2000 Fielding Institute Research Grant, Battelle Project, Evaluation of Domain-Specific Multidisciplinary Intelligent System
  • 1998-2000 Fielding Institute Research Grant, Parenting Research Project
 

Professional Experience:

  • Associate Dean for Academic Affairs & Core Faculty, School of Psychology, Fielding Graduate University.
 

Other Professional Activities:

  • 2005-present: Reviewer, Training & Education in Professional Psychology.
  • 2004-present: Co-Chair, Distance Education Training Committee, American Group Psychotherapy Association.
  • 2004-present: Co-Chair, Integrated Sessions Committee, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • 2004-present: Reviewer, Personality and Individual Differences.
  • 1999-present: Consulting Editor, Reviewer, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice.
  • 1993-present: Staff Privileges, Cottage Hospital, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • 1985-present: Adjunct Faculty, Antioch University, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • 1985-present: Clinical Associate, Santa Barbara Family Therapy Institute, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • 1976-present: Board Member, Council on Suicide Prevention, Toronto, Canada.
  • 2005-2006: Coordinator, Strategic Planning Steering Committee, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • 2002-2005: Task Force on Training, American Group Psychotherapy Association.
  • 2001-2004: Chair, Communications Committee, National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology.
  • 1996-2002: Co-Chair, Planning and Advisory Council, Fielding Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • 1997-2001: Faculty, Masters in Organizational Development and Effectiveness, Fielding Graduate Institute, Santa Barbara, CA.
  • 1975-1985: Professor and Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, York University, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
  • 1969-1975: Associate Professor and Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Psychology, Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • 1967-1968: Research Scholar, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden
  • 1966-1967: Instructor in Mental Health, Los Angeles Sheriff's Academy, Los Angeles
  • 1966-1967: Brentwood Veterans Administration Hospital and Los Angeles Suicide Prevention Center Internship (APA Approved)
  • Member, Board of Consultants, Together Community Walk-In Clinic
 
 
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