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Spring-Summer 2014 Volume 31 No 1

Core Strength

Across the country, 44 states and the District of Columbia have voluntarily adopted the Common Core State Standards for education. The goal of Common Core is to better prepare students for college and careers by raising students’ proficiency in math and literacy in language arts. “We’re getting into the age …

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Issue: Spring-Summer 2014 Volume 31 No 1

Social Benefits

Throughout the years, popular culture has given us a number of tributes to friendship – from Dionne Warwick’s song “That’s What Friends Are For” and Maeve Binchy’s novel Circle of Friends, to the hit TV sitcom Friends. A quick search on Pinterest or Google will return a wide variety of …

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Issue: Spring-Summer 2014 Volume 31 No 1

Dean Margaret J. Weber

Dean Weber has served as dean of GSEP since 2001. In her 13 years of leadership, she has worked closely with faculty and staff to help strengthen and shape the GSEP mission and distinguish the school among its peers in higher education. During her tenure, enrollment stabilized, funding through foundations …

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GSEP Holds Fourth Annual COASTAL 5K/10K

The fourth annual Children’s Outreach: Advancing Social Transformation and Learning (COASTAL) 5K/10K Walk/Run and Kiddie K welcomed hundreds of runners and walkers back to Dockweiler Beach on Saturday, January 25, 2014. COASTAL raises funds for GSEP programs that help school-age children in underserved populations reach their full potential. California Bank …

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Dean’s Distinguished Lecture Series

The Role Of Philanthropy In Revitalizing L.A.’S Public Schools On February 11, GSEP welcomed two leaders from the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools: Melanie Lundquist, philanthropist and board member; and Joan Sullivan, chief executive officer. The independent, nonprofit organization manages 17 public schools, focusing on four tenets: family and community …

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Ten GSEP Psychology Students Receive Competitive Stipend from the California Department of Mental Health

The California Department of Mental Health (DMH) and the Los Angeles County DMH have initiated a Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT) Educational Stipend Program to address a shortage of mental-health professionals in underserved communities. This year, 10 GSEP students were selected to receive an $18,500 stipend in exchange for working …

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Robert deMayo Accepts Award on Behalf of CPA

Associate dean and MA in Psychology program director Robert deMayo attended the American Psychological Association (APA) State Leadership Conference (SLC) in March, which is held annually in Washington, D.C. As president of the California Psychological Association (CPA), he accepted the award for Outstanding State Psychological Association on CPA’s behalf. “This …

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Faculty Authors: Carol A. Falender, PhD, and Edward P.Shafranske, PhD

Also edited by Celia J. Falicov, PhD, this practical guide presents a model for developing multicultural competence within supervision. In-depth supervisory vignettes apply the model to a variety of cultural dimensions, including gender, ethnicity/ race, immigration, socioeconomic status, disabilities, religion, and sexual orientation. APA president Nadine Kaslow said it would …

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Faculty Authors: Drew Erhardt, PhD

The skyrocketing rates of ADHD diagnosis highlight the importance of mental-health professionals being able to accurately identify ADHD and to differentiate it from other conditions that can mimic its symptoms. Coauthored with Elizabeth P. Sparrow, this book provides comprehensive coverage of the nature and diagnosis of ADHD, giving readers the …

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Faculty Authors: Susan Hall, JD, PhD

The book features insight from nationally-recognized scholars and clinicians with expertise in treating men. Hall, associate professor of psychology, contributed a chapter together with Robert Scholz, assistant director and coordinator of alcohol and drug programs of the Pepperdine University Counseling Center in Malibu. The chapter discusses the ways in which …

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Class Notes Spring-Summer 2014

Faculty Robert deMayo, PhD, was an award presenter at the Voice Awards, an event sponsored by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Agency (SAMSHA) on September 25, 2013. In March, he accepted the award for Outstanding State Psychological Association on behalf of the California Psychological Association. Louis Cozolino, PhD, received …

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Dean Weber

Letter from the Dean

As an institute of higher education, the Pepperdine Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) is a well-established champion of personal and professional development. Whether one pursues a master’s or doctoral degree, takes a class to develop a new hobby, or reads up on a particular period of history, learning …

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Issue: Spring-Summer 2014 Volume 31 No 1