The Holistic Research Center (HRC) at John F. Kennedy University (JFKU) is generously funded by the National University System (NUS) Innovations Grant program. The HRC gives JFKU core and adjunct faculty, NUS-Affiliate faculty, and alumni an institutional structure to collaborate on projects, connect to financial and administrative support, and maintain motivation for researching, publishing, and presenting in holistic mental health fields of study.
The HRC currently supports two kinds of projects:
1) Researching holistic counseling constructs (for example: meaning in life, mindfulness, and expressive arts interventions, etc.)
2) Expanding research methodology towards a more holistic paradigm (for example, embracing quantitative – qualitative mixed methods, exploring depth approaches to pursuing knowledge in the field of mental health, understanding best research practices that impact clinical application of holistic methodology in the field)
The HRC strengthens JFKU’s 50 year legacy as a leader in the field of holistic studies. Please check out the 2016-2017 research projects supported by the HRC at JFKU:
MMM Research Group – Meaning, Mindfulness, & Marginalization
CCS Research Group – Confronting the Cultural Shadow
Peer Support as Therapeutic Intervention: A Mixed Method Study on the Impact on Female Sexual Health