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December Student Newsletter – Winter Registration, Important Dates and Campus Events

Intersession: Get Ahead in Your Program by Enrolling in a Four-Week Intensive Course To learn more about the course offerings for Intersession 17/18. Registration is now open! To register go to – SOAR Student Portal – Search for Classes – 2017 Fall Quarter – Additional Search Criteria – Session – Intersession – Search Classes start […]

MA in Counseling Psychology – Holistic – Somatic Psychotherapy Specialization

Somatic psychology explores the reciprocal and inseparable relationship between body and psyche. Its most common techniques include bodywork and movement therapy, which trace their roots to traditional Asian movement practices, such as yoga. The Somatic Psychology Specialization is one of the few university programs in the world to offer professional training in psychotherapeutic practice from […]

Sport Psychology Faculty Published in Journals, Books

Sport Psychology Program Chair, Dr. Alison Pope-Rhodius, and Research Director and core faculty member, Megan Byrd, have both been busy adding their voices to the sport psychology literature. Here’s a roundup of their latest contributions. Dr. Pope-Rhodius co-authored the article titled, “The relationship between stress and coping in table tennis,” which was recently published in […]

November Student Newsletter – Intersession Enrollment, IDs, Workshops & More

Intersession: Get Ahead in Your Program by Enrolling in a Four-week Intensive Course To learn more about the course offerings for Intersession 17/18, go to www.jfku.edu/intersession Registration is now open! – To register go to https://www.jfku/edu/login/ – SOAR Student Portal – Search for Classes – 2017 Fall Quarter – Additional Search Criteria – Session – […]

I Take a Hike

The world appears to be tipping sideways since the election. Some say it must break to be set right. I, for one, am frightened. If and when it tips, who will be broken? Cut open?   All of this hums like the refrigerator. I hear it when everything else quiets like four a.m., realizing though, […]

Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy Speaks Out About Sustainability in Nonprofits

Solomon Belette, Director of the Sanford Institute of Philanthropy at John F. Kennedy University, wrote a powerful op-ed piece on the Brentwood Village Resource Center that was recently published in the Contra Costa Times. “In a recent East Bay Times article, Brentwood’s Village Resource Center Gets Reprieve, the community learned about the challenges the organization […]

Black Law Student Association Hosts Screening of Soul of Justice Documentary

On Feb. 8, 2017, The Black Law Student Association (BLSA) of John F. Kennedy College of Law, in collaboration with Associate Dean and Professor of Law Chris Kanios, began its Black History Month Celebration by hosting a movie night. The selected film was Soul of Justice: Thelton Henderson’s American Journey. Several students of diverse backgrounds […]

As U.S. Home Rentals Reach Record Levels, Landlord-Tenant Law Impacts an Increasing Number of Households

For residential renters, California generally and many Bay Area jurisdictions, in particular, boast some of the most robust tenant protections in the country. But what good are these protections if tenants do not even know they exist, let alone how to use them? A diligent tenant will have reviewed closely the terms of his or […]

John F. Kennedy Celebrates the Holidays by Giving Back to the Community

Two of JFKU’s organizations celebrated the holidays by running collection drives for two important non-profits that serve those in need during this season. The VALOR Center, John F. Kennedy University’s veteran services program, partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program to collect new, unwrapped toys to be distributed as Christmas gifts […]

After Sell-Out Crowd, JFKU to Host Encore Screening of CRAZYWISE Documentary

Popular Film Exploring Indigenous Approaches to Mental Health Crises Comes to San Jose Campus Following the sold-out screening at JFK University’s Pleasant Hill Campus in July, the documentary feature CRAZYWISE will be returning to JFK University for an encore showing this September. Don’t miss this rare second opportunity to see the film that compels audiences […]

Consciousness and Transformative Studies Holds Annual Graduation Ritual

On Friday, June 22, 2018 the Consciousness and Transformative Studies program held its graduation ritual to honor its graduating students. In addition to the graduating students, faculty, staff, current students, alumni and family members of graduates were in attendance, representing all constituent groups in the CTS community. Room S108 had been transformed from ordinary classroom […]

Guided Imagery: A Psychotheraputic Tool for Healing and Transformation

Guided imagery, a therapeutic approach that has had a role in healing traditions for millennia, is increasingly being used in a range of disciplines including medicine, sports performance, leadership and the arts. Imagery has particular relevance for the field of psychology since it is like a Rosetta stone that decodes and translates deep undercurrents at […]

MA in Counseling Psychology – Holistic – Depth and Transpersonal Psychotherapy Specialization

Depth Psychotherapy seeks to understand the role of dreams, imagination, archetypes, myth, and ritual in fostering psychological and spiritual well-being. The Depth Psychotherapy Specialization develops students ability to conceptualize psychological complexes within the context of the clinical relationship, as well as to engage clients in dream interpretation.

Community Comes Together for the Holistic Research Symposium

Educators, students, and members of the Holistic community were brought together on Thursday, May 25, 2017 to explore big questions at the Holistic Research Center’s Research Symposium. Nearly 50 attendees came out to the John F. Kennedy University Berkeley campus to explore topics ranging from internalized stigma to technology and consciousness, featuring presentations from the […]

JFKU Sport Psychology Hosts 2017 AASP West Regional Conference

John F. Kennedy University’s Sport Psychology is hosting the 2017 Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) West Regional Conference. The conference will provide students and professionals with opportunities to learn about current research and creative approaches to the field of Applied Sport Psychology. Presenters include several JFKU alums and professionals as well as three Keynote […]

MA in Counseling Psychology – Holistic – Holistic Studies Specialization

The Holistic Studies Specialization offers a hybrid of the programs other specializations, allowing interested students to explore transpersonal, somatic, and arts-based psychotherapeutic practices. The Master of Arts degree in Counseling Psychology Holistic with a Specialization in Holistic Studies prepares students for careers as psychotherapists with a special emphasis on transpersonal, somatic and arts based […]

The New Hippocratic Oath

The New Hippocratic oath should be: I will remember that there is an art to medicine as well as a science; and that warmth, sympathy, and understanding may outweigh the surgeon’s knife or the chemist’s drugs. With this manifesto delivered by Professor Jonathan Halevy as the rallying cry, the 12th annual UNESCO Chair in Bioethics […]

What Now? A Panel on Immigration Law

On February 25, 2017, the John F. Kennedy University Office of Diversity, College of Law, and Undergraduate Success Center co-sponsored an ImmigrationLaw panel discussion with the Contra Costa County Bar Association’s Immigration Section. Many students, alum, faculty, and members of the community attended this two-hour panel presentation. The event was moderated by Flavio Carvalho, an […]

March Student Newsletter – Spring Registration, New Student FAQs, Commencement, Computer help and more

Spring Registration is Now Open! Registration for Spring Quarter officially opened last week, and we are thrilled that students are already enrolling in their upcoming courses. All students received an email from the Registrar informing them of the registration period in their SOAR portal as well as instructions on how to register for their courses. […]

Harlem Wizards LEAP Fundraiser

Basketball fans are in for an incredible treat when the Sport Psychology program at John F. Kennedy University brings the phenomenal Harlem Wizards team to Northgate High School in Walnut Creek on April 30, 2017 for a unique afternoon of athleticism and good old-fashioned fun. Started in 1962 by New York sports promoter Howie Davis […]

February Student Newsletter – Looking Up Grades/IDs, Writing Workshops, Career Services & Event Lineup

Welcome Danielle Adams! – New Sport Psychology Academic Counselor Dr. Julie Cosenza did a sterling job guiding Sport Psychology students over the past three months. Thanks Julie! Julie has now passed the baton to Danielle Adams. Welcome Danielle! Danielle is based at the Pleasant Hill campus (Room S202) and she has a Virtual Office listed […]

MA in Sport Psychology – Clinical PsyD Dual Degree

For individuals interested in sport psychology and in working in a clinical setting and/or using clinical psychology skills in working with clients, John F. Kennedy University is pleased to offer an innovative program that enables individuals to work toward earning an MA in Sport Psychology and a PsyD degree concurrently. This program provides a unique […]

Graduate Certificate in Sport Psychology

JFK University’s Graduate Certificate in Sport Psychology is designed to provide psychologists, marriage and family therapists, and mental skills coaches the necessary coursework required by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP) for certification as a consultant. This certificate also gives athletes, coaches, trainers, and others in the sport and fitness arenas an introduction to […]

Redefining Beauty: A Disability Advocacy Presentation with Dr. Alette Coble-Temple and Rick Guidotti

Once in a while, an individual comes along who completely embodies the idea of perseverance; an individual whose determination to overcome all odds is at once inspiring and astonishing. Dr. Alette Coble-Temple is one such individual. Born with cerebral palsy, Dr. Alette Coble-Temple has gone on to earn a clinical doctorate degree, become a licensed […]

Bridging the Gap between Nutrition and Psychology

John F. Kennedy University is paving the way for formal education in a new area of study that lies between the disciplines of nutrition and psychology. Nutritional Psychology is an applied discipline that provides mental health professionals with psycho-educational tools to support client mood, behavior, and well-being. While Nutritional Psychology utilizes research findings and science […]

Embracing Our Futures as Developing Leaders: The Resilience and Strengths of Young Latinas and Their Families

The Latino culture has become so intertwined with American culture, it’s virtually impossible to tell them apart. While some indicators including language still remain to discern a difference, even those markers are being swallowed up as Latinos/as continue to assimilate into this country’s society. While America undoubtedly benefits from the addition of such a vibrant […]

Social Styles and Versatility: Turning the Fundraiser into a Relationship-Builder

For the majority of today’s nonprofits, donor acquisition is a reality that constantly has to be addressed, as generous and reliable support is the lifeblood of the average organization. Scouting and identifying prospective donors can become arduous in and of itself, but getting them to buy into your mission – literally and figuratively – often […]

JFK University Serves Up Big Wins for Underserved Students and Bay Area Nonprofits

John F. Kennedy University played host to two successful, high-profile events this week that underscored the University’s push to enhance student support and to broaden its impact in local communities. On Saturday, November 12, JFK University honored Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Maryland’s first woman lieutenant governor and former U.S. deputy assistant attorney general, with the Kennedy […]

January Student Newsletter – Tutoring Schedule, Work-Study Opportunities & Call for Scholarly Submissions

Book an Appointment with your Academic Counselor! Make sure you are on track with your degree requirements and course plan! Booking an appointment with your Academic Counselor can be done online: Go to https://www.jfku.edu.login – BlackBoard – Office of Student Experience – Meet your Counselor Questions? Contact AcademicCounselor@jfku.edu. For accounting questions contact the accounting office […]

Roadmap to Latino Prosperity Forum at JFK University Paves the Way Toward the Future of Latinos and of the United States as a Whole

What exactly is Latino prosperity? According to Mara Perez, Founder of Latino Futures, the think-tank-centered initiative fueling the Latino Prosperity Movement, “Latino prosperity is Latino socio-economic prosperity for the wellbeing of Latinos in the United States and for the country as a whole.” By 2060, 30% of the United States population will be Latino. That […]

Five Essential Ingredients for Museum Digital Stories and Narratives

Museums are among the greatest storytellers of modern times, so why is storytelling with digital media so complicated? After all, storytelling (digital or not) is still storytelling, but the new flavors of tech are leading to big digital flops in the kitchen. Isn’t there some sort of recipe we can follow? My master’s project, “Beyond […]