Fall New Student Orientation

In order to best support you as you start your journey with us, The Enrollment Team would like to invite you to our Fall New Student Orientation.

At the Orientation, you will have the opportunity to meet with your Enrollment Advisor, Academic Counselor, and other support staff and faculty.  We will be providing campus tours, enrollment and registration assistance and introducing you to all the opportunities, support services and resources available to you as a student at John F. Kennedy University.

Date and Time

  • Wednesday, September 25, 2019
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Location

  • Pleasant Hill
    100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA, USA
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Summer New Student Orientation

In order to best support you as you start your journey with us, The Enrollment Team would like to invite you to our Summer New Student Orientation.

At the Orientation, you will have the opportunity to meet with your Enrollment Advisor, Academic Counselor, and other support staff and faculty.  We will be providing campus tours, enrollment and registration assistance and introducing you to all the opportunities, support services and resources available to you as a student at John F. Kennedy University.

Date and Time

  • Wednesday, May 29, 2019
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Location

  • Pleasant Hill
    100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA, USA
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Spring New Student Orientation

In order to best support you as you start your journey with us, The Enrollment Team would like to invite you to our Spring New Student Orientation.

At the Orientation, you will have the opportunity to meet with your Enrollment Advisor, Academic Counselor, and other support staff and faculty.  We will be providing campus tours, enrollment and registration assistance and introducing you to all the opportunities, support services and resources available to you as a student at John F. Kennedy University.

Date and Time

  • Wednesday, March 27, 2019
  • 6:00pm - 8:00pm
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Location

  • Pleasant Hill
    100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA, USA
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Multicultural Awareness and Competency in Consulting Diverse Sporting Populations

The purpose of this workshop is to enhance attendees’ cultural awareness and competencies for consulting with diverse sporting populations. Through interactive group conversations, experiential and reflective activities, attendees will deepen their understanding of sport multiculturalism, reflective practice, and reflexivity as critical to client-consultant relations. Further attendees will develop a deeper awareness of ways to promote socially just sport environments, inclusive language, the role their social identities play in their consulting practice, intersectional microaggressions and their impact on health and well being, and strategies for continual cultural awareness and development.

SPORT PSYCHOLOGY PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT SEMINARS (PDS)
The sport psychology Professional Development Seminars (PDS) are intended to give our students and the community at large an extra perspective of what the world of sport psychology looks like. We bring highly respected professionals from the field to speak on different topics related to sport psychology. These topics could include working with specific populations (endurance athletes, para-athletes, youth and their parents, the Military, coaches, professional athletes, Cirque du Soleil, and performers of all kinds), learning about important psychological concepts in sport (anger and aggression, self-awareness, balance and burnout, motivation, acceptance, commitment, and mindfulness), or learning important entrepreneurial concepts (how much to charge, how to market yourself, how to find a niche, and general facts about running a business). The PDS events also help the students build their network and resource list by connecting with the speakers.

Date and Time

  • Saturday, February 23, 2019
  • 9:00am - 4:00pm
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Location

  • Pleasant Hill
    100 Ellinwood Way, Pleasant Hill, CA, USA
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Facilitator

Leeja Carter, Ph.D.

Leeja Carter, Ph.D. moved to Brooklyn, NY in 2014 by way of Chicago, IL and Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Carter believes sport and exercise are not only personally enhancing, but can transform families and communities. A feminist sport psychology practitioner and women’s health advocate, her work addresses historical and contemporary representations of Black women’s ‘strength,’ culturally sensitive health and sport psychology approaches for people of color, and gendered racism in sport. Dr. Carter received a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University, a Post-Master’s Certification in Exercise Science from California University of Pennsylvania, and a Ph.D. in Kinesiology with a concentration in the Psychology of Human Movement from Temple University. In 2015 Dr. Carter created the PEAK Program at Long Island University – Brooklyn (LIU): an all-in-one program that combines research, applied sport psychology practice, and student training for the LIU and Brooklyn communities. In 2018 she was awarded the Fulbright Specialist Scholar award to serve as a Visiting Scholar at London South Bank University (LSBU) in their Sport and Exercise Science Research Center (SESRC) on the project titled, “Interdisciplinary Methods to Addressing Health Behaviors Among Women and Girls in London.” Recently she began an online video series, serving as producer, titled, “Beyond Me Too – Sport (BMTSport)” which shares stories of resistance, strategies, advice, and hopes for making sports a safe, inclusive, and equitable space for all. Dr. Carter has been nationally and internationally recognized for her work. Also, she’s received funding for several of her projects, presented talks, keynotes, and research presentations nationally and internationally, as well as written papers and book chapters on topics related to racism in sport, sport feminism, and cultural competence in sport psychology. When Dr. Carter isn’t conducting research or filming for BMTSport, she is enjoying yoga, cooking, or meditation.

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About

Bonnie Bernstein, MFT, BC-DMT, REAT, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Dance/Movement Therapist and Expressive Arts Therapist mentored by pioneer dance therapist Blanche Evan from 1970-82. For over 45 years she has worked primarily in in-depth, insight-oriented dance/movement/word therapy for the higher functioning client. She specializes in therapy for survivors of sexual trauma and has published in this area. Since 2008, she has facilitated month-long workshops for survivors of sex trafficking and psychosocial trauma in Kolkata, India. Her lifelong research is on the therapeutic use of dance in indigenous world cultures. She is an adjunct professor at JFK University and is Director of “Live Is Movement” Dance/Movement Therapy Institute: In The Methods Of Blanche Evan. Ms. Bernstein has a private practice in Palo Alto, CA

Programs/Courses

  • Movement Seminar
  • Dance/Movement Therapy: Theory and Practice

Selected Publications

Bernstein, B. (1995). Dancing beyond trauma. In F.Levy (Ed.), Dance & other expressive art therapies: When words are not enough, (pp. 41-58). N.Y.: Routledge Press.

Bernstein, B. (2013). Treating survivors of trauma in the global community. In Maller, D. and Fritchele, M. (Eds.), The Praeger Handbook of Community Mental Health (pp.109-126). California: Praeger Press.

Bernstein, B. (2009). From survivor to healers: Dance/movement therapy and expressive arts therapy in Kolkata India. In IEATA Newsletter Edition #1 of 2009, pp.4-7.

Bernstein, B. (2018). Dance/movement therapy with elders: Dance for health and healing. In Maller, D. and Langsam K. (Eds.), The Praeger Handbook of Community Mental Health, (pp. 86-92). California: Praeger Press.

Credentials & Accolades

Donor Stewardship Seminar: Jeri Boombaarden

Date and Time

  • Thursday, December 12, 2019
  • 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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Location

  • John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill Campus

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Ethics in Philanthropy Lunch and Learn: Chelsey Souza

Date and Time

  • Thursday, November 14, 2019
  • 11:30AM - 1:30PM
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Location

  • John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill Campus

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Branding, Marketing Seminar: Leeann Almeda & Lisa Cooke

Date and Time

  • Thursday, September 12, 2019
  • 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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Location

  • John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill Campus

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Board Engagement Lunch and Learn: Phil Arca

Date and Time

  • Thursday, August 15, 2019
  • 11:30AM - 1:30PM
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Location

  • John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill Campus

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The Ask Seminar: Anne Marie Taylor

Date and Time

  • Thursday, July 11, 2019
  • 10:00AM - 12:00PM
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Location

  • John F. Kennedy University, Pleasant Hill Campus

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