GSEAP Sponsors Series of Bookstore Conversations

Submitted by Lynn Holforty on February 9, 2012

The Graduate School of Education and Allied Professions (GSEAP) is sponsoring a series of conversations this spring at the Fairfield University Post Road bookstore.

 

Thursday, February 9, 7 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Community Book Discussion of Schuyler’s Monster: A Father’s Journey With His Wordless Daughter by Robert Rummel-Hudson

Dr. Christine Siegel, Associate Professor of School Psychology and Associate Dean, will lead a free community book discussion on parenting children with disabilities – stories of challenges and triumph. Parenting can be one of life’s most enjoyable and rewarding experiences. However, there are times when the hassles of daily life can be stressful. The additional demands of caring for a child or adolescent with a disability can leave parents feeling overwhelmed, angry, and exhausted.
Since 2006, Dr. Siegel has been researching stress in parents of teens with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Research funding has been provided by grants from the Brinkman Private Charitable Foundation. The Bookstore event will discuss Robert Rummel-Hudson’s memoir Schuyler’s Monster: A Father’s Journey With His Wordless Daughter on the experience of parenting a child with a disability.

Parents, educators, and mental health providers are encouraged to read Rummel-Hudson’s engaging portrayal of his journey with his wordless daughter prior to attending.

 

Tuesday, February 28, 7 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Community Book Discussion of Feminisms and Educational Research by Wendy R. Kohli and Nicholas C. Burbules

Dr. Wendy Kohli, Professor of Educational Studies and Teacher Preparation, will lead a free community book discussion on feminist theory and its applications for education. The discussion will be based on her recently released book, Feminisms and Educational Research, coauthored with Nicholas C. Burbules and published by Rowman and Littlefield. One need not have read the book to engage in the conversation.

 

Tuesday, March 6, 6 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Community Book Discussion of Mindsight by Dan Siegel

Dr. Paula Gill Lopez, Associate Professor of School Psychology, and Dr. Tracey Robert, Associate Professor of Counselor Education, will lead a free community book discussion based on Mindsight by Dan Siegel. “A groundbreaking book on the healing power of “mindsight,” the potent skill that is the basis for both emotional and social intelligence. Mindsight allows you to make positive changes in your brain – and in your life.” http://drdansiegel.com/books/mindsight

One need not have read the book to engage in the conversation.

 

Thursday, April 26, 7 p.m.
Free and open to the public

Living and Working Effectively with Others

Dr. Diana Hulse and Retired Police Captain Peter McDermott will lead a conversation about interpersonal skills and their often-overlooked value in our everyday lives. They will discuss skills for giving and receiving feedback and how to facilitate interaction in group settings. They have co-authored several articles across the disciplines of counselor education and law enforcement. Dr. Hulse is Professor and Chair of the Counselor Education Department, and Captain McDermott retired after 47 years in law enforcement.

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