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    Morton Deutsch, Ph.D.

    Founder, Morton Deutsch International Center for Cooperation and Conflict Resolution (MD-ICCCR)

    Professor Deutsch, an eminent social psychologist, has been widely honored for his scientific contributions involving research on cooperation and competition, social justice, group dynamics, and conflict resolution. He has published extensively and is well known for his pioneering studies in intergroup relations, social conformity, and the social psychology of justice. His books include: Interracial Housing Theories [ ... ]

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    Martin Epstein,

    Marty Epstein has been practicing nonviolent communication (NVC) since 2002 and has given workshops at the UN, New Hope Community Center, The Center for Mind, Body Medicine, The Center for Women’s Health, and The Natural Gourmet Culinary School. He has brought NVC in the form of collaborative communication to an investment bank and worked with a team of NVC professionals on a project for a major pharmaceutical [ ... ]

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    Erwin Flaxman, Ph.D.

    Ombudsman

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    Nick Redding, M.S.

    Program Coordinator (AC4)

    Nick Redding is Program Coordinator of the Dynamical Systems and Conflict research projects with the Advanced Consortium on Cooperation, Conflict and Complexity (AC4) at the Earth Institute, Columbia University. He is also in the final phases of completing his doctorate in Social-Organizational Psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University. Currently, he is researching leadership complexity in complex confli [ ... ]

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    Barry Sommer, M.Ed.

    Lecturer in Continuing Education

    Barry Sommer is a licensed educational psychologist, certified school psychologist, and a licensed marriage and family therapist in private practice with the Helix Group in Visalia, California. Teaching, training, consultation and facilitation for schools, businesses, and health organizations is a special interest. His primary goal is to support personal, family, community, and organizational development and health. [ ... ]

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    Mary E. Sormanti, Ph.D.

    Professor of Professional Practice

    Dr. Sormanti's work experience includes extensive clinical practice with children and families at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Children's Hospital in Boston, MA, where she specialized in bone marrow transplantation and bereavement. From September 2002 through August 2003 Dr. Sormanti served as the Clinical Program Director for a newly developed Project Liberty funded program that addressed the mental health [ ... ]

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    Michael Stone, M.D.

    Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

    Dr. Michael Stone is a professor of clinical psychiatry at Columbia. His specialty is personality disorders - most especially "borderline personality disorder." But in recent years he has concentrated as well on the extremes of personality, as shown by persons who show antisocial, psychopathic, and sadistic traits. This led to an interest in the kinds of people committing murder - spanning the spectrum from jeal [ ... ]

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    Derald W. Sue, Ph.D.

    Professor of Psychology and Education

    Derald Wing Sue is Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Counseling and Clinical Psychology at Teachers College and the School of Social Work, Columbia University. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Oregon, and has served as a training faculty member with the Institute for Management Studies and the Columbia University Executive Training Programs. He was the Co-Founder and first President of [ ... ]

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    Janice Tudy-Jackson,

    Lecturer-in-Law

    Janice Tudy-Jackson is a facilitator, mediator, trainer, and educator, with extensive experience in conflict management and collaborative processes.  She, also, serves on the faculty for courses and workshops offered by the American Bar Association; the New York City Bar Association; the National Legal Aid & Defender Association’s National Leadership Institute; the Association for Conflict Resolution of Gre [ ... ]

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    Helen Verdeli, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology

    My research involves adapting and testing in randomized controlled trials psychotherapy for depressed people across a variety of cultures and contexts. I have collaborated with academic and humanitarian groups in the United States, Europe, Asia, and Africa, and have participated in the cultural modification of Interpersonal Psychotherapy for use in resource-poor communities: depressed adults in South Uganda [ ... ]

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    Ovita Williams, M.S.W.

    Associate Director of Field Education

    Ovita Williams is an Associate Director of Field Education and teaches the Social Work with Battered Women course at CUSSW. She received her Master of Science in Social Work from Columbia University in 1993 and her Bachelor of Arts from Vassar College. Ms. Williams is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in domestic violence and forensic social work practice. Prior to her work at CUSSW, she was the Directo [ ... ]

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    Elwin Wu, Ph.D.

    Associate Professor of Social Work

    Dr. Wu is an Associate Director of the CUSSW Social Intervention Group and the Co-Director of the HIV Intervention Science Training Program for Racial/Ethnic Minority New Investigators. His practice experience includes direct clinical practice with individuals, couples, and groups with agencies serving primarily the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities; evaluation of violence prevention programs for pe [ ... ]

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    John Zinsser,

    Lecturer

    John W. Zinsser believes anyone facing a challenge at work or school, who wants help, should get it. That is why for nearly 25 years, he has supported Fortune 500 and global companies, governments, and private institutions to consider, implement, assess and improve conflict management capacity, especially through organizational ombuds programs. Whether as designer, analyst, Lecturer, or award winning ombuds, Zinsser [ ... ]

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    Loss, Trauma, and Emotion Lab

    The lab is devoted to the question of how humans cope with loss, potential trauma, and other forms of extreme life events. For the past 20 years, our research has attempted to document the variety of outcomes people show in response to such events as well as the factors that predict these outcomes. We have been especially interested in advancing research and theory about resilience in the face of extreme adversity, [ ... ]

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    Teachers College Office of the Ombudsman

    The College Ombuds is a resource available to students, faculty, and staff for resolving problems and conflicts.  Members of the College community can use the services of the Office when they need assistance or advice, or after other efforts have not succeeded. The Office provides information and explains options for resolving a wide range of problems and rectifying many situations affecting the academic or w [ ... ]

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    Trauma and PTSD Program

    The Trauma and PTSD Program, in the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the Department of Psychiatry and The New York State Psychiatric Institute, is committed to improving the lives of people affected by trauma and bereavement. Our team of dedicated clinicians, research scientists, and staff uphold our mission by: Conducting clinical studies to improve the effects of new treatments for individuals with posttraumatic stre [ ... ]