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April 2020 News from Continuing Education
  • Introducing Free Online Webinars
  • Summer online courses
  • Other remote educational opportunities
Free Webinars, Open to the Public
Throughout the month of April Antioch University Continuing Education is offering a series of free online webinars, designed to connect our campuses, alumni and communities in this uncertain time.
LIVE 2 Hour Webinar / FREE
Saturday April 11, 2020, 10:00 am (PT) / 1:00 pm (ET)

This Program is moderated by  Jayne Benjulian.
Accessing an interior life, and giving voice to that life in a way an audience can believe in it, is the art of monologue. In this 2 hour webinar workshop, you will listen to & practice writing the kind of monologues that give voice to your interior life or the life of a character that you created or select from a literary model. We will share best practices and tips for rehearsing and performing first person narrative. Register here.
A Weathering Change series webinar
LIVE Webinar - FREE
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 12:00-1:15 PM ET

This webinar will review the potential impacts of a changing climate on wetland ecosystems, with a focus on the glaciated northeast. The presentation will review three types of wetlands: vernal pools, peatlands and tidal marshes with an eye to the vulnerability and potential resilience of such systems to the current and projected changes is temperature, precipitation and atmospheric carbon dioxide content. Response of these ecosystems to such disturbances will be considered through different spatial scales. The instructor is Michael Simpson , core faculty in Environmental Studies at Antioch University New England.
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April 16, 2020, 11:00 am (PST) / 2:00 pm (EST)
Have you ever read the ingredient list to common household cleaners? Have you ever considered what the effects of the chemicals used in everyday cleaning products do beyond clean? This webinar with Diane V Capaldi, PaleoBossLady  explores how toxins are present in most cleaning products and what you can do to make your home safe. Register here.
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Saturday April 18, 2020, 10:00 am (PST) / 1:00 pm (EST)
 Despite gains in gender equality, ingrained biases about males and females still exist — and can have grave consequences. Stubborn beliefs cultivated from an early age such as “girls are bad at math,” “girls are better at cooking,” or “boys don’t cry,” pave the way to sobering statistics about the number of female leaders in business and politics, and disturbing truths about the frequency of sexual harassment. Register here.
A Diversity and the Environment Webinar
Tuesday, April 21, 2020, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm ET/ 9:00 am - 10:00 am PT, LIVE WEBINAR  FREE
Increased attention on the pervasiveness of harassment and assault in the daily professional lives of women and men calls for open dialogue and institutional culture change, particularly around issues of gender-based discrimination and the role of power dynamics. Although the topic of harassment in the workplace is not new, what constitutes the 'workplace' for environmental professionals can present a unique set of challenges in terms of the spaces in which the work takes place and the various actors involved. The aim of this webinar is to acknowledge and better understand the presence of these issues in the fields of Environmental Studies and Sciences while discussing the role of professional societies and institutions of higher education in cultivating a safe working and learning environment. This webinar will be interactive and discuss resources available through the AdvanceGeo project.
by the Leadership in Edible Education Program at Antioch University Seattle & EduCulture,
Join us for a virtual dialogue, facilitated by edible educator Jonathan Garfunkel, along with local Seattle educators and food practitioners. This virtual event will also be an opportunity to learn about our upcoming Leadership in Edible Education 2020-21 program cycle aiming to begin this summer quarter.
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Saturday April 25, 2020, 10:00 am (PT) / (1:00 pm (ET)
 Join Tania Pryputniewicz for using tarot cards as an inspiration for daily journaling deepens your relationship to yourself and your writing. The steady practice of journaling already gives you the powerful gift of introspection and leaves you a concrete, physical map of your mind and your heart. When you add the tarot as a writing tool to begin or extend your journaling practice, you enter an inspirational landscape of symbols and images designed to help you explore how we travel through life from innocent beginner (The Fool) to mature world player (The World Card). The meditative process of narrowing down to focus on one card before you begin to write creates a sense of stillness and peace in which to hear yourself think. Register here.
Selected Summer Online Courses
Just, Good, Food, ED-6504, 3 credits, Section A, Online
Just Good Food explores how contemporary food systems and individual food choices relate to human, animal, and environmental social justice issues. Just Good Food focuses on the connections between food systems and issues of hunger, poverty, animal protection, climate change, healthcare, sustainability, legislative policies, and corporate interests. The course surveys a broad range of food-related issues, with the opportunity for further study in a personal area of interest. The course also highlights solutions-focused organizations, practices, and policies. Students learn to think critically about how food choices affect all living beings and the planet and gain insight into food-related politics and policy. Restrictions: Free course vouchers are not applicable to this course. Section A: Online May 18- Aug.21, Instructor: Cynthia Trapanese, Methodology: Online - asynchronous

 Race, Intersectionality, and Veganism, ED-6500, 3 credits, Section A, Online
In this course, students explore issues of intersectionality, racism, and racial justice within the specific context of veganism. Through structured conversation as well as research, reflection, and practical application, students learn how to educate effectively and seek solutions that address overlapping systems of racial injustice and animal exploitation. Restrictions: Free course vouchers are not applicable to this course. Section A: Online May 18- Aug. 21, Methodology: Online - asynchronous

Creative Activism, ED-6502, 3 credits, Section A, Online
Creative Activism offers a study of literary, performance, and visual artists who focus their work on one or more facets of comprehensive humane education—human rights, animal protection, and environmental stewardship. In addition to studying solutions-focused art and artists, students will examine their own experience with the creative process, design original and collaborative work, and practice integrating art for social change into their own lives, teaching, and/or community outreach. Educators, activists, artists, writers, visionaries, and anyone curious about creative activism will discover ways to cross the bridge from despair to action with the support of a dynamic learning community.
Restrictions: Free course vouchers are not applicable to this course. Section A: May 18 - Aug. 21 Methodology: Online - asynchronous
Writing for Social Change, ED-6506, 3 credits, Section A, Online
In this course participants live like writers, thinkers, and creators of wisdom, cultivating and contemplating questions that matter. Through the medium of transformative language arts, students discover what it means to be earth-inspired, animal-inspired, and human-inspired, positioning and empowering words for personal and social change. Through an online retreat design, writers are immersed in readings, music, short films, mindfulness meditation, and experiential writing activities as a source of inspiration and a springboard for independent and/or collaborative writing projects. All genres are open for exploration. Writing circles meet online to share progress, inspirational tips, and resources.
Restrictions: Free course vouchers are not applicable to this course. Section A : May 18- Aug. 21, Methodology: Online

Environmental Studies
Climate Response: Costs and Financing, ES 5850, 1-cr, Section A, Online
In responding to such climate-mediated impacts there are three leading criteria in choosing a response strategy: effectiveness of any specific recommendation, ease of implementation and costs. This module focuses on the associated costs analyses that should accompany any on-the-ground response to projected climate impacts. Marginal cost analysis will be covered, as well as dollar-based valuation approaches, including avoided damage costs, replacement costs and substitution costs. The issue of financially discounting the future in light of inaction will be addressed. Finally, funding sources and financing strategies will be introduced.Delivery: Online
Dates: May 3 – 30, 2020, 4 weekly asynchronous online lessons Credits: 1 or audit for no credit Registration deadline: April 28, 2020
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Applied Psychology
Trans Experiences: An Introduction, PY-6210, 3-cr. Online
This course will give students the opportunity to develop awareness of identities related to sex, gender, gender identity, and gender expression. Utilizing research and theory, there will be a focus on the bio-social-cultural-psychological factors that shape gender.
Methodology: Asynchronous online 5/26-7/26. May have additional synchronous Zoom online meetings, times TBD

Integrative Approaches to Addiction, PYC-6260, 3-cr. Online
This course is designed to prepare students to work with clients who present with addictive disorders. Students will examine the process of change that occurs in recovery from these disorders and focus on skill development in the Transtheoretical Model of change, Motivational Interviewing, cognitive/behavioral, attachment theory, group techniques, solution-focused techniques, management of co-occurring disorders, and techniques in a harm reduction framework. The efficacy of these approaches with a variety of populations and ethnic groups will be examined. The course will be geared to students who have prior knowledge, experience and/or training in addictions counseling.
Methodology: Asynchronous online 5/18-8/9. May have additional synchronous Zoom online meetings, times TBD.

Counseling Approaches to Grief and Loss, PY-5321, 3-cr, Online
This 3-credit course will address grieving as a natural process for both adults and children, explore grief related to trauma, describe chronic grief accompanying on-going loss, and introduce a variety of methods for supporting adaptive and healing processes. The impact of loss on families and communities will also be included.Restrictions: by dept. approval. Submit non-matriculated enrollment form to continuing education to obtain permission.
Methodology: Asynchronous online 5/18 – 8/9. May have additional synchronous Zoom online meetings, times TBD.
May 2, 3, 23 and 24 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Pacific Time

This 2 academic credit course (up to 19 CE credits available through PESI) is designed for students to review and complete the Level 2 Gottman Method Couples Therapy Training. Through training manuals, video, online class discussion and participation, participants will learn about integrating Gottman Method Couples Therapy into their clinical work. Clinical Training will give students insights into treatment for couples who struggle, using research-based assessments and effective interventions based on the Sound Relationship House Theory. Completion of the course will allow students to register and designate themselves as Trained Clinicians in Gottman Method Level 2. Includes 500-page, Level 2 clinical training manual and follow up sessions with a Certified Gottman Therapist.
Prerequisite: Completion of Gottman Training Level 1
Workshop cost - $199

The impacts from a changing climate are visible and increasing. Build your skills, knowledge, and networks to take effective action. The Climate Resilience Certificate prepares professionals to incorporate resilience strategies into planning, implementation, and evaluation within any domain of resource management, community engagement, and environmental protection.

Upcoming courses:
Climate Justice and Equitable Adaptation (ES 5860, section A) Climate change disproportionately affects communities of color and communities facing poverty. This module will focus on understanding how the intersections of social injustice and climate change can intensify the effect of climate impacts in communities that have been historically marginalized. This course will train current and future resilience professionals to work in a more inclusive manner with diverse constituencies and to advocate for and implement strategies that yield more equitable outcomes. Dates: Online, April 5 to May 2, 2020, 4 weekly asynchronous online lessons
Credits: 1 or audit for no credit Registration deadline: April 1,

This course will introduce the student to the evolution of dance/movement therapy theory from its historical roots through current and progressive perspectives. Major founders, their contributions, and the impact of historical, cultural, and societal trends on the emergence of the profession will be an ongoing emphasis through both experiential and didactic methods. The course will also build a beginning understanding of the contemporary intersection of dance/movement therapy with body/mind disciplines, psychology, and neuroscience. The relationship of the student as an individual, group member, and future dance/movement therapist to the material of the course will be an ongoing, underlying theme. 3-credits, Wed. to Sun., June 24 - 28, Antioch University New England, Keene, NH