Benina Gould received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fielding Institute, receiving the Annual Social Justice Award. She was awarded a Carnegie Fellowship at the Belfer Center for International Studies at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government and Grants from the Center for Middle Eastern Studies , UC Berkeley and the Fetzer Foundation. She is former Director of the Social Transformation Program at Saybook Graduate School in San Francisco and a visiting scholar at the University of California, International and Area Studies.
Recently, Benina has completed a research study in Indonesia with colleagues at Pesantrens in Solo, Central Java entitled "Accessing Global Information: The Use of the Internet for Current Islamic and Non-Islamic Issues by Students in Solo, Indonesia" which was published in the American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, Vol 29, Spring 2012, #2. This research has also taken place in the Islamic community in California and in Pakistan. The purpose of this research was to examine the stereotype that 'madrassas' are the breeding grounds of fundamentalism."
Benina's present work "Beyond Tolerence: "Student Religion/Pluralism Survey" is a long term project with the "Abrahamic Family Outreach" at the Center for Theory and Research at Esalen Institute. The survey asks questions in order to understand the role that religion plays in the daily lives of high school students both at school , with their friends and durning a crisis. This research has been completed in Oakland, California, Muenster, Germany and Punjab, Pakistan.
Dr. Gould practices clinical psychology in Berkeley, Ca.
Upcoming Presentations and Public Addresses
- June -2008
- The Use of Technology by Indonesian Youth in Pesantrans. 9th International Conference on Social Representations Bali, Indonesia.
- July- 2008
- Technology and Social Change: Indonesian and Pakistani Muslim Youth Internet Survey. International Society of Political Psychology, Paris, France.
- "Intergenerational Inheritance of Trauma:Fueling future Violence" Engaging the Other:The Power of Compassion. Common Bond Institute, San Mateo, Ca.
Degrees, Discipline, Year, Institution
Current Projects and Professional Activities
Berger Gould, B. (1994). From the Outside In: The Human Side of Crisis Management. In Berger Gould, B. and DeMuth, D. (Eds), The Global Family Therapist: Integrating the Personal, Professional and Political (pp. 210-228). Needham, MA: Allyn & Bacon.
Berger Gould, B. (1994). Personal Reflections on Women and War. In Berger Gould, B. and DeMuth. D. (Eds.), The Global Family Therapist: Integrating the Personal, Professional and Political (pp. 271-277). MA :Allyn & Bacon.
Gould, B. (1997) Ritual as Resistance: Tibetan Women and Nonviolence. In Waller, M. and Rycenga, J. (Eds.), Frontline Feminisms Women, War and Resistance (pp. 213-233). New York and London: Garland Publishing.
Important Conference Presentations
Expertise Working with Saybrook Students
Research Expertise Rating Guide:
- studied in a class or have read intensively on my own
- special training in the form of a workshop or equivalent
- taught a class in, or supervised research using this method (research practicum, on a dissertation or master's committee
- used in research myself
- published or presented at conferences my research using this method
Methods Traditionally Considered As Quantitative (But Need Not Be)
|Randomized Controlled Clinical|
Methods That Could Use Quantitative Or Qualitative Methods
|Events paradigm (psychotherapy)|
|Case History Methods|
|Multiple Case Depth Research|
|Hermeneutic Single Case Efficacy Design|
Methods Primarily Associated With Qualitative Research (But May Also Use Quantitative)
Types of Analysis
|Simple Parametric Statistics (t-test, etc.)|
|Analysis of Variance (including MANOVA)|
|Analysis of Covariance|
|Regression (including multiple regression)|
|Discriminant Function Analysis|
|Structural Equation Modeling/Path Analysis|
|Meta-analysis and effect sizes|
|Time series analysis|