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Benina Gould received her Ph.D. in clinical Psychology from the 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. While at the Kennedy School she completed a major study "Living in the question? The Berlin Nuclear Crisis Critical Oral History Project." This followed many years of being part of a Trac II project and leading groups of psychologists to the former Soviet Union. She also was a visiting scholar at the Institute for Slavic, Eurasian and Eastern Europe Studies at UC Berkeley. At the present time Gould practices clinical psychology in Berkeley, California. She is now the co-director of the Trauma Certificate at Saybrook University and teaches "Refugee, Trauma and Resiliency" as part of the Transformative Social Change Section.
Benina is involved in the "Next Generation Project" which surveys students with colleagues in Germany and the United States. "Giving Voice to Young People "is an attempt to understand the role that religious pluralism and stereotypes" play in the lives of students both at school, with their friends and during a political crises. This research has been completed in Indonesia, Muenster, Germany, Pakistan and Oakland, CA, both in religious and secular schools. The last part of this project is facilitating the translation of a "Peace Education" textbook that was developed by my colleagues in Indonesia for Muslim students, and will be adapted with other global textbooks for use in schools and among interfaith groups. Given the world we live in now the anti Muslim situation and immigration crisis, needs more and more voice from all of us. Having been in Paris during the "Paris Attacks" I now feel I know more about PTSD then ever before.
- Areas of Expertise
Area Expertise Child & Adolescent Development Learning/Learning Disabilities Transformative Social Change Human Rights Immigration and Refugee Issues Multitrack Diplomacy Multitrack Diplomacy Nonviolence Socially Engaged Spirituality
- Education History
Degree Institution Year LCSW Simmons College School of Social Work, Boston, Mass. 1975 Ph.D Fielding Institute, San Francisco, Ca. 1987
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Refugee, Trauma and Resiliency
Immigration and Refugee Issues
- Professional Skills
Trauma and Resiliency, PTSD, Counseling, Social Justice