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Trauma Team, alumni, social work

Alumni Feature: Claire Muldrew, LCSW

Bridging Two Shores The Loma Linda University International Behavioral Health Trauma Team is currently working with local members of the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Ireland to provide training on the Community Resiliency Model® (CRM). Alumna Claire Muldrew has contributed to these efforts.

faculty, interdisciplinary studies

Dr. Nicholas Rockwood appointed to Division of Interdisciplinary Studies

The School of Behavioral Health is pleased to welcome one of our newest faculty members, Dr. Nicholas Rockwood. Dr. Rockwood is now working in the Division of Interdisciplinary Studies, specializing in quantitative research. He will be collaborating on projects with all three SBH departments in addition to teaching and lecturing. Dr.

CRM training, global mental health, global service, samoa

Teaching to Learn and Learning to Teach: A Summer in Samoa

It was apparent from the moment we stepped off the plane at Faleolo International Airport in Samoa that we were entering another world. A small nation comprised of six islands in the South Pacific approximately halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand, Samoa is stunningly, impossibly green. Arriving on the island was like stepping into a postcard.

faculty, psychology

Dr. Bridgette Peteet joins Psychology faculty

The Department of Psychology welcomed its newest faculty member this autumn: Dr. Bridgette Peteet from Cincinnati, Ohio. Dr. Peteet has resided in Cincinnati for the past 18 years and was previously an associate professor at the University of Cincinnati.

alumni, social work

Alumni Feature: Tori Dang, MSW

Tori Dang graduated from the Department of Social Work and Social Ecology in June 2018 with her Master of Social Work degree. In addition to her academic studies, Tori was instrumental in providing philanthropic work to the local community as President of the Iota Pi chapter of the Phi Alpha Honor Society for the 2017-18 academic year.

obesity, psychology, research, sleep

The Sleep-Obesity Connection

Not getting enough sleep or getting poor quality sleep has consistently been linked to increased risk of developing obesity in adolescence. This is concerning, considering that over two-thirds of teens are sleep deprived, putting a significant portion of youth at risk for poor health consequences. Although the relationship between poor sleep and obesity seems clear, the underlying reasons for this relationship are not.

alumni, counseling and family sciences

Alumni Feature: Jessica ChenFeng, PhD, LMFT

Imagine being at a national convention when, all of a sudden, a book publisher approaches you with a request to write a book about the journey of becoming a marriage and family therapist. That’s exactly what happened to Jessica ChenFeng, PhD, LMFT, alumna of the Loma Linda University School of Behavioral Health’s Counseling and Family Sciences Department.

child mental health, psychology, research

Helping clinicians engage children and families into therapy

Mental health treatments for children and adolescents are more effective than ever at treating common problems such as anxiety, disruptive behaviors, and depression. Unfortunately, about half of children who need treatment do not enroll in service. For those who do enroll, half drop out of treatment prematurely.

awards, faculty, global mental health, research, social work

Dr. Qais Alemi honored for research on refugees

The University of California, Davis hosted its fourth Ulysses Banquet last month to mark the 10-year anniversary of the Ulysses Refugee Health Project. The event honored the work of over 200 refugee community and agency leaders, doctors, students, and faculty members of several American and international universities. A refugee-led collaborative effort, the Ulysses Project has advanced migration health research, education, and policy along with the professional re-entry of many refugee doctors. Collaborators include: