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Colette Fleuridas  |  Interests  |  Scholarship  |  Service  

Education:

  • Ph.D. Counseling and Human Development, University of Iowa, 1987
  • M.A. Counseling and Human Development, University of Iowa, 1983
  • M.A. Religion, Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 1979
  • B.A. Religion, Chapman College, 1975

Professional Experience:

  • Program Director, Graduate Counseling Program - Saint Mary's College (1994 - 2003)
  • Program Director, Graduate Psychology - California State University, Chico (1993 - 1994)
  • Psychotherapist and Clinical Director - Various locations, including private practice (1983 - 1995)

Teaching Experience:

  • Full Professor, Graduate Counseling Program - Saint Mary's College (1999 - Present)
  • Associate Professor, Graduate Counseling Program - Saint Mary's College (1994 - 1999)
  • Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology. - California State University, Chico (1989 - 1994)

Professional Licenses & Certifications:

  • Marriage and Family Therapist - State of California (January 1991)

Presentations:

Selected Presentations

  • On-line survey of religious, spiritual, and paranormal experiences, beliefs, and values. Fleuridas, Colette (paper, primary presenter)
    World Congress on Psychology and Spirituality; New Delhi, India

    Preliminary analyses and results of the first 500 respondents to an on-line survey (results posted on research web site: http://www.spiritresearch.org/SRVBE.results.100slides.2007.pdf).
    (January 2008)
  • On-line survey of religious, spiritual, and paranormal experiences, beliefs, and values; The first 500 respondents: Some preliminary analyses.. Fleuridas, Colette (paper)
    American Psychological Association Annual Conference; San Francisco, CA.
    (August 2007)
  • Integrating transpersonal psychology and spiritual/religious issues into a more traditional curriculum: Challenges, successes, and sharing resources.. Fleuridas, Colette and Lukoff, David (talk, speech or lecture)
    Council for Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychologies 2005 Symposium, Petaluma, California.
    (May 2005)
  • The Spiritual and Religious Values, Beliefs and Experiences Survey: Initial Findings related to AWE.. Fleuridas, Colette (panel or forum member)
    Awe to Action Conference. San Francisco, CA.
    (July 2004)
  • Racism and Multiculturalism: Our Personal Journeys.. Fleuridas, Colette, Heid, Laura, Parish, Mary and Lee, Wanda (panel or forum member)
    American Association for Counselor Education and Supervision Conference. Portland, OR.
    (1996)
  • Promoting Family Empowerment: The Role of the Child Care Professional.. Fleuridas, Colette and Bordin, Judy (talk, speech or lecture)
    Northern California Association for the Education of Young Children Conference. Rocklin, CA.
    (1994)
  • Family Functioning and Connection with Nature as a Child related to Adult Psychological Adjustment. Fleuridas, Colette, Worden, Daniel and Vela, Eddie (poster)
    The 51st National, Annual Conference for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists. Anaheim, CA.
    Co-presented with graduate student Daniel Worden (1st author) and Dr. Eddie Vela (3rd author), Anaheim, California.
    (1993)
  • Building Self-Esteem to Make Healthy Lifestyle Choice. Fleuridas, Colette (talk, speech or lecture)
    Campus Wellness Center Forum, California State University, Chico
    (1993)
  • Family Functioning and Parental Alcoholism Related to Adult Psychological Adjustment.. Riley, Lionne and Fleuridas, Colette (poster)
    The 51st National, Annual Conference for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists. Anaheim, CA.
    (1993)
  • Family Functioning and Clinical Symptoms: Adults Molested as Children.. Forester-Foong, Da Lene, Fleuridas, Colette and Herringer, Lawrence (poster)
    The 51st National, Annual Conference for the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapists. Anaheim, CA.
    (1993)

Inservice Trainings or Seminars

  • Integrating Theory, Reserach, and Practice: Toward an integral, holistic approach to care for self and others. Fleuridas, Colette (talk, speech or lecture, invited, primary presenter)
    The Center for Integrative Psychology, Alliant University
    Day long seminar/workshop for clinicians, professors, and graduate students.
    (April 04, 2009)
  • Integrating Spirituality into Psychotherapy.. Fleuridas, Colette (invited)
    Faculty Inservice Training Workshop; Moraga, CA.
    (January 2002)
  • Resources and Experiences for Celebrating Diversity and Unlearning Racism.. Fleuridas, Colette (talk, speech or lecture, invited)
    One-day Institute for Saint Mary's College Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential students.
    (1996)
  • Unlearning Racism: Diversity training.. Fleuridas, Colette and Gokul, Ram (invited)
    Saint Mary's College Counseling Center
    (1996)

Workshops

  • Integral evolution: Wilber, Reich, and Levashov. Blasband, Richard and Fleuridas, Colette
    Esalen, Big Sur, California
    (June 2007)

Publications:

  • Fleuridas, C. (2013). Chapter: Unexpected transformation.. In Eulert, D. (Ed.), In D. Eulert, Ritual and healing: Ordinary and extraordinary transformations. (pp. pp. 173-182). Henderson, NV : Motivational Press.
  • Fleuridas, C. (2008). Review: Encyclopedia of Religious and Spiritual Development. The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, Vol. 18, Iss. 2, 164-168.
  • Fleuridas, C., Creevey, K. & Vela, E. (1997). Sexual risk taking in college students and functional families of origin.. Families, Systems & Health: The Journal of Collaborative Family Health Care, Vol. 15(2), 185-202.
  • Scofield, T. R., White, L. J. & Fleuridas, C. (1997). Relating training to changes in behavior, case conceptualization, and therapeutic outcome.. The Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families., Vol. 5, 4-18.
  • White, L. J., Rosenthal, D. M and Fleuridas, C. 1993. Accountable supervision through systematic data collection: Using single-case designs., Counselor Education and Supervision., vol. 33, pg.32-46
  • Fleuridas, C. (1993). Understanding women.. In Kimball, G. (Ed.), Everything you need to know to succeed after college.. Chico, CA.: Equity Press..
  • Fleuridas, C., Rosenthal, D. M., Leigh, G. K. & Leigh, T. E. (1990). Family Goal Recording: An adaptation of Goal Attainment Scaling for enhancing family therapy and assessment.. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy., Vol. 16, 389-406.
  • Fleuridas, C. (1987). The stress of unemployment: Its effects on the family and treatment.. In Rosenthal, D. M. and Hansen, J. C.(Eds.), Family stress. The family therapy collections.. Rockville, MD: Aspen.
  • Fleuridas, C., Nelson, T. S. & Rosenthal, D. M. (1986). The evolution of circular questions: Training family therapists.. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, Vol. 12, 113-127.
  • Colangelo, N. and Fleuridas, C. "The abdication of childhood.." Journal of Counseling and Development 64 (1986): 561-563
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