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Dr. Norman Amundson is a Professor in Counseling Psychology at the University of British Columbia. He has spoken at many national and international conferences and focuses his writings and talks on the importance of creativity, imagination, cultural awareness, and action as career development strategies.
Author: Norman Amundson
Titles: Active Engagement: The Being and Doing of Career Counselling (2009); The Physics of Living (2003); Metaphor Making: Your Career, Your Life, Your Way (2010); Hope-Filled Engagement (2011)
Publisher: Ergon Communications – www.ergoncommunications.com
Other Titles: S. Niles, N. Amundson & R. Neault (2011). Career Flow: A Hope Centered Approach to Career Development. Publisher: Pearson.
Betsy Best-Martini is a recreational therapist working with older adults and frail elders. She consults, presents nationally and teaches at College of Marin.
Authors: Elizabeth Best-Martini & Kim Botenhagen
Title: Exercise for Frail Elders
How to Order: Human Kinetics, PO BOX 5076 Champaign, IL 61825-5076, 800-747-4457, www.humankinetics.com
Notes: Ebooks will be available in second edition due out in 2013. Contact www.betsybest.com for information on 3 publications.
Janice Blanchard is a gerontologist and a nationally recognized writer, speaker and consultant on aging
|Creativity in Later Life|
Dick Bolles is author of the most popular careerplanning and job-hunting book in the world, What Color is Your Parachute?: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers. He has guided millions in their quest for not only the right job but also the right life. What Color is Your Parachute? was on the New York Times’ best-seller list for a remarkable 288 weeks over the years, and is considered one of the “25 Books That Have Shaped Readers’ Lives” throughout history, by the Library of Congress's Center for the Book.
Author: Richard N. Bolles
Title: What Color Is Your Parachute 2012
Description: Selected by TIME magazine this year as one of the 100 best non-fiction works to appear since 1923, this book is revised annually, and has sold 10 million copies thus far. The 2012 edition is dramatically different from previous editions.
Publisher: Ten Speed Press, an imprint of Crown Publishing, a division of Random House
How to Order: amazon.com or any bookstore
Other Titles: The Job-Hunter's Survival Guide; What Color Is Your Parachute Job-Hunter's Workbook; Finding Your Mission in Life; What Color Is Your Parachute for Teens (co-author: Carol Christen)
Denise Bondy, a certified Activity Coordinator, has advocated for people with developmental disabilities for 30 years and engaged in the visual arts in many capacities. In addition to teaching art, she has worked with Bay Area agencies and was the activities and volunteer coordinator of The Cedars of Marin for 10 years. In 2009, she coordinated a unique and colorful multi-artist show titled "Working Out: Artists With Developmental Differences" in the Rasmussen Art Gallery on the Pacific Union College campus.
|Creativity Lab Bibliography|
Carmela Ann Carlyle
Carmela created the first Chair and Wheelchair Laughter Yoga Club in the world in 2007 which is also featured in this DVD. She trains eldercare professionals to be Certified Laughter Yoga Leaders.
DVD Title: Laughing with Older Adults: an instructional tool for leading joyful chair fitness
Description: This is an ideal tool for anyone who wishes to integrate the healing power of laughter into their work with older adults. The almost two hour-long DVD features laughter yoga with elders at different levels of care, from four residential care communities.
Click to watch a three minute preview: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-WfQCs57ak
Chaplain Bruce Feldstein, MD
Bruce Feldstein is founder and Director of The Jewish Chaplaincy at Stanford University Medical Center since 2000, and is Adjunct Clinical Professor at Stanford University School of Medicine where he teaches Spirituality and Meaning in Medicine, a required class, and the Healer’s Art course.
|Bridging with the Sacred|
Sara Zeff Geber
Sara Zeff Geber, PhD., is the founder of LifeEncore. She is a speaker, author, and coach in later-life and retirement planning. She works cooperatively with financial planners to provide a 360-degree perspective on the adventures awaiting individuals in the baby boom generation as they re-invent the concept of retirement. Sara is the author of How to Manage Stress for Success: An AMACOM WorkSmart Series Book, and chapter author of “Choices,” in GPS for Success.
|Fifty-Plus, Minus Kids: The Unique Challenges of "Solo Agers"|
Sally Gelardin delights in bringing together people and ideas. She is the first Poetics of Aging Conference Chair, Moderator of Careerwell’s Tele-Interviews with Industry Experts, Instructor of the Global Career Development Facilitator Training, Creator of Job Juggler’s Lifelong Employability Program, and Adjunct Faculty/Portfolio Evaluator at the University of San Francisco.
Author: Sally Gelardin
Title: Career and Caregiving: Empowering the Shadow Workforce of Family Caregivers (National Career Development Association)
Description: As our population ages, the time has come to empower the shadow workforce – the over-worked, underpaid population of family caregivers. This wonderful book provides a unique and powerful contribution of care to caregivers—highly recommended. Dean Ornish, M.D. – Founder and President, Preventive Medicine Research Institute, Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco; Author, The Spectrum
How to Order: Available through the National Career Development Association
Other Titles: Starting and Growing a Business in the New Economy: Leading Career Entrepreneurs Share Stories and Strategies (National Career Development Association); The Mother-Daughter Relationship: Activities for Promoting Lifework Success. See additional publications.
John Gray is the #1 Best Selling Relationship Author of all times.
Author: John Gray, PhD
Titles: The Mars and Venus Diet and Exercise Solution; Why Mars and Venus Collide
Description: Why Mars & Venus Collide – Improving Relationships by Understanding How Men and Women Cope Differently with Stress – Published by Harpers Collins; The Mars & Venus Diet & Exercise Solution – Create the Brain Chemistry of Health, Happiness, and Lasting Romance
Other Titles: Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus; Mars and Venus on a Date; What You Feel You Can Heal; Men, Women and Relationships; Mars and Venus in Love; Mars and Venus Together Forever: A Practical Guide to Creating Lasting Intimacy; Mars and Venus in the Bedroom; Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus Book of Days; Mars and Venus Starting Over; How To Get What You Want and Want What You Have; Children Are from Heaven; Practical Miracles for Mars and Venus: Nine Principles for Lasting Love, Increasing Success, and Vibrant Health in the Twenty-first Century; Mars and Venus in the Workplace; Truly Mars & Venus; Mars and Venus: 365 Ways to Keep Passion Alive; Venus on Fire, Mars on Ice – Hormonal Balance – The Key to Life, Love, and Energy
Don Hanlon Johnson
Don Hanlon Johnson, PhD, is founder of the first graduate degree program in Somatic Psychology program in the United States, located at CIIS where he is a professor. Don Hanlon Johnson’s website
Author: Don Hanlon Johnson
Titles: Everyday Hopes, Utopian Dreams: Reflections on American Ideals; Body, Spirit and Democracy
Publications: Best Jobs for the Future, The Career Chase; Don't Stop the Career Clock; Capitalizing on Career Chaos
Ken Keis, MBA, CPC is considered a foremost global authority on the way assessment strategies and processes increase and multiply your success rate. He also has co-created CRG’s proprietary development models and written over 3 million words of content for 40 business training programs and 400+ articles. Ken is an expert on assisting individuals, families, teams, and organizations to realize their full potential and to live On Purpose!
Author: Ken Keis
Title: Why Aren’t You More Like Me?
Description: Each person has a distinct Personal Style. This book provides a roadmap for knowing yourself better and for understanding others!
How to Order: Order at: whyarentyoumorelikeme.com
Orah T. Krug, Ph.D., is a licensed psychotherapist with a private practice in Oakland, CA. She is the clinical training director of the Existential-Humanistic Institute of San Francisco and teaches at Saybrook Graduate School. Her current research focuses on the relationship between the cultivation of intra and interpersonal presence and the contextual factors of therapy associated with therapeutic change.
Authors: Kirk Schneider, PhD and Orah Krug, Phd.
Title: Existential-Humanistic Therapy (2010)
Description: This book is part of from the series entitled “Theories of Psychotherapy.” From the liner notes, “APA offers the Theories of Psychotherapy Series as a focused resource for understanding the major theoretical models practiced by psychotherapists today. Each book, written by leaders in the field, emphasizes solid theory and evidence-based practice, illustrated with rich case examples…”
Publisher: American Psychological Association
John Krumboltz, Professor of Education and Psychology at Stanford University, has won many research awards and has been designated as a “Living Legend in Counseling” by the American Counseling Association.
|Happenstance Learning Theory|
Authors: John Krumboltz and Al Levin
Title: Luck Is No Accident, Making the Most of Happenstance in Your Life and Career (2nd Edition)
Description: “The many inspiring stories and principles in this book show that our lives are totally unpredictable, yet, paradoxically within our control, when we take advantage of unforeseen encounters and events.” – Howard Figler
Publisher: Impact Publishers, P.O. Box 6016, Atascadero, CA 93423-6016; 805-466-5917; www.impactpublishers.com
Fred Mandell is a writer, artist and creative catalyst for individuals and organizations, who has helped thousands here and abroad unlock their full creative powers.
|What the Great Masters of Art Can Teach Us About Living with Creativity, Vitality and Meaning in the Second Half of Life|
Authors: Fred Mandell PhD and Kathleen Jordan PhD
Title: Becoming a Life Change Artist; 7 Creative Skills to Reinvent Yourself at Any Stage of Life
Description: This book, filled with enlightening and moving stories of change, reveals a surprising secret: We all have much in common with the most creative artists and thinkers in history; the authors show how you can develop the core creative skills of the great masters such as Monet, Picasso, Berthe Morisot and use them to make successful life transitions.
Publisher: Penguin Avery, 375 Hudson Street, NYC, NY, 10014-3658, Adenike Olanrewaju 212-366-2255, firstname.lastname@example.org
Rush Rehm and Courtney Walsh
Professor of Drama and Classics at Stanford University, Rush Rehm has written several books on Greek tragedy and is the Artistic Director of Stanford Summer Theater.
Author: Rush Rehm
Publications: Aeschylus' Oresteia: A Theatre Version (Melbourne 1978), Greek Tragic Theatre (Routledge: London 1992), Marriage to Death: The Conflation of Wedding and Funeral Rituals in Greek Tragedy (Princeton 1994), The Play of Space: Spatial Transformation in Greek Tragedy (Princeton 2002), and Radical Theatre: Greek Tragedy and the Modern World (Duckworth: London 2003).
William P. Ryan Phd. has been a licensed psychologist in private practice for over thirty-five years. He has taught college at both graduate and undergraduate levels and been a consultant in drug prevention, agencies for children and law enforcement.
Author: William P. Ryan PhD.
Title: Working From the Heart: A Therapist's Guide to Heart-Centered Psychotherapy
Description: Working From the Heart advocates that a therapist's expressions of non-sexual, non-romantic love are a core ingredient in effective psychotherapy. It addresses self-forgiveness, resolving major life dilemmas, love blocks and the notion of our big hearts from a heart-centered perspective.
How to order: Amazon.com
Publisher: Jason Aronson Publishing, a division of Rowman and Littlefield Books, Lanham MD
Other titles; Love Blocks: Breaking the Patterns That Undermine Relationships (co-author, Mary Ellen Donovan); In the Woods, At the Water: Healing Journeys Into Nature(co-author Jeanne Lightfoot); The Bench, The Council and The Prayer
Kirk J. Schneider
Kirk Schneider is a licensed psychologist and leading spokesperson for contemporary humanistic psychology. Dr. Schneider is current editor of the Journal of Humanistic Psychology, vice-president of the Existential-Humanistic Institute (EHI), and adjunct faculty at Saybrook Graduate School, the California Institute of Integral Studies, and the Institute for Transpersonal Psychology. Dr. Schneider has published over 100 articles and chapters and has authored or edited eight books.
Author: Kirk J. Schneider
Titles: Awakening to Awe; The Paradoxical Self; Horror and the Holy; The Handbook of Humanistic Psychology; Rediscovery of Awe; Existential-Integrative Psychotherapy; Existential-Humanistic Therapy (Schneider and Krug)
Description: Awakening to Awe is a self-help meditation on an alternative–and growing—spiritual movement. This is a movement comprised of people who resist the “quick-fix” model for living and who reach for the farthest beyonds while standing firmly on earth.
Publisher: Jason Aronson, a Division of Rowman & Littlefield Books, Lanham, MD
How to Order Available at amazon.com.
Beverly Scott and Patricia Cavanaugh
Bev Scott and Patricia Cavanaugh are partners in The 3rd Act, a life-planning process which promotes positive aging for those in mid-life and beyond.
|Positive Psychology or the Psychology of Satisfaction|
Ilene A. Serlin, Ph.D., BC-DMT is a psychologist and registered dance/movement therapist in San Francisco and Marin. She is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association, past President of the Division of Humanistic Psychology and served on the APA’s Presidential Task Force on Whole Person Psychology. She is Founder of the Arts Medicine Program at the Institute of Health and Healing at California Pacific Medical Center.
Author: Ilene Ava Serlin, Ph.D. (editor)
Title: Whole Person Healthcare (3 vols.)
Description: With healthcare services becoming more specialized, fractured, and costly, consumers are demanding more integrative, effective treatments that address the physical, spiritual, and psychological aspects of illness and health. This whole person approach to healthcare is increasingly being offered by healthcare professionals and in facilities nationwide.
How to Order: Available at abc-clio.com.
Nader is a licensed psychotherapist, and is cofounder/CEO of AgeSong Elder Communities. His multicultural background has fueled his passion for becoming an advocate for marginalized groups and for creating programs with the purpose of caring more comprehensively for elders.
Interview: Poetics of Aging Themes
Interview: Elder Care and Our Fear of Aging
Author: Nader R. Shabahangi
Titles: Gems of Wisdom: A Book of Elder Poetry and Prose; Conversations with Ed: Waiting for Forgetfulness: Why Are We So Afraid of Alzheimers Disease? (Pat Fox, Nader Shabahangi, Ed Voris); Faces of Aging
How to Order: Available at Amazon
Matt Spalding, Puran Khalsa
Matthew Spalding completed his post-doctoral work at a Pacific Institute AgeSong residential treatment facility, providing individual psychotherapy, leading groups, and conducting a qualitative research study on the subject of this workshop proposal, published in the Journal of Humanistic Psychology (2010; 50: 142.)
Puran Khalsa has been working/training in the field of psychology for over 10 years. Working with a broad spectrum of clients from children to elders, Puran believes that there are many points along each person’s journey that offer potential meaning specific to their stage of development.
|Humanistic and Transpersonal Approaches to Psychotherapy for Elders with Dementia|
Naomi Tickle is an International speaker, career consultant and author of What Makes People Tick and Why. She was first introduced to Face Pattern Recognition 22 years ago. Amazed by the accuracy, she could immediately see how this approach could help individuals better understand themselves and the people they meet with.
Naomi has appeared on CNN, Fox News, NBC, BBC, Good Morning America and numerous television radio interviews around the world. Her clients include Norwich University, The Commonwealth Club, IBM marketing division, The World Trade Center, AT&T, National Semiconductor, College Administration, Orthodontist, Kinesiology, FAMA conferences plus many more.
Author: Naomi T. Tickle
Title: What Makes People Tick and Why
Description: This is a step by step guide on how to read key features in the face
Publisher: Daniels Publishing
How to Order: www.thefacereader.com
Other Titles: You Can Read A Face Like A Book
Rob Tufel, MSW, MPH is the Director of Adult Services at Jewish Family & Children's Services of the East Bay. He also serves as the Vice-President of the Board of the U.C. Berkeley School of Public Health Alumni Association.
|When the Professional and Personal Cross: Being a Geriatric Care Professional and Caring for Aging Parents|
Gaea Yudron, Director of Sage’s Play, is a best-selling author (Growing and Using the Healing Herbs, Gaea Weiss), healing arts practitioner and performing artist.
|A New Wrinkle|
Author: Gaea Yudron
Title: Songs of the Inner Life
Description: Songs of the Inner Life is a luminous memoir that chronicles the author’s rich inner world and her passionate outer engagements in pursuit of art, love, pleasure and spiritual communion. An unconventional and deeply compelling life review. This preview contains the book’s introduction and first three chapters.
Publisher: Sage’s Play, Box 484, Ashland, OR 97520
How to Order: Book preview will be available at Amazon.com.