Department of psychology

Connecting the Dots Between Research and the Community

Department of Psychology

Three UW Psychology professors partner with visiting colleagues to tell the story of how their research is addressing some of society’s biggest challenges. This free, public series is made possible by a generous bequest from Professor Allen L. Edwards.

All lectures are free. They will begin at 7:30 p.m. in Kane Hall, room 130 (directions and parking information).

April 20

Understanding and Legitimizing How Indigenous Children Learn

Stephanie Fryberg

Associate Professor of Psychology and American Indian Studies, University of Washington

Barbara Rogoff

UCSC Foundation Distinguished Professor of Psychology, University of California, Santa Cruz

The way we learn is shaped by our culture. For indigenous children, there is often a mismatch between their culture and the classroom. Fryberg and Rogoff examine indigenous children’s approach to learning and how educators can create a more supportive academic environment.

April 27

Treating Severe Mental Disorders

Marsha M. Linehan

Professor of Psychology and Director of the Behavioral Research and Therapy Clinics (BRTC), University of Washington

Martin Bohus

Scientific Director of the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine and Psychotherapy, Central Institute of Mental Health, Mannheim, Germany

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) integrates behavioral science with Zen mindfulness for effective results. Learn how DBT treatment and research is helping reduce the risk of suicide—and other ways research is paving the way for innovative treatments of complex mental disorders.

May 4

Autism Intervention in the Community

Wendy Stone

Professor of Psychology, University of Washington

David S. Mandell

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics and Director of the Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research, University of Pennsylvania

Families of young children often face obstacles as they navigate the path from being concerned about autism to initial diagnosis and treatment. Wendy Stone and David S. Mandell share strategies—from the doctor’s office to the classroom—for ensuring that children get the autism-specialized services they need.