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Elizabeth Sparks

associate dean of students


 
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Campion Hall
Room 135

Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

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EDUCATION:

Ph.D., Boston College

EXPERTISE/INTERESTS:

Prevention and intervention with children affected by community violence; multicultural issues in counseling psychology; the intersection of culture, race, and feminist psychology.

PUBLICATIONS:

Sparks, E. (2009).  Learning to be authentic with clients: The untold journey of a relational practitioner.   In Bloomgarden, A. & Menuti, R. B. (Eds.), Psychotherapist Revealed: Therapists Speak About Self-Disclosure in Psychotherapy (163-179). New York, NY:  Routledge.

Sparks, E. (2008).  REPRINT: Human rights violations in the inner city: Implications for moral educators.  In T. Lucey & K. Cooter (Eds.), Financial literacy for children and youth(chapter 18).  Retrieved from Digitaltextbooks.biz database.
 
Kenny, M., Sparks, E., & Jackson, J. (2007).  Social justice practice through interprofessional university-school collaboration. In Aldarondo, E. (Ed.). Promoting social justice through mental health practice (pp. 313-335).   Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Hartling, L, & Sparks, E. (In Press). REPRINT: Relational-cultural practice: Working in a nonrelational world. Women and Therapy.

Kenny, M., Gualdron, L., Scanlon, D., Sparks, E., Blustein, D.,& Jernigan, M. (2007).  Urban adolescents’ constructions of supports and barriers to educational and career attainment. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 54, 336-343.

PRESENTATIONS:

Sparks, E. (2010, January).  Working with ‘acting-out’ girls: Special issues, special concerns. Paper presented at conference entitled “School Mental health: Treating Students K-12”, Cambridge Health Alliance and Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, January 29-30, 2010.  Boston, MA.

Sparks, E. (2009, April).  Understanding diversity through the eyes of today’s emerging adults: Implications for treatment.   Paper presented at conference entitled “From Late Adolescence to Early Adulthood: Treatment Challenges”, Cambridge Health Alliance and Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, April 3-4, 2009.  Boston, MA.

Sparks, E. (August 2009).  Learning to be authentic: Becoming a relational practitioner.  Roundtable Discussion presented at the 117th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada, August 6 - 9, 2009.

Sparks, E. (2008, September).  Living with and learning to love a depressed adolescent. Workshop presented at the 2008 Casey Family Services Foster Parent Conference, “The Power of Family”, Boston, MA.

Sparks, E. & Smith, J. (October 2008).  Continuing to realize the dream: Phase two of an institutional transformation process.  Workshop presented at Through Her Eyes Conference: Is Your Image My Reality? Center for Human Development.  Springfield, MA. October 22, 2008.

Sparks, E., Augenbraun, D. & Chang, R. (August 2008).  Relational cultural views of maternal PTSD:Shame, Guilt and Beliefs.  Symposium presented at the 116th annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA, August 13 - 16, 2008.

Sparks, E. & Smith, J. (October 2007).  Realizing the dream: An institutional transformation process in a residential facility for girls.  Workshop presented at Through Her Eyes Conference:  Relationships for Success.  Center for Human Development.  Springfield, MA.  October 24, 2008.

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