Roger Peterson Clinical Psychology Distinguished Speaker Series

Roger PetersonThis Speaker Series would invite distinguished members of the psychology profession to AUNE and bring together alumni, students, and faculty for a presentation and discussion. The program will enhance the learning experience of current students while informing and inspiring alumni and faculty who are active in the field. The series is named for Professor and Distinguished Senior Scholar Roger Peterson, former department chair, honoring his countless contributions to the field of psychology and the thousands of people whose lives he has touched throughout his long career.

On April 17, 2015, as part of Antioch’s 50th anniversary celebration, the Department hosted its first Distinguished Speaker Series event.  Kenneth J. Gergen, PhD, presented Losing Our Minds and Saving the World. 

On October 3, 2016, Jeremy Safran, PhD, presented Mindfulness, Enactment, and Affect Regulation. Dr. Safran , Professor of Psychology at the New School for Social Research in New York City, is the author of numerous books on psychotherapy, including Negotiating the Therapeutic Alliance: A Relational Treatment Guide with co-author Chris Muran.

Contact Cindy Rodenhauser Stewart to support this fund.
AUNE Director of Institutional Advancement

Ed Carignan, AUNE Boarsd of TrusteesA Professor Who Made All the Difference

A little payback. That’s what  Dr. Edouard A.J. Carignan, PsyD ’01, calls his multi-year pledge to the Roger Peterson Clinical Psychology Distinguished Lecture Series.

Carignan was well into his career as a psychologist and working at the New Hampshire State Prison in Concord, when he stopped by the campus of Antioch University New England. Instead of the somewhat cold institution he had expected, he found a warm and vibrant community. Wow! he said. This was something I wanted to get into.

And it was Roger Peterson, AUNE professor and Distinguished Senior Scholar, who gave Ed the encouragement he needed at a crucial time in his academic career.  That’s what convinced me to stay, he says.  After deciding to make a significant gift to support the lecture series, Carignan wrote to his classmates, encouraging them to make gifts to complete the funding necessary to kick it off.  He wrote, This will be a valuable professional and academic experience for all and it will honor Dr. Peterson’s decades of service to AUNE, his countless contributions to the field of psychology, and the effect he had on us and thousands of others whose lives he has touched through his long and distinguished career.