Division of Interdisciplinary Inquiry: Interdisciplinary Studies
Jeffery Paul Ansloos
Professional Title: Assistant Professor and Director of the Global Interdisciplinary Studies Program (International Mental Health and Trauma specialization), Division of Interdisciplinary Inquiry
Areas of Academic Focus and Expertise: Dr. Ansloos works as an interdisciplinary educator with particular interest in complex psychological trauma, integrative psychotherapies, and critical and indigenous perspectives on the ethics of reconciliation, intersectional identities, and indigenous and human rights. Dr. Ansloos has significant experience teaching and consulting cross-culturally. He provides administrative oversight to GSASS research and program developments throughout Central and South America, MENA, sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia.
Area of Work and Concentration at Lesley: Global Interdisciplinary Studies, International Higher Education and Intercultural Relations, Mental Health Counseling
Representative List of Recent Courses Taught: ▪ Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Trauma, Culture, and Resiliency ▪ Intersections of Race, Gender, and Religion ▪ Social Justice and Community Psychology ▪ Mental Health and Human Rights in Global Perspective ▪ Mental Health Counseling Theories ▪ Qualitative Research Methods ▪ Intercultural Communications
Education: B.A., Religion, Summit Pacific College; Advanced Certificate in Humanities and Social Sciences. Trinity Western University; M.A., Psychology, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology; M.A., Theology, Fuller Seminary, Graduate School of Theology; Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Fuller Graduate School of Psychology; Residency in Clinical Health Psychology, University of Manitoba,
Representative List of Recent Publications / Exhibitions: Books/Chapters:Ansloos, J.P. & Saleem, R. (in press). Peace Like A River: Indigenous psychologies of nonviolence and the thickening of human rights ethics. In J. Synott, H. Devere & K. Te Maihåroa (Eds.), Peace-building and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Sydney: Springer Press.Ansloos, J.P. (2013, January). Decolonization, Overview. In T. Teo (ed.) Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology. Springer Press. Ansloos, J.P. (2013, January). Indigenization, Overview. In T. Teo (ed.) Encyclopedia of Critical Psychology. Springer Press.Paper PresentationsAnsloos, J.P. (2015, October) Healing Complex Social Trauma Through Transformative Empathy. Paper presented at the 3rd biannual conference of the Institute of Psychology and the Other. Boston, MA.Ansloos, J.P. (2015, July) The Hegemony of the Traumatized Self and the Future of Healing Complex Social Conflict. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Society of Political Psychology. San Diego, CA. Dueck, A. & Ansloos, J.P. (2013, October) Cultural Psychology: A morally neutered culture. Paper presented at the 2nd biannual conference of the Institute of Psychology and the Other. Boston, MA. Salimi, B., Ansloos, J.P., Dueck, A. (2013, April) Culture, Psychopathology, and the Perversion of Power: A critical-Indigenist exploration of violence in positivist psychology. Paper presented at the 2013 CAPS International Conference, Portland, OR. Salimi, B. & Ansloos, J.P. (2012, October) Pathology and Power: A postcolonial proposal for empowering multicultural constructs of pathology. Paper presented at the Multicultural Research and Training Conference of Pepperdine University. Malibu, CA.Ansloos, J.P. (2012, November) Recovering Indigenous Identity through Peacemaking: A theoretical model and clinical exploration of interventions for At-Risk Indigenous Youth. Paper presented at the Prem and Sandhya Jain Conference on Nonviolence in Thought and Action, The Ahimsa Centre, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA.Ansloos, J.P. (2012, June) The UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: New Directions for the Canadian and American Psychological Associations. Paper presented at the 73rd annual meeting of the Canadian Psychological Association. Halifax, NBProfessional Presentations, Symposia, and WorkshopsAnsloos, J.P. (2015, May). Individual Trauma Psychotherapy. Chaired panel conducted at the 2015 Symposium on Trauma & Contemplative Practice at Harvard School of Divinity, Cambridge, MA.Ansloos, J.P. (2015, April). Professional Identity Development in Indigenous and Community Based Psychological Practice. Workshop presented at Fuller Graduate School of Psychology Cultural and Community Psychology Seminar, Pasadena, CA.Ansloos, J.P. (2015, April). Gender, Sexuality, and Intersectionality. Workshop presented for CommonLynx Student Leadership program, Cambridge, MA. Ansloos, J.P. (2015, April). Queer Trauma and the Moral Imagination: Insights on Homophobia, Hatred, and Hope. Lesley University (Common Lynx). Cambridge, MA.Ansloos, J.P. (2015, April). International Mental Health and Human Rights Promotion. Interdisciplinary Inquiry Public Lecture Series presented at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.Ansloos, J.P. (2015, March). Identity, Empathy, and Pedagogy: Fostering Compassionate Spaces in Education. Interdisciplinary Inquiry Public Lecture Series presented at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.Ansloos, J.P. (2015, February). Trauma, Religion, and the Moral Imagination: Creative Futures in Peacemaking. Interdisciplinary Inquiry Public Lecture Series presented at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.Ansloos, J.P. (2014, November). Mindfulness and Multiculturalism: Diverse Traditions for the Common Good. Interdisciplinary Inquiry Public Lecture Series presented at Lesley University in Cambridge, MA.Ansloos, J.P. (2014, June). Mindfulness, Mental Health, and Trauma. Workshop presented at University of Manitoba/Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority in Winnipeg, Canada.Ansloos, J.P. (2014, March). On Being Good Neighbors: Religion, Culture, and Intergenerational Historical Trauma. Paper presented at Canadian Mennonite University, Face2Face Public Lecture Series in Winnipeg, Canada.
Fun Facts: Jeffrey has lived, worked and travelled extensively throughout the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe, and Central and South America. He is learning Spanish and French. For fun Jeffrey enjoys spending time hiking, training with his golden doodle puppy affectionately named, ‘June Carter-Cash’, playing piano and guitar, writing poetry, learning photography, and cooking for family and friends.
Jeffrey began his research in trauma through the Travis Research Institute Center for Stress, Trauma, and Coping which he joined in 2008. Through the Headington Program for International Research, he participated in a variety of projects including studies exploring stress in humanitarian aid workers (longitudinal and cross-sectional studies) in collaboration with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and the Antares Foundation. His master’s thesis research focused on the epidemiological distribution of trauma symptoms in a sample of national Jordanian and Iraqi refugee aid workers. In 2011, Jeffrey joined the Center for Spirituality, Language, and Behavioral Transformation, participating in studies on cross-cultural and Indigenous healing, and, critical and theoretical psychology. In 2012, Jeffrey participated in a scholarly delegation to China with the Fuller China Initiative, presenting research on counseling in faith-based non-profits, and on indigenous psychology. In 2013, Jeffrey studied abroad in Guatemala, continuing the development of his research in complex trauma, international human rights, and indigenous mental health paradigms. His most recent research has focused on critical and Indigenous psychologies of nonviolence for First Nations youth at-risk for complex trauma. Prior to joining Lesley University, Jeffrey provided psychological services with a wide range of clients including children, adolescents, adults, couples, and families in a variety of settings including university medical centers, community mental health programs, school and university based counseling centers, and nonprofits. Jeffrey also has taught in psychology and counseling in higher education at the University of Manitoba, as well as Canadian Mennonite University. While he was a graduate student, he was active in student unions, representing international students, diversity and internationalization concerns, and peace and conflict transformation initiatives. Jeffrey is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Canadian Psychological Association, and the International Society of Traumatic Stress Studies.
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