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Kjell Rudestam, Ph.D., ABPP, DSC - Fielding Graduate University. Santa Barbara, CA, US

Kjell Rudestam, Ph.D., ABPP, DSC

Faculty Emeritus - Clinical Psychology | Fielding Graduate University

Santa Barbara, CA, UNITED STATES

Doctoral Faculty in the School of Psychology



Kjell Rudestam, Ph.D., ABPP, DSC Publication Kjell Rudestam, Ph.D., ABPP, DSC Publication Kjell Rudestam, Ph.D., ABPP, DSC Publication







Kjell Rudestam is a member of the doctoral faculty in the School of Psychology. He is also a Clinical Psychologist with an independent practice and the author of two best-selling texts on research methods.

Industry Expertise (4)

Professional Training and Coaching

Mental Health Care



Areas of Expertise (16)

Constructivist Psychotherapy

Organizational Consultation

Psychotherapy Practice and Research

Clinical Supervision

Couples Therapy


Research in Psychotherapy

Family Therapy

Research Methods


Group Process

Crisis Intervention

Dissertation Supervision

Human Change Processes

Online Learning

Behavioral Economics

Accomplishments (8)

Board Member (personal)

(2007) Alonso Center of Psychodynamic Studies

Founding Member (personal)

(2002) Registry of Group Psychotherapists

Diplomate (personal)

(1999) Board Certified Expert in Traumatic Stress

Board Member (personal)

(1997) American Academy of Police Psychology

Fellow (personal)

(1994) American Psychological Association, Division 12

Honorary Doctorate of Science (personal)

(1986) The Professional School of Psychology, San Francisco

Teaching Award (personal)

(1978) Department of Psychology, York University

Diplomate (personal)

(1975) Clinical Psychology, American Board of Examiners in Psychology

Education (3)

University of Oregon : PhD, Clinical Psychology 1969

(APA Accredited)

University of Oregon: MA, Clinical Psychology 1966

Occidental College: BA, Mathematics 1964

Affiliations (14)

  • Reviewer, Personality and Individual Differences
  • Reviewer, Training and Education in Professional and Psychology
  • Consulting Editor, Suicide and Life-Threatening Behavior
  • Consulting Editor, Professional Psychology
  • Consulting Editor, Journal of Community Psychology
  • Consulting Editor, Essence: Issues in the Study of Death, Dying and the Processes of Aging
  • Academy of Group Psychotherapy
  • American Psychological Association, Divisions 5, 12, 29
  • American Psychological Society
  • American Association of Suicidology
  • American Board of Examiners in Professional Psychology
  • American Academy of Psychotherapists
  • American Group Psychotherapy Association
  • Society for the Exploration of Psychotherapy Integration (SEPI)

Event Appearances (5)

Anxiety toolbox: The treatment of anxiety disorders from multiple theoretical perspectives

(April, 2014) Santa Barbara County Psychological Association  Santa Barbara, CA

Strategies for conducting and writing quantitative and qualitative dissertations

(2014) Antloch University of Santa Barabara  Santa Barbara

Using the World Café method for exploring diversity and social justice in training psychologists

National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology Midwinter Conference  New Orleans, LA


Meeting accreditation demands for licensure pass rates: Innovative practices in professional psychology

(2012) National Council of Schools and Programs in Professional Psychology MidWinter Conference  New Orleans, LA

Contributions of constructivist epistemology to the practice of psychotherapy

(2010) Society for the Exploration of Pscyotherapy Exploration  Florence, Italy

Research Grants (1)

Research Grant

Fielding Graduate University Research Grant 

(2006) Validation of the Love Compatibility Inventory

Articles (1)

The Role of Forgiveness in Divorce Adjustment and the Impact of Affect



The role of forgiveness and affect was investigated in relation to divorce adjustment. Ninety-one participants separated from their ex-spouse less than 30 months completed a background questionnaire, the Enright Forgiveness Inventory (EFI), the Self Forgiveness Scale (SFS), the Center for Epidemiological Studies–Depression Inventory (CES–D), the Spielberger State–Trait Anger Inventory (STAXI–2), and the Fisher Divorce Adjustment Scale (FDAS).

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