Candice A. Crawford, PsyD Candice A. Crawford-Zakian, MA, PsyD


  • Faculty, Leadership Psychology PsyD


  • Post-Doctoral Fellow, Research and Personality Assessment, Harvard Medical School/Cambridge Health Alliance
  • PsyD, Clinical Psychology, George Washington University
  • MA, Clinical Psychology, George Washington University
  • BA, Communications, Radio Production, Howard University


  • Advanced Integration: Self and System (LP713)
  • Process Consultation and Facilitation Skills

Research and Practice Interests

  • Socio-Analytic Perspectives/Psychodynamic System Analysis
  • Tavistock Group Relations
  • Unconscious Process
  • Adaptive Leadership
  • Leadership Development
  • Team Dynamics and Development
  • Training and Development

Professional Licenses and Certifications

  • The Leadership Circle

Publications and Presentations

Experiences in Group Life: A Learning Lab on Leadership and Authority March 18th & 19th 2016, Newton, MA – (Doctoral student attendees)

Leadership, Authority & Passion: Risk and Opportunity Jan 20th – 24th 2016, Dover, MA – (Healthcare management, leadership development trainers attendees)

Working Across Differences: Authority, Leadership and Institutional Life June 15th – 21st 2015, Dover, MA – (Executive management, healthcare management attendees)

Adaptive Leadership Workshop – The White House Council for Women and Girls June 8th 2015, w/Ronald Heifetz, Washington DC – (Young African American leaders attendees)

Authority & Irrationality: Leadership in Social Justice May 10th- 14th, 2015 Toronto, Canada – (Social justice leaders)

Adaptive Leadership & Immunity to Change Lab, Israel – Innovative Policy and Strategy Development May 5th-7th 2015, Jerusalem, Israel – In conjunction with Reut Institute & ROI

Leadership, Authority, and Compassion: Building Diverse Communities April 17th – 19th 2015, Teachers College (TC), Columbia University, NYC – (Student attendees)

Authority, Power, and Justice: Leadership for Change   March 27th – 29th 2015, Boston College, Boston, MA – (Student attendees)

Exploring Leadership and Accountability in a Globalized World January 12th – 18th 2015, Dover, MA – (Executive management, mid-level management attendees)

Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience

  • Adjunct Lecturer, Harvard School of Education, Cambridge, MA
  • Instructor/Executive Coach - Harvard School of Education, Cambridge, MA
  • Instructor/Executive Coach - Harvard School of Public Health, Cambridge, MA
  • INSEAD – Leadership Co-Consultant, MA
  • Affiliate Consultant , Konu, LLC, MA
  • Systems Consultant, MA
  • Experiential Conferences on Leadership & Authority in the Tavistock Tradition, MA

Prior Professional Leadership and/or Work Experience

  • Teaching Fellow & Leadership Coach, Harvard Kennedy School of Government, Cambridge, MA
  • Consultant, Instructor and Director* for multiple group relations conference in, or inspired by, the Tavistock Tradition. Most recent conferences and/or workshops include:

Professional Affiliations

  • Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Member
  • American Psychological Association – Society of Consulting Psychology (Div. 13), Member

Community Engagement

  • Probono Consultant - Various Engagements
  • Board Member - Center for the Study of Groups and Social Systems (CSGSS)