Claire Fialkov, PhD
- Associate Professor
- Member, Faculty Advisory Committee (FAC)
- 4th year Clinical Seminar Faculty Coordinator
- Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts, PhD in Psychology, 1985
- Columbia University, Teachers College, New York, New York, MA in Psychology, 1978
- Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts, BA in Psychology, 1977
- Introduction to Family Therapy
- Clinical Practice of Family and Systems Theory
- Clinical Seminar I
- Clinical Seminar II
- Clinical Seminar IV: Supervision and Consultation
- Appreciative Inquiry and Qualitative Methods
- Positive Psychology
- Community Trauma and Collective Healing
Research and Practice Interests
- Positive Psychology
- Strength Based Practices
- Global Mental Health and Education
- Curriculum Development
- Program Evaluation
Professional Licenses and Certifications
- Licensed Psychologist, Government of the District of Columbia (#1000978), issued 7/14/14
- Licensed Psychologist, Health Service Provider, Massachusetts (#4075), issued 11/26/86
- Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Massachusetts (#345), issued 11/25/92
- Certified AAMFT Approved Supervisor, continually since 1995
- Certified to teach national credentialing course for Approved Supervisors, since 2000
- Certificate of Advanced Study in Marriage & Family Therapy, The Kantor Family Institute, 1984
- Certified American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Responder, Mass Bay Chapter, 2002
Publications and Presentations
Fialkov, C. (2016) A Program for Positive Education and Teacher Empowerment: Increasing Resilience and Well Being in Kenyan Youth. A concept paper presented to the Kenyan Ministry of Education, July 1, 2016, Nairobi, Kenya.
Fialkov, C. (2016) Faith as a Way Forward. The Taos Institute Publication: Creating Promising Futures through Social Construction. January 15, 2016.
Fialkov, C., Haddad, D., Ndirangu, N. & Karanja, J. (2015) Tukae Tusemesane – Let’s Sit Down and Reason Together, Enlivening Strengths and Community, International Journal of Appreciative Inquiry, Volume 17 (3), 27-37. dx.doi.org/10.12781/978-1-907549-24-3.
Fialkov, C., Haddad, D., Ndirangu, N., and Karanja, J. (2015) Tukae Tusemesane – Let’s Sit Down and Reason Together, Enlivening Strengths and Community, World Appreciative Inquiry Conference (WAIC), Johannesburg, South Africa, July 8, 2015.
Fialkov, C. (2015) A Dialogue on Healthcare and Community Building. Taos Institute Conference, Santa Fe, New Mexico, May 1, 2015.
Fialkov, C. and Haddad, D. (2014) What East African NGOs Teach Us About Organizational Development, Society for Human Resource Management, February 17, 2014.
Oppenheimer, M.F., Fialkov, C., Ecker, B., & Portnoy, S. (2014) Teaching to Strengths: Character Education for Urban Middle School Students, Journal of Character Education, Volume 10 (2), 91-105.
Fialkov, C. and Haddad, D. (2014) The Strength Landscape Project. Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology, Ottawa, Canada, July 17, 2014
Fialkov, C. and Haddad, D. (2014) Application of Appreciative Inquiry and Reflective Practice to Psychotherapy Supervision. Positive Psychotherapy: Fostering Resilience and Well-Being, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, May 9-10, 2014.
Current Professional Leadership and/or Concurrent Work Experience
- Partner and principal in Appreciative Action Consulting
- 2016: Children’s Safe Drinking Water (CSDW) Grant Principle Investigator and Project Manager.
- 2016: Proctor and Gamble Higher Education Grant Principle Investigator and Project Manager.
- The Taos Institute, Associate Member, issued 2010
- IPPA, International Positive Psychology Association, Charter Member, issued 2009
- AAMFT, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Member
- AAMFT, American Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Approved Supervisor, Nationally certified to teach AAMFT Approved Supervision Course
- MAMFT, Massachusetts Association of Marriage and Family Therapy, Clinical Member
- Consultant to Justice Resource Institute (JRI) on Cultural Responsiveness initiative
- Trained volunteer for American Red Cross Disaster Relief
- Needham community action and disaster response team volunteer
- Clark University Alumni and speaker volunteer