Congratulations, Jedidiah Savard, Psy.D, Antioch University Seattle!

Please join The Writers’ Exchange in congratulating Jedidiah Savard in the successful completion of his dissertation:

Reducing Adolescent Anger and Aggression with Biofeedback: A Mixed-Methods Study

My dissertation research focused on evaluating the efficacy of pairing affect recognition with daily school-based heart-rate monitoring in the pursuit of diminishing and regulating the frequency of anger and aggression in special-education adolescents who have spent most of their lives unsuccessfully treated using a variety of traditional therapeutic modalities.  

What advice would you give to others writing a dissertation?

Patience, persistence, and self-guidance are very important attributes of a successful dissertation researcher and writer.

 A dissertation is many things, and possibly most important, a dissertation is an opportunity to draw from all of your education, training, experience, and natural talents, to set aside the distractions of daily living, and to produce a substantial, in-depth, and long-term research project.  

My best advice for those working on a dissertation is to recognize the distractions in your life, plan 8 to 10 hours of distraction-free time once or twice a week, learn to motivate yourself, and work steadily on your project.

What are your next steps in your academic/professional career?

My next step along my path of professional development as a clinical psychologist is to continue building my professional skills and competence.  I feel it is important for me to build-upon and continue learning, growing, and developing after internship. I have chosen to work as a post-doctoral trainee focusing on refining my comprehensive evaluation skills with child and adolescent clients.

Jedidiah Savard, PsyD, Antioch University Seattle 

Jedidiah Savard pictured with his committee: Mark C. Russell, Ph.D. (Chairperson), Steve E. Curtis, Ph.D., and Elise Murrowchick, Ph.D.

2018-10-31T15:46:47+00:00April 2nd, 2018|3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. Colleen Savard April 4, 2018 at 12:24 am

    I am proud of you! Congratulations.

  2. Garett Savard April 4, 2018 at 1:16 am

    Son, you have my deepest respect and affectionate congratulations upon summiting this doctoral peak. Gaze a while, then go forth to do good work in the lives of those who seek the ‘jois-de-vive’ awaiting. – the proud Dad

  3. Garett Savard April 4, 2018 at 1:22 am

    …’Joie de la vie!’

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