With a focus on UNTOLD STORIES, I help people express the unspoken, unnoticed, or unheralded stories of their lives.
I come to my work with graduate degrees from Harvard and the University of Michigan, and over 30 years as a psychologist, therapist, writer, teacher, and consultant. A long career has meant many experiences:
- Creator and Project Director, Stories For Hope, for the Republic of Rwanda
- Consulted, to the Kigali Parents' School, 2006-present
- Trained professionals and graduate students
- Co-Director, Narrative Family Therapy, Ann Arbor Center For the Family, 1996-2003
- Faculty in Psychology, Fielding Institute, Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology, 1995-1999
- Researcher interviewing college students of color about their ethnic socialization
- Authoring, most recently:
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- Dr. Pasick is accepting new clients, after a leave of absence to work in Rwanda.
- Featured in the New York Times
- September 21, 2010, Stories For Hope was mentioned on Neal Conan's Talk of the Nation , "Saving the World with Apps & Twitter" (
- By raising over $4000 from over 50 donors, Stories For Hope Rwanda earned a permanent place on Global Giving.org , a prestigious donation site for international aid projects. globalgiving.org
- Dr. Pasick has won a 2010 Humanitarian Service Award from the University of Michigan School of Literature Sciences, & the Arts, for her work to establish Stories For Hope Rwanda.
- A presentation on intergenerational transmission of trauma was accepted , for presentation at the 26th Annual Meeting of International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies in Montreal (2010).
- Stories For Hope was featured in the Fall 2010 School of Information Alumnae magazine, University of Michigan.
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- With a colleague, Celestin Zimulinda, Dr. Pasick has published "For Gloria," a creative non-fiction piece for the journal Memoir (and). The work, about a Rwandan brother & sister, will appear in September 2010. http://memoirjournal.squarespace.com/
- Dr. Pasick, with a team assembled in Rwanda, completed a 3-week trip to Rwanda to implement two grants: one to follow-up participants from 2009, the other to begin a new action/research project in Byumba.
- In May, 2010 Dr. Pasick met with faculty from the University of Leiden (Netherlands) to collaborate on a reconciliation project in Byumba, Rwanda.
- Stories For Hope Rwanda was awarded a grant from Psychology Beyond Borders, to evaluate the effectiveness of intergenerational storytelling, an intervention created for Rwanda.
- Stories For Hope Rwanda was part of a grant awarded to David Wallace, Ph.D., University of Michigan School of Information, to help archive genocide & recovery stories in RwandaŇs national archive Rwanda, and on the Internet.
- Pat applies to deliver a workshop on Helping Parents Understand Ethnic Identity at the 2009 APA conference.
- Collaborators at Eastern Michigan University, and the University of Michigan, meet with Pat to apply for grants to help fund Stories For Hope (SFH).
- The Ministry of Sports and Culture (Rwanda) signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Stories For Hope, and agrees to fund start-up costs.
- Pat's new book project, Preparing the Way: Raising Strong Children in a Still-Racial World, is shopped among publishers.
- In NYC Pat meets with her new literary agent, Anna Ghosh, partner at Scovil, Gavil, and Ghosh.
- A column "Lessons from Rwanda" is published. click here
- Pat expands her professional network, joining the Asian-American Psychological Association, and the National Assoc. for Multicultural Educators.
- Stories For Hope-Rwanda (SFH)is certified by Rwanda, to be an International Non-governmental Organization (INGO).
- The New York Times publishes Pat's Letter to the Editor: click here
- SFH sets up an office in the Remera sector outside Kigali.
- SFH hires Evas Kyomugisha as in-country director, and John Bosco Bugingo, as attorney.
- On a fourth visit to Rwanda, Pat obtains a Letter of Agreement from the Ministry of Sports and Cultur, to conduct the pilot of Stories For Hope.
- An Emmy award-winning producer begins talks with Pat about a documentary of her work in Rwanda.
- Pat begins a writing collaboration with the brother of a Rwandan genocide victim.
- On a fifth trip to Rwanda, Pat obtains fund for the pilot of Stories For Hope.
- Pat meets Dave Isay, founder of StoryCorps, and makes her own tape with son Daniel, in Lower Manhattan.
- The President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame, receives Pat's draft of "The Origins of Leadership: Personal Stories from the Top 100 Leaders in Rwanda.
- "Re-Storying Rwanda" The Republic of Rwanda considers Patricia's proposal to bring a mobile storytelling unit around the country, to help Rwanda's first generation to be born after the genocide.
- Patricia makes a third visit to Rwanda, delivering over $4500 in donations to 15 school children needing tuition assistance, penpal letters from three Michigan schools, and a mental health proposal to the Ministry of Youth, Sports, and Culture. Work on leadership stories continues.
- Presentation to Northville Public Schools on The College Transition
- Visit to StoryCorps headquarters in New York.
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