- B.A., University of Pennsylvania
- Ph.D., Teachers College, Columbia University
- Group dynamics and group relations
- Social identities in groups and teams
- High performing teams
Deutsch, M., Marcus, E. C., & Brazaitis, S. J. (2012). A framework for thinking about developing a global community. In P. T. Coleman (Ed.), The psychological components of a sustainable peace. New York: Springer.
Gushue, G.V., Greenan, D.E. & Brazaitis, S.J. (2005). Using the multicultural guidelines in couples and family counseling. In Constantine, M.G. and Sue, D.W. (Eds.) Strategies for Building Multicultural Competence in Mental Health and Educational Settings. NY: Wiley.
Brazaitis, S.J. (2004). White women – Protectors of the Status quo, positioned to disrupt it. In S. Cytrynbaum and D. Noumair, (Eds.), Group Relations Reader 3 (pp. 99-116). Washington, D.C.: A.K. Rice Institute.
Brazaitis, S.J. & Gushue, G.V. (2004). Living on the moon –The case of a therapy group for people with AIDS. In S. Cytrynbaum and D. Noumair, (Eds.), Group Relations Reader 3 (pp. 359-378). Washington, D.C.: A.K. Rice Institute.
Gushue, G.V & Brazaitis, S.J. (2003). Lazarus and group psychotherapy: AIDS in the era of protease inhibitors. The Counseling Psychologist, 31(3), 314-342.
A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems
- Board Member (10/04 to 09/07)
- Fellow (awarded 2008)
Brazaitis, S., Cyntrynbaum, S., McRae, M., & Monroe, T. (2010, October). The AKRI/Academy Boundary: Past, Present and Future. Paper presented at the Symposium of the A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems, Chicago, IL.
Brazaitis, S. (2009, March). White women – Protectors of the Status quo, positioned to disrupt it. Paper presented at Multicultural Women’s Leadership Forum: Conversations among Women from Diverse Race/Ethnic, Religious, National Origin, Sexual Orientation, and Class Backgrounds, George Mason University, Fairfax VA.
Holvino, E., Brazaitis, S., and Petriglieri, G. (2006, April). What are we doing really? An exploration of theories of learning in group relations. Paper presented at The Forum of the A.K. Rice Institute for the Study of Social Systems, Chicago, IL.
Gushue, G.V. and Brazaitis, S.J. (1999, August). Lazarus and group psychotherapy: AIDS in the era of protease. In E.F. Carter (Chair), Research in group interventions. Paper presented at the 107th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, New York, NY.
Brazaitis, S.J. (1996, August). Voices in black and white: Transforming feminist psychological research. In D.A. Noumair (Chair), From accommodation to transformation in feminist psychology: What White women have to say. Symposium presented at the 104th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.
Brazaitis, S.J. (1995, August). The psychological constructs of voice and silence across racial identities. In D.C. Jack (Chair), Self-silencing and Female Depression across Diverse Racial and Cultural Groups. Symposium presented at the 103rd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, New York, NY.
ORLJ 5017: Small group intervention: Theory and method
Prerequisite: ORL 5362. This course gives students an opportunity to develop a better understanding of the dynamics of small work groups and to learn intervention skills to improve group performance. The course covers relevant theory and research that underlies effective small group interventions. The class format will include lecture, discussion and in-class exercises.
ORL 5362: Group dynamics: A systems perspective
Enrollment limited. The course explores social processes in groups and their impact on individual behavior. In addition to a series of lectures/discussions, students are required to participate in an experiential group relations conference or to conduct a self-study project on group relations. Special fee.
Centers and Projects
Full-year and Two-Summer master’s programs and funded fellowships in leadership development for independent school educators. Programs serve early career teachers, mid-career administrators and heads of schools from a broad range of schools around the world. All Klingenstein Center programs focus on instructional leadership, collaboration and teamwork, a commitment to social justice and diversity, and reflective practice.