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Athabasca University

Bob Brandes

Academic Coordinator, Psychology

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Biography

I joined the Psychology Department at Athabasca University as an Academic Coordinator in June 2002.

Prior to Athabasca University, I was a Professor at St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario for 21 years, where I taught in the Developmental Services Worker program for 13 years, was seconded as a Curriculum Consultant for 3 years, and taught in the Applied Arts and General Studies department for 5 years. I had the privilege of writing / co-writing 2 reports, which became benchmarks for technological change, and developed the first on-line course at the college.

My areas of interest include counselling, cultural psychology, communication, and decision-making / critical thinking skills.

Selected AU Offerings

Brandes, B. (Ed.). (2016). Introduction to counselling (2nd Custom edition). Toronto, ON: Athabasca University/Pearson Education Canada. Textbook for PSYC 388 Introduction to Counselling (C7), Athabasca University. Adapted from S. T. Gladding & K. G. Alderson. (2012). Counselling: A comprehensive profession.

Dimirsky, M., & Brandes, B. (2016, Revised). The importance of an understanding of culture to successful counselling. Athabasca, AB: Athabasca University: Authors.

Dimirsky, M., & Brandes, B. (2011). Guidance, Counselling, and Psychotherapy Tutorial. Developed for PSYC 388 Introduction to Counselling. This interactive tutorial examines the similarities and differences between psychotherapy, counselling, and guidance.

Brandes, B. (2010). Psychology APA Style (6th Edition) Tutorial. It is offered through the Centre for Psychology as a resource for completing psychology essays and research papers in APA style.

Brandes, B., Dimirsky, M., & Hayes, T. (Eds.). (2010). Introduction to counselling (Special Ed.). Toronto, ON: Athabasca University/Pearson Learning Solutions. Textbook 1 for PSYC 388 Introduction to Counselling, Athabasca University.

Brandes, B., Dimirsky, M., & Hayes, T. (Eds.). (2010). Introduction to counselling (Special Ed.). Toronto, ON: Athabasca University/Nelson Education. Textbook 2 for PSYC 388 Introduction to Counselling, Athabasca University.

Dimirsky, M., & Brandes, B. (2010). The importance of an understanding of culture to successful counselling. Athabasca, AB: Athabasca University: Authors. Developed specifically for PSYC 388 Introduction to Counselling, Athabasca University.

Publications

Internal Publications (St. Clair College)

Brandes, R. (Chair), et al. (2001). A proposal fora 2-Year applied arts diploma program in knowledge managementstudies. R&D Committee, Applied Arts and GeneralStudies. Windsor, ON: St. Clair College: Authors.

Brandes, R., & Field, T. (1998). Communicatingvia the web: A student resource for E-MAIL and NET SURFING. Astudent and faculty resource [web site and print manual] forincreasing e-mail and Internet skills. Windsor, ON: St. Clair College:Authors. http://www.stclaircollege.ca/people/pages/bbrandes/

Brandes, R. (Chair), Rorai, D., Bissonnette, C.,Foster, J., Nikita, P., Peltier, D., & La Douceur,J. (1995). Report on learning technologies to facilitate teachingand learning. Steering Committee on Learning Technology. Windsor, ON: St. Clair College: Authors.

Brandes, R. (Chair), Bissonnette, C., Nikita, P.,Rorai, D., Peltier, D., & Allen, J. (1995). Report on learningtechnologies: Appendix I: Faculty responses to technologicalsurvey. Steering Committee on Learning Technology. Windsor, ON:St. Clair College: Authors.

Brandes, R. (Chair), & Rorai, D. (1995). Reporton learning technologies: Appendix II: Manager responses totechnological survey. Steering Committee on LearningTechnology. Windsor, ON: St. Clair College: Authors.

Brandes, R. (1994). Education technology andpartnerships: Imagine the possibilities. DiscussionPaper. Windsor, ON: St. Clair College: Author.

Brandes, R., Martens, P., & Field,T. (1992). The effects of increased class size on health, learningand behaviour. Addendum to initiatives of the Thames CampusFaculty, Stability Task Force. Windsor, ON: St. Clair College:Author.


Updated May 01 2015 by Student & Academic Services

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