May 09 2012
I am hosting a brown bag discussion next week with Dr. Edwin Nichols on Cultural Competency and Bias. Dr. Edwin Nichols is a nationally renowned psychologist specializing in organizational development and the philosophical aspects of cultural difference.
Thursday, May 17, 12:30—1:30 p.m.
Council Chambers, Seattle City Hall
600 Fourth Avenue, Second floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Dr. Edwin J. Nichols, Ph.D
Director of Nichols & Associates, Inc.
Edwin Nichols is a clinical/industrial psychologist specializing in organizational development. He is currently director of Nichols and Associates, Inc., an applied behavioral science firm that focuses on the philosophical aspects of cultural difference. He has served as a consultant and trainer of trainers to Fortune 500 companies, national and international government agencies and health and mental health systems.
Dr. Nichols previously held various clinical administrative positions at the National Institute of Mental Health. He was visiting professor at the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, where he established a child’s clinic for psychological assessment and evaluation. He served as associate director of the Cleveland Job Corps Center for Women, taught psychiatry at Meharry Medical college in Nashville and worked at Kansas Neurological Institute, an affiliate of the Menninger Foundation, in Topeka. He has consulted with organizations in Argentina, Austria, Canada, Columbia, Germany, Guyana, Japan, Mexico, Nigeria, Switzerland, United Kingdom and Venezuela. He has worked since 1997 with organizations in China, Malaysia and Singapore specifically on developing culturally competent global managers.
He is graduate of Assumption College in Canada, Eberhardt-Karls Universitat in Germany and Leopold-Franzens Universitat in Austria, where he received his Ph.D. cum laude in psychology and psychiatry. He is a fellow of the Austrian Ministry of Education, a visiting scholar for the Rockefeller Foundation at the Bellagio Study Center in Italy, and a distinguished clinical psychologist for Harvard University Foundation.