Associate Professor

Frida Rundell, Ph.D., is a founding IIRP faculty member. A committed practitioner, she brings extensive experience in Narrative and Solution-Focused Therapies, Life-Space Crisis Intervention and the Circle of Courage to the IIRP, supporting students in mastering restorative responses. Dr. Rundell works directly with young people and their families in a community-based alternative-to-placement for delinquent youth, an IIRP model program. She has also worked in another IIRP-model program, a pilot for students expelled from the local school district.

Dr. Rundell initiated and developed an undergraduate degree program for child- and youth-care professionals at Durban University of Technology, South Africa. She has more than 40 years of experience working with children and families facing adversity, from youth with learning disabilities to those who are homeless, disabled, delinquent or suffering from AIDS. She is committed to empowering people and helping them achieve their potential. Dr. Rundell has presented her work at more than 40 seminars, workshops and international conferences. She earned her Master in Educational Psychology from University of Natal, South Africa, and her Ph.D. in Community Psychology from University of Zululand, South Africa.