三十多年来，作为顾问、培训师、培训设计师和按立牧师，Patricia Novick牧师一直专注于社会正义、多元性、健康和环境等问题。 她拥有临床心理学和事工的博士学位，以及社会学和神学的硕士学位。
她目前是Bronzeville/Pilsen Augment Reality项目的领导者，这是一个以社区为基础的项目，利用新兴技术开发手机 “应用程序”，突出这些少数族裔社区（一个主要是非裔美国人，另一个主要是拉丁人）的积极文化、历史、艺术和自然资源。她是多元文化领导力学院的创始培训师，这是一个为期九个月的项目，旨在建立拉丁裔和非裔美国领导人之间的理解和合作。她设计并领导了 “团结晚餐 “项目，通过这个项目，拉丁裔和非裔美国人社区成员在一起吃饭，以加深对彼此的了解。该项目在一部纪录片中得到了描述，该片已在公共电视台播出。
在哈佛大学世界宗教研究中心担任高级研究员期间，她领导创建了一个教育展览 “艺术与治疗”，展示了11种信仰传统中与治疗有关的艺术。该展览在巴塞罗那的世界宗教议会展出，随后在美国各地的医院展出。作为一个多信仰团队的成员，她创建并领导了 “重拾灵性 “项目，为不同宗教团体（巴哈伊教、基督教、犹太教和穆斯林）的1,000多人举办了与社会正义有关的讲习班。她还创办了 “社会正义先锋 “展览，表彰改变社会规范的芝加哥妇女。
诺维克博士曾在洛约拉大学、德保罗大学、哈佛大学和菲尔德博物馆担任研究员。她的50多个咨询客户包括拉丁裔政策论坛、Mujeres Latinas en Acción、田野博物馆、芝加哥全城扫盲联盟、伊利邻里之家、Hirschbach卡车公司、路德安综合医疗、芝加哥公共事务和联合医疗职业网络。
For more than thirty years, as a consultant, trainer, training designer, and ordained minister, Rev. Patricia Novick has focused on issues of social justice, diversity, health, and the environment. She holds doctoral degrees in clinical psychology and in ministry, as well as master’s degrees in sociology and divinity.
In 2018, she was one of three persons awarded the prestigious Belfer Fellowship by the Anti-Defamation League for her activities to combat discrimination and advance social justice. She is currently a research fellow at the Field Museum of Natural History as well as a returning fellow at the Egan Office for UECP at DePaul. In the past she has been a research fellow at Loyola, De Paul, and Harvard universities.
She has provided extensive train-the-trainer workshops on mental health, resilience, and personal vitality to leaders from the Latinx, African-American, Asian, and other minority communities in Chicago and beyond. The self-care wellness program she designed has been taught to more than ten thousand people in the United States and other countries.
She is currently a leader in the Bronzeville/Pilsen Augment Reality Project, a community-based project to develop a mobile phone “app” using emerging technologies that highlights the positive cultural, historical, artistic, and natural resources within those minority communities (one largely African American and the other largely Latinx). She is a founding trainer at the Multicultural Leadership Academy, a nine-month program that builds understanding and collaboration among Latino and African American leaders. She designed and led the Unity Dinners project, through which Latino and African American community members met together over meals to learn more about each other. That project is depicted in a documentary film that has aired on public television stations.
She was the lead consultant on a project to support Hispanic immigrants in becoming engaged members of their communities through training in community organizing, leadership, and advocacy skills, and she designed, presented, and administered a three-year program to teach immigrant parents and their children (ages two to 18) about leadership, healthy living, and self-care strategies.
She designed and administered the first degree-granting holistic health program in the United States, at DePaul University. The self-care wellness program she designed has been taught to more than ten thousand people in the United States and other countries. For three years she served as the convener of the Advisory Council on Health Professions at the Fetzer Institute, providing guidance on projects that foster awareness of how love and forgiveness can transform the delivery of health services.
Dr. Novick was the first director of corporate social responsibility at McDonald’s Corporation, and she later served as a consultant and training designer on issues of social responsibility at organizations that include Levi Strauss, Foremost-McKesson, and Stanford University.
During her tenure as a Senior Fellow at Harvard’s Center for the Study of World Religions, she led the creation of an educational exhibit, “Art and Healing,” featuring healing-related art from 11 faith traditions. The exhibit was displayed at the Parliament of the World’s Religions in Barcelona and subsequently presented in hospitals throughout the United States. As part of a multi-faith team, she created and led the “Reclaiming Spirituality” project, presenting social-justice-related workshops to more than 1,000 persons in a variety of congregations (Baha’i, Christian, Jewish, and Muslim). She also created the exhibit, “Pioneers of Social Justice,” honoring Chicago women who changed social norms.
Dr. Novick has been a research fellow at Loyola, De Paul, Harvard, and the Field Museum. Her more than 50 consulting clients have included the Latino Policy Forum, Mujeres Latinas en Acción, the Field Museum, Chicago Citywide Literacy Coalition, Erie Neighborhood House, Hirschbach Trucking, Lutheran General Healthcare, Chicago Commons, and the Allied Healthcare Career Network