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Steve Pritzker
Psychology
Faculty

"I started asking: how do you inspire people to be original? Under what conditions do they come up with something new when they're presented with the same old situation?"
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Prema Rao
Psychology
Alumni

"A biomedical research scientist, Prema is working to bring a better understanding of Ayurvedic medicine to the U.S.. She sits on the board of the California Association of Ayurvedic Medicine, and is helping to organize the national Ayurvedic Medical Association's annual conference, among other efforts."
Juanita Ratner
Juanita Ratner
Psychology
Student

“One of the biggest things I’ve gotten out of [Saybrook] is the opportunity to explore my real questions and my passions.”
Dennis Rebelo
Dennis Rebelo
Organizational Systems
Student

"People are yearning to belong to an organization that is meaning making and actually stands for something that can be linked to who they are."
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Ruth Richards
Psychology
Faculty

"I went from being a sort of fringy person in my interests at Harvard to a conservative at Saybrook - it's been great."
Diana Rivera
Diana Rivera
Psychology
Student

Saybrook is the only school to offer programs that combine her interest in psychology and creativity.
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Nick Roberts
Human Science
Student

"The thing that seemed really great about Saybrook was the ability to be transdisciplinary: to have a clear vision of what you want to do and to pursue it, even if traditional disciplines have failed to address that issue."

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Kirwan Rockefeller
Human Science
Alumni
1994

"Saybrook allowed me to create bridges. It allowed me to create my own path."
Diane Rogers
Diane Rogers
Psychology

“The coursework was interesting and challenging. The biggest difficulty was narrowing my focus. If I had unlimited time, I would have taken every class!”
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Laurie Rosenfeld
LIOS Graduate College
Alumni

"Anybody can read books and understand materials, but that doesn't help you to think on your feet. LIOS' laboratory environment trains you to do that."
Omid Roustaei
Omid Roustaei
Clinical Psychology
Alumni/a

Faculty

Practically overnight my practice shifted, changed, and blossomed.
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Beverly Rubik
Mind-Body Medicine
Faculty

"We need to go deeper and think about extended concepts of mind and see how they impact health."
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Angel Ryono
Human Science
Student

"I want my education to be part of my activism, not a vacation from it."
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Diane Schachter
Psychology
Faculty

LIOS Graduate College
Alumni

"What makes LIOS so exciting is that it allows students to bridge the traditional and non-traditional worlds. That's something you have to do because, in today's world, that's where the people you want to reach are."
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Kirk Schnieder
Psychology
Faculty

Psychology
Alumni
1992

"As we develop the next generation of therapists, they're not just listening to a lecture but experiencing how therapy works, at its core."
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Liz Schreiber
Psychology
Student

I wanted an education that would challenge my intellect while it broadened my personal growth, pushing me to look at things in a different perspective.