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Sorojini Abass
PsyD
Student

“Saybrook educated and trained me in the humanistic tradition: seeing the patient holistically and not focusing on just labeling and diagnosis.”
Kerebo Abuya
Kerebo Abuya
Organizational Systems
Student

“The support and mentoring I have received from faculty has been exemplary. "[It's]...made it possible for me...to explore certain areas of study and practice that I might never have thought of before.”
Peter Amato
Peter Amato
Mind-Body Medicine
Student

In addition to running two integrative healthcare facilities, Peter has recently expanded his work to collaborate with the Integrative Life Centers in Nashville, Tennessee, and has authored a book

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Morrice Apprey
Clinical Psychology
Student

"A lot of universities will use cognitive behavioral therapy or just one specific mode of working with people. To be able to come to an institution where I can, in a sense, be eclectic, but be knowledgeable in each one, is a joy."
Alexzandria Baker
Alexzandria Baker
Mind-Body Medicine
Student

Alexzandria's project resulted in a facilitation manual with step-by-step instructions, scripts, and exercises for leading a Sexual Wellness Enhancement and Enrichment Training.

Alexis Blount
Alexis Blount
Mind-Body Medicine
Student

“The program at Saybrook draws from all disciplines. It incorporates what I learned in nursing, psychology, and public health, and adds to it the missing dimension of the mind-body relationship.”
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Rita Carlson
Psychology
Student

"I found a great deal of satisfaction in being able to sit down and work with someone, to work constructively to improve their situation and make it better for everybody."
Helena Choi Soholm
Helena Choi Soholm
Clinical Psychology
Student

"At Saybrook, I found the freedom to think beyond the standard approach. Faculty members actively encourage students to think critically and deeply about the subject matter, not just passively absorb what has been written and said about a specific issue."
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Sandra Eberhardt
Psychology
Student

"I've made numerous contacts and connections at Saybrook. I'm more self-confident and feel emboldened to move forward in my professional life."
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Gail Ervin
Human Science
Student

"Being able to talk to the professor, redesign the course to what I'm actually doing professionally, makes a huge difference. I've found out about new resources that have been incredibly helpful."
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Jennifer Friedrich
Psychology
Student

"My education is really opening the doors to many different opportunities - my Master's really prepared me for a job in the field."
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Marla Golusin
Psychology
Student

"What I like about Saybrook is that the're open to exploring, and that they encourage their students to be leaders and pioneers in the field: to do something that can really contribute. A lot of traditional programs are afraid to touch that."
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Nan Henderson
Psychology
Student

"Saybrook is the best school I've ever gone to - it's the way education should be."

Toula Kelikian
Toula Kelikian
Mind-Body Medicine
Student

“Saybrook was the only university that spoke to my passion for complementary and alternative medicine and my continued spiritual discovery, while fulfilling the academic growth that I seek.”
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Lois Koteen
Organizational Systems
Student

"Faculty have been mentors: they have pushed me to places I never thought I could go."
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Michelle LaMasa
Mind-Body Medicine
Student
2013

“These experiences have come as a welcome surprise. I never anticipated being able to change careers prior to graduation. However, the training and education enabled me to make a professional shift and to focus my attention on mind-body medicine.”