Saybrook scholars – faculty, alumni, and students – to shine at the upcoming Society for Humanistic Psychology conference03/07/2014
Saybrook University was established by the founders of Humanistic Psychology as a way to carry their work into higher education. It’s had legendary scholars in the field like Rollo May, Abraham Maslow, and Eleanor Criswell on its faculty.
So it’s no surprise that it has long been an established leader in the APA Division for Humanistic psychology. Man of the division’s officers and presidents have been Saybrook faculty and alums.
Saybrook is poised to prove itself again this year, at the Society for Humanistic Psychology’s annual conference, held this year in Palo Alto, California, from March 13 - 16. Many of the most exciting presentations will be led by members of the Saybrook community.
The application of humanistic principles in an urban medical setting: not for the faint of heart – Theopia Jackson
The Future of Integrative and Functional Nutrition and the New Saybrook University MS Degree in Nutrition -- Videoconference: April 9, 2014 | 5:30 - 6:30 PM PDT03/07/2014
How can a health professional acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies for the emerging fields of integrative and functional nutrition? We are excited to announce that Saybrook University, already a leader in the field of Mind-Body Medicine and Integrative Health, is offering a unique new Master's Degree program in Integrative and Functional Nutrition to prepare students to successfully practice in this emerging area of healthcare. The degree will enroll its first cohort in August 2014, pending WASC approval.
The curriculum has been designed to immerse students in the best of mainstream nutritional science and evidence-based approaches to integrative healthcare. Courses include health coaching, mindfulness and meditation, whole foods and culinary nutrition, dietary supplements and herbal medicine, laboratory assessment in functional nutrition, and clinical nutritional therapeutics based on integrative and functional medicine models.
In December of 2013 doctoral student Lynne Shaner had surgery on her eye to correct a condition called thyroid eye disease. After surgery she developed a post-surgical eye infection that her physicians later described as “The Triangle of Death.” The words paint an alarming picture of her condition and Lynne recollects that "hearing those words felt surreal.”
After several CT scans, 3 MRI’s, and multiple rounds of intravenous antibiotics Lynne began feeling a deep despair, like there was no end in sight. Rather than relying on her usual self-sufficient move forward attitude, Lynne knew she needed support and reached out to the communities that she has been cultivating, including the Saybrook School of Mind Body Medicine.