Members of the Saybrook community:
There’s no question that the period of my Saybrook presidency was marked by a number of changes. It was a period of transition.
There was a time when that was unusual. In the 21st century, that’s business as usual. While many of the changes we made together were deliberate and, I believe, wise, there’s no question that organizations like ours are now constantly changing because we live in a constantly changing world.
For this, my last missive to you as Saybrook’s president, I would like to offer a few thoughts about what this means for our intellectual tradition and our mission as an educational institution.
Charlene Conlin and Carleen Phelps Complete a Collaborative Doctoral Dissertation on Males and Females Successfully Managing Type 2 Diabetes through Lifestyle Change08/25/2014
Charlene Conlin and Carleen Phelps have just completed a collaborative dissertation as part of their doctoral studies in the Saybrook University School of Mind-Body Medicine. This was the first collaborative dissertation in the School of Mind-Body Medicine.
Collaborative work is abundant in the publication of academic research papers, especially in the healthcare sector, where meaningful research studies frequently require coordination among several disciplines and settings. Nevertheless, collaboration is rare in the doctoral dissertation process. One Saybrook collaborative dissertation was completed by two psychology students, Leila Kozak and Dorothy Mandel, within Integrative Health Studies in 2006, but until now none had taken place within the School of Mind-Body Medicine.