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MBM Student Participates in End of Life Research: Introducing Frank Munoz

03/28/2012

 

          As a Chaplain Frank Munoz was an integral part of the health care team at Children’s Hospital in Orange County, California assisting children with cancer and their families manage their diagnosis.  Through his work he noticed an invisible boundary between patient and families, and the health care team.  Something was missing.  Despite the best efforts of the group to provide the most compassionate care to the patients and their families, they were unable to reach some people and help ease their suffering.  The boundary that Frank experienced fueled his desire to seek knowledge and develop skills to better serve the children and their families facing a life altering diagnosis.  This inspiration led Frank to Saybrook University where he is pursuing a Ph.D. in Mind Body Medicine. 

            Frank then actively pursued funding for his education through the National Institutes of Health (NIH), pursuing a grant that would complement his interests.  Doctoral coursework combined with the demands of learning how to be a healthcare researcher is time consuming.  The combination is a beautiful synergy that is assisting Frank in learning how to best care for people that he works with, and at the same time is allowing him to make a significant contribution to health care professionals working in similar situations.

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Psychology and Humanistic Studies

Prof. Marc Pilisuk to participate in OccuPsy dialogue

03/28/2012

On March 28th, Saybrook's Dr. Pilisuk will participate in the invitation-only event OccuPsy: Mobilizing Critical Psychoanalysis for the Movement. This gathering brings together people who think psychologically, psychoanalytically, and critically to brainstorm and dialogue about what might be helpful in strengthening the movement, especially with regard to helping it grow and become more effective.

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Mind-Body Medicine

Mind-Body Medicine and Dogs?

03/27/2012

 

          How can the influence of the human and animal (HA) bond be used for the greater good? Angeline Siegel is so fascinated by this subject matter, that she felt compelled to study Mind-Body Medicine at Saybrook, with the intention of relating her degree to both humans and animals.  Angeline was the first recipient of a Master’s in Mind-Body Medicine from Saybrook University.  Her master’s project title was “A Veterinarian’s Guide to Mind-Body Medicine: Creating Greater Health and Well-Being in the Human-Animal Bond.” 

          Angeline worked with holistic veterinarian Michael Bartholomew for a two-week practicum in November, 2010 in South Salem, New York at the Smith Ridge Veterinary Center.  That opportunity gave her the time and experience to define the audience she is working with, and to look at how veterinarians can influence the health of the human animal bond.  Then for her master’s project, she used Saybrook University faculty member Jeannie Achterberg as her committee chair, and Dr. Bartholomew as a committee member.  Dr. Achterberg is widely known for her research and publications on the use of imagery for healing, but also has a long-standing interest in the bond between humans and animals.

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Alumni Messenger

Applications Now Being Accepted for New Certificate Program in Existential-Humanistic Therapy!

03/26/2012
The Existential Humanistic Institute (EHI) is pleased to announce a new and unprecedented program leading to a Certificate in the Foundations of Existential-Humanistic Practice. This certificate program, a combination of distance and residential learning, will provide students with: a foundational competency in E-H therapeutic principles and skills—a competency that researcher Bruce...

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Saybrook Alumnus Dr. Timothy Storlie (Ph.D. '12) Publishes New Book

03/26/2012
Timothy Storlie, Ph.D. '12  Just published, The University Student's Concise Guide on How to Major in Living Your Life (and have more fun, get better grades, stay healthy, and earn money while doing it). Click Here for the Amazon.com link.

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03/26/2012
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Announcing The 2nd Annual Conference on Earth-Based, Nature-Centered, Polytheistic & Indigenous Faiths September 8, 2012, SF, CA

03/26/2012
The 2nd Annual Conference on Earth-Based, Nature-Centered, Polytheistic & Indigenous Faiths Date: Saturday, September 8, 2012 from 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM (PT) Location: 1187 Franklin St San Francisco (1st UU Church of SF) Papers, presentations, & workshop queries: johanna_at_anismconference.eventbrite.com Some scholarships are available. A ritual theatre group has applied to create a...

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Saybrook Alumna Dr. Virginia Nemetz (Ph.D. '02) Releases New Publication Stone Child's Mother

03/26/2012
Virginia Nemetz, Ph.D. '02 Publishes: Stone Child's Mother: A Jungian Narrative Reflection on the Mother Archetype Click Here for Amazon.com Link.    

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Saybrook Faculty Member Dr. Stan Krippner to Present at the 20th Annual Combat Stress Conference Founded By Alumnus Dr. Bart Billings

03/23/2012
The 20th Annual International Military & Civilian Combat Stress Conference Founded and directed by Saybrook Alumnus Col. (Ret.) Bart P. Billings, Ph.D. '74  Pre-Conference Courses:  Wed.-Thur., May 2-3, 2012 Conference:  Friday-Sunday, May 4-6, 2012 Attend 1-5 Days & Earn 6-30 C.E. Hours DoubleTree Hotel  Los Angeles, California, USA For more infrormation...

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Saybookian New Existentialists to present at the Society for Humanistic Psychology Conference March 29-April 1, 2012

03/22/2012
There will be a number of presentations by various members the New Existentialists, including Saybrook faculty, alumnae/i, and students, at the 5th Annual Society for Humanistic Psychology Conference in Pittsburgh, PA, March 29-April 1, 2012   Click Here to see a complete listing.  

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