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Louis Hoffman named President-Elect of the Society for Humanistic Psychology

09/29/2011

Louis Hoffman Dr. Louis Hoffman, a member of Saybrook University's psychology faculty, has been named President-Elect of the Society for Humanistic Psychology. 

He began the role in August of this year, and will become President of the society in August, 2012. 

Hoffman will replace current SHP president David Elkins.  Both Hoffman and Elkins are members of The New Existentialists, a new movement in existential-humanistic psychology that emerged out of the work of faculty and alumni of Saybrook's Graduate College of Psychology and Humanistic Studies.

"It's an honor," said Hoffman, "particularly at this time that many are describing as a renaissance in humanistic psychology and current president David Elkins described as the most excitement in humanistic psychology since the 1970s. Having served on the board for several years, I am quite aware of the talented leaders and scholars that are involved helping attain this resurgence. I hope that we can continue to build upon what we have accomplished, such as drawing in a large base of extraordinarily talented students and early career psychologists to become involved with the society, and creating a very successful annual conference. In particular, I hope we can increase the diversity in the division, including taking a critical examination of what it means for the division to embrace and value diversity. This, I believe, is necessary for us to continue to grow and stay relevant in an increasingly diverse and international society."

 

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Psychology and Humanistic Studies

Louis Hoffman to present at Caribbean psychology conference

09/29/2011

450px-Bahamas_A2001138_1550_250m Saybrook faculty member Louis Hoffman, a member of “The New Existentialists,” will be presenting two papers at the 2011 Carribean Regional Conference of Psychology.

The conference has the theme of "Psychological Science & Well-Being: Building Bridges for Tomorrow," and will be held from November 16-18 in Nassau, Bahamas.

Dr. Hoffman, who has recently been elected to the role President-Elect of the Society for Humanistic Psychology, will be presenting on:

  1. Existential therapy in a Bahamian Context by Louis Hoffman & Heatherlyn Cleare-Hoffman
  2. Bahamians in Cross Cultural Marriages: Implications for Marriage/Family Therapy by Heatherlyn Cleare-Hoffman & Louis Hoffman

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Psychology and Humanistic Studies

Dr. Joel Federman writes about his trip to Egypt and meeting with democracy activists

09/28/2011

Joel Federman Joel Federman warned us.

The director of Saybrook University’s programs in Social Transformation, Dr. Federman published an article in Common Dreams last month warning that the democracy movement in Egypt was not over – and that the military’s clearing of protestors from Tahrir Square long after the autocrats were supposed to be out of power was an indication of the struggle to come.

“The world should be watching Tahrir Square,” he warned, after returning from a trip to Egypt where he spoke with democracy activists and civic leaders. 

Since then the question of what the Egyptian military’s intentions are … and whether the democracy movement can continue … has only grown, with allegations that the military government is trying to quietly cover up the crimes of the Mubarak regime and hold itself above accountability.

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Psychology and Humanistic Studies

Saybrook faculty featured as “Pioneers” in the journal NeuroQuantology

09/28/2011

The September special issue of the journal Neuroquantology – an interdisciplinary journal of neuroscience and quantum physics – focused on “Pioneers who changed the face of science and those that have been mentored by them” and featured several members of Saybrook University’s faculty. 

Amedeo Giorgi, Ruth Richards, and Louis Hoffman – all faculty in Saybrook’s psychology programs – were the subjects of featured articles.  In addition, faculty members Marc Applebaum and Ruth Richards contributed articles.

For more information, visit http://neuroquantology.com/index.php/journal/announcement/view/24

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Learn about the global peace movement

09/27/2011

Peace Movements Worldwide vol3a Saybrook University is pleased to co-sponsor “Taking Stock of Peace:  Inspiration from Peace Movements Worldwide,” featuring presentations from some of the leading academics studying peace in our time.

Peace Movements Worldwide is the largest scholarly examination of the global peace movement in history.  This three volume anthology, co-edited by Saybrook faculty member Marc Pilisuk, is a comprehensive exploration of peace movements across cultures and times, focusing on successful strategies for implementing local and global change.

Taking Stock of Peace” will feature presentations from the following contributors to Peace Movements Worldwide:  Daniel Ellsberg, Rabbi Michael Lerner, Stephen Zunes, Kavita Ramdas, Mitch Hall, Cynthia Boaz, Peter Phillips, Mickey Huff, Cris Toffolo, Donald Rothberg, Angel Ryono, and Melissa Anderson-Hinn.

"Taking Stock of Peace" will be held Sunday, October 30th at Berkeley Society of Friends (2151 Vine St. in Berkeley, CA) from 2:30-6:30pm.

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You are not a job

09/26/2011

KUKA_Industrial_Robots_IR Futurists like Jaron Lanier have been warning us that the same thing that happened to assembly line workers in the 20th century is going to happen to knowledge workers in the 21st:  machines will come in to do the jobs faster and cheaper. 

Of course, in the 20th century it was robots – while in the 21st century it will be software, but the impact will still be the same.  This week in Slate, Farhad Manjoo is reporting from the front lines of software automation … and he says he’s terrified by what these programs can do.

Most people are focused on the economic questions this raises:  how will millions of people earn a living? 

Over at The New Existentialists, however, they're asking a different question:  what will a culture where self-esteem and social standing comes from work do if work becomes the province of machines?

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Learn about the global peace movement

09/26/2011

Peace Movements Worldwide vol3a Saybrook University is pleased to co-sponsor “Taking Stock of Peace:  Inspiration from Peace Movements Worldwide,” featuring presentations from some of the leading academics studying peace in our time.

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Alumna Shana Garrett, Ph.D. '09 Promoted to VPAA at Academy of Health Care Professionals

09/26/2011
Alumna Shana Garrett, PhD '09 LPC, NCC was recently promoted to the postion of Vice President of Academic Affairs at The Academy of Health Care Professionals

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Alumna Colonel Kaffia Jones, M.A. '06, Ph.D. '10 was Promoted to Brigadier General on 10 September 2011

09/26/2011
Alumna Colonel Kaffia (Belle) Jones, M.A. '06, Ph.D. '10 was promoted to Brigadier General on 10 September 2011 by Major General Stuart M. Dyer, Commanding General of the 335th Signal Command (Theater), based in East Point, Georgia, where Colonel Jones served as Chief of Staff for two years. The ceremony will take place in Atlanta, Georgia. Newspaper Article I Article II In 1976, Kaffia Jones...

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CEUs Available in Person and by Webinar at UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center (GGSC)

09/26/2011
Greetings from UC Berkeley's Greater Good Science Center (GGSC)! As you may know, the GGSC studies the psychology, sociology, and neuroscience of well-being and teaches skills that foster a compassionate, thriving, and resilient society. We're excited to announce that in October, we will be hosting a seminar featuring best-selling author Rick Hanson and wellness teacher and pioneer Lee...

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