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Psychology and Humanistic Studies

The Graduate College of Psychology and Humanistic Studies welcomes you

06/27/2011

Sfbaybridge_at_night Welcome to all who seek to explore what it means to be human in the 21st century and who desire a person centered or humanistic education that values our relationship with each other and the planet. Our goal is to support personal and cultural transformation that leads to the co-creation of a genuinely just, humane and sustainable future. Together with our faculty, students, alumni, and staff I invite you to join our community of scholar-practitioners.

Originally founded as the Humanistic Psychology Institute in 1971, and known for more than three decades as Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center, the College of Psychology and Humanistic Studies has been the world’s premier educational institution dedicated to humanistic scholarship for nearly 40 years. It has been the intellectual home for generations of scholars who sought to make a difference in the world through practice, and for practitioners who sought to take their work to the next level through education.

This college we fondly call PHS is the holder of the legacy that sources the mission and values of Saybrook University and all its colleges. Its faculty can trace their roots directly to the thought leaders who created the humanistic tradition – in humanistic psychology, in human science, in mind-body medicine, and in organizational systems and leadership. Our faculty are first generation offspring of these titans of the humanistic tradition who in turn have shaped the second and third generations of this tradition’s leaders. These three generations of humanistic scholars are now educating the next generation of humanistic scholars and practitioners who are needed now, more than ever before, to effect a transformation in the values that drive our society and culture.

A basic assumption of the humanistic approach states that each individual has a unique role and influence in the world.

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New Position Open in the Torrance Center for Creativity & Talent Development, University of Georgia

06/27/2011
A new position has just opened in the Torrance Center for Creativity & Talent Development. Please share this with individuals who may be interested. Thank you, Mark Mark A. Runco, PhD Torrance Professor, Creative Studies & Gifted Education Editor, Creativity Research Journal http://www.coe.uga.edu/torrance/faculty.html Assistant/Associate Research Scientist E. Paul Torrance Center...

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PRESS RELEASE - Denita Benyshek, MA '04 - Saybrook Master's Recipient and Current Doctoral Student

06/27/2011
PRESS RELEASE June 9, 2011 Denita Benyshek, MA '04 - Saybrook Master's Recipient and Current Doctoral Student Although Denita Benyshek recently started work on her doctoral dissertation in psychology, she is rapidly becoming an internationally recognized scholar on contemporary artists and shamanism. Her research will be printed this year in the 12 volume Encyclopedia of Shamanism being...

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Saybrook Alumnus Yannis Toussulis, PhD '95 Releases New Book on Sufism

06/27/2011
Alumnus Yannis Toussulis' new book, Sufism and the Way of Blame: Hidden Sources of a Sacred Psychology can be found on Amazon.com: http://www.amazon.com/Sufism-Way-Blame-Sources-Psychology/dp/0835608646 Dr. Yannis Toussulis, a graduate of Saybrook in 1997, has just had his first book published by Quest Books (April, 2011), Sufism and the Way of Blame: Hidden Sources of a Sacred Psychology....

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Saybrook Student Denita Benyshek Submits Request for Submissions to an Anthology on Myth and Theater

06/27/2011
Dear Remarkable Friends, I am forwarding to you a request for submissions for an anthology on myth and theatre. This is broadly defined and can include shamanism. Not only open to scholarly academic papers but also to submissions of art, poetry, etc. You can see examples of previous articles at http://sites.google.com/site/mythandtheatre Good luck! Denita M. Benyshek Faculty - University...

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Saybrook Alumna Dana Klisanin, PhD '03 Requests Your Help with a Survey for Information She Will Use At This Year's APA Convention

06/26/2011
Dear Fellow Saybrookians, I am trying to collect information about the characteristics of people who "actively use the Internet to help other people, animals, or the environment" --- aka cyberheroes [You might be surprised that you actually do qualify for this survey, when you see the questions. I suggest you give it a try. - George Aiken - Saybrook Director of Alumni Affairs] In an attempt to...

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Saybrook Alumna Dana Klisanin, PhD '03 Presents Transformative Media's Next Evolution at Institute of Noetic Science in Sonoma County, CA

06/26/2011
Saybrook Alumna Dana Klisanin, PhD '03 Presents Transformative Media's Next Evolution at Institute of Noetic Science in Sonoma County, CA Institute of Noetic Sciences July 20-24) http://www.noetic.org/conference/program/transformative-media/ Dana Klisanin, PhD, is founder and executive director of the Evolutionary Guidance Media Research & Design Group. A pioneer in conscious media...

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Video available of Saybrook Faculty Member Dr. Ruth Richards' Ahimsa Talk on Empathy

06/26/2011
From Saybrook Executive Faculty member, Dr. Ruth Richards: This is a talk I gave on 5-17-11 for AHIMSA: AGE OF EMPATHY? NEW VIEWS OF HEALTH, HUMAN NATURE, AND RELATIONAL CREATIVITY. Empathy is an essential yet often unsung human quality --creative, connecting, powerful. We consider its vital role for humans individually and together, for our health, our progress, our development. And...

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Saybrook Alumnus Kirk Schneider, PhD '84 Presents Awakening to Awe at Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture

06/26/2011
Awakening to Awe Dr. Kirk J. Schneider - Saybrook PhD '84 Humanist Psychologist and author of Awakening to Awe: Personal Stories of Profound Transformation Sunday, July 31, 2011 Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture 53 Prospect Park West at 2nd St. Dr. Schneider will offer a morning presentation for the general public and an afternoon workshop for clergy, counselors, and therapists. 11am-12:...

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Saybrook Alumna Myrna Araneta, PhD '09 Presents Exploring the Ancient Designs of Labyrinths and Mazes at PATHWAY TO TRANSFORMATION Conference

06/26/2011
Exploring the Ancient Designs of Labyrinths and Mazes By Saybrook Alumna Myrna Araneta, Ph.D. '09 http://www.myrnaaranetaphd.com/ PATHWAY TO TRANSFORMATION - A Healing Journey for Women Leaders, Managers and Entrepreneurs Ready to Thrive and Prosper NOW! Sunday, July 24, 9:30 - 4:30pm Oakland, CA Advance Registration Required. For more information, please see: http://www.thewrightresort...

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