Mind-Body Medicine PhD Student Uses Photography to Express Human Consciousness, Connection, and Transparency04/26/2014
Joshua Hendrickson is a doctoral student in the “Integrative Mental Health” specialization in Saybrook’s School of Mind-Body Medicine. Josh spent his youth in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan surrounded by a family of teachers, social workers, nurses, and artists. Growing up with a family of artists taught him to appreciate the arts, a tradition he is carrying on in his unique manner. During his youth he spent time with an Aunt at her art gallery, watched his Uncle direct an orchestra, or enjoyed his grandmother sharing her love of photography. Josh is using photography as his medium to explore the evolution of human consciousness.
Josh is blending photography with what he has learned as a social worker to explore the deeper levels of human connection and transparency through three series in a comprehensive artistic project. The name of the first series is “Transparency Ice Emotion,” a photography project shot in black and white.
For first or second semester students, finding your way around the Residential Conference (RC) can be both exciting and overwhelming. We sat down with PhD student Jessica Weinbrenner at the January 2014 RC to discuss her intriguing background in mixed martial arts, the Marines and her second semester at Saybrook.
Bay Area Ayurvedic Physician Teaches Balance in Diet, Activity and Emotional Life to Saybrook University Students04/21/2014
Annapoori (Anu) Ramasubramanian is an new faculty member at the Saybrook University School of Mind-Body Medicine and is sharing her knowledge of Ayurvedic medicine in the MBM course Whole Medical Systems: Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda. A whole medical system is a traditional body of theory and practices on health and disease, which has evolved independently from Western Allopathic medicine. Whole medical systems, such as the Ayurvedic medicine of India, often offer a rich array of therapies based on herbs, lifestyle practices, and an emphasis on treating the whole person -- mind, body, and spirit.
PhD faculty Orah Krug and Kirk Schneider presented a workshop in E-H Therapy last month at the Division 32 Conference experiential training course as part of the existential humanistic institute certificate program. PhD Psychology student, Juanita Ratner shares her essay on the program in the EHTP Newsletter.
The Annual Conference of the Society for Humanistic Psychology (Division 32 of the APA) was hosted by Sofia University in Palo Alto, March 13th-16th. Of the nearly 200 participants, a significant number were Saybrook CP Faculty, Alumni, and students from the PsyD, PhD and MFT-PCC Programs. Faculty Member Carol Humphreys, PhD, served as Co-Chair of the Conference and we all owe her a debt of gratitude for creating such a welcoming space for community, sharing, and learning.
Some Thoughts on an Integrative Humanistic Psychology
Kirk J. Schneider, Ph.D.
From AHP Perspective June/July 2005, p. 8
Humanistic psychology needs to move toward serious cultural and professional integration. By this I mean that in order for humanistic psychology to survive, let alone thrive, it needs to be much more proactive. It needs to reach across many more chasms of cultural and professional divides, if it is to live up to its founding impulse to re-vision and reenergize mainstream American psychology.
PhD clinical psychology student, Manuel Sandoval, or Manny, as many call him, is set to graduate next year. While at the recent RC (Residential Conference) we caught up with him and discussed his past work with the elder population and his present work at Palomar Health Center in Escondido, CA.
Richard A. Sherman received his doctorate in psychobiology from New York University in 1973. He has more than forty years of experience teaching and performing research and clinical work in behavioral medicine and related fields. Dr. Sherman is an award-winning teacher and has taught courses at virtually all levels of adult education, including numerous undergraduate, medical resident, and graduate school courses as well as continuing education courses for clinical professionals in both on-site and distance-learning formats.
Shohreh Seirafi is the Senior Admissions Counselor for the Saybrook University School of Mind-Body Medicine, as well as for the School of Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry Human Science program.