University News & Events

Meet the authors of Existential-Humanistic Therapy

06/07/2010

Saybrook University and the Existential Humanistic Institute are pleased to announce that Kirk Schneider and Orah Krug will be speaking about their most recent publication, Existential-Humanistic Therapy, on Thursday night at Saybrook’s June Residential Conference.

Existential-Humanistic Therapy provides an in-depth survey of contemporary existential-humanistic (E-H) theory, practice, and research. In particular, this uniquely American version of existential therapy, currently experiencing a renaissance, highlights E-H therapy’s historical development, theoretical underpinnings, and practical applications alongside the very latest in process and outcome research. This is the first text in existential-humanistic therapy to be published by the American Psychological Association, and as such, represents recognition of the E-H approach.  Kirk Schneider and Orah Krug will sign books after their presentation.

When: Thursday, June 10th @ 7:30 PM.

Where:  Saybrook Residential Conference

    San Francisco Airport Westin Hotel,

    1 Old Bayshore Highway,

Millbrae, CA  94030

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Happy Anniversary Saybrook

05/18/2010

Over 40 years ago some of the greatest minds in 20th century psychology and human science gathered in Old Saybrook, Connecticut to start a movement.  The term “humanistic psychology” had recently been coined by Abraham Maslow and Anthony Sutich:  the attendees at the Old Saybrook conference believed it was an intellectual movement that could transform culture for the better. 

Over the next few years, this movement would produce a notable body of literature, an academic journal (the Journal of Humanistic Psychology), and – on June 9, 1971, the date on which Saybrook was officially established and incorporated – an independent graduate college, that ultimately evolved to become Saybrook University

In 2011, Saybrook will celebrate the 40th anniversary of its establishment as an independent graduate institution, having helped to support the development of humanistic psychology, expand humanistic thought into new fields, and create a community of thought leaders who are changing the world. Saybrook faculty and alumni have briefed the UN and the White House, led international aid programs, served as citizen diplomats, presented important ideas in psychology, and helped lead the current revolution towards a mind-body approach to medicine.  Always, they have been in the intellectual vanguard pushing to connect us where the world polarizes us.

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Saybrook scholarship now accepting applications

05/18/2010

The Leonard Shlain Scholarship Fund supports the work of students doing research in the areas explored in Former Saybrook Trustee Dr. Leonard Shlain’s books: creativity, the development of the human brain, art and science, and human sexuality. There are two annual awards of $1,500 each.

The scholarship awardees will be presented copies of Dr. Shlain’s best-selling three books: Art and Physics: The Parallel Visions of Space, Time and Light, Alphabet Vs. The Goddess: The Conflict Between Word and Image and Sex, Time & Power: How Woman’s Sexuality Shaped Human Development, as well as his fourth book about Leonardo Da Vinci, Leonardo’s Brain: The Right - Left Roots of Creativity that will be published in the near future. The students will be encouraged to utilize Dr. Shlain’s findings in their doctoral research.

Leonard Shlain Scholarship Eligibility

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Understanding story and the injured brain

05/18/2010

Join Saybrook Board of Trustees Chair Alison Shapiro for a discussion on concepts of narrative psychology in brain injury.

The session, which Shapiro will co-host with Rita Martin, L.Ac., will cover an understanding of the power of “story,” and how we can change the patterns of internal messaging to support recovery. 

The presentation, on Tuesday, May 25, from 4-6 p.m., will be held at Laguna Grove in San Francisco, and is sponsored by AgeSong and the Pacific Institute. 

To RSVP, call Maris at 415-318-8670

 

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To Moscow and back: Saybrook is sponsoring the 17th International Transpersonal Conference

05/18/2010

Saybrook is proud to sponsor the 17th annual International Transpersonal Conference, to be held in Moscow from June23-27.

The mission of the conference is to present, both experientially and didactically, breakthrough discoveries revealing the fundamental role of consciousness in all human affairs, and the value for humanity of our growing insights into the nature of consciousness and the world. 

Covering themes from “A New Cartography of the Human Psyche” to “Consciousness and the New Paradigm in Science” and “Transpersonal Psychology and Higher Education,” the ITC conference is expected to draw over 500 participants from over 50 countries.  It will feature a wide range of globally recognized speakers, including Stanley Krippner, a faculty member at Saybrook’s Graduate College of Psychology and Humanistic Studies.

Upon its conclusion, the conference will present several volumes documenting its proceedings with papers covering not only a comprehsive overview of the forty years of the transpersonal paradigm through the voices of its founders and pioneers, but also outline its future perspectives through the work presented by the conference's keynote speakers, artists, and spiritual teachers. 

For more information, visit http://www.ita2010.com/.

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Saybrook faculty to support development of biofeedback for medical professionals in Poland

05/18/2010

Saybrook College of Mind-Body Medicine faculty are off to Poland later this month to support the training of medical professionals there in mind-body medicine techniques.

Mind-Body Medicine chair Don Moss is assisting faculty at the University of Lublin in the creation of a new “Polish-American Institute of the Psychology of Existence and Mind-Body Medicine” that will focus on both MBM techniques and the therapeutic methods of Viktor Frankl, founder of Logotherapy. 

Additionally, Moss and Saybrook faculty member Fredric Shaffer will present a one week workshop in Rzezow, Poland, on “Foundations of Clinical Biofeedback” for health care and mental health professionals though John Paul II University of Lublin.

Drs. Moss and Shaffer’s recent book A Primer of Biofeedback Practice is also being published in Poland. 
 

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Network with us

04/12/2010

Saybrook is expanding its social media presence to build our community and attract new communities.

Need to know what’s happening at Saybrook – and to connect with students, faculty, and alumni? Check out, join, and invite others to join our social networking sites.

Saybrook has an active presence on:

• Twitter, where job postings, faculty news, and links of interest to our community can be found;
• Facebook, where members of our community connect with one another professionally and personally;
• LinkedIn, where our social networks combine to create more career opportunity.

Signing up is easy – and keeps us better in touch.

Saybrook also has a YouTube channel featuring videos of faculty and students talking about their Saybrook experiences … and is open to video submissions from community members telling us their story.

New content is provided regularly – and Saybrook is committed to using these tools to make our resources more accessible to our community, and our community more accessible to the world. 

 

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Jung's Red Book comes to LA

04/12/2010

Saybrook community members in the Southern California area have a rare opportunity to connect with the work of Carl Jung. 

Jung’s renowned Red Book – his recording of his own psychotic break, the insights gleaned from which eventually led to the underpinnings of Jungian Psychology – will be on display at the Hammer-UCLA Museum from April 11 – June 6. 

Additionally, Dr. Sonu Shamdasani, a Distinguished Consulting Faculty Member at Saybrook and the translator of Jung’s Red Book, will give a lecture on Jung on April 23, entitled Prophecy, Divine Madness, and Psychology:  Liber Novus, the Red Book of C.G. Jung.

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Student scholarships available

04/12/2010

Saybrook is now accepting applications from students for several high-profile scholarships offered directly from the university.

They include:

The Rollo May Scholarship:  this $5,000 scholarship is awarded to a student of any of Saybrook University’s three colleges whose graduate work explicitly applies and extends the existential-humanistic contributions of Rollo May. Student work may include scholarship in the areas of personality theory, psychotherapy, art and literature, cultural criticism, existential encounters, or other topics clearly connected to the Rollo May tradition.

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Alison Shapiro to present at annual "Mini Medicial School" at Pacific Medical Center

03/31/2010

The California Pacific Medical Center’s Institute for Health and Healing in San Francisco will be holding its annual “Mini Medical School” on Wednesdays in April, and the Chair of Saybrook’s Board of Trustees, Alison Shapiro, will be one of the featured speakers.

The free lecture series will explore the brain — from neuroplasticity and emotions to brain injury and aging. Nationally renowned experts will share how to keep the brain active and vital, and reveal the brain’s remarkable capacity to regenerate and adapt.

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