University News & Events

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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Eugene Taylor to deliver opening address at science of consciousness conference

03/31/2010

Eugene Taylor, director of the Humanistic and Transpersonal Psychology concentration at Saybrook’s Graduate College of Psychology and Humanistic, will deliver the opening address of the first Plenary session of the annual “Toward a Science of Consciousness” conference, April 11 - 17, in Tucson, Arizona.  

Preconference workshops begin on the 12th, and the opening session is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on April 13th.

A historian, philosopher of psychology, and internationally recognized scholar on the life and work of William James, Taylor’s presentation will be called “Could Radical Empiricism Guide Neurophenomenology as the Future of Neuroscience?”

For more information visit http://www.consciousness.arizona.edu/.

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Marc Pilisuk to speak at conference about revisiting the military-industrial complex

03/31/2010

Marc Pilisuk, a Human Sciences faculty member at Saybrook’s Graduate School of Psychology and Humanistic Studies, will be speaking on the implications of war and military spending at a conference at Purdue University.

The conference, “Revisiting the Idea of the Military Industrial Complex,” will be held on April 9th, and be divided into two parts.  The first will involve Pilisuk, the author of more than 140 articles on conflict and its resolution, discussing his book Who Benefits from Global Violence and War?

The second will consist of a panel of experts local to Purdue on the impact of war and military spending.
The event is free and open to the public – it will be held in Room 206 of Stewart Center, on Purdue’s West Lafayette, Indiana, campus.

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Saybrook Dialogues commence in April

03/31/2010

The Saybrook Dialogues, an in-depth examination of topical issues facing the world today, kicks off Thursday, April 1, with additional Dialogues scheduled on April 21 and June 10.

All programs are held at Saybrook’s San Francisco campus, 747 Front Street.  Dialogues begin at 7 p.m..

April 1 Dialogue: Leading in the Midst of Change

As leaders (and we are all leaders) our opportunity and challenge is to embrace change, to understand change, and to lead change - within ourselves, our lives, our organizations. This Saybrook Dialogue will focus on tools and practices for leading, and thriving in the midst of change.

Dialogue Leaders

   Bob Andrews, Director of Executive Coaching for Gap Inc.
   Jackie McGrath, Executive Coach

April 21 Dialogue: Appreciative Leadership: Turning Creative Potential into Positive Power

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