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Organizations Relevant for MBM Students: The Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis

04/12/2012

 

The Society for Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis is an international organization of mental health and health professionals dedicated to the highest level of scientific inquiry and the conscientious application of hypnosis in the clinical setting.

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Events

Clinical Psychology Open House for Prospective Students

04/12/2012

On Tuesday, May 8th at 5:30 pm PT, join Dr. Zonya Johnson, Chair of Psychology, and Dr. Ann Bernhardt, Chair of MFT-PCC, to discuss clinical psychology opportunities at Saybrook. Participants may attend the Open House in person or by webcast. Prior to breaking out into individual program sessions, Dr. Johnson and Dr. Bernhardt will provide an overview of the PhD Psychology with Specialization in Clinical Psychology and Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling (MA/MFT-PCC) degrees.

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Saybrook Alumnus Dr. Daniel Pitchford (Ph.D. '09) and Alumna Dr. Jeannine Davies (Ph.D. '10) Publish Book w/Dr. Stan Krippner

04/10/2012
Biographies of Disease: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder by Dr. Stan Krippner, Dr. Daniel Pitchford (Ph.D. '09), and Dr. Jeannine Davies (Ph.D. '10) From Amazon.com: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a comprehensive and thoughtful examination of the nature, causes, and treatment of PTSD. Drawing on the vast experience of its team of authors, the book details the insidious nature and...

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College of Mind-Body Medicine Faculty Member Pursues Research on Altruism and Service: Lisa Kelly, Ph.D.

04/10/2012

 

          What compels a person to leave the comfort of her home and travel to a foreign country, with one goal in mind … to make a difference in the lives of others.  Dr. Lisa Kelly has been interested in what motivates  people to transcend their own needs for comfort and safety to be of service to others.  Lisa’s interest in this human potential for service was the subject of her Ph.D. dissertation on altruism, The Lived Experience of Altruism as Described by Moral Exemplars: A Descriptive Phenomenological Study (Mastain, 2007).  As an interesting dichotomy, she once studied evil people and found that a person who is capable of committing unthinkable evil lacks empathy for other human beings.

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Los Angeles Times Article References Saybrook Alumnus Dr. Bart Billings' (Ph.D. '74)

04/09/2012
Bart Billings, Ph.D. '74    Saybrook University A fog of drugs and war    By Kim Murphy, Los Angeles Times More than 110,000 active-duty Army troops last year took antidepressants, sedatives, and other prescription medications. Some see a link to aberrant behavior. In a drunk driving and auto theft case last year, Air Force pilot Patrick Burke was found...

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Events

Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling Program Conference Call for Prospective Students

04/04/2012

 

Join Dr. Ann Bernhardt to discuss the Marriage and Family Therapy and Professional Clinical Counseling (MFT-PCC) program on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at 12:00 pm PDT. Within a humanistic perspective, this clinical, career-focused program prepares students for licensure and provides practical, hands-on experience.

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Introducing John Patterson, MD, MSPH, FAAFP

04/04/2012

          Even though John’s 1970 undergraduate degree was in psychology, he never imagined he would later practice mind-body medicine. Even though he almost stayed in college an extra year to study comparative religions, he also never imagined he would later practice holistic mind-body-spirit medicine. John’s inspiration to study medicine was Albert Schweitzer, who already had doctorates in music and theology when he was driven by a sense of compassion to become a doctor serving humanity for the rest of his life.

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Saybrook Team Publishes New Work on Trauma

03/31/2012

Congratulations to my friends and colleagues, Stanley Krippner, PhD, Daniel B. Pitchford, PhD, and Jeannine Davies, PhD, on their new book, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. The book was just published, in March 2012, by Greenwood Press, in their Biographies of Disease series. Stanley and Daniel are both faculty at Saybrook University, and we have held residential conference programs together, on a mind-body understanding of trauma. Jeannine is currently pursuing her doctorate at Saybrook. This book is valuable because it highlights some areas not touched by other works on PTSD. For example, it shows how post-traumatic growth can unfold, creating in the person post-traumatic strengths never present before.

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Interdisciplinary Inquiry

Saybrook Represented at the 2012 International Studies Association Annual Convention

03/30/2012

Transformative Social Change MA graduate, Angel Ryono, and current Human Science doctoral candidate Rebecca Joy Norlander are each featured on panels at this year's ISA conference, being held in San Diego from April 1st - 4th. The theme of this year's convention is Power, Principles and Participation in the Global Information Age.

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MBM Instructor Honored as a “Season for Nonviolence Local Hero”

03/30/2012

 

     David Paul, MD, PhD, a faculty member of the College of Mind-Body Medicine, has been recognized with the Season for Nonviolence Local Heroes Award.  The award was given jointly to David and his wife Bonnie Paul, Ph.D., both Saybrook graduates, recognizing them for their work through the Freedom to Choose Foundation, teaching decriminogenic and life skills to women incarcerated at Valley State Prison for Women in Chowchilla, California since 2004. David and Bonnie co-direct the work of this foundation. David and Bonnie will receive the awards on Sunday April 1, at a ceremony in Culver City, California.

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