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Guide to international careers in conflict resolution and development

02/12/2012

This is an edited version of a post by Craig Zelizer on the Peace and Collaborative Development Network.

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Finding the right job in conflict resolution, international development and related fields requires a combination of the right experience and training, an understanding of the field, developing strong connections and a bit of serendipity. In addition to academic and/or professional training, it is essential to have an understanding of how conflict resolution works in practice. Many people working in conflict related jobs, will not find employment with "conflict resolution organizations" but with organizations in others sectors (international development, education, environment, business) working on conflict related jobs. Thus it is also important in the job search to broaden your scope to include international development organizations, government and intergovernmental institutions, for-profit and business institutions, educational institutions, and more.

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Psychology and Humanistic Studies

CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Psychology and the Occupy Movement - Synergies for Social Change

02/10/2012

PsySR’s 30th Anniversary Conference: July 12-14, 2012 – Washington, DC

Conference Information: www.psysr.org/conference2012


We invite psychologists, researchers, students, activists, and artists to submit proposals for Psychologists for Social Responsibility’s July 2012 Conference in Washington, DC: “Psychology and the Occupy Movement: Synergies for Social Change.”

The Occupy Movement in the United States, inspired by the earlier Arab Spring uprisings in North Africa and the Wisconsin Movement, is using creative, nonviolent methods to decry inequities in our society. It is enlisting citizens from all walks of life to right injustices of wealth and power and to stop the use of violence to perpetuate these injustices. This 30th anniversary PsySR conference will explore the relationship between psychology and the Occupy Movement and the synergies this relationship can generate in the service of social justice. We will focus on three areas:

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Mind-Body Medicine

Shawn Tassone on learning to meditate -- one step at a time

02/08/2012

Dr. Shawn Tassone, a PhD student in Mind-Body Medicine at Saybrook, has a great post in Psychology Today on the benefits of meditation ... and how to get there from here.

"I worked on meditation for seven weeks and found the process an evolution similar to the progress through a religious paradigm," he writes. "As I grew up Catholic, I think the comparisons are rich and can help you see that meditation is a process and can be taken as slowly as you desire."

Take a look: The Seven Stages of a Lay Meditator

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University

Natalie Rogers' new book explores expressive arts for social change

02/07/2012

Natalie Rogers“Creativity is like freedom: once you taste it, you cannot life without it. It is a transformational force, enhancing self-esteem and self-empowerment.” -- Natalie Rogers

Natalie Rogers, PhD, founder of the transformational Creative Connection® system of person-centered expressive arts has published an all-in-one guide to group facilitation titled: The Creative Connection for Groups ~ Person-Centered Expressive Arts for Healing and Social Change, which, I believe, has the power to impact personal and global transformation and healing.

Every step of her unique, intermodal expressive arts process is explained in a way which allows readers to take part in the exercises as if they were participating in a workshop intensive. The tools, procedures, and resources designed to initiate creative action have all been included, making it a ‘must have’ book for anyone ready to stimulate growth through expressive creative action. This book is a soulful wake-up call for a world in crisis which requires new ways of seeing, acting, and being to begin the journey toward peace through community engagement. Natalie Rogers writes: “Using creative expression to get acquainted with oneself – one’ values, thoughts, feelings, hopes, and dreams – is imperative in today’s world” (p. 4). The next step – using expressive arts to build community and move in the direction of inner and world peace – is the goal closest to Rogers’ heart. The underlying theme of the book is encouragement of expressive arts being used in groups as a vehicle for personal growth, transpersonal work, and building a sense of belonging and community (Rogers, 2011, p. 208).

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Alumni Messenger

being human: What does it mean to you? Conference Scheduled for San Francisco, March 24, 2012

02/07/2012
being human: What does it mean to you? Conference scheduled for San Francisco, March 24, 2012 at the Palace of Fine Arts Everyday, fresh insights from science and philosophy shed new light on the processes of human experience – the how of feeling, thinking, and believing – and invite us to redefine who we are as human beings. Pioneers on the frontier of human understanding will guide...

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Alumni Messenger

Saybrook Alumnus Dr. Donald R. Treichler (Ph.D. '06) Releases New Book

02/07/2012
Saybrook Alumnus Dr. Donald R. Treichler (Ph.D. '06) Releases New Book Crimson Fields: Civil War Biography of Captain James Madison Treichler. Dr. Treichler started writing in 2010. He is a former Marine Corps fighter pilot (where he retired as a Colonel), an airline Captain flying throughout the world, and a labor leader. He acquired a Ph.D. at Saybrook University, and travels widely. Books...

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Saybrook Alumnus H.D. Kirkpatrick (Ph.D. '78) Releases 2nd in Series of Mysteries

02/07/2012
Saybrook Alumnus H.D. (De) Kirkpatrick (Ph.D. '78) Releases 2nd in Series of Contemporary Murder Mysteries Trafficking Death featuring Forensic Psychologist Dr. Calder and homicide detective Kenilworth Brown.   Dr. Kirkpatrick is a licensed psychologist and is board certified in forensic psychology by the American Board of Professional Psychology. From Amazon.com: "Forensic...

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Alumni Messenger

The Saybrook Alumnae/i - Student Mentoring Program is Off and Running!

02/07/2012
The Saybrook Alumnae/i - Student Mentoring Program is off to an excellent start. About 14 students and as many alumnae/i have filled out applications for the program, and 4 mentoring relationships have been established. If you would like to participate in this program and fill out an application, either as a mentor or mentee, send an email to SaybrookAlumniAssociation@Saybrook.edu. All PHS...

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Saybrook Alumna Selene Kumin Vega (Ph.D. '09) Represents PHS Alumni/ae at Saybrook Board of Trustees Meeting

02/07/2012
After a day of attending the January RC as mentor and faculty of the College of Mind-Body Medicine, I was honored to return the next day, January 14th, to present at the Saybrook Board of Trustees meeting as a PHS alumna. Our group of PHS presenters, with Robert Schmitt as dean, Willson Williams from the faculty, and Brett Joseph as a current student, had spoken briefly on the phone before...

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Saybrook Alumna Dr. Dassie Hoffman (Ph.D. '02) Edits New Volume

02/06/2012
Saybrook Alumna Dr. Dassie Hoffman (Ph.D. '02) Edits New Volume The Voice Dialogue Anthology. "We feel a sense of deep satisfaction as we look through the articles that are included in this Voice Dialogue Anthology. For us, it represents the flowering of a garden that was planted many years ago and has come into full maturity, a garden that gives food for the mind, the body, and the soul...

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